For us, transaction consulting for medium-sized businesses means supporting you in your M&A projects in a pragmatic manner and yet as comprehensively as necessary. This includes, for example, advice on decision-making and pricing and the identification of deal breakers as a result of various due diligence audits. Our all-round service is rounded off by the support of our experts from other specialist areas of our company, e.g. company valuation, restructuring, transfer pricing, auditing and taxes as well as legal advice from our sister company sister company BKS Rechtsanwälte. Our combined expertise enables us to minimise your risk when buying companies and to optimise the transaction price when selling companies.
Developing purchase decisions
for a company acquisition
What we can do for you in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A):
Support during the purchase process
As M&A specialists, we support you in dealing with the many complex questions that come up when acquiring a company. Together with you, we will develop a well-founded purchase decision, implement it consistently and remain at your side after the company purchase.
Support during the sale process
If you want to sell your company or some of its divisions, you must first of all prepare this meticulously. As experienced M&A specialists, we know which information is of interest to potential candidates and how best to prepare it. Once a buyer has been found, we will handle the transaction completely for you - e.g. also in the context of succession planning.
Financial Due Diligence
Financial due diligence is a central component of acquisition processes - also when buying small and medium-sized companies. The aim is to provide the prospective buyer with an overview of the financial situation as well as the earning power of the target object and to show which financial risks can be transferred to the potential buyer. Typically, these risks are not immediately apparent as they are concealed in contingent liabilities, bank covenants or loss orders with customers. A careful analysis is therefore essential.
The results of financial due diligence serve as the decisive (decision-making) basis for
- the making of the deal,
- the derivation of the purchase price and
- the negotiation of any warranty and indemnity clauses.
Legal Due Diligence
Legal due diligence audits are carried out by our sister company BKS Rechtsanwälte.
Tax Due Diligence
When buying and selling companies, tax aspects often play such a significant role that they may even be decisive for the (non-) realisation of the transaction. To ensure that you are on the safe side in this area as well, we conscientiously analyse and evaluate all important tax aspects and include them in our transaction recommendation. In a tax due diligence, we examine above all the tax status, various tax risk areas and the transaction risks.
The results of tax due diligence serve as the decisive (decision-making) basis for
- the making of the deal,
- the derivation of the purchase price,
- the negotiation of any warranty and indemnity clauses,
- tax planning to avoid transaction-related tax payments and
- the tax-optimised integration into the client's group of companies.
the sale of a company
Within the scope of our M&A consulting and M&A support, we have already supported numerous national and international groups, medium-sized companies and financial investors in their transaction processes.
Consulting and support in the area of acquisitions
Acquisition of majority stakes in German companies by foreign bidders
Supporting and advising various national and international clients in the acquisition of majority stakes in German companies by foreign bidders
Due diligence audits for target companies from various industries
Execution of due diligence audits for target companies from various industries (e.g. food industry, mechanical engineering, automotive suppliers, steel industry, trade, services, kitchen manufacturers, adhesives industry)
Support of Chinese investors in the acquisition of several groups of companies
Supporting various Chinese investors in the acquisition of several groups of companies and enterprises (including due diligence audits, negotiations etc.)
Support of international groups domiciled in OWL in the acquisition of companies
Supporting international groups domiciled in Ostwestfalen-Lippe in the acquisition of companies from various sectors, such as the construction industry, automotive suppliers, kitchen manufacturers, steel industry, mechanical engineering, trade, services (including due diligence audits of target companies)
Support of a large regional construction company in the acquisition of several multi-story car parks
Consulting and support in the area of sales & company formation
Support of several clients in the sale of subsidiaries
Supporting several clients (turnover partly > 1 billion euros) in the sale of subsidiaries (e.g. in the construction, pharmaceutical and start-up sectors)
Support in the sale to a listed company domiciled in Switzerland
Supporting a special purpose machine manufacturer (turnover > 100 million euros) in the sale to a listed company domiciled in Switzerland
Support of international clients in company formations in Germany
Supporting international clients in company formations in Germany and in developing and optimising their business processes