convincing bidding process: goetzpartners received the “best of consulting” award

For the fourth time in a row, goetzpartners has been awarded the Wirtschaftswoche’s consulting prize.

Press release

Munich, 11/22/2017 – Once again, goetzpartners – the specialist for strategy, mergers and acquisitions and transformation – was awarded with WirtschaftsWoche’s “Best of Consulting” award. The consulting company received the accolade in the “M&A and Finance and Risk Management” category for its project excellence, making this the fourth successive time that goetzpartners has been honored with the prestigious consulting prize.

goetzpartners received the “Best of Consulting” distinction for its successful consulting performance during the acquisition of the company “Wer liefert was” by Capvis Equity IV LP – a private equity fund advised by Capvis Equity Partners (together: “Capvis”). After the transformation of “Wer liefert was” to a digital B2B-classifieds marketplace, the company was put up for sale. Capvis displayed a large interest in leading European B2B suppliers and product platforms and placed their trust in the support of goetzpartners’ advisers for the bidding process. Because of their exceptional industry knowledge, goetzpartners was successful in working out a clear valuation process for the client. With the help of targeted due diligence, a clear bidding strategy and a rigorous support for its management, Capvis was successful in convincing the seller, the management and the banks. goetzpartners supported the investor Capvis all the way up to the successful transaction with the right strategy, a thorough understanding of individual interests and excellent industry know-how. In this way, Capvis was able in only seven weeks to convince the seller and the management about both a mutual vision of the future and its offer.

For the fourth consecutive year, goetzpartners is among the consultancies honored with the “Best of Consulting” award. “We are delighted to receive this distinction for this complex transaction,’ says Milan Saric, Director, goetzpartners. “This case showed that with the right strategy throughout all phases, pragmatism and good management, even a time-critical process can be overcome. Whether a bidder can succeed in a competitive and closely timed process depends, among other things, on the speed and quality of his entire consulting team. Together with the profound industry knowledge possessed by Capvis, this was a critical factor for the success of the bidding process.

Best in class

“WirtschaftsWoche” has been honoring outstanding consultancies with the “Best of Consulting” award every year since 2010 – for which a comprehensive consultancy check was developed: a jury and an academic advisory body examine brand strength, increases in value and project successes of the customer projects submitted by the consulting companies. Since 2014, goetzpartners has continually been in the top three for the categories “Restructuring” or “M&A and Finance and Risk Management”. The “Best of Consulting” awards ceremony for 2017 took place on November 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Düsseldorf.

About goetzpartners

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: Strategy, M&A, Transformation. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise decision-makers and top executives in all key industries. The company ranks among the 10 best-performing German advisory firms (Lünendonk®). For three years running, goetzpartners has received awards in the “project excellence” category as part of the renowned “Best of Consulting” contest (“WirtschaftsWoche”).

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