BGL Expands its Healthcare & Life Sciences Team, Adds Two New Managing Directors
April 18 2019
Cleveland, OH – April 18, 2019 – Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), a leading independent investment bank and financial advisory firm, is pleased to welcome Christoph Brandenberger – and welcome back 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.
Christoph focuses in the diagnostics and research tools, and medical device sectors. He 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, Christoph’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, Christoph served as Managing Director for Healthios Capital Markets, LLC. Christoph started his career as a financial analyst for Bank of America Securities.
Christoph earned his master’s degree in business administration and computer science from the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna. He completed his postgraduate studies in finance at the Center for Central European Financial Markets, and currently holds his Series 63 and Series 79 licenses.
Manfred 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 extensive experience providing corporate finance solutions to a broad spectrum of providers, including for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health systems; physician groups; and related ancillary service providers. He 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.
Manfred earned his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his B.S. in economics from Babson College.