Legal notice

Disclosures in accordance with Section 5 German Telemedia Act:
CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH – Agentur für Finanzkommunikation
Bahnhofstrasse 98
82166 Gräfelfing/Munich, Germany

Represented by:
Susan Hoffmeister

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 125 09 03 30

Register entry:
Entry in the commercial register.
Registry court: Munich District Court
Register number: HRB 189878

VAT ID number in accordance with Section 27a German Value Added Tax Act:
DE 275 550 466

Dispute resolution
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution:
You will find our e-mail address in the legal notice above.

We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for content
Pursuant to Section 7(1) German Telemedia Act, we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act, we as service providers are not under any obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website, or to investigate any circumstances that may indicate unlawful activity.

Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general laws remain unaffected. However, any liability concerning this matter is possible only from the point in time at which a specific infringement of the law becomes known to us. Once we become aware of specific infringements of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question.

Liability for links
Our website contains links to external websites of third parties. As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the relevant provider or operator of the webpages is responsible for the content of the linked pages. At the time the links were created, the linked pages were checked for any potential infringements of the law. No illegal content was detected at the time the links were created.

However, we cannot reasonably be expected to carry out permanent checks of the content on the linked pages without any specific indications of an infringement of the law. Once we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will immediately remove the links in question.

The content and works on these pages created by the website operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this website are for private, non-commercial use only.

For any content on this website not created by the operator, copyrights of third parties are recognised. Content by third parties is identified as such. Nevertheless, should you have reason to believe that a copyright infringement has occurred, we request that you notify us accordingly. Once we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question.

Image sources:
©Reinhold Deisenhofer

Website design and implementation:
Tonwerte / Digital. Produktiv.

Michael Knecht, Director Investor Relations

Communication is an endurance sport – the goal is not the short-term storm in a teacup, but the establishment of a long-term reputation."

Since the year 2000, Michael Knecht has been advising and supporting publicly traded and privately held small to medium-sized enterprises, including MDAX and DAX companies, on matters related to financial communication and investor relations. Since October 2023, he has served as the Director of Investor Relations at CROSS ALLIANCE. His wealth of experience spans daily investor relations activities, initial public offerings (IPOs), bond issuances, compensation reports, reporting, and shareholder magazines.

Since 2023 Director Investor Relations at CROSS ALLIANCE
2012 until 2023 Senior Consultant Investor Relations at Instinctif Germany,
2011/2012 Senior Consultant at Haubrok Investor Relations
2007 bis 2011 Senior Consultant at Ascendo Management
2000 bis 2007 various consulting positions at Buchanan Capital Group
Diploma in Economics / LMU Munich

Markus Horntrich, Senior Consultant

"My maxim to ensure optimum performance on all your communications issues: Get up early, give it your all and work hard."

Markus Horntrich is a stock market enthusiast and, as a former editor-in-chief, has extensive experience in financial journalism and a broad network, which he uses as a basis for all aspects of PR/IR communication.

Economics graduate
Self-employed PR/IR consultant and Senior Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE
19 years at investor magazine DER AKTIONÄR
8 years as editor-in-chief at DER AKTIONÄR

Michael Lang, Partner

"As a former editor-in-chief and full-blooded journalist, a matter particularly close to my heart is ensuring that our clients get noticed in just the right way in the media."

As an experienced business journalist, Michael Lang uses his extensive network in the financial community to give clients the best media relations.

Partner at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2013
Self-employed professional in investor relations since 2010
Head of IR at IBS AG (Prime Standard) for four years
Ten years as a member of the editorial team of financial magazine DER AKTIONÄR (“2010 award for investor magazine of the year”), acting as editor-in-chief and deputy editor-in-chief, in both positions for three years
15 years of experience in financial journalism
Degree in Business Mathematics, Bayreuth University

Susan Hoffmeister, Managing Director

"I support every company with communication just as I do my own. That's my biggest motivation."

Managing Director Susan Hoffmeister supports listed companies with their investor relations and ESG.

Founder & Managing Director of CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Degree in Business Administration, BA in Finance & Accounting, MBA
Self-employed entrepreneur in investor relations since 2006
Deutsche Börse qualified Supervisory Board member since 2017
Member of the Supervisory Board of LEHNER INVESTMENTS AG
Head of Corporate Communications at Siemens London for five years
Head of IR at various listed companies in the software and IT industry for six years
Extensive IPO experience

Sara Pinto, Head of ESG & Director CROSS ALLIANCE / Managing Director ESG ALLIANCE

"My motto is 'Create value through communication'. My international professional background helps me to achieve this. I work with clients to get them the best results."

As ESG analyst and investor relations expert and member of the Cross Alliance team, Sara Pinto places particular emphasis on providing her clients with in-depth consultations and on strategic communication. Her specialist area is sustainability.

Head of ESG and Director, since 2019 Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE
EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst / MA in Business Administration & Management
Five years as Market Research Manager at FOCUS-MONEY
Extensive experience in B2B sales
Expert in CSR and ESG – contact person for sustainability strategy development, implementation of ESG criteria in corporate communications, and sustainability reporting
Language proficiency: Italian (mother tongue), German, English, Spanish

Sven Pauly, Managing Partner

"I develop innovative concepts for our clients, which actively contributes to their success."

With many years of experience in TV news production, Sven Pauly specializes in reporting, rule communication of listed companies as well as in the areas of equity/debt investor relations and dual/multiple listings.

Head of Financial Reporting and Director, with CROSS ALLIANCE since 2016.
MA in Corporate Communications/PR
Consultant for investor relations and corporate communications
Extensive experience in capital market consultation
Has held roles in designated sponsoring and public affairs
Over ten years of experience in TV news production