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JLL appoints Christian Hepp as head of M&A for Germany

Continued strong growth in EMEA M&A services

​London & Frankfurt, Tuesday 2 December 2014JLL has announced the appointment of Christian Hepp as its new head of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) for Germany.

Christian Hepp’s appointment follows three months after John O’Driscoll joined JLL from Deutsche Bank as head of M&A for EMEA, reflecting both a strong and sustained growth in demand for JLL’s M&A advice and continued strategic investment by the firm across the full spectrum of real estate investor services.

Arthur de Haast, head of EMEA Corporate Finance at JLL, said: “With his ten years of experience at JP Morgan Securities, Christian is an ideal complementary addition to our strong bench of real estate corporate finance and M&A expertise. We are excited to welcome him to JLL and looking forward to continuing to accelerate our growth momentum in M&A work across Europe.”
Christian Hepp will report to John O’Driscoll, head of EMEA M&A, who commented: “Christian is a terrific fit within our broader capability and his arrival gives us even greater scope to provide outstanding M&A advice to our clients right across the EMEA region. Christian has particular knowledge of the markets in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux where we are seeing growing client interest in opportunities to deliver value and premium returns through real estate merger and acquisition activities.”

Christian Hepp said: “I have long admired the way JLL combines comprehensive specialist investment advisory capabilities in areas such as M&A, debt and portfolio transaction work with its fantastic market-leading real estate advisory platform around the world. I am thrilled by the opportunity to join a great team at such an exciting time.”