Gunther Hofmann, CFA, AVA
The Brenner Group
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Gunther joined The Brenner Group in 2008 in the Financial Advisory Services Group. His background includes extensive work in valuations, M&A, venture capital, and corporate finance. He has significant international experience in small firms as well as global corporations. Specific industry expertise includes automotive, software, semiconductors, and renewable energy.
Prior to the Brenner Group, Gunther was vice president of The Perrault Birmingham Group LLC, a boutique investment bank focusing on strategic advisory, private placements, and M&A for small high tech companies. Before that, he was the founder of Xiledge Technology Corporation, a French-American semiconductor IP firm. Before Xiledge, he held various senior management positions at DaimlerChrysler AG and DaimlerChrysler (DC) Venture. At DC Venture, he headed up the U.S. office and oversaw all aspects of management, deal sourcing, due diligence, valuation and portfolio company support.
Gunther earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany, and was a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and ISEP in Paris, France. He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is an Accredited Valuation Analyst (NACVA). Gunther is Treasurer and a Member of the Board of Directors of the German American Business Association (GABA).