Peter Kayatz, PhD

Peter holds  post-graduate academic degrees in biology (Dr. rer. nat., RWTH Aachen) and theoretical medicine (Dr. rer. medic., University of Cologne). He is a senior management executive with proven achievements in pharmaceutical drug development, business development, due diligence, M&A, management and financing. He has served as Head of Life Sciences for a German business consultancy, took a pharmaceutical company from setup to trade sale and held positions as interim manager in different industries.

Languages: German, English, and basic Spanish
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Professional Experience

since 2008 Waterbergh Management (Owner)

Executive Coaching

Coaching, Mentoring, Training, Consulting

2004 – 2008 AlcaSynn Pharmaceuticals (Managing Director)

Drug development company focusing on small molecules of the morphinan group (www.sanochemia.at).

Set up of organization

Acquisition of grants and soft loans > € 1 million

€ 12 million EURO corporate venture transaction with  Sanochemia Pharmazeutika AG for a post money valuation of € 20 million

 2002 – 2004 CAST – Center for Academic Spin-offs Tyrol (Portfolio Manager)

Technology transfer centre based at the University of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. CAST offers management consulting and seed financing (www.cast-tyrol.at).

 2000 – 2002 IVP – Innovations & Venture – Partners (Head of Life Sciences)

Management consultancy, Berlin – Nuremberg – Munich, focusing on venture capital and private equity financing as well as turn-around management. In 2005 IVP Innovations & Venture – Partners merged with FairVest to form Concentro Management (www.concentro.de).

 1997 – 2000 Department of Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Cologne  (Research Assistant)

The department was headed by Prof. Ulrich Schraermeyer, now at the University Hospital Tübingen, and head of the Steinbeis-Transferzentrum STZ OcuTox.

  • Development of the first method for the ultrastructural localization of light-induced lipid peroxides in the retina. Publication
  • Investigation on the processing of light-induced lipid peroxides in retina of rats. Publication
  • Investigations on the nature of melanin fluorescence in the retina. Publication