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Charles Barker strengthens consulting team with Hans Bielefeld

Frankfurt am Main, October 4, 2021 --- Charles Barker is continuing its successful course and expanding its senior consulting team with a new high-calibre appointment: On October 1st, 2021, Hans Bielefeld (43) has joined the specialist for strategic financial communications in Germany from Lebensmittel Zeitung, the leading trade publication in the consumer goods sector. The experienced business journalist and consumer goods expert joins Charles Barker's team as a senior consultant and will advise investors, family offices and corporate clients in the areas of strategic corporate and financial communications.

Hans Bielefeld has worked as a business journalist for over 10 years. Among others, he worked as an editor for the news agency Dow Jones Newswires and the German edition of the Wall Street Journal. Most recently, he worked as a reporter for Lebensmittel Zeitung covering drugstore companies and food manufacturers as well as corporate transactions. Prior to starting his journalistic career, he was managing director and co-founder of podcast radio station He brings with him long-standing contacts to key decision-makers in business as well as to media representatives.

Thomas Katzensteiner, Partner at Charles Barker, said: “We are delighted to have such an experienced and accomplished industry expert join our team. The consumer goods and e-commerce sector has enjoyed growing interest from investors – from growth to credit to buyout – for some time now and we are seeing a significant increase in transactions here. Hence, we are convinced that Hans Bielefeld, with his profound knowledge of the sector as well as the mechanisms of the media world, will significantly strengthen our team and provide important impulses for our clients”.

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Charles Barker is the leading independent consulting firm for strategic financial communications with a dedicated focus on investors and entrepreneurs in Germany. As a pioneer, the owner-managed company has been a synonym for strategic communications consulting at the highest level for over five decades. Our national and international clients include leading financial service providers and investment firms, family offices and entrepreneurs, private and listed companies as well as interest groups with a capital market relevance. With an all-senior consulting team, the firm advises in complex and success-critical situations such as transactions, legal disputes, change processes and crises in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Through a well-established cooperation with our international partners as well as our dedicated international network of independent financial communication firms Global Communication Partners, Charles Barker also offers its clients access to leading experts in the leading financial centres worldwide.

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