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JLL announces departure of Kai Mende, Head of Private Funds Advisory in Germany

Christian Hepp, Head of M&A in Germany, is to assume responsibility for JLL's broader corporate finance activities for clients in Germany following the departure of Kai Mende at the end of March after 20 years' service.

Mr Mende was Head of Private Funds Advisory in Germany, reporting to John O'Driscoll, Head of EMEA Corporate Finance.

In his expanded role which takes effect immediately, Mr Hepp will be supported by Filip Hejnal, an associate director in the team, based in Frankfurt. Mr Hepp continues to report to John O'Driscoll.

John O'Driscoll said, "We wish Kai continued success in the future and thank him for his service. Over the last 20 years, he has shown leadership through changing market conditions and particularly during an exciting period of growth and evolution for our EMEA Corporate Finance activities more broadly.

"Christian is a senior director of the team with local and international experience, deep market knowledge and strong client relationships. Our corporate finance clients and teams in Germany are in great hands as we continue to enhance our offering around the EMEA region."

Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance Limited is JLL's regulated business carrying out a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions and equity raisings. With a dedicated team of around 30 professionals JLL also has specific expertise in arranging deals involving sophisticated financial structures and multiple parties across EMEA



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JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with branch offices in Spain and Germany.