Martha Oberndorfer is new associate partner of Venionaire Capital
In mid-April 2022, a well-known name has joined Venionaire Capital as a new Associate Partner: Martha Oberndorfer, an investment banker and corporate finance expert, looks back on more than 30 years of international capital market experience in advisory and managing functions. She is not only specialised in corporate & sustainable finance, M&A and asset management but also has broad knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of the capital market, especially institutional investments.
Institutions are seeking private equity
“With Martha Oberndorfer, we are gaining a highly experienced capital market expert who is acknowledged far beyond the borders of Austria. With this high-level recruitment, we keep an eye on the current development of the capital market: low-interest rates and rising inflation are driving institutional investors towards diversifying their portfolios in the direction of illiquid asset classes. A broader risk spreading should counteract a rise in inflation and interest rates and secure return opportunities. The higher weighting of illiquid asset classes – especially private equity – is a global trend and is now also affecting the asset allocation of insurance groups and pension funds. Martha Oberndorfer’s extensive expertise in the institutional investor environment therefore makes her just the right addition to Venionaire Capital’s investment management and strategic advisory segment,”
said Berthold Baurek-Karlic, CEO and founder of Venionaire Capital.
Building a bridge between institutional investors and investment opportunities
“I am excited to be an Associate Partner bridging the gap between institutional investors and Venionaire Capital’s offering in order to drive further growth of innovative companies. Matching capital and investments is strengthening the entire Austrian capital market – and private equity in particular acts as a catalyst for innovation and economic growth. For ten years now, Venionaire Capital has been successfully active in the market and can present an impressive investment portfolio. I am convinced, together we will continue this successful way and use these dynamics on the capital market in our favour.”
explains Martha Oberndorfer, Associate Partner at Venionaire Capital.
A PRO in the Austrian financing scene
Martha Oberndorfer has more than 30 years of capital market experience. She has held several advisory and management positions at national and international banks, corporations, asset management consultancies and public companies such as the Austrian Federal Financing Agency (OeBFA) and the Austrian Federal and Industrial Holdings (ÖBIB, today: ÖBAG). In addition to her new management role at Venionaire Capital, she is also a management consultant, supervisory board member and financial expert. With a doctorate in business administration, she completed her education at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and at the Business School of the University of Toronto. She is considered the first Austrian to be awarded the title of Chartered Financial Analyst at the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, USA, and has attended numerous international executive programs and board training courses.