First Dr. Krocke studied medicine in Bonn and Paris and was subsequently medically active in Barcelona and New York. Dr. Krocke started his industrial career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble. He managed the brands Ellen Betrix, Oil of Olay, CoverGirl and Always from Frankfurt and London. His entrance into the investment business took place at Apax Partners, a leading private equity firm with a focus on management buy-out and growth financing. His focus lied on the sectors of medical technology, consumer goods, retail and IT. Before founding AUCTUS in 2001, Dr. Krocke was founder and CEO of Wellington Partners in Munich. With two partners, he built an IT and services focused investment company with fifteen managers and a fund volume of EUR 250 million.