Co-Head of Nomura Greentech, EMEA
Damien Sauer is a Managing Director and Chairman of Nomura Greentech, EMEA.
Based in Zurich, Damien covers the European market, advising Financial Institutions, Innovative Companies, Utilities and Industrial Groups on M&A and capital raising. He has over 25 years of transaction experience driven by value creation.
Over the last few years, Damien has completed more than 25 deals in renewable, agtech and energy efficiency sectors (including in the last twelve months the fund raising for Innovafeed, the divesture of Kronos Solar to EDPR and the carve out of Gridspertise for Enel). Drawing upon his deep understanding of internal corporate dynamics, he focuses on anticipating his clients’ needs.
Damien joined Nomura Greentech from AREVA, where he was Head of M&A. He was instrumental in expanding AREVA’s product portfolio and geographical footprint by executing acquisitions and joint ventures with European, U.S., Asian, and South American partners. Damien also divested the group’s Transmission and Distribution division to a consortium formed by Alstom-Schneider for $5.2 billion and led execution on a $1.3 billion equity capital raise, interacting with nuclear companies and financial investors.
Prior to AREVA, Damien co-founded the M&A department of MGT, a leading French boutique advisory firm focused on high-growth companies, where he sourced and executed a variety of strategic M&A transactions for private equity firms. Damien began his career at Deloitte & Touche, where he carried out financial audit assignments for large French corporations before joining the business valuation practice within the Corporate Finance Division.
Damien holds an MBA from the London Business School and a master’s degree in Finance and Accounting as well as a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Paris Dauphine.