M & A Advisory Services

First-class financial advisory services

As M & A specialists, we advise you throughout the entire transaction process – from the in-depth analysis of your strategic options and the resulting internal decision-making process to the preparation, structuring and consummation of a transaction with the right partner. We provide tailor-made solutions to maximise your transaction objectives.

We also advise you on financing options to realise your strategic plans and become your trusted advisor and sparring partner in negotiations with your counter-parts in a transaction – be it strategic investors, family offices, private equity firms or investment banks. As experienced financial advisors and industry specialists , we enjoy a high reputation among all market participants.

Benefit from our expertise – we are at your service as your trusted advisor with a deep understanding of your business issues.

You can see our examples of transactions and mandates for these and further industries in our list of references.

Company Sale and Succession Arrangements

  • Do you intend to sell your company, or parts of it?
  • Do you wish to spin off certain divisions or sell non-core assets?
  • What options do you have as the owner of a business when it comes to solving your succession issues?
  • How can you ensure the survival of your company and monetise your business success at the same time?

Whether it’s an exit, spin-off or trade sale arrangement, we are at your service as your experienced M&A advisors. We will work with you to develop a strategy for the sale process, analyse the national and international market for potential buyers and organise the entire sales process for you.

Finding the right successor can prove to be exceptionally difficult for any entrepreneur. If there is no successor within the family, then a management buyout (MBO) or a management buy-in (MBI) might be just as feasible as selling to a strategic investor. Your priorities are what really matters to us: getting the best purchase price, maximising transaction certainty, and/or finding the best new owner to secure the future of the company in its current state as well as a smooth transition for the workforce.

No matter which strategy you choose, we will accompany you as a reliable partner to guide you through this important transition.

Acquisition and Expansion

  • Do you intend to take your business to the next level and expand internationally through acquisitions?
  • Do you want to become the winning bidder in an auction and acquire a company without overpaying?
  • Do you wish to extend an offer for a competitor without disclosing your identity at the outset?

Whether your target company is German-based or international, our M&A specialists will help you assess and evaluate the target, its market and the competitive environment. Furthermore we will organise the due diligence process, communicate with the vendor on your behalf and support you in the SPA negotiations.

Financing plays a major role in all transaction processes: Our M&A specialists will advise you and will develop and negotiate viable concepts with your banks, investors or co-shareholders.

Make the most of our expert advice when it comes to acquisitions and financing, as well as take advantage of our international network.

Mergers and Joint Ventures

  • Do you intend to strengthen your market position and are therefore planning to merge with a competitor?
  • Do you want to enter into a joint venture to be able to tap new sales channels?
  • Do you wish to create cost synergies through a merger?

We will assist you in safe-guarding your personal and corporate interests in your negotiations with a merger or joint venture partner. In addition to business issues, cultural and legal aspects play an important role in setting up and agreeing a merger or joint venture. As M&A advisors experienced in international transactions, we are very familiar with the issues and challenges facing anyone doing business in the global markets. This will help you to avoid pitfalls as well as to keep full control of your projects.

Benefit from having us as your sparring partner and enter into a strategic dialogue with our M&A specialists.

Growth Capital and Raising Equity Finance

  • Do you wish to improve your balance sheet by increasing your equity ratio?
  • Do you need access to growth capital to enter the next phase of your company development?
  • Are you looking for investors in a private placement?

Healthy equity ratios will improve your negotiating position with lenders and open up new opportunities when times are hard, including mergers and acquisitions.

Our financial advisors will highlight options available and assist you in the capital raising process. Thanks to our contacts to national and international companies, financial and private investors, we can help you in getting access to new sources of equity.

Find out more about the sources of equity available to your business.

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Long experience in business

With over 100 successful transactions we are one of the best established M & A advisory firms on the German market. As a part of HSH Nordbank we offer our customers access to a global network of strategic investors and external advisors. Since 2002 we have been mainly involved with medium-sized businesses: from owner-managed companies to international corporations. Our team: proven M & A-specialists.

We advise and support you. Feel free to contact us or ask for a return call.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Karsten Maschler

Head of M & A

Phone: +49 40 3333-15715
Fax: +49 40 3333-615715
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Simon Madej

Head of M & A Shipping, Transport & Logistics

Phone: +49 40 3333-15768
Fax: +49 40 3333-615768
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Dr. Roland Schulz

Head of M & A Industrials, Energy & Services

Phone: +49 40 3333-15712
Fax: +49 40 3333-615712
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