Nikolas Westphal


Nikolas joined Clipperton as Partner in November 2020.

He closed more than $40 bn of deal volume across all technology, media and communication verticals. As a Partner based in Berlin, Germany, he’s responsible for the acceleration and expansion of Clipperton’s footprint in Germany and German-speaking countries (DACH) as well as the firm’s established presence across Europe.

Dr. Nikolas Westphal has been working as an investment banker since 2005. He spent the first 12 years of his career in London working at Morgan Stanley, Blackstone Advisory Partners (now PJT Partners) and Arma Partners. Before joining Clipperton, he served 4 years as Executive Director at GP Bullhound’s Berlin office leading technology transactions across all verticals.

Nikolas Westphal graduated from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) and holds a Doctorate of Economics (Magna Cum Laude).

In April 2021, Nikolas Westphal authored a DACH technology research report, which covers everything you want to know about the DACH tech landscape. Download it here to read it in full.


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