Mergers & Acquisitions

You want to avoid a failed merger or acquisition? You want to divest a business unit to an appropriate partner?

Our team members have years of operational management experience in leading positions in various industries. We know the importance of setting a walk-away price, but also that the value of a business is created on the shop floor and in the organization — not in Excel sheets. That is why we see the M&A process not only from a financial perspective.

Our range of services includes:

  • Sell-side mandates
  • Buy-side mandates
  • Distressed M&A mandates
  • Value creation before the selling process begins
  • Operational post-merger integration

During the M&A process, we rely on a mix of our own proven and innovative methods as well as management capacity and skill set.

This allows us to achieve:

  • Precise search and identification of target companies
  • Identification of buyers best suited to the specific selling proposition of your business
  • Increase in operational cash flow through better management of working capital and higher productivity
  • Strengthening of your customer relationships by improving customer satisfaction
  • Finding of the right buyer even under distressed business conditions
  • Reduction of acquisition risks by screening operational weaknesses of the target
  • Audit and calculation of feasible synergies and consequently the ultimate realistic walk-away price point
  • Post-merger integration process adherence to the business plan through our hands-on operational approach as we support and merge the new entity
  • Value optimization by using value chain details to convince the buyer of the advantages of your business

Project example:

A multinational company wants to sell a loss-making business unit. The first attempt fails: Prospective buyers offer only to take over for a purchase price that would generate a huge loss.

Measures undertaken in cooperation with the customer:

  • Restructuring
  • Development of a vision
  • Tapping of new markets and introduction of new technologies in alignment with the vision
  • Revitalization of the management team
  • Implementation of innovative production approaches (digitization)
  • High-level reporting and effective communiques


  • Profitable business operations
  • Enhanced attractiveness of business unit through a clear profile and a vision for the future
  • Successful sale at a price far above book value
  • After the closing: implementation of the carve-out and integration of the unit into the structures of the new shareholder
  • Satisfied investors