Thorsten Dippel is a Managing Director focusing on European buyout and growth capital investment opportunities in the technology and business service sectors, including software, healthcare, media, industrial technology and telecom. Dr. Dippel is based in London.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2007, Dr. Dippel was a Project Manager for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he worked in the M&A and restructuring division for more than six years, focusing on corporate finance and strategy projects in various telecommunications, media and technology sectors.
Dr. Dippel received a PhD in finance from University of Rostock, Germany, an MBA in banking and corporate finance from the European Business School, in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, and a BS (major in computer science) from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
Dr. Dippel is a member of the boards of vwd AG and exocad GmbH. His previous investments include Personal & Informatik AG (acquired by HG Capital), KCS.net AG (acquired by Avanade) and ADA Cosmetics GmbH (acquired by Ardian).