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Aquila Capital Investment-
gesellschaft mbH

Fully licensed AIFM of Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH is an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) licensed under German law and subject to supervision of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).  

Through our branches in Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Spain, we operate far beyond the German-speaking market and maintain an international industry network.   

As a licensed AIFM for domestic investment assets, EU UCITS, EU AIF or foreign AIF, we offer tailor-made fund vehicles and investment solutions according to individual needs of investors. Our range of services includes inter alia the portfolio management, risk management, asset management, structuring, valuation and reporting services. 


Our services

  • Fully licensed AIFM for the majority of regulated asset classes
  • Expertise in setting up tailored investment structures and individual investment solutions in the areas of clean energy and sustainable infrastructure
  • Portfolio and risk management specialised in clean energy and sustainable infrastructure assets
  • Access to a variety of fund related services and international expert teams provided by Aquila Group
  • Independent in-house valuation for clean energy and real estate assets
  • Access to local markets via branches in several European countries
  • Regulatory and tax relevant entity in Luxembourg


Our corporate governance principles may be found here.

Supervisory Board

Helmut Merkel Aquila Capital team member
Helmut Merkel
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Helmut Merkel is responsible for monitoring and advising the management of the AIFM, Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH. 

He was appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2016 and has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2017. Helmut Merkel has been practicing law since 1987 and works as an independent lawyer. Previously, he was General Counsel of the former Dresdner Bank AG.  

Helmut Merkel graduated in law from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. He received his doctorate from the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences at the Technical University of Darmstadt. 

Aquila Capital team member Michael Dröge
Michael J.W. Dröge
Member of the supervisory board

Michael Dröge is responsible for supervising the management board of AIFM, Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH. 

He has been appointed to the supervisory board in 2017. Besides this mandate, he is also member of various boards of directors of the investment funds managed by Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH. Michael Dröge has been working as a lawyer since 1999 and is partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Hamburg.  

He completed an apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank AG and holds a degree in law from Georg-August-University Göttingen. Michael Dröge was awarded a doctorate in law by the Georg-August-University Göttingen. 

Markus Slevogt
Markus C. Slevogt
Member of the supervisory board

Markus C. Slevogt studied Economics and Business Administration at the Universities of Kent and Marburg. At the latter he also received his doctorate in Bank Management.

Mr. Slevogt was Senior Country Representative of Deutsche Bank AG in Turkey and ING Bank Turkey’s Managing Director of Wealth Management. He held board mandates at Türk Demir Döküm, BSH Turkey, Organik Holding and Erciyas Group.

Today, he is Board Member at Amarkon Group, Akçansa A.Ş. and Assistant Professor at Bahçeşehir University.

Management Board

Harald Schönebeck Aquila Capital team member
Harald Schönebeck
Managing Director
Aquila Capital Team Till Schulz Eickhorst
Till Schulz-Eickhorst
Managing Director
Aquila Capital Team Helge Papenhausen
Helge Papenhausen
Managing Director
Aquila Capital Team Christoph Wallrich
Christoph Wallrich
Managing Director