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Prof. Dr.

Korbinian Eichner





Dienstag 15.30 - 17.00 Uhr im W2.4.17


(07231) 28-6585



Korbinian Eichner was appointed Professor of Business Administration and Corporate Finance at Pforzheim University in October 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked several years as a corporate finance consultant in Germany and Switzerland.  

Mr. Eichner spent the most part of his professional career working in the corporate finance practices of the international consulting firm KPMG AG in Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland (most recently as Senior Manager). In his role as corporate finance consultant, he advised multinational firms as well as small and medium sized enterprises in financing, investment and valuation projects. Furthermore, Mr. Eichner worked for the Swiss Investment Bank UBS AG in Zurich. During his professional career, Mr. Eichner advised companies in valuation and mergers & acquisitions projects with a transaction volume of more than EUR 25 billion.

Besides, Mr. Eichner acted as an independent advisor to several courts with regards to mergers & acquisitions, as well as share and company valuations.

Korbinian Eichner studied business administration and corporate finance at Heilbronn University (BSc equivalent), University of St. Gallen (HSG) (M.A. HSG in Banking & Finance, Dr. oec. HSG), as well as Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and Leonard N. Stern School of Business (New York University).

Since having completed his PhD thesis, Korbinian Eichner is a lecturer at the Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Besides, Mr. Eichner has authored various journal articles in the fields of corporate finance and corporate valuation, as well as national and international accounting standards.

As a member of the European Finance Association and the European Accounting Association, Mr. Eichner participates regularly in national and international research conferences. In the past, Korbinian Eichner was a referee for the practice oriented accounting journal KOR - IFRS (Zeitschrift für internationale und kapitalmarktorientierte Rechnungslegung), as well as a lecturer of corporate valuation and corporate finance at the Swiss Academy of Chartered Accountants (EXPERTsuisse).

Business Valuation ,  Corporate Financing ,  Corporate Finance ,  Financing and Investment ,  Intangible Assets

2016 - Ph.D. HSG, Management
Universität St. Gallen (HSG)

2011 - M.A. HSG in Banking and Finance
Universität St. Gallen (HSG)

General Management ,  Controlling, Finance and Accounting

Journal article

EICHNER, K. (2017). Übernahmeprämien bei M&A - Eine empirische Analyse zum Einfluss von Käufermotivationen auf Übernahmeprämien. Corporate Finance, 8 (5-6), pp. 190-196. Düsseldorf.

EICHNER, K. (2017). Goodwill-Konzentration und -Abschreibungswahrscheinlichkeiten. KoR: Internationale und kapitalmarktorientierte Rechnungslegung (5), pp. 208-216. Düsseldorf.

EICHNER, K., & SAGER, M. (2017). Zur Bewertung von Verlustvorträgen in M&A: Eine Fallstudie. Finanz- und Rechnungswesen (7), pp. 1-3. Zürich.

EICHNER, K., & SAGER, M. (2017). Einflussfaktoren von Übernahmeprämien bei Unternehmenstransaktionen. Treuhand kompakt: aktuelle Themen, kommentierte Entscheide, Praxisfälle (1), pp. 9-11. Zürich.

EICHNER, K., & SAGER, M. (2017). Buchwert-Marktwert-Verhältnis und die Darstellung von Goodwill. Finanz- und Rechnungswesen (1), pp. 5-8. Zürich.


EICHNER, K., & LEIBFRIED, P. (2013). One size does not fit all - Zum Informationsverhalten von Analysten und professionellen Investoren., Zürich, Switzerland.