Joint approach offers clients a powerful network and M&A expertise in China and Europe

Press release

Munich, December 15, 2017 – goetzpartners and Huatai United Securities, Co., Ltd. have entered into a strategic cooperation to provide even more comprehensive support for cross-border mergers and acquisitions between Europe and China. Both companies bring complementary strengths together: Huatai is ideally positioned in the key Chinese market as one of the top M&A advisors, while goetzpartners delivers a unique combination of management and corporate finance consulting services, and is a leader in M&A in Germany and Europe. Together, Huatai and goetzpartners will advise corporations and investors emerging from China to Europe, and from Europe to China during sell- or buy side situations, on international joint ventures, and on capital raises for international business development.

Local presence in a global market

“Our clients’ markets are becoming more global with an increasingly stronger focus on China,” explains Dr. Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner, goetzpartners. “On the sell-side, our clients value a suitable strategic partner or investor with an international setup. On the buy-side, strategic and financial investors are searching for leading players that can provide access to new markets, technological expertise and talent. This combined approach with Huatai will enable us to offer our clients an even more extensive presence and access to decision-makers in the key Chinese market.”

“Both Huatai and goetzpartners put the clients first and bring experiences from numerous transactions to the market,” commented Ms. Xiaodan Liu, Chairperson, Huatai United. “Our strengths in various markets complement each other perfectly, allowing us to offer best-in-class corporate finance services while leveraging local resources in all aspects of team, support services, and infrastructure. Together, Huatai and goetzpartners will facilitate dealmaking processes to further strengthen their clients’ position in their core markets.”

M&A expertise with a global focus

Clients who pursue a cross-border deal will receive services from one source: as part of their cooperation, goetzpartners and Huatai will establish a task force of experienced investment banking experts who bring their respective intercultural competencies and insights to the table. This will enable the client to be advised by a local team while also receiving access to experts in other regions as needed to market a company globally or to find suitable partners worldwide. The combined market know-how and the specialists’ experience of both companies increases transaction certainty, ensures efficient project execution and generates further value creation.

About Huatai United Securities

Huatai United Securities Co., Ltd. is the specialized investment banking subsidiary of Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. and the industry-leading M&A franchise in domestic markets with strong financial capability and government resources. With more than 600 employees and 5 local offices, Huatai offers comprehensive services to clients from equity & debt underwriting and M&A financial advisory, to capital markets and innovative financing solutions. Huatai has focuses on five key sectors, i.e., TMT, Consumer Market, Healthcare, Energy & Environment, and Financial Institutions. Huatai ranks the 1st M&A advisor in Chinese A-share market in terms of deal number for the past 5 years.

About goetzpartners: advisory services for strategy, M&A and transformation

goetzpartners, founded in 1991, is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: strategy, M&A and transformation. As a trusted partner with a valuable track record and a far-reaching network, we are ideally positioned to help companies worldwide to navigate through their digital transformation challenges. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise decision-makers and top executives in all key industries.

goetzpartners, headquartered in Germany, ranks among the 10 best-performing German advisory firms (Lünendonk®). Boasting a vast wealth of expertise in both cross-border mergers and acquisitions and management consulting, we are trusted by clients to provide excellent insights, transaction advisory services and value creation. For four years running, goetzpartners has received awards as part of the renowned “Best of Consulting” contest (“WirtschaftsWoche”).

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