Saxenhammer & Co. M&A Berlin WELCOME

A leading Boutique
Investment Bank in Germany

Saxenhammer & Co. is a leading boutique investment bank focused on special situations in Germany and across continental Europe.
Saxenhammer & Co. ranks amongst the top firms in this segment. The firm’s track record comprises the execution of over 180 successful transactions across all major industries with a success rate of over 90%. With an international reach through partner firms, Saxenhammer & Co. is engaged in cross-border transactions.

  • Service offerings consist of M&A, Special Situations M&A and Debt Advisory/ Capital Raising
  • Partners have been in M&A since 1996
  • Efficiency and quality of execution
  • Proactive and hands-on approach
  • Entrepreneurial team with diverse backgrounds
  • International presence with offices in Berlin, New York, Philadelphia, London, Singapore, Mumbai, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Bejing, Shanghