Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A advisory: expertise for complex processes

Purchasing or divesting companies, finding investors or solving the issue of succession: M&A activities are complex processes in which only very few companies can draw upon their own experience. Furthermore, M&A is no sure-fire success: approximately half of all M&A transactions fail to reach their goal, desired results are not achieved. Thus, professional advice is vital for structuring and closing such transactions.

By your side – during every phase of the transaction

Our M&A experts will support you in all key actions and at every stage of the transaction, e.g. during process preparations, due diligence, contract negotiations, etc. Furthermore, we provide tailor-made advice on strategic issues as well as in state-of-the-art process management.

Our clients include SMEs and their shareholders as well as large national and international/multinational companies, innovative growth companies, financial investors, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, and insolvency administrators.

Familiar with all sectors

SMEs and large enterprises count on a long-term and trusting cooperation with Commerzbank. We know the business models and value-creation chains, the trends and challenges, as well as your sector-specific markets at home and abroad.

Your benefits at a glance

Comprehensive set of advisory services

From the selection of suitable transaction partners, via the validation of company planning, company valuation and development of an adequate transaction structure, right up to process management.

Mittelstandsbank and its experience

For 150 years we have been a reliable partner for companies. Our aim is to offer you notable added value within the scope of a long-term relationship – in your day-to-day business as well as in the event of particular challenges, such as M&A transactions.

International network

With M&A experts in the international financial centres and additional corporate finance specialists in around 50 countries, we can offer local expertise as well as qualified access to all relevant investor groups worldwide.

M&A advisory offer

We offer comprehensive M&A advisory services for the following situations:

  • Company disposals/successions/disposal of investments
  • Acquisitions of companies or companies’ stakes
  • Mergers
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Distressed M&A
  • Dual-track IPO
  • Public takeover offers
  • Anti-takeover measures
  • Fairness opinions
  • Support in raising capital via the Economic Stabilisation Fund

Long-term partnership

We will remain at your side following closure of a transaction as a reliable financing partner concerning the following (for example) range of topics:

Currency hedging

Commodity price Management

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