Mirko joined PAI in 2007 and manages PAI’s Germany Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Xella, Hunkemöller and FTE. He started his career at McKinsey & Co. in Munich where he spent nine years as a Partner in the Retail & Consumer sector. In 1997 he joined KarstadtQuelle AG, one of the largest non-food retailers in Europe, where he spent four years as an Executive Vice President and a member of the Management Board in charge of marketing/sales/e-commerce and purchasing. He joined Apax Partners in 2001 where he was a Partner and European Head of the Retail & Consumer sector.