Western Europe

While our corporate clients predominantly require guidance in emerging markets, private equity and investment firms seeking high-level integrity and ESG due diligence make up the majority of FP's European portfolio.

FP specialises in M&A situations, our team using its decades of experience in the region to obtain actionable information on investment targets in a sensitive and professional manner. While evaluating track records and reputations of top executives, a large part of FP's M&A work involves investigating a target's internal compliance framework, its supply chain, and sales channels for ESG concerns.

FP's work in the field is not restricted by standard approaches or tick-the-box templates - our evaluations are customised and our recommendations are contextualised.

While recognising the importance of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the Principles of Responsible Investments (UN PRI), you cannot benchmark a 200-man IT company against Maersk; nor should it be expected that a German mid-cap has as sophisticated compliance structures as Siemens.

FP recommends practical and sensible steps to improve ESG and compliance structures at our clients' portfolio companies.

We also assist clients when investments have gone wrong, commonly related to unethical practices by previous owners or managers. Here our team assists with investigations, litigation support, and asset searches when it gets that far.

Our work in the region is led by FP's co-founder Jakob Ravnborg and Partner Christopher Werner, who are amongst the industry's leading experts in the Nordic and the DACH regions. Contact Jakob and Christopher

Our Experience

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Get in touch with our partners in Western Europe

Jakob Ravnborg - Managing Partner

Jakob is head of FP's Copenhagen and London offices and the Managing Partner responsible for projects in Western and Northern Europe. Jakob advises Scandinavian corporates and financial institutions on how to enhance their compliance programmes with a particular emphasis on global due diligence frameworks. Jakob also works closely with private equity firms, hedge funds and financial institutions investing in Western Europe. Read more

T +44 7428 556 299


Christopher Werner - Partner

Christopher Werner heads FP's Munich office and is the Partner responsible for projects in Western Europe, primarily the German-speaking and Nordic regions, as well as North America. He is an expert in litigation support and asset searches and has consulted both company lawyers and international law firms. In addition, Christopher also advises private equity clients and institutional investors. Read more

T +49 176 80 87 60 34