Transactions need a secure foundation. Crucial to both buyers and sellers: taking prompt, targeted action and having a direct line to decision makers.


With over 200 international sell-side and buy-side transactions totalling in excess of 25 billion euros, goetzpartners is one of the most successful mid-market M&A firms. We leverage our sector expertise, network of contacts and many years of M&A experience into creating value for buy-side stakeholders. Alongside carving out the best possible position for buyers in the transaction process, goetzpartners services include efficient process execution, strategic valuation analysis, advice on financing, and support and coordination through the entire buy-side process.

Our expertise for buy-side transactions:

  • Strong market and industry expertise, including deep-dive market analysis
  • Identification of suitable target companies as per investment criteria
  • Development of a targeted communication and positioning strategy
  • Advice on carve-out transactions, also international transactions
  • Support with coordination of due diligence providers, with preparation of business plans and company valuations
  • Advice on acquisition and refinancing, including modeling




goetzpartners represents the interests of companies from all key industries all over the world. With over twenty years of experience, we think like entrepreneurs and have direct access to the decision makers that matter – all this and more forms the basis for our extraordinary success. goetzpartners has talented people with years of expertise in every element of the process – from bilateral talks to vendor-optimized auctioning. The outcome: we can provide our clients with definite advantage in sell-side transactions that serve to optimize value or ensure long-term security, even in challenging situations.

Our expertise for sell-side transactions:

  • Best possible tactical preparation and execution of the sales process
  • Prompt preparation of documents and coordination of vendor due diligence advisers
  • In-depth sector expertise ensures potential buyers are identified quickly
  • Wide range of investors can be approached owing to international presence and strong network of contacts
  • Optimization of financial and structural terms of sale
  • Extensive expertise in carve-outs, especially for complex, international structures
  • goetzpartners approaches potential financial backers though “lender education” and obtains term sheets




goetzpartners has many years of experience in preparing, initiating and executing mergers and Joint Ventures. We know how stakeholders need to design the strategy, business model and organization of their JV in order to derive maximum value. Our customers have an experienced partner at their side to navigate and resolve the challenging issues of governance, leadership and risk. Each joint venture has to be crafted such that the objectives of its stakeholders are met. This takes relevant technical expertise – but also familiarity with the sector in which the venture will be operating.

Our expertise for Joint Ventures:

  • Independent advisory for all types of planned Joint Ventures
  • Joint Ventures initiation and execution
  • Performance-optimized design of each Joint Ventures
  • Specialist knowledge in all key areas, including valuation, advice on corporate governance and structuring  




With the holistic approach, goetzpartners succeeded in highlighting the excellent strategic fit for the transaction within a very short time. This enabled us to achieve a highly attractive result.

Kai Roolf
Afinum Management GmbH

Client Case

goetzpartners advised Afinum, one of the leading medium-sized investment companies in the German-speaking market, as an M&A and commercial advisor. The investment company planned to divest the Garz & Fricke Group to SECO, an Italian embedded computing company. Thus, the objective was to outline a possible equity story, specifically independent growth options and synergy potentials with SECO.

Our Corporate Finance and Management Consulting teams worked closely together to quickly realise a commercial vendor due diligence and a business plan.

Thanks to the combined approach, goetzpartners was able to highlight the excellent strategic fit between the two companies in just two months, achieving an outstanding result and an attractive purchase price for its client.

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goetzpartners’ team has been pivotal to structure the operation and assist us in negotiating our partnership while following the right momentum. Throughout the process, goetzpartners has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the transaction and to the company’s interests.


Frédéric Bedin
Chairman of the Executive Board

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The Materna Group (“Materna”) strengthens itself in the cyber security sector and has acquired 100 percent of the company RADAR Cyber Security (“RADAR”) with effect from 23 September 2022. With the purchase of the Vienna-based cyber security specialist, Materna completes its portfolio in the focus area of cyber security and sustainably expands its capacities and delivery capability in this important market segment. Together with RADAR, Materna aims to become one of the leading cyber security providers in the DACH region.


goetzpartners advised Evotec SE, the publicly listed life science company headquartered in Hamburg, on its acquisition of Central Glass Germany GmbH, a fully operational EU GMP certified facility in Halle/Westphalia, from the Japanese chemical manufacturing company Central Glass Co. Ltd. for a purchase price of € 1 to expand its clinical and commercial drug substance manufacturing platform.


goetzpartners advised YT Industries GmbH (“YT”), an international and highly regarded premium brand for performance mountain bikes, on the refinancing and increase of its existing working capital facilities. YT is a portfolio company of Ardian, a world-leading private investment house with proven e-commerce and direct-to-consumer experience.


goetzpartners advised Dieter Braun GmbH, a solution provider for cable assembly and lighting technology headquartered in Bayreuth and a portfolio company of publicly-listed private equity investor Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, on the acquisition of the international system supplier of connectors and heat sinks ASSMANN WSW Group.


goetzpartners acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of POET Group, a Germany-based customer experience specialist, in the disposal to the Germany-based consulting and IT company All for One Group SE. The transaction included the sale of POET GmbH, as well as a majority stake in the development company POET Egypt LLC; Alexandria.



goetzpartners advised Evotec SE, the publicly listed life science company headquartered in Hamburg, on its acquisition of Italian-based Rigenerand Srl, a leading cell technology company, for a purchase price of € 23m. Founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Rigenerand is a pioneering company in the field of cGMP manufacturing of cell therapies.


goetzpartners advised the founder and CEO Daniel Benz on the sale of its stake in Asphaltgold GmbH & Co. KG, a Germany-based omnichannel retailer of pinnacle fashion sneakers, streetwear and accessories to Arklyz Group AG, owner of The Athlete's Foot and Intersocks.


goetzpartners advised Otto Group, the international retail and services group headquartered in Hamburg, on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Switzerland-based Medgate Holding.


goetzpartners advised NORD Holding, a successful mid-cap private equity asset manager from Hannover, on the financing of the acquisition of CONUTI GmbH.


goetzpartners advised GoStudent GmbH, Austrian EdTech unicorn headquartered in Vienna, on the acquisition of UK-based Seneca Learning and Spanish Tus Media Group.


goetzpartners advised GoStudent GmbH, Austrian EdTech unicorn headquartered in Vienna, on the acquisition of UK-based Seneca Learning and Spanish Tus Media Group.


goetzpartners advised the founding shareholders of SwissQ Consulting AG, an industry-shaping digital specialist, on the sale of their shares to Xebia Nederland BV, a globally leading agile IT consultancy and portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments BV.


goetzpartners advised the majority shareholder on the sale of its stake in Thonet GmbH, a leading German premium furniture manufacturer, to Benner Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.



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Ulrich Kinzel Managing Director
Corporate Finance
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 Vaclav Matatko

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Corporate Finance

 Christian Muthler

Christian Muthler Managing Director
Corporate Finance
Industrials & Automotive

 Serge Prager

Serge Prager Managing Director
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Dr. Jan-Hendrik Röver Managing Director
Corporate Finance
Energy & Utilities

 Gerwin Weidl

Gerwin Weidl Managing Director
Corporate Finance
Industrials & Chemicals

Dr. Herbert Werle

Dr. Herbert Werle Managing Director
Corporate Finance
IT-Industry, Healthcare

 Philipp Widmaier

Philipp Widmaier Managing Director
Corporate Finance
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 Qing Xu

Qing Xu Managing Director
Corporate Finance
Advanced manufacturing & Healthcare,
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