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Mr. Michael Benedikt Lukas Alfred Treichl, JD is a Managing Partner at Audley Capital Advisors, LLP. Mr. Treichl is Co-Founder of Audley Capital Advisors, LLP. and has 25 years of transaction experience in investment banking and private equity. In 1998, Mr. Treichl co-founded Bessemer Vogel & Treichl. Additionally, he has spent much of his investment banking career at Lazard Frères, Merrill Lynch and at SG Warbur, where Mr. Treichl held board-level responsibility for Germany and focused on takeovers of listed companies including several significant “going private” leveraged buyouts in the U.S. as well as most of the public takeovers in Germany in the early 1990’s including such landmark deals as Feldmühle Nobel/VEBA, Pirelli/Continental, AGF/AMB, Krupp/Hoesch and Thyssen/Krupp. In late 1995, together with an Operating Partner, Mr. Treichl acquired and subsequently restructured Head-Tyrolia-Mares. He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at Curanum AG from June 25, 2009 to March 12, 2013. He serves as a Member of Supervisory Board at Head N.V. He serves as a Non-Executive Director at several privately held portfolio companies. He serves as a Director at Meinl International Power Ltd. Mr. Treichl received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from the University of Vienna, Austria.
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Banker accused of setting fire to his own mansion found dead in apparent suicide
By Natalie O'Neill June 20, 2017 | 3:15pm | Updated

A multi-millionaire British banker accused of setting fire to his own mansion was found dead in an apparent suicide, according to a report.

Michael Treichl, 68 — who was out on bail for allegedly sparking the blaze — took his own life Friday after a battle with depression, the UK Telegraph reported.

“Michael Treichl sadly passed away on Friday, having suffered from severe depression,” a rep for the family said in a statement.

On April 15, a raging inferno broke out at the family’s sprawling castle-like home — dubbed the Parnham House — in Beaminster, England. Police said later Treichl had deliberately set the fire.

The troubled financier had spent roughly $10 million to remodel the sprawling abode, which sat on stately 500-year-old property and featured two swimming pools.

His 54-year-old wife, Emma, is heartbroken over his death, the paper reported.

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Revealed: Multi-millionaire banker who was arrested on suspicion of burning down his £15m stately home 'drowned himself in Lake Geneva'
Michael Treichl, 69, was arrested after fire at historic Parnham House in Dorset
He was questioned by police over the blaze but was released without charge
Investment banker was found dead in Geneva on Friday, a family spokesman said
Austrian tycoon suffering from 'severe depression' before his death, they added
Father of two's body was recovered from Lake Geneva by police in Switzerland
Police investigating the cause of death believe Mr Treichel committed suicide
By ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS, IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 10:55 EDT, 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:58 EDT, 21 June 2017


Michael Treichl, 69, took his own life on Friday after 'suffering severe depression' - months after his stately home burned down

The body of a banker who was arrested on suspicion of starting a fire that destroyed his £15 million stately home was found in Lake Geneva in Switzerland, MailOnline can reveal.

Police believe Michael Treichl, 69, who had been suffering depression, committed suicide.

His body was retrieved from the water by the lake brigade of Geneva Police on Friday.

A police spokesman said: 'The most probable cause of death is suicide by drowning.

'The police were alerted by someone and a body was found in Lake Geneva by our lake brigade.

'Nothing more can be said at this stage because the police investigation is open.'

His wife Emma, 54, and their children, aged 15 and 17, are said to be devastated by his sudden death.

Mr Treichl, a hedge fund manager, was on police bail having been arrested on suspicion of starting the huge blaze at Parnham House in Beaminster, Dorset, on April 15.

Dorset police confirmed the fire was started deliberately and were continuing their investigations at the time of Mr Treichl's death.

The 500-year-old property was one of the oldest mansions in the county and historically important in the UK.

Speculation was mounting in financial circles that his hedge fund business was in trouble and he was afraid of losing the fabulous lifestyle he enjoyed.

A family spokesman said: 'Michael Treichl sadly passed away on Friday, June 16, having suffered from severe depression.

Widowed: Mr Treichl leaves behind his wife Emma, 54, pictured, a former Vogue model who he met while commissioning an artist to paint his portrait and their two teenage children

Destroyed: Parnham House, in Dorset, was gutted by a blaze back in April. Mr Treichl was arrested and questioned on the day of the fire, but later released without charge

Sudden death: Mr Treichl (right) bought the 16th Century mansion with wife Emma (left) for £4 million from revered furniture maker John Peacemaker in 2001 and renovated it for £10 million

'He was a devoted family man and husband to his wife Emma, their two children, and his two step-children.'

Mr Treichl bought Parnham House for £4million in 2001 from revered furniture designer John Makepeace, who still lives in the area.

The banker and his wife are said to have spent £10million restoring the estate after buying it two years into their marriage.

He would fly in and out of the estate by helicopter while Mrs Treichl, a former Vogue model, worked with Clarence House interior designer Robert Kime to turn it into a modern family home.

