Operating Partners

Our Operating Partners support the CONSTELLATION Management Team
Philipp A. Hofstetter
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Sandro De Luca
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Beat Dolder
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Philipp is a seasoned Corporate Finance Professional and with a strong track record in building and leading teams, transactional experience in private and public buy- and sell-side lead advisory services, financial due diligence, valuation and accounting, with a focus on the Financial Services Industries. Philipp spent most of his career in Switzerland and the US, but also originated and executed transactions in other parts of the world.


Subsequently Philipp was seconded to PwC US, where he worked on US – European cross-border deals, as well as on US domestic deals. After this assignment he joined UBS Investment Bank in Switzerland as a project manager for Investment Banking Advisory transactions. In 1999 he rejoined PwC to take the lead of the Investment Banking Advisory business. Philipp led this business to a market leading position. At the same time Philipp was a member of PwC’s Global Investment Banking Advisory leadership team, and he acted as relationship Partner of a number of PwC clients. 


After having led the Swiss PwC Corporate Finance business for many years, Philipp built and led the PwC Corporate Finance (Investment Banking) business in the US. Under his leadership, the business grew to a size of 100 highly qualified team members. He is specialized in both cross border and domestic transactions on the buy- as well as on the sell-side.


Philipp is Managing Partner and Board Member of FINAPORT Ltd and supports CONSTELLATION with his transaction team.

Philipp A. Hofstetter - Operating Partner


Sandro De Luca - Operating Partner

Sandro De Luca founded his first company, when he was a teenager and started his career in finance with UBS AG in Switzerland, where he completed the graduate trainee program (GTP). He left UBS to join Mountain Partners Group, a venture capital firm based in Switzerland, to lead its co-investor network and subsequently its international business development.


Sandro is the founder of Caliber Holding, an investment company, which focusses on company building and turnaround cases in the Venture Capital space. Next to Caliber, he co-founded Dott8 Ventures, which is a consulting network focused on company building & business development of start-up companies and the digital transformation of SMEs. 

Sandro holds a degree in Business Administration and International Management from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan. He speaks German, English, Spanish and Italian and is a passionate road cyclist.

Beat Dolder - Operational Partner

Beat has 20 years of professional experience in Mergers & Acquisitions through his roles as Partner and Head of M&A at the Helbling Group (Switzerland), as Partner and Head of M&A and Restructuring at Ernst & Young (Switzerland), as Head of Corporate Development at the globally active Kaba Group and now as Founder and Managing Partner of DOLDER Corporate Finance.

Beat holds a master's degree in Economics from the University of Zurich. He has also completed two executive education programs at the INSEAD business school in «Strategic Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions» and «Competitive Strategy».


Beat is fluent in German, English and French.