The partners of  1 Plus Partners have worked 12 years together on corporate finance transactions.

Eric Schaefer

Eric Schaefer, fondateur de 1PlusPartners

Founding Partner

  • Over 25 years of experience in corporate finance in France (IKB, Natixis) and internationally (Citibank, UBS)
  • Since 2011, Eric Schaefer advises corporates and funds on financing issues and private debt
  • Eric Schaefer launched in 1998 the French branch of IKB which became one of the leading banks in structured finance in its market
  • Eric Schaefer and his teams have financed more than 300 transactions (LBO and other structured financings) including 60 self-arranged deals and a volume of 6 bn €
  •  As General Manager led a team of 25 finance professionals
  •  AMP INSEAD, MSFS Georgetown,  Economics Leuven

Ralph Aner

Ralph Aner, associé 1PlusPartners


  • 17 years of experience in corporate finance in France and Germany
  • Ralph Aner coordinated between 2011 and 2014 more than 10 financing transactions as Finance Director of Langa
  • Between 2003 and 2010, Ralph Aner and his team established IKB Paris as one of the leading providers of project financings in renewable energy in France – 40 projects with 25 self-arranged financings
  • From 2000 to 2002 Ralph Aner was in charge of IKB’s portfolio in Paris with 115 transactions and a volume of 1 bn €
  • Leipzig University Economics and Management