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Klaus Petersen

Partner at Apera Capital


Klaus Petersen is Partner and founder of Apera Capital. Apera Capital is a pan-European mid-market private debt investor operating in three key geographies: the DACH region, the UK and the Nordics, France and Benelux. The Apera Capital team has over 70 years’ experience between them and has cumulatively invested more than €5.2 billion in over 160 transactions across Europe. 

Prior to founding Apera, Klaus was a Partner at BlueBay Asset Management LLP and served as Head of Germany for the Direct Lending Team as well as a member of the Investment Committee. Before joining BlueBay in 2013, he was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Park Square Capital where he co-led Park Square’s first Credit Opportunities Fund from 2007, which focused on senior debt of European LBOs. Before Park Square, Klaus spent five years at Allianz Capital Partners from 2000 where he was instrumental in developing the mezzanine business.