Dr. Klaus Petersen (Apera)

is a Founding Partner of Apera, responsible for developing the Apera platform and the business in the DACH region.

Klaus has extensive direct lending experience gained over the past 17 years. Prior to forming Apera in 2016, Klaus was a partner at BlueBay Asset Management, responsible for building the German business and establishing BlueBay’s Private Debt platform from 2013 to 2016.

Before BlueBay, Klaus spent seven years at Park Square Capital from 2005 to 2013, where he was a partner and member of the investment committee and initially responsible for building the German business. In addition, Klaus co-led Park Square’s first Credit Opportunities Fund from 2007 and served as an interim CFO from 2009. Prior to joining Park Square, Klaus spent five years at Allianz Capital Partners from 2000, where he established, with colleagues, the mezzanine business of Allianz. Before joining Allianz, Klaus worked as a lawyer in Freiburg and Cologne. Klaus graduated from Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg in Law in 1995 and holds an LLM from Columbia University, New York, and a PhD in Law from the University of Freiburg.
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