Thomas has over 25 years of experience in the area of Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, M&A, banking regulation, bank valuation and Asset Management.
He is a partner at Ithuba Capital. Before that he worked for Credit Suisse London in the Corporate and Investment Banking Department, where he focused on Corporate Finance (M&A in the industry-leading Technology Group and strategic advice to large cap clients). Prior to that, Thomas practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Frankfurt and London.
During his career Thomas has advised a number of leading international companies, both in financial services (e.g. Bank Austria, Barclays, BNP, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers) and in industry (e.g. Deutsche Telekom, Philips, Nokia, Vodafone, WoltersKluwer, Gemplus, Daimler-Benz), with respect to transactions as well as strategic and financial issues. At Ithuba Capital, his most recent mandates include representing Österreichische Volksbank, DZ BANK and WGZ BANK in connection with the sale of their shares in Volksbank International to Sberbank of Russia (2011 2012), advising VB Real Estate and Österreichische Volksbank in connection with the sale of their container leasing division (2012), advising Österreichische Volksbank in connection with the sale of a corporate loan portfolio (2012) to financial investors and of a real estate loan portfolio to CA IMMOBILIEN (2014), advising VR-Leasing and Österreichische Volksbank in connection with the sale of their leasing companies in Poland and Rumania to Getin Holding of Poland (2014) and their leasing company in the Czech Republic to GE Money Bank, a subsidiary of GE Capital (2014), advising O1 Group in connection with its acquisition of UniCredit Bank Austria’s stake in CA IMMOBILIEN (2014), representing CA IMMOBILIEN on its acquisition of a minority stake in IMMOFINANZ AG, including a partial voluntary takeover offer (2015), advising VR-Leasing and Österreichische Volksbank in connection with the sale of their leasing company in Slovakia to KBC/CSOB Leasing (2015), advising immigon on the sale of VB Factoring Bank AG to A.B.S. Global Factoring (2015), advising ABBAG (a subsidiary of the Republic of Austria) in connection with potential solutions for Carinthia-guaranteed obligations of HETA (since 2015), and advising CA IMMO in connection with the potential merger with IMMOFINANZ (2016).
Thomas studied law at the University of Vienna and at the New York University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna with a thesis on the European Central Bank. He focuses on financial work, but also remains admitted as Attorney at Law in Austria and New York; he serves as Chairman (President) of Ithuba Capital’s Supervisory Board.