Ralph Arnold

Ralph Arnold

Partner at TransAct Advisory Services

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Ralph is one of the original founders of Xbridge (London) in 2000 and remains a non-executive director and large shareholder. Xbridge trades as Simplybusiness.co.uk and is the largest online micro insurance brokerage in the UK with >200.000 live business customers.

Prior to Xbridge he was Head of M&A for Hoechst / Aventis (today Sanofi). Ralph subsequently joined Bayer Innovation as its Managing Director to build a new ventures platform for the Bayer Group. He founded TransAct Advisory Services (M&A, partnering and fund raising in the life sciences sector) in 2008 to leverage his investment banking, corporate M&A and entrepreneurial background. Ralph is a trained investment banker and holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

He lived in Brazil, USA, France and England for over 20 years. He is married to a journalist and lives in Berlin.

Specialties:Transaction Management in Life Sciences and Chemicals Segments: M&A, fund raising, spin-outs, licensing, partnering.