»For professors and students, this handbook is not merely indispensable for an international course of study, for it is a concise and compact reference work for all economists.« --Professor Stefan Jugel, PhD; University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden
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About the Author
Ulrich Wiehle is director of cometis AG in Wiesbaden, Germany. In addition to advising publicly traded companies, he in particular provides consultation in the Private Equity / Venture Capital Financing arena for growing companies. His expertise in finance, corporate valuation and marketing benefits companies in financing rounds, putting the firm on equal terms with its potential investors. Additionally, he regularly conducts workshops on ratio analysis and corporate valuation. Before joining cometis, Ulrich Wiehle gained extensive experience in controlling and accounting at a software company in Frankfurt, as well as at the fixed income department of an American investment bank. Through his diverse international stays in the United States, England and Spain, he speaks fluent English and Spanish.
Michael Diegelmann is director and founder of cometis AG. After studying International Business Administration in Wiesbaden, the United States, Canada and England, he worked for a brokerage house in Frankfurt and as a project leader at an international consulting firm. In recent years, he has gained valuable experience from diverse projects involving communication between mid-sized companies and their capital providers, as well as many IPO and investor relations ventures. He maintains an excellent network of contacts among members of the media, financial analysts, funds managers and other opinion leaders in the financial community. He is the author of numerous professional publications. Michael Diegelmann is also a visiting lecturer in Marketing at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden.
Henryk Deter is director of cometis AG. He studied International Business Administration in Wiesbaden and in Missouri. He has gained professional experience at one of the world's largest media and communications companies in Florida, at a German automobile concern in Puebla, Mexico, at a securities trading house in Frankfurt and at an international HR consulting firm, among others. He advises German and international corporations in the realm of creditor and investor relations on the communications process with capital providers. He is the author of numerous professional publications. Additionally, he leads public and in-house workshops on related themes and is a presenter at industry events.
Following his study of economics, Dr. Peter Noel Schömig worked for several years in Indonesia as a product manager for consumer goods. After his return to Germany, he moved into the stock trade, where he worked for two years. Since then, he has worked as a buy side analyst for various asset management firms. In addition to advising the consumer sector, he is responsible in particular for answering accounting and valuation questions. Dr. Schömig is also a certified financial analyst (CFA TM Charterholder). In spring 2004, he was recognized as one of the best buy side analysts in Europe by Institutional Investor Magazine.
Following his education as an industrial sales representative at Braun AG, Michael Rolf studied International Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden and at the Tor Vergata University in Rome. He is currently working in the auditing of industrial and media companies at the accounting firm BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand AG.