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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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.

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Kai Roolf
Partner
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.

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Frédéric Bedin
Chairman of the Executive Board
HOPSCOTCH Groupe

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 Philipp Widmaier

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