Hans-Georg (Hannes) Burghardt joined GLP in January 2013 as an Operating Partner.
Prior to joining GLP, Hannes spent 18 years with Deutsche Bank where he was Head of EMEA Gaming and Leisure & Travel.
Over that period, Hannes has been involved in many of the region's key gaming transactions such as the merger of Gold Reef and Tsogo Sun, the privatisation and secondary equity offering for Opap, the acquisition of Gioco Digitale by Bwin, the acquisition of Praesepe by Gauselmann, buy-outs of William Hill, SNAI, Ritz Bingo Clubs and Regency Entertainment, the IPO of German online gaming company Tipp24, as well as equity and debt financings for Intralot, Lottomatica, Cirsa and Holland Casino.
He was also involved in a number of Europe's key leisure travel deals, including the £3.5bn merger of First Choice and TUI Tourism, numerous equity and debt financings for both TUI AG and TUI Travel plc, the sale of Landal GreenParks to Wyndham for Charterhouse, the sale of Havas Voyages Grand Public to Thomas Cook for Amex and the sale of online travel group Go Voyages for Accor.
Hannes advised Accor on acquiring stakes in Polish hotel chain Orbis and German hotel chain Dorint, Deutsche Bank on the disposal of Interhotel and Starwood Hotels & Resorts on the disposal of various luxury hotels, including the Danieli in Venice.
Hannes holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford.