Daily News: April 19, 2019

Brown Gibbons Lang Adds Two New Managing Directors


Investment bank Brown Gibbons Lang added Christoph Brandenberger and Manfred Steiner as managing directors in its Healthcare & Life Sciences practice.

Brandenberger and Steiner will augment BGL’s existing advisory capabilities within the diagnostics and research tools, medical device, and health provider sectors across the U.S. and internationally.

“With the addition of Christoph and Manfred to the firm, BGL’s Healthcare & Life Sciences clients have gained access to a wealth of experience and a premium international network. We are thrilled to have their leadership as we help our clients identify and harvest strategic opportunities in an increasingly complex marketplace,” said John Riddle, a member of BGL’s executive committee and head of the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences group.

Brandenberger has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, commercialization and partnering agreements and private placements. A native of Austria and fluent in German, Brandenberger’s investment banking experience, coupled with his background in international business, have made him a sought-after advisor both domestically and in the international healthcare markets. Prior to joining BGL, he served as managing director for Healthios Capital Markets. He started his career as a financial analyst for Bank of America Securities.

Steiner has more than 27 years of experience working with healthcare providers, which includes 12 years at Huron Healthcare and its predecessor, Wellspring Partners, where he was a managing director and head of the firm’s financial advisory group. Steiner has deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint venture formation, hospital/physician alignment models, equity syndications and broad-based market development strategies.

Brown Gibbons Lang is an independent investment bank and financial advisory firm focused on the global middle market. The firm is also a founding member of Global M&A partners, enabling BGL to service clients in more than 50 countries across five continents.