The Swiss-based global private equity platform DealMarket has appointed Urs Haeusler as its new CEO effective February 1, 2012. He will assume this role from Céline Fillistorf, who founded the company in the spring of 2011 together with Alex Vukajlović, Chairman of the Board of DealMarket and CEO of Cape Capital, an asset management company. On the appointed date, Céline Fillistorf will join DealMaker’s Board of Directors and take over responsibility for various strategic projects.
As CEO of DealMarket, Urs Haeusler will steadily expand the private equity platform’s content and offering over the coming years. The goal is to develop the platform into a one-stop-shop for private equity practitioners and to offer these an even broader spectrum of information and software services.
Urs Haeusler studied Business at the University of St. Gallen and has many years of experience in building and leading online companies. He was previously employed at amiando AG, Europe’s leading online event registration and ticketing platform based in Munich. There he held the position of Head of Sales, Account Management & Customer Care and was primarily responsible for building up and internationalising the company, as well as for the successful trade sale of the company to XING. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Ticket Online AG Schweiz in St. Gallen, Head of Marketing and Sales at Voice Publishing AG in Rumlang and Country Manager Switzerland for Jamba!, a portal specialising in entertainment for cellular phones. He has been the owner of Haeusler Management & Ventures, an internet business consulting firm, since 2008.
DealMarket - The DealMarket online platform aims to simplify and render more transparent the complex world of private equity investments. It connects buyers, sellers and advisors, and provides them with increased efficiency and access to liquidity. dealmarket.com, investors can search through open and closed private equity transactions (direct transactions, private equity funds and secondary offerings) and contacts, free of charge. DealMarket offers deal suppliers the possibility, similar to real estate portals, of making these deals accessible to potential investors for a fixed monthly cost. This furnishes advisors and other service providers with an inexpensive platform that allows them to market their expertise in a targeted manner. DealMarket’s cloud-based IT software solution allows users - now over 150 reputable companies – the further possibility to standardise the storing, managing and sharing of their private equity deal flow data.
DealMarket (dealmarket.com) has been well-received in the sector and has attracted over 12’500 regular private equity professionals from 154 countries since it began operations in March 2011. The platform currently holds over 800 transactions. In the course of expanding their services, DealMarket entered into a cooperation with IntraLinks, a leading virtual data room provider.