Ronny Grosman

Managing Partner

Ronny joined Blackwood in 2002 from Citigroup where he witnessed the transformation from the original Salomon Brothers via Salomon Smith Barney to Schroder Salomon Smith Barney to Citigroup. Prior to that Ronny started his career at Kleinwort Benson.

In over 23 years of experience in London, New York, San Francisco and Frankfurt, Ronny advised corporate as well as Private Equity and family office clients on Mergers and Acquisitions and corporate finance. Some of the transactions Ronny was involved in early in his career include the acquisition of Ymos lock systems by Valeo, the acquisition of Benecke Kaliko by Continental AG, the sale of Winkler & Duennebier to Doughty Hanson, the sale of Siemens i-center to Industri Kapital, equity offerings of Federal Mogul and Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE), the privatization of Hellenic Aerospace Industry to name a few.

At Blackwood Capital Group, Ronny was responsible for building up the franchise and has advised on numerous transactions including the sale of Financiere de Champlain to ECOFI Investissements, the acquisition of Avanta by Adecco, the Merger of Adecco Israel with Tafkid Plus of Israel, the acquisition of Bell Holding’s stake in Adecco Turkey, the divestitures of Adecco subsidiaries in Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Dominican Republic, the acquisition of Palmers by Quadriga Capital, the acquisition of the Munich Portfolio by Schroder Asset Management, the sale of the Planning & Engineering unit of Ajilon to Byers, the divestiture of Troya Ultra to Lebedyansky, the divestiture of Rouge Bunny Rouge to Ile de Beaute, the divestitures of Adecco Russia and Adecco Ukraine to Lugera, the divestiture of Antal Russia to Antal International, the divestiture of OR Laser to Coherent, the divestiture of EMR to IPE Ventures, the divestiture of Marks Sattin to GI Group, the acquisition of Grafton Recruitment Europe by GI Group, the divestiture of Exact Systems by Work Service to CVI and Exact Management, along with strategic & defense advisory for Meinl Airports and Coffeeheaven.

Ronny is also responsible for leading the Real Estate efforts at Blackwood Capital Group having advised on numerous deals in that space for family offices and institutional investors in Europe.