We support and advise you in all decisions – from professional preparation and structuring of the transaction, to closing with the most suitable partner. The focus is on the successful sale of company shares or gaining a new partner. The possible transaction types include:
In a buy-side project, we support you in the acquisition of companies or parts of companies. We identify potential targets, approach them discreetly and drive forward a possible due diligence process and acquisition. If desired, the initial target approach may be conducted on your behalf anonymously. We support you in all steps of an M&A process or provide selected individual modules.
In addition to providing M&A transaction advisory services as required, we offer long-term support in the development and implementation of suitable M&A strategies. Our extensive know-how in this field ensures a significant competitive advantage and includes the development and the execution of follow-on transaction ideas.
We also assist our clients with regard to preparing a possible exit. In this regard, we identify value-enhancing actions prior to the start of a sale process, advise on an optimal kick-off date for the sale and take all preparatory actions to initiate a transaction.
In times of difficulty, the only feasible option for a business owner is sometimes to sell the company on short notice, in part or in full. Under such circumstances, an M&A transaction must be particularly well structured. Experience with similar situations, access to the appropriate investor base, fast analysis of the initial situation and timely execution are of central importance.
As a bank-independent advisor with extensive experience in special situations, from corporate restructuring to insolvency-related transactions, we are ideally positioned to advise in such cases. Through our independence, we guarantee clear and unrestricted representation of our clients’ interests and smoothly align the various interests to best suit those of our clients.
We advise on financing solutions, particularly in the context of M&A transactions. As an independent advisor, we are exclusively committed to the interests of our respective clients and thus offer financing advice that is independent of banks and products.
We review and advise on debt restructuring or recapitalisation of companies. We liaise with financing partners, develop alternatives and take care of preparing the necessary documentation. We have an excellent network within the financial sector – from large commercial banks to established, traditional private banks, public sector financial institutions and foreign banks with a strong presence in Germany.
For many years we have been working closely with two family offices of successful entrepreneurs who invest in medium-sized companies. In case a broader M&A process to sell a company shall be avoided, but rather a noiseless, discrete change of the shareholder structure is envisaged, we – on explicit request of our clients - initiate a contact to these family offices.
As we have a long-term working relationship with these family offices and to avoid any conflicts of interest, we would act as an advisor to these family offices after initiating a contact. If a 1:1 transaction does not come to a satisfactory outcome in a timely manner, a broad M&A process could still be initiated. First information about family offices and information about their investment criteria can be found at www.tequity.de and www.hbl-partners.de.