goetzpartners awarded "Best of Consulting" at the consulting awards for the second time in a row

WirtschaftsWoche (a leading business magazine in Germany) awards goetzpartners the Project Excellence prize in M&A, Finance and Risk Management

Press release

Munich, 30 October 2015 – WirtschaftsWoche awards a prize to goetzpartners – the advisory firm which focuses on strategy, M&A and transformation – as one of the best advisory firms in Germany: goetzpartners received an award for Project Excellence in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Finance and Risk Management category at the “Best of Consulting” awards. goetzpartners is among the winners of the prestigious consulting prize for the second time in a row.

goetzpartners received the "Best of Consulting 2015" award for monitoring an unusual takeover project in the financial sector: goetzpartners developed a strategy, identified a suitable bank for the takeover and supported the entire acquisition for the listed Belgian financial investor RHJ International, who wanted to concentrate on financial services as its core business. RHJI completed the takeover with the German BHF bank in early 2014 and now operates under the name BHF Kleinwort-Benson SA. The key to the success of the project was, among other things, the close cooperation between the teams from the management consulting and corporate finance departments at goetzpartners. In addition, the experienced goetzpartners advisers provided effective support in negotiations and in the drafting of contracts of sale for the transaction. The deal was the first takeover of a large German bank by a private equity consortium. As part of the transaction all jobs were preserved.

"We stand for measurable project success, that's why we are particularly pleased with the latest Best of Consulting award", commented Dr Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner and co-founder of goetzpartners. "This year we submitted a project in which one of our main strengths came into full effect: our consulting approach of strategy, M&A and transformation is unusual in the industry and played an important role in the submitted project."

Extensive consultant check

WirtschaftsWoche has developed an extensive consultant check for the "Best of Consulting" prize which it has used annually to determine the best advisory firm in Germany since 2012. In the "Project Excellence" category a scientific advisory board and a jury judge the submitted customer projects in seven categories. The current winners were awarded their prizes at a gala event on 27 October, in the Ständehaus, Dusseldorf.

goetzpartners: Advisory for Strategy, M&A and Transformation

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: Strategy, M&A and Transformation. With 250 consultants operating out of 12 offices in 9 countries in all key industries worldwide.

goetzpartners ranks among best-performing German advisory firms (Lünendonk®). In the “Best of Consulting” awards, goetzpartners took first place in the “Project Excellence” (2014) category and received an award in the “M&A, Finance and Risk Management” category (2015).

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Ines Bieger
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