Based in Bangalore, Klaas is a Managing Director and leads DCS Advisory India. He brings more than 21 years of investment banking experience to the firm, with the last 18 years spent focusing on TMT M&A and private placements. Over the past ten years, he has personally led and closed more than 30 transactions across DCS Advisory’s Technology & Software, FinTech, Digital Media, Business & Tech-Enabled Services and Consumer, Retail & Leisure sectors, with a combined equity value of in excess of USD 1.5 billion.

Prior to joining the firm in 2012 to start and lead the Signal Hill India’s operations, Klaas was a Director in the Investment Banking team of Ernst & Young India, where he was responsible for TMT M&A in the South of India. Before moving to India in February of 2005, he worked for eight years in Europe, primarily with Arthur Andersen/Deloitte in Technology M&A. He began his career at NIB Capital, a mid-sized European wholesale and investment bank in the Netherlands.

Klaas holds a MSc in Economics/Finance from Groningen University.