Darko Schwarzberger

Angestellt, Director | Transaction Advisory Group | France and French-speaking Africa, Deloitte

Paris, France


Loan Portfolio Solutions
Wealth Management
Project Management
Structured Finance
Financial Advisory
M&A Due Diligence
Transaction Processing
Worldwide Flexibility
Financial Services
Distressed Assets
Distressed Credit Investments
Due Diligence
Mergers & Acquisitions
Distressed Real Estate
Business Development
Relationship Management
Internationales Projektmanagement
Internationales Personalmanagement
Internationale Beziehungen
Non-core Exposures
Special Situations
Non-performing loan
Corporate Finance
Corporate Real Estate Management
Real Estate Asset Management
Private Equity
Commercial Real Estate
Credit Risk Management
Credit Recovery Management
Credit Management
Credit Control
Credit Derivatives
Asset Management


Professional experience for Darko Schwarzberger

  • Current 4 years and 8 months, since Sep 2019

    Chief of Staff to the Managing Partner for "Transaction Advisory" in Europe


    Member of the Project Management Office responsible for investments in relation to the "Transaction Advisory" business including France, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, 18 Central & Eastern European countries and 19 francophone countries in Africa. "Financial Advisory" channels numerous services: M&A, Transaction Services, Valuation & Modeling, Forensic Services, Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Real Estate. The respective business in scope comprises 2000 professionals and EUR 400 million yearly revenues.

  • Current 5 years and 10 months, since Jul 2018

    Director | Transaction Advisory Group | France and French-speaking Africa

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jan 2017 - Jun 2018

    Director | Head of Origination | Alternative Real Estate and Credit Investments

    M7 Real Estate Ltd (London)

    M7 Real Estate is a pan-European investment management firm specialising in real estate investment strategies across the capital structure. We follow opportunity driven investment strategies on a pan-European basis into credit situations, listed equities, direct or indirect real estate assets, corporate acquisitions and joint ventures. Our strategic JV partners include Oaktree Capital Management, Starwood Capital, H.I.G Capital, M&G Investments, Blackstone and Goldman Sachs International.

  • 2 years, Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

    Associate Director | FIG EMEIA | Restructuring CEE | Head of Distressed M&A CEE

    Ernst & Young LLP (London)

    Head of EY's Loan Portfolio Solutions Group ("LPSG") and FIG M&A for CEE: Leader of a 10-people strong high-performing team located across CEE and CIS countries. The team is specialized in developing internal/external work-out strategies for the strategic management/wind-down of non-performing/sub-performing loans and Real Estate portfolios and the sale of non-core business units and respective assets including the planning and execution of connected financial and/or operational carve-out procedures.

  • 2 years, Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

    Manager | Head of Capital and Debt Advisory | FIG CESEE + CIS | Vienna (Austria)

    PricewaterhouseCoopers - Deals Advisory - Austria & CEE

    Corporate Finance Advisory Services in the course of mergers & acquisitions or divestments and strategic disposals of non-core assets including the development of value maximizing exit options. Encompassing portfolio-related market sounding and worldwide investor search, the entire financial due diligence process through to the contractual negotiations in connection with Sale Purchase Agreements. Providing advice to international corporations investing predominantly in Austria and in the CEE region.

  • 2 years, Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

    Mergers and Acquisitions | Transaction Advisory Services | Zurich (Switzerland)

    KPMG Advisory - Switzerland

    Member of the Financial Institutions Financial Due Diligence team. Transaction Advisory Services (buy-side FDD, sell-side support, VDD, SPA assistance) across all industries with a focus on target companies in the financial services industry based in Switzerland (i.e. Swiss and international private banks, insurance companies and asset managers) advising clients from across Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

  • 3 months, Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

    Group Business Development | Mergers & Acquisitions | Zurich (Switzerland)

    KPMG / Zurich Financial Services Group Headquarters

    KPMG-Client-Secondment to Zurich Financial Services Group’s internal M&A-department in relation to the 25-year strategic distribution agreement with Banco Santander S.A. in Latin America providing mainly Selling Purchase/Distribution and Shareholder Agreement assistance. Up-front price of USD 1.67 billion for 51% stake plus performance-based earn-outs payable over 25 years. Officially announced 22nd February 2011, signed 15th July 2011 and closed 5th October 2011.

  • 3 years, Jan 2008 - Dec 2010

    Structured Finance | Securitisation Advisory Services | London (United Kingdom)

    KPMG Advisory - KPMG LLP (UK) - London

    Member of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG). Securitization Services in connection with CMBS/RMBS transactions in the UK being responsible for numerous collateral stratification processes and for giving Offering Circular / prospectus comfort. Portfolio Due Diligence in the course of performing-, sub- and non-performing loan portfolio transactions involving financial institutions in the UK, in France and in Germany (i.e. commercial banks, investment banks, building societies).

  • 2 years, Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

    Corporate Restructuring | Turnaround Management | Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    KPMG Advisory - Germany

    Financial Institutions Group – Member of the Financial Due Diligence team. Promotion from Associate to Senior Associate on 1st October 2006 (after 9 months). Providing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements in the financial services industry and on numerous real estate-transactions. Avising major financial institutions across Germany in the course of high nominal volume Non-Performing-Loans-transactions on both buy and sell side.

