M&A
Advisory

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

IDENTIFY, CONTACT,
BUY

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

 

OUR SECTOR EXPERTISE

GAIN THE
OPTIMUM

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

 

OUR SECTOR EXPERTISE

PERFECT
MATCHMAKING

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  

 

OUR SECTOR EXPERTISE

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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.

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Frédéric Bedin
Chairman of the Executive Board
HOPSCOTCH Groupe

Latest Transactions

goetzpartners successfully advised Areva on the sale of Helion Hydrogen Power, specialized in high power fuel cells, to the leading transportation group Alstom.

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goetzpartners advised Armira, a Munich-based holding group focused on privately-held medium-sized “Mittelstand” businesses in DACH, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Salesfive GmbH (“Salesfive” or the “Company”), a leading digital transformation consultancy and top 5 full-service Salesforce partner in German-speaking Europe.

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goetzpartners was mandated as exclusive M&A and debt advisor by PINOVA Capital and the minority shareholders of Austria-based Deurowood Holding GmbH (“Deurowood” or the “Company”), a globally leading full-range supplier of innovative and safe-to-use chemical additives for paper impregnation and the production of laminates, on the sale of their shares to Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich GmbH ("FCS"), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of chemical specialities, and part of the internationally acknowledged technology group Freudenberg.

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goetzpartners advised G&N Gefahrenmelde- und Nachrichtentechnik GmbH („G&N“), a portfolio company of AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG ("AWK", "AURELIUS Growth Investments"), on the acquisition of TELROTH GmbH ("TELROTH"), a German provider of high-quality services in the field of technical building technology for fire alarm systems, security technology as well as IT and telecommunications technology.

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Pharmaron (Stock Code: 300759.SZ/3759.HK), a fully integrated contract research and manufacturing organisation offering laboratory, CMC, and clinical development services for the life science industry, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Allergan Biologics ("ABL") in the United Kingdom for US$118.7 million in cash from AbbVie. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

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goetzpartners acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the owners of Germany-based Sidroga Pharma (“the Company”), a leading consumer health group with three umbrella brands for the pharmacy OTC and mass market, for the sale of their shares to Uriach Group, a leading multinational Spain-based pharmaceutical company.

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goetzpartners provided key financial advisory services during the entire transaction process. In order to ensure our client successfully gets funding from the best strategically fitting investor, we designed a tailor-made fundraising strategy, prepared comprehensive and appealing fundraising presentations, and introduced high-quality global and China investors including over 10 strategic and 20 renowned financial investors. During the process, we played a vital role in performing investor education, managing third-party due diligence, supporting the negotiation of the transaction terms and signing transaction documents. With our successful management, we enabled Silver Wing to successfully secure fundraising and important robotic technology support from SIASUN and made two parties become long-term strategic business partners.

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goetzpartners advised Afinum, the independent financial investor, on the financing of the acquisition of SanderStrothmann Group, a leading full-service CDMO in the fast-growing market for cosmetic, beauty and healthcare products, in the context of an entrepreneurial succession situation.

goetzpartners provided key support during the entire transaction process and secured a tailormade financing solution in a competitive and fast-paced M&A auction process. In order to ensure a successful financing outcome and provide the client with two possible financing solutions, an all-senior bank club and a unitranche structure, we approached suitable financiers, both banks and debt funds, from our extensive and unrivalled financier network. During the process, we played a vital role in performing a lender education, managing third-party due diligence providers to ensure targeted and bankable due diligence reports, preparing relevant transaction documents, and giving key advice during the credit documentation phase. With our successful management of the financing process we enabled Afinum to provide the most attractive purchase offer and win the acquisition of SanderStrothmann Group within a competitive M&A auction process against a tightening bid deadline.

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goetzpartners was mandated as exclusive M&A advisor by the shareholders of Poland-based El-Cab Sp. z o.o. (“El-Cab” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of high-quality wire harnesses and related products for a variety of the transportation (non-auto) and other attractive end-markets, on the sale of their shares to Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH), a leading global provider of high-technology interconnect, antenna and sensor solutions.

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goetzpartners successfully advised on the acquisition by Cherkizovo Group of 100% of shares in LLC “Pit-Product” with the current owner of the company – Atria Group (Finland). 

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goetzpartners' Transaction Advisory Group was mandated as exclusive M&A and Commercial advisor by leading German insurance group VHV Vereinigte Hannoversche Versicherung a. G. ("VHV") on the acquisition of Eucon Group ("Eucon"), a portfolio company of software investor Hg Capital ("Hg"). This represents goetzpartners' 13th TMT transaction and 8th transaction of its multi-services Transaction Advisory Group in the past two years.

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goetzpartners raised a financing package for the acquisition of Sundwiger Messingwerk - a carve-out from the Diehl-Group and a leading manufacturer of premium strip and wire - by funds advised by Deutsche Invest Mittelstand.

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 Christian Muthler

Christian Muthler Managing Director
Corporate Finance
Industrials & Automotive

 Ivo Polten

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Corporate Finance
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 Serge Prager

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Corporate Finance
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 Milan Saric

Milan Saric Managing Director
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