Bastian Lueken is a principal with Platinum Equity and heads up the firm's European M&A activities.
Prior to joining Platinum in 2011, Mr. Lueken spent 10 years at TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group) where, amongst other roles and responsibilities, he led TPG's European Technology and General Industrial efforts. As a consequence of Mr. Lueken's investment activity at TPG, he has served on the Boards of Directors of Bally International AG and Isola Group S.a.r.l., and on the Supervisory Boards of mobilcom AG and freenet AG.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Lueken worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Morgan Stanley in London and Frankfurt working on European M&A, equity capital markets, and debt capital markets transactions.
Mr. Lueken graduated summa cum laude from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-University in Frankfurt with a Masters degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) in business and finance, and he holds a Maitrise de Sciences de Gestion from Universite Paris IX Dauphine.
Mr. Lueken has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Fulham Football Club in 2010 and 2011.