  • 4 months, Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

    Debt Capital Markets | Financial Institutions Group | London (United Kingdom)

    Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) - FIG Debt Capital Markets - London (UK)

    Preparation of high profile pitch presentations for potential clients (Financial Institutions across Europe and the UK) connected to Bond issuances and preparation of internal market updates (German Euro Swap-, US Treasury- and US Swap-Curves, ECB/Fed Interest Rate Forecasts). Assistance to the Real Estate Finance Team with the preparation of "Term Sheets" for high profile European Real Estate projects presented to the Credit Approval Committee.

  • 3 months, Jul 2004 - Sep 2004

    Equity Research | European Small and Mid Caps | Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    Commerzbank Securities - Investment Banking - European Small and Mid Caps

    Commerzbank Corporates & Markets / Summer Analyst - Equity Research. Assistance to several senior analysts in evaluating companies of the German TecDAX, MDAX and SDAX and preparation of detailed company and business secor analyses together with maintenance and further development of complex analysis tools (Excel) used as underlying decision tools for buy-/hold- and sell recommendations displayed in respective publications.

  • 4 months, Jan 2004 - Apr 2004

    EMEA Human Capital Management | Compensation & Benefits | Paris (France)

    Microsoft Corporation - EMEA Headquarters in Paris

    Analyses of 3rd-party high-profile external compensation surveys/studies in comparison with Microsoft’s compensation and benefits plan across selected EMEA countries and detailed salary and performance bonus budget planning (by office and department) for Microsoft’s fiscal year 2005 for the the entire EMEA region reporting directly to Head of HR EMEA, Head of Finance and Administration EMEA and Head of Compensations and Benefits EMEA.

  • 5 months, Apr 2003 - Aug 2003

    Corporate Management | Strategic Management Accounting | Paris (France)

    Apple Computer, Inc. - EMEA Headquarters in Paris

    Summer Analyst in the Managerial Accounting Department / EMEA Headquarters. Maintenance and further development of a compensation tool based on SAP R/3 and MS Excel including detailed analyses of sales performances across the entire EMEA region (by Apple store / sales representative / product line) reporting directly to the EMEA-CFO/Head of Finance, HR and Administration and to the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA, USA.

  • 1 year, Sep 2002 - Aug 2003

    University Council & Senate | Senior Student Representative | Paris (France)

    ESCP Europe (Paris, France / London, UK / Berlin, Germany)

    Elected student representative in the Advisory Bodies of the University for the class 2005 of the ESCP International Stream (Paris-London-Berlin-track) including the University Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Council and Degree Council. Represented 140 students from 30 countries in front of these Advisory Bodies concerning educational improvement measures like relevant updates of the syllabus, social problems and general situation of the students’ performance.

  • 1 year, Oct 2001 - Sep 2002

    Lecturer on Operations Research at the University of Mannheim (Germany)

    University of Mannheim - Chair of Operations Research and Operations Management

    Lecturer on Operations Management and Assistant to Professor Dr. Christoph Schneeweiss at the Chair of Operations Research. Held lectures twice a week (each 90 minutes) in front of around 100 students. Assigned and graded work / held office hours to assist students / corrected final exams.

  • 6 months, Oct 1999 - Mar 2000

    Project Manager | Logistics | Supply Chain Management | Gosheim (Germany)

    Grimm AG

    Grimm AG in Gosheim, Germany: http://www.grimm-wellen.de. Part-time work experience in several warehouse departments and supply chain divisions overseeing production flow encompassing multiple product types including shafts, gearing parts, gear sets and individual subassemblies.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Aug 1998 - Sep 1999

    Community Service | Compulsory Non-Military Service | Tuttlingen (Germany)

    Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (Germany)

    Mandatory Civilian Service / Employees’ Representative to the Management. Non-Emergency Services - Arranging and performing the transport of non-emergency patients (i.e. transfer to, from, and between hospitals). Providing service to non-ambulatory patients with low-acuity or chronic conditions, or to those who are recovering from acute care situations, and who lack the ability to use other means of transport (i.e. by taxi, own car or public transport).

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jul 1994 - Aug 1995

    Strategic Management | Financial Controlling & Accounting | Tuttlingen (Germany)

    B. Braun Melsungen AG

    Part-time work experience in the financial accounting department and in several warehouse and supply chain divisions. Aesculap AG in 78532 Tuttlingen, Germany, a B. Braun company, founded in 1867 in Tuttlingen, is the world’s largest and one of the most respected manufacturers of surgical instruments, devices and sterilization container systems.

Educational background for Darko Schwarzberger

  • 1 year and 1 month, Sep 2003 - Sep 2004

    Financial Management und Controlling

    Cass Business School, City University London

    Co-operation with ESCP Europe. International Master in Management programme: Curriculum encompassing a course of study of three years' duration in three countries (France - Paris / UK - London / Germany - Berlin).

  • 3 years and 1 month, Sep 2002 - Sep 2005

    International Business Administration

    ESCP Europe Business School (Paris - London - Berlin)

    MSc Finance (London), Diplom-Kaufmann (Berlin), Diplôme de Grande École de Commerce (Paris)

  • 2 years and 6 months, Apr 2000 - Sep 2002

    International Business Administration

    Universität Mannheim (Germany)

  • 1988 - 1998

    Abitur (equivalent to a High School Diploma in the USA)

    Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium Tuttlingen (Germany)


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish


  • French


  • Kroatisch


  • Serbisch


  • Bulgarisch



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