Graduated in Physics and Business Administration from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany. In 1997, he joined the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Merrill Lynch in London, where he worked as an analyst on international M&A transactions. Mr. Puppendahl joined Ermgassen & Co in 1999. He has been working with a number of large and mid-sized clients on cross-border M&A transactions with a focus on the Technology, Chemicals and Healthcare industries. Early in 2010, Mr. Puppendahl moved to Mumbai to become the Representative for India of Ermgassen & Co.