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Jens Kengelbach is Boston Consulting Group's global head of M&A, and leads the firm's M&A and post-merger integration work. He is a member of BCG's Corporate Finance & Strategy and Industrial Goods practices. 

Since joining the firm in 2002, Jens has worked on numerous due diligence and transaction projects—on both the buy side and the sell side. He has executed M&A strategy and target-search mandates using a profound portfolio strategy, M&A strategy, and execution road map. Jens has run multiple strategic and commercial due diligence checks across numerous sectors, including industrial goods, pharmaceuticals, metals, engineered products, and automotive supply. 

He has extensive experience on the sell side in end-to-end divestiture support in all phases, including equity story, information memorandum, management presentation, Q&A sessions, site-visit preparation, and bid comparison. He has led dual- and triple-track equity deconstructions, including carve-outs and IPOs. 

Jens is the author of BCG's annual M&A report and has written many internal and external M&A-related publications. He is also responsible for the worldwide marketing activities for M&A and post-merger integration.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG's M&A work globally
  • Strategic and commercial due diligence
  • Divestitures, carve-outs, and trade sales
  • Shareholder value creation, TSR strategy
  • Portfolio strategy
  • Target search
  • Initial public offerings
  • Performance management
  • Management reporting and incentives

Education

  • PhD, finance, magna cum laude, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Double master’s degree, business administration and civil engineering, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the editorial board of Corporate Finance magazine
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