Lukas Stepanek began his career at UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking in early 2007 joining the Equity Capital Markets Team in London covering Eastern Europe. After two years Lukas became the business manager for Corporate & Investment Banking in Eastern Europe, providing support to Senior management. In 2010, Lukas joined UniCredit’s Financial Sponsor Solutions team in London, where he most recently was a Vice President responsible for the origination and execution of LBO transactions. Lukas joined the Ardian Private Debt team in early 2015. He is based in the Frankfurt office.