Partner-owned with a dedicated Team

Since inception of Crossgate in 2014, we have successfully been building up a dynamic
and passionate team of highly skilled and tech-focused transaction professionals

Crossgate @ a glance

Crossgate is a partner-run and owned Corporate Finance and M&A advisory boutique with a deeply-rooted passion for technology-, digital-, and impact-driven business models

We provide holistic transaction advice and other Corporate Finance services to the best entrepreneurs and founders as well as domestic and global corporations and financial sponsors

We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships. As a one-stop-shop we regularly accompany and support entrepreneurs and companies along their entire journey – from seed financing to growth fundraising all through to the final liquidity event (exit). Furthermore, we are trusted service providers and partners to financial investors as well as many corporations – public and private – around the globe






Crossgate is owned and run by three seasoned M&A experts who have more than 300 transactions under their belts

Christian co-founded Crossgate in 2014 and later on CARRY Corporate Finance in 2018. Christian built up extensive M&A experience on the sell- and buy-side and advised strategic and financial investors on high-profile cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions for high-growth businesses for more than 15 years.

Christian is passionate about technology innovation and predominantly focuses on the Deep-Tech, Digital Media, Internet and Impact sectors. As a corporate lawyer and a business administration graduate, he worked for law-firms and advisory companies in the US, UK and Germany.

Christian studied Law at Philipps University, Marburg and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt (Germany) and holds a Master’s degree in International Finance & Accounting from UEL Business School, London (UK).
DENIS KUHN Managing Partner
Before co-founding Crossgate Corporate and later on Crossgate’s spin-off CARRY Corporate Finance, Europe’s first dedicated Corporate Finance advisory house fully dedicated to the Gaming and Esports industry, Denis had gained extensive expertise in various advisory and consultancy capacities around the world.

Being a Global Citizen who has lived and worked abroad for the better of his early professional life, Denis‘ international experience and intercultural intelligence have proven particularly beneficial when advising and negotiating numerous cross-border deals.

Denis holds a Master’s degree in International Finance & Accounting from Cass Business School, London (UK), and a Bachelor in International Business from European School of Business, Reutlingen (Germany).
DANIEL KARTJE Managing Partner
Prior to joining Crossgate, Daniel spent over 25 years in the corporate finance and Private Equity industry. For the last 15 years, he has been a Partner in a German mid-cap fund based in Frankfurt. Daniel led an extensive number of transactions in a variety of technology sectors not only in Europe, but also in the US, China and many other countries.

Being an entrepreneurial character, he is full of curiosity about business models and ideas how to develop and expand them further. As a board member of a variety of portfolio companies, he has earned extensive knowledge about strategies and operations in addition to his financial skills.

Daniel holds a Master’s degree in business administration from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany) and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA).
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