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Managing Partner, Head of DACH region

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Frankfurt, DE

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Alex Dibelius’ Biography

Dr Alexander (Alex) Dibelius PhD, MD is a leading figure in the financial world and a Managing Partner at CVC, overseeing the private equity giant’s operations in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Since joining CVC in 2015 he has successfully orchestrated several high-profie acquisitions for the firm, including Tipico Group; perfumery chain Douglas; and Breitling, the Swiss luxury watchmaker.

A prominent global private equity and investment advisory firm, CVC is led by its Managing Partners and is majority-owned by its employees. Expert teams with an in-depth knowledge of the sectors in which they specialise drive the company's success. Major CVC investments have included Formula 1, Sunrise Communications and RAC.

Before joining CVC, Alex Dibelius had a long and distinguished career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He served as CEO of its business in the DACH region for over a decade and held several other key positions, including Chairman of the Executive Board and, most recently, Global Co-Chairman of the Investment Banking Division. While at Goldman...
Dr Alexander (Alex) Dibelius PhD, MD is a leading figure in the financial world and a Managing Partner at CVC, overseeing the private equity giant’s operations in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Since joining CVC in 2015 he has successfully orchestrated several high-profie acquisitions for the firm, including Tipico Group; perfumery chain Douglas; and Breitling, the Swiss luxury watchmaker.

A prominent global private equity and investment advisory firm, CVC is led by its Managing Partners and is majority-owned by its employees. Expert teams with an in-depth knowledge of the sectors in which they specialise drive the company's success. Major CVC investments have included Formula 1, Sunrise Communications and RAC.

Before joining CVC, Alex Dibelius had a long and distinguished career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He served as CEO of its business in the DACH region for over a decade and held several other key positions, including Chairman of the Executive Board and, most recently, Global Co-Chairman of the Investment Banking Division. While at Goldman Sachs he advised on over 500 transactions including Kabel Deutschland; KION Group; Messer; and Vodafone’s $180bn takeover of Mannesmann.

Outside of his role at CVC, Alex’s interests lie within the digital economy. He is a Supervisory Board Member of Diebold Nixdorf AG, a software, hardware, security and service provider for the linked commerce economy.

Alex is a qualified surgeon, and holds an MD and PhD in Medicine from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. He practised as a doctor at Universitätsklinikum Freiburg in Germany, and Chris Hani Baragwanath and Groote Schuur Hospitals in South Africa. After completing his military service, Alex moved into consulting, becoming a Partner at McKinsey before switching to financial services.
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Alex Dibelius’ Newsfeed

Börsen-Zeitung
Public and private equity united

Alex Dibelius, Managing Partner of Private Equity firm CVC, took part in a debate with Deutsche Börse boss, Theodor Weimer.

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Alex Dibelius’ Background

CVC
Managing Partner, Head of DACH region
Sep 2015 - Present
Frankfurt, DE
CVC Capital Partners is a credit and private equity firm with a global presence. It was founded in 1981 and currently has 25 local offices throughout the world.
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
Global Co-Chairman
Oct 2014 - Jul 2015
Goldman Sachs is a global investment banking, investment management, securities and financial services firm headquartered in New York City.
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Current Board Positions

Syntegon Technology
Supervisory Board Member
2020 - Present
Waiblingen, DE
Syntegon is a renowned single-source provider of food and pharmaceutical processing, packaging, and automation technology.
DKV Mobility
Administrative Board Member
2019 - Present
Ratingen, DE
DKV Mobility is Europe's market leader in premium services for truck and automobile fleets, covering all areas of on-the-road supply and mobility. It provides clients with high-quality, innovative solutions.
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Previous Board Positions

ironSource
Supervisory Board Member
2019 - 2022
Tel Aviv-Yafo, IL
ironSource is an Israeli-based software company with its core focus on mobile app technology development for monetisation.

Media

Physician Off The Beaten Path Podcast
Physician-Banker Series: Alex Dibelius, MD (CVC Capital Partners)
Sep 2021
Frankfurt, DE
The Physician Off The Beaten Path podcast seeks to debunk the idea that doctors are unfit to do anything other than practise medicine or conduct research. The hosts of the podcast speak with physicians who have excelled in a variety of fields, including consulting, investing, entrepreneurship, writing, and more.
The Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Podcast
Insights from Dr. Alex Dibelius, Managing Partner at CVC
Apr 2021
Frankfurt, DE
Alex Dibelius talks about what it takes to head a private equity firm, what private equity-led firms may learn from other industries, and what he learned when he transitioned from a heart surgeon to a private equity consultant.
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Interviews

„Wir machen einfach. Ende, aus.“
Interviewee
Dec 2019
Frankfurt, DE
Dr. Alexander Dibelius, Head of CVC in Germany, discusses the growing popularity of private equity, the harsh treatment of managers, and the risks of investing in Germany.
“Nobody shrinks his way to greatness”
Interviewee
May 2019
Frankfurt, DE
In this interview with St. Gellen Business Review, Alex discusses his unusual career path, financial market criticism and why cutting costs should not be the only way to increase value.

Press Releases

CVC Capital Partners Fund VI agrees to acquire majority stake in Breitling SA
Press Release
Apr 2017
Frankfurt, DE
CVC announces its 80% acquired stake in luxury Swiss watchmaker, Breitling.

Alex Dibelius’ Education

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
MD and PhD in Medicine
1978 - 1984