Private Debt

HF Debt Team

Dedicated team with comprehensive experience in financing small companies

Andreas Doerfert
Managing Partner
Alexander Pröls
Lennard Meßelken
Senior Associate
Fabian Nordholt

Andreas (Diplom-Kaufmann and Certified Public Accountant, CPA) has been active in the German debt sector for more than 20 years. Before founding HF Debt, he has been responsible for the establishment and development of the private debt business of a French multi-strategy asset manager in the German-speaking countries. Previously, Andreas was employed as a director at the largest independent German mezzanine investor, worked in the leveraged finance department of a bank and held positions at two German mid-cap private equity firms.

Email: Doerfert(at) / Mobil: +49 (0) 171 494 000 6

Alexander has over 9 years of relevant experience in the Small Cap Private Credit space. Prior to joining HF Debt in 2023, Alexander served as Investment Manager and Investment Director at Bright Capital since 2014. In this role, he co-led the investment process, focusing on deal origination and execution, as well as the restructuring of non-performing portfolio assets. Previously, Alexander worked for an international Family Office based in Frankfurt and founded and ran his own start-up company. Alexander holds an M. Sc. in International Business from Maastricht University.

Email: proels(at) / Mobil: +49 (0) 172 67 50 334

Before joining HF Debt, Lennard supported the team as working student. Previously, he accomplished different internships at the private equity firms Aurelius Growth Investments and Hannover Finanz and gained experiences in finance advisory at KPMG. Lennard studied business administration in Hannover and London and holds a master's degree in finance and accounting from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Email: Messelken(at) / Mobil: +49 (0) 1622390075

Prior to joining HF Debt, Fabian worked as a Senior Associate in the restructuring practice of PwC in Frankfurt. At PwC, he also gained experience working on financial due diligence and valuation projects. Fabian studied business administration and economics in Frankfurt and holds a master’s degree in management from Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon.

Email: nordholt(at) / Mobil: +49 (0) 152 3468 4413

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