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Carsten Kniephoff

Certified Accountant, Tax Adviser

Managing Partner at AC CHRISTES & PARTNER

Carsten Kniephoff is an expert for M&A transactions with the focus on financial buy- and sell-side due diligences including advice regarding Share Purchase Agreements.

He gained his expertise in Transaction Advisory Services over the last 15 years at Ernst & Young, where he led numerous buy- and sell-side transactions for Private Equity clients, Corporates and Family Offices in various industries. At Ernst & Young he was a Senior Partner and member of the EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) Leadership Team responsible for Divestiture Advisory Services.

Further, he conducted many company valuations and acted as a subject matter expert in arbitrations.


  • Private Equity
  • Family Offices
  • Consumer Products, Services & Media
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Industrial Products/Automotive
  • Energy


  • AC CHRISTES & PARTNER (from October 2020)
  • Ernst & Young GmbH, Hamburg (2002 – 2020)
  • Ernst & Young LLP, London, Private Equity Team (2005 – 2007)
  • Arthur Andersen & Co., Hannover (1997 – 2002)
  • KSB Intax Partner mbB, Hannover (1996 – 1997)
  • Universität Hannover and Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) – Diplom-Oekonom (1996)