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  




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 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 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.


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.


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").



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


FRANZ HANIEL & CIE GMBH (“Haniel”) continues with its portfolio transformation and has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Luxembourg-based Aperam S.A. (“Aperam”) to sell ELG Haniel GmbH (“ELG”). 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 expected to close in the second half of 2021.


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