Michael Wand is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Carlyle Europe Technology Partners investment advisory team. His main investment focus lies in enterprise and infrastructure software, media technology, IT security, data analytics and digital services. He is based in London.
Mr. Wand has advised on a number of technology investments, notably P&I AG, FRS Global, UC4/Automic, Foundry, eggplant and Dept, and advised on a dozen completed realizations. Mr. Wand is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Shopware, SER Group, HSO, Dept, Jagex, Disguise and LiveU.
In addition, Mr. Wand is Co-Head of Europe Private Equity, sitting on Carlyle’s European Private Equity Executive Committee which was formed in 2022 to drive deeper collaboration across all the firm’s Corporate Private Equity activities in the region.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2001, Mr. Wand worked for approximately 10 years in investment banking, the last seven years of which were in the technology sector. As a Managing Director, he was responsible for the European software and Internet research team at Deutsche Bank in London. Prior to that, he worked as a European Software Analyst for Paribas in London and BHF-Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. During his banking career, Mr. Wand was the underwriting analyst for European technology innovators such as SAP, Autonomy, SurfControl, Utimaco and nCipher.