Company Profile

Time for change: time to really get to the heart of things.Grasp the opportunities. With understanding, determination and pace. With us.

Strategy. M&A.

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: strategy, M&A and transformation. This unique approach makes clients measurably more successful. The combination of corporate finance and management consulting creates sustainable added value when determining valid courses of action, reaching decisions and implementing them. Boasting a vast wealth of business experience, goetzpartners advises clients in all key industries world-wide: "Business Services","Infrastructure , Transportation & Energy", "Financial Institutions", "Pharma, Healthcare & MedTech", "Industrials & Mobility", "Retail & Fast Moving Consumer Goods" and "Technology, Media & Telecommunication".

For the key business issues of strategy, M&A and transformation, standard solutions are rarely the right answer. On every project, goetzpartners ensures that there is always sufficient scope for proven methods to be combined with individual and client-specific approaches. Our consultants and bankers lay the foundations for excellent results by trusting their own opinions and experience and taking a strong stance on the entrepreneurial challenges to be resolved.

Our far-reaching network of contacts, grown over decades, involves top decision makers in business and politics, and produces extraordinary advisory outcomes. Our close working relationship with prominent members of society opens up wide-ranging new perspectives. goetzpartners thinks beyond borders and connects the right people with the right ideas. That way, goetzpartners creates valuable synergies for all involved.

We make
an impression

goetzpartners is an international advisory firm that was established in 1991 by Dr. Stephan Goetz and Stefan Sanktjohanser. We provide independent advisory services about key entrepreneurial issues: strategy, M&A and transformation.

As a reliable partner with a tremendous track record and a far-reaching network, we are ideally positioned to support companies in all parts of the world as they struggle with the challenges created by a continuously changing environment. Dedicated corporate finance professionals with in-depth M&A and debt advisory expertise in combination with seasoned management consultants are covering the full breadth of proactive operational and strategic portfolio activities. With our integrated service offering we are a one-stop-shop for all of our clients’ matters.

For its excellent advisory services goetzpartners has received numerous awards, among others, the Best of Consulting Award from the renowned German business magazine “WirtschaftsWoche” has been conferred seven times to date.

the core

‘Explore the Core’ stands for our way of working and expresses our own self-image as advisors. As entrepreneurs with a unique explorer spirit we always drive down to the very bottom of an issue. 

We look beyond the surface, and dig deeper – down to the origin of entrepreneurial practice.

Every entrepreneur is aware that a keen focus on your core business is vital for success. Our main task is to help our clients to challenge and evolve the core of their business and, if necessary, to transform it into new business models. We work in unity with our clients. Together, we work to acquire the insights that serve as the basis for taking informed decisions and making them work in practice.



Founder & Managing Partner
Corporate Finance


Founder & Managing Partner
Management Consultants

We were honored

For the eleventh year running, goetzpartners has been named Best Advisory in the nationwide survey held by the business magazine "brandeins" alongside the research institute "Statista". We are ranked in the best lists for "Strategy Development", "M&A", "Technology & Telecommunications" and "Mechanical and Plant Engineering".

In 2022 goetzpartners was honored 1st place in the category "Finance" with the project focus "Mergers & Acquisitions" by the renowned business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. goetzpartners received the award for its success in providing comprehensive advice on the sale of the Garz & Fricke Group to Italian competitor SECO S.p.A.

In 2022, goetzpartners has once again made it into the list of the "Best Advisors" of the business magazine "brand eins" and the research institute "Statista". We feature on the best list for "M&A", "Strategy development", and "Finance & Risk management”.

In 2021 goetzpartners was again awarded the title "Best of Consulting" in the category "Organisation" with the project focus "Turnaround" by the renowned German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. goetzpartners received the prize for its success in a challenging transformation project for ELG Haniel GmbH.

In 2020, goetzpartners continued to contest its ranking on the list of “Best Advisers” complied by the German business magazine "brand eins".

In 2019, goetzpartners also made it into the list of “Best Advisers” complied by the German business magazine "brand eins". The list of best firms was based on a survey of both clients and competitors about the areas of expertise at German advisory firms.

goetzpartners is among the “Best Advisers 2018.” The advisory firm is listed in six categories of the ranking compiled by the German business magazine "brand eins": finance & risk management, strategy development, M&A, restructuring, other industrial goods and interim management. The list of best firms was based on a survey of both clients and competitors about the areas of expertise at German advisory firms. The award confirms the added value that our unique advisory approach provides to the core entrepreneurial issues: strategy, M&A and transformation.

In 2017, goetzpartners received the seal “Best of Consulting” for project excellence in the category M&A as well as finance and risk management. goetzpartners received the distinction for its successful consulting performance during the acquisition of the company “Wer liefert was” by Capvis Equity IV LP – a private equity fund advised by Capvis Equity Partners (together: “Capvis”).