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Damien Sauer is a Partner in the Zurich office of Greentech. He covers the European market, advising leading companies on M&A assignments. During Damien’s 8 years leading Greentech’s European efforts he has worked with many leading energy, industrial and services companies as well as leading high growth innovators. Damien draws upon his understanding of how energy technology and energy efficiency impact the competitiveness of industrial businesses to advise his clients on executing their growth strategies.
His recent transaction experience includes advising ENGIE on its acquisition of Otto Luft- und Klimatechnik, Equinor (formerly Statoil) on its acquisition of a 9.7% equity stake in Scatec Solar, Vroon on its sale of MPI Offshore to Van Oord, Noventic on its sale of Urbana to GETEC and its acquisition of Qundis, and LichtBlick on its sale to Eneco. Other transaction experience includes advising Envision on its acquisition of the French business of Velocita and its investment in Sonnen, and Riverstone on its sale of Seajacks to Marubeni.
Damien joined Greentech from AREVA, where he was Head of M&A and executed acquisitions and joint ventures with European, North American, Asian, and South American partners. Before being promoted to Head of M&A, he was Senior M&A Manager at AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution division.
Damien holds an MBA from the London Business School, as well as a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Paris Dauphine. He is a French citizen, and lives with his wife Lidwine and two children in Zurich.