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Germany is an industrialized nation with strong international links and a pronounced export focus. In the annual World Trade Organization (WTO) rankings, Germany is regularly placed among the three largest exporters behind China and the USA. Germany’s economic success is decidedly based on its industrial performance and its capacity for innovation. With 785,000 jobs, the automotive industry in particular is regarded as a showcase discipline with regard to the Made in Germany seal of quality. Alongside the automotive industry, plant and mechanical engineering and the chemical industry are traditionally strong pillars of the German economy.

CFI Germany is an independent M&A advisor supported by the complementary competencies of the Helbling Group, Switzerland’s largest independent engineering and consulting group. Headquartered in Zurich, with offices in Germany, China, and the US, the Helbling Group employs more than 500 professionals in the fields of management consulting, M&A, turnaround management, innovation/product development, information technology, real estate, energy and infrastructure.

Situated in Europe’s largest national economy, CFI Germany has many years of experience in dealing with company acquisitions and divestitures. We have realized corporate value in over 370 successful M&A transactions to date. Moreover, with our turnaround and restructuring skills, we have rescued more than 300 firms from crises that threatened their existence, and put them back on track for success. Our integrated approach to strategy and business processes ensures that we offer a broad range of specific corporate finance services, like valuations and financial planning.

Premium sector focus in Germany

Latest Transactions

Our senior team

Stefan Huber

Partner, Managing Director


Nicolas Gutbrod

Partner, Managing Director


Jan-Erik Gürtner

Partner, Managing Director


Jan Maser

Partner, Managing Director


Stephanie Brinkmann

Research Associate


Our expertise

M&A sell-side advisory

Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

M&A buy-side advisory

CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

Restructuring & distressed situations

CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

Valuations & opinions

Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

Capital raising

Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

    M&A sell-side advisory

    Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

    M&A buy-side advisory

    CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

    Restructuring & distressed situations

    CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

    Valuations & opinions

    Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

    Capital raising

    Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

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Our offices in Germany

Munich

Leonrodstr. 52
DE-80636
T: +49 89 459 29 400
E: info@thecfigroup.com
W: www.helbling.de

Stuttgart

Bolzstrasse 3
DE-70173
Stuttgart
T: +49 711 120 46 80
E: info@thecfigroup.com
W: www.helbling.de

Düsseldorf

Neuer Zollhof 3
40221 Düsseldorf
Germany
T: +49 211 137070
E: info@thecfigroup.com
W: www.helbling.de