Press release

"Best of Consulting" winner 2022

30. novembre 2022

Great success for goetzpartners: The advisory firm for strategy, M&A and transformation was honored by WirtschaftsWoche with first place of the "Best of Consulting" award in the category "Finance" for its comprehensive advice on the sale of the Garz & Fricke Group ("Garz & Fricke") to the Italian competitor SECO S.p.A. ("SECO Group"). The award ceremony took place on November 29 in Dusseldorf.

goetzpartners received the prize with the project focus "Mergers & Acquisitions" for its outstanding advisory services to the financial investor Afinum Management in its exit of the embedded hardware and software manufacturer Garz & Fricke. Both strategic and financial investors showed great interest in the run-up to the transaction. The challenge for goetzpartners was to identify the most attractive follow-up investor for management, founders, and shareholders among the various strategic options.

With its interdisciplinary team of corporate finance and due diligence experts, goetzpartners succeeded in developing an equity story for Garz & Fricke in a short period of time and elaborated an outside-in synergy model with the listed SECO Group, a provider of IoT and AI solutions. Based on the technical and commercial USPs of the Garz & Fricke Group, the model presented the strategic and commercial advantages of a merger and formed the basis for the winning offer of the SECO Group.

This is already the seventh time that goetzpartners has been among the winners of the prestigious consulting award and selected as one of the best consulting firms in Germany.

Since 2010, WirtschaftsWoche has annually been honoring outstanding consulting firms with the "Best of Consulting" award.

Press contact:

Ines Bieger
Director Marketing & PR