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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

  • Business Services

    and Industrial Safety Belgium have been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Arbo Support and Industrial Safety Belgium, a consulting, project support, and training firm in the field of industrial safety and occupational hygiene, have been sold to DEKRA, one of the world’s leading safety expert organizations

    Automotive

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Karl Scharrenbroich, a producer of customized products used in gearboxes, axles, steering parts, latches, clutches and pumps, has been sold to Pangeo Group, a manufacturer of safety critical components and assemblies in the automotive markets

    Automotive

    has sold Witte Stromberg to

    and

    Transaction details

    Witte Stromberg, a manufacturer of hinges and hood kinematics for the automotive industry, was acquired by a consortium of Endurance Capital, AL-KO KOBER SE and a private investor

    Automotive

    has sold

    to

    Transaction details

    The business activities of Eberhard Hoeckle, specialised in crank gears used in automobiles, aircraft and construction machines, were sold to Jet Investments

  • Chemicals

    has acquired a minority stake in

    Transaction details

    Sto, one of the major international manufacturers of products and systems for building coatings, acquired 49.8% of the shares in JONAS, a manufacturer of wall paints and other water-based coating products

    Automotive

    has been acquired by funds managed by

    Transaction details

    Ardian acquired a majority stake, alongside the founding family, in Weber Automotive, one of the global leaders in the vehicle supply industry in the area of machining of complex drivetrain components

    Chemicals

    has sold

    to

    Transaction details

    AS Sigurd Hesselberg has sold Hesselberg Bygg, a producer of floor coatings, to Sto, an international manufacturer of products and systems for building coatings

    Machinery

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Battenfeld-Cincinnati, a manufacturer of extruders and extrusion lines for the plastics industry, was sold to Nimbus Hands-on Investors

  • Business Services

    and Industrial Safety Belgium have been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Arbo Support and Industrial Safety Belgium, a consulting, project support, and training firm in the field of industrial safety and occupational hygiene, have been sold to DEKRA, one of the world’s leading safety expert organizations

  • Automotive

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Karl Scharrenbroich, a producer of customized products used in gearboxes, axles, steering parts, latches, clutches and pumps, has been sold to Pangeo Group, a manufacturer of safety critical components and assemblies in the automotive markets

  • Automotive

    has sold Witte Stromberg to

    and

    Transaction details

    Witte Stromberg, a manufacturer of hinges and hood kinematics for the automotive industry, was acquired by a consortium of Endurance Capital, AL-KO KOBER SE and a private investor

  • Automotive

    has sold

    to

    Transaction details

    The business activities of Eberhard Hoeckle, specialised in crank gears used in automobiles, aircraft and construction machines, were sold to Jet Investments

  • Chemicals

    has acquired a minority stake in

    Transaction details

    Sto, one of the major international manufacturers of products and systems for building coatings, acquired 49.8% of the shares in JONAS, a manufacturer of wall paints and other water-based coating products

  • Automotive

    has been acquired by funds managed by

    Transaction details

    Ardian acquired a majority stake, alongside the founding family, in Weber Automotive, one of the global leaders in the vehicle supply industry in the area of machining of complex drivetrain components

  • Chemicals

    has sold

    to

    Transaction details

    AS Sigurd Hesselberg has sold Hesselberg Bygg, a producer of floor coatings, to Sto, an international manufacturer of products and systems for building coatings

  • Machinery

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Battenfeld-Cincinnati, a manufacturer of extruders and extrusion lines for the plastics industry, was sold to Nimbus Hands-on Investors

Our senior team

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

Düsseldorf

Neuer Zollhof 3
40221 Düsseldorf
Germany
T: +49 211 137070
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

Munich

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