The project included indoor and outdoor swimming pools, stables, gym and a cinema.

There were also generous rooms for their two and Mrs Treichl's children from her first marriage, Carlo, 21, and Sofia, 26.

Former owner Mr Makepeace spoke of his sadness at news of Mr Treichl's death.

He said: 'I am aware of the news and it is very sad. The fire was a tragedy, the house was irreplaceable.'

Razed to the ground: More than 100 firefighters were called to the Grade I listed property in April after the fire broke out, but were unable to save anything except the exterior walls

Renovation lost: Mr Treichl, 69, bought the property in 2001 to house a collection of armour and hunting trophies, and British portraits he had acquired - all of which were destroyed

All that is left: The banker and his wife are said to have spent £10million restoring the estate, pictured after the fire which destroyed it, after buying it two years into their marriage

Friends also spoke of their shock at Mr Treichl's death.

Chris Turner, the chairman of Beaminster Town Council, added: 'I'm shocked and stunned, I really am.

'This horrific news leaves so many question marks but it would be wrong to speculate now. Who really knows what was going through his head?

'I feel for him and his wife, who have obviously been under tremendous pressure as a result of the fire.

'It comes as such a surprise as I thought that Mr Treichl was intent on rebuilding the house. I think he had lots of houses but Parnham House was always his favourite.'

The home was unoccupied at the time of the blaze which started at around 4am.

The fire which ripped through it which was so huge 100 firefighters were on the scene trying to extinguish it and embers burned for three days afterwards.

A jerry can carrying as much as 25 litres of fuel was abandoned on the lawn, supporting the theory that arson may have been involved.

Speaking in the aftermath of the blaze, Mr Treichl said: 'I am devastated at the loss of our home.

'The restoration of Parnham has been my life's work and it is insane to think I could have destroyed it. I am now intent on rebuilding and restoring it.'

Former glory: The project Pernham House in Beaminster, Dorset, included indoor and outdoor swimming pools, stables, gym and a cinema, all of which were lost in the devstating fire

The Treichl family, one of the most distinguished and powerful banking families in Austria, are thought to have acquired the property for £4million

Life's work: Of the blaze, Mr Treichl said: 'I am devastated at the loss of our home. 'The restoration of Parnham has been my life's work and it is insane to think I could have destroyed it. I am now intent on rebuilding and restoring it.'

Mrs Treichl said that the day after the devastating fire her husband rushed up from London to be at the scene.

She said at the time: 'Michael was at Parnham the following day, looking at the burning wreckage.

'He was gutted, very emotional. He could barely speak. I don't recall his exact words - he was sobbing.'

She previously said the family were planning to work with English Heritage to restore the house, which was gutted in the blaze.

Mrs Treichl said: 'We're going to rebuild, absolutely. I've never once doubted that. We can't not do it.

'I have to keep thinking about the future; how we're going to live our lives, how we're going to move forward.

'The whole complication of rebuilding and dealing with English Heritage will be much greater than the insurance claim itself.

'The cost of replacing something which is irreplaceable is unimaginable, it's huge.

'We're working with English Heritage to find a way forward, but it's a very long process.'

The house was fitted out with luxury furnishings to make the perfect country home - though fortunately nobody was there on the night of the fire

In the aftermath of the fire, which entirely destroyed the house's bespoke interior (left) and right), Emma had vowed that the couple would rebuild it to restore the house to its past glory

Parnham House was where US commanders drew up plans for the Allied invasion of mainland Europe during the Second World War – and Dwight Eisenhower had once dined there.

Hedge fund manager Mr Treichl, who belonged to a family of distinguished Austrian bankers, was a leading light in hedge fund Audley Capital Advisors LLP.

A German business magazine once described him as a 'global player of our time'. It said he was 'a rather unremarkable man at first glance, slim, quiet, restrained, with surprisingly expressive eyes'. He enjoyed heli-ski tours, tennis, horse riding and hunting.

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It was decorated inside with tributes to Mr Treichl's Austrian heritage as well as suits of armour collected by his financier ancestors.
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In 1998, Mr. Treichl co-founded Bessemer Vogel & Treichl. Additionally, he has spent much of his investment banking career at Lazard Frères, Merrill Lynch and at SG Warbur, where Mr. Treichl held board-level responsibility for Germany and focused on takeovers of listed companies including several significant “going private” leveraged buyouts in the U.S. as well as most of the public takeovers in Germany in the early 1990’s including such landmark deals as Feldmühle Nobel/VEBA, Pirelli/Continental, AGF/AMB, Krupp/Hoesch and Thyssen/Krupp.

 In late 1995, together with an Operating Partner, Mr. Treichl acquired and subsequently restructured Head-Tyrolia-Mares. He served as a Member of Supervisory Board at Curanum AG from June 25, 2009 to March 12, 2013. He serves as a Member of Supervisory Board at Head N.V. He serves as a Non-Executive Director at several privately held portfolio companies. He serves as a Director at Meinl International Power Ltd. Mr. Treichl received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from the University of Vienna, Austria.