- have decades of experience in structuring and financing assets, companies, and projects, and have executed transactions of over 20 billion Euro
- have access to a wide range of banks and investors and understand their formal requirements, in particular with regards to the impact of ESG aspects
- have studied extensively the requirements and challenges of the transformation to a sustainable economy and share the Net Zero mission
- understand innovative companies, their products and technologies, and their unique characteristics
- understand the regulatory backdrop of BaFin, ECB, EBA, and ESMA, and their impact on the approval processes of financial institutions
- have the expertise to familiarize ourselves with and understand the equity cases of our clients, which is a crucial prerequisite for raising capital successfully
Dipl.-Kfm. / Managing Director
Jan-Hendrik Petersen has 25 years of experience in structuring, executing, and managing complex financing transactions, as well as advising or investing in young, innovative companies.
Jan-Hendrik spent most of his professional career in investment banking, where he held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Barclays Capital. During his 8-year tenure at Barclays Capital in London, he successfully led the global Structured Equity-Linked Financing business and was a member of the Equity & Funds Structured Markets Global Operating Committee. He evaluated more than 1,000 structured corporate finance and special situations transactions, executed more than 200 with a total volume of more than $15 billion. After his time in investment banking, Jan-Hendrik advised German and international companies on corporate finance related questions. In addition, he has repeatedly worked successfully with young companies in various roles.
Jan-Hendrik graduated with honors from RWTH Aachen with a degree in business administration, focusing on corporate finance, banking, and public finance. He lives with his family in Munich, is a road cyclist enthusiast, likes to travel the world, and is interested in politics and history.
Dr. Peter Smeets
Attorney at Law / Managing Director
Peter Smeets is the founder and CEO of 360 Asset Finance GmbH. He is an attorney at law at Bruski Smeets & Lange Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft, where he has been advising clients in the areas of asset and structured finance for over 25 years. Additionally, Peter Smeets is qualified as a managing director of a credit institution by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
Peter Smeets studied law at the universities of Konstanz and Frankfurt am Main and earned his PhD from the University of Konstanz. After completing his studies, he began his career in 1995 at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In early 2001, he founded his own law firm Smeets Haas Wolff, which merged with the international law firm Paul Hastings in 2008. From 2008 to 2015, Peter Smeets was head of the Frankfurt office of Paul Hastings and a member of the firm’s global management committee. In 2016, he founded Bruski Smeets & Lange, and since early 2018, the firm’s advisory approach has expanded to include all relevant fields in the areas of sustainable finance, structured finance, and corporate finance services through 360AF.
Dipl.-Kfm. / Managing Director
Thomas Leidenberger has been successfully implementing corporate finance, project, and asset finance for over 25 years, and has extensive experience in asset management and restructuring of transactions.
Before joining 360AF, Thomas Leidenberger was responsible for alternative investments at Hannover Leasing from 2014 to 2021 and structured “real asset” funds (both debt and equity) for private and institutional investors. Prior to that, he headed the project and structured finance business at LBBW for almost 15 years, where he was responsible for a portfolio of around EUR 15 billion. After studying at the University of Mannheim, the business graduate began his career at KfW IPEX, where he structured international export and project finance for 9 years, including a two-year assignment to the Federal Ministry of Economics where he was responsible for all “Hermes” guarantees for project financings and Airbus aircrafts.