Dr. Urs Breitenstein is a founding partner of Hoffmann & Partner. He is considered one of Switzerland’s leading valuation experts and advises entrepreneurs and companies primarily in the life sciences, services, consumer goods and machinery industries. He advises them on the acquisition or sale of companies and on valuation issues (including valuations for IFRS and other accounting standards). In addition to his work for Hoffmann & Partner’s clients, Dr. Breitenstein is regularly called upon as an independent valuation expert in disputes and lawsuits.
Before starting his own business with Hoffmann & Partner, Dr Breitenstein worked for the Basler Kantonalbank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and most recently for Deloitte in Zurich, where he was a partner and team leader. For the company, he built up the Valuation and Business Modelling team in Switzerland within a few years and was responsible for the Mergers and Acquisitions department at the same time. Many of his projects took place in an international context, which is why Breitenstein also has outstanding expertise in complex cross-border valuation and corporate transactions.
Dr. Urs Breitenstein graduated from the Swiss National Bank’s doctoral school in Gerzensee and holds a doctorate in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Basel. He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Basel (Accounting and Corporate Finance), the University of St. Gallen (HSG; Finance) and the University of Applied Sciences Oerlikon (Finance).