vcardMartin Franz

Managing Partner
Sky Office
Kennedydamm 24
Düsseldorf 40476

Prior to his role at Benchmark International, Martin spent over three years as Head of M&A and Corporate Controlling at Ardex Group, a global manufacturer of premium construction chemicals and building materials to trade, headquartered in Witten.

Before his period at Ardex Group, Martin spent over seven years as an Investment Manager at NORD Holding, a private equity fund manager based in Hanover with a focus on majority shareholding in SMEs across multiple industries.

Martin has also had a stint at KPMG - a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.


Martin spent his early years in Berlin, where he studied Economics, achieving a degree from Humboldt University of Berlin, with a semester spent in Bergen, Norway.

His position at Benchmark International as Managing Director of the German office sees him develop a presence in the country, building a new office from the foundations in Düsseldorf.


Corporate strategy and development, investment controlling, restructuring, private equity, corporate finance, business planning, M&A.


Outside of the demands of the M&A world, Martin enjoys spending his free time with his family. He also enjoys skiing, travelling and engaging in the world of politics.