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  



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Client Case

goetzpartners advised Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH on the sale of ELG Haniel to Aperam

goetzpartners acted as exclusive M&A and Commercial Vendor Due Diligence advisor to Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH. This transaction underlines our competence in cross-border transactions and within the Recycling industry.

Haniel continues with its portfolio transformation and has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Luxembourg-based Aperam S.A. to sell ELG Haniel GmbH. ELG will be acquired as a complete group and continue to operate as a fully separate company, serving its customers in their best interests. The transaction is subject to the customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2021.

ELG, a specialist in trading, processing, and recycling raw materials for the stainless-steel industry as well as high-performance materials such as superalloys and titanium, has been part of the Haniel portfolio since 1983. In the past 40 years, the division has developed into a leading company in its sector. A sales process was initiated last year and ELG was already reported as a “discontinued operation” in the 2020 financial statements.



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

Latest Transactions

goetzpartners was mandated as M&A and Commercial advisor by Afinum and the minority shareholders of Garz & Fricke Holding GmbH (“Garz & Fricke Group” or the “Company”), Germany-based producer and developer of hardware and software solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), to SECO S.p.A. ("SECO"), Italy-based reference player in the field of technological innovation, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence solutions. The total consideration amounts to €180m and comprises a cash consideration of €165m and €15m newly issued SECO shares.


goetzpartners advised SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE ("SNP SE"), a publicly listed world-leading provider of software solutions for digital transformation processes and automated data migrations in the SAP environment, on the sale of its Polish subsidiary SNP Poland Sp. z o.o. ("SNP Poland") to All For One Group SE ("All For One"), a publicly listed leading German-based consulting and IT group.


goetzpartners was mandated as exclusive M&A and Commercial advisor by leading German insurance group VHV Holding AG on the acquisition of InterEurope AG. Following the acquisition of Eucon in 2020, this is goetzpartners' second successfully executed transaction for VHV within the past twelve months.


goetzpartners advised Odewald KMU on the acquisition of a majority stake in ctrl QS, a leading service provider supporting global corporations in the roll-out of digital solutions. Together with the founder, Mirja Silverman, who will continue to lead the company as managing partner, Odewald KMU intends to continue the successful growth strategy of the company.


goetzpartners advised Formycon AG (FYB:DE) on the public grant financing BayTherapie from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy in the amount of €12.7 million to support the further development of the COVID-19 drug FYB207.


Proteomedix, the Swiss cancer diagnostics company has entered into a research and development partnership with New Horizon Health Limited (6606.SEHK). To support the joint program, New Horizon Health has invested CHF 3.0 million in a convertible loan in Proteomedix. The partnership builds on complimentary platform and biomarker developments with utility in cancer patient management.


goetzpartners advised Berlin-based healthcare service provider doctari on the acquisition of Planerio GmbH, the Munich-based provider of AI-supported shift planning and scheduling software for hospitals and medical practices.


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


goetzpartners was mandated as exclusive M&A advisor by 4D Global Energy Advisors S.A.S., acting as alternative investment fund manager of 4D Global Energy Investments PLC and its wholly owned subsidiary Rosehope Limited, on the sale of Dulevo International S.p.A. to FAYAT Group. goetzpartners worked closely with the responsible fund managers of 4D GEA, Tighe Noonan and Jérôme Halbout.


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


goetzpartners advised Görtz during uncertain times within the German footwear retail sector caused by the corona pandemic, on the successful financing with a subordinated financing structure obtained from the German support fund WSF ("Wirtschaftsstabilisierungsfonds").



The European Investment Bank and BioVersys AG signed a EUR 20m venture debt transaction to support BioVersys' research and development of a diverse pipeline of drugs that address antimicrobial resistance. AMR has resulted in most of our antimicrobial therapies becoming obsolete, thereby leaving the world’s population susceptible to an ever-increasing range of infections.


goetzpartners advised InPost S.A. ("InPost"), a leading e-commerce enablement platform based in Poland, on the proposed acquisition of Mondial Relay S.A.S.U. ("Mondial Relay"), a leading French out-of-home delivery provider, for a transaction value of €565 million (approximately PLN 2.5 billion) in cash from the leading German retail e-commerce company Otto Group.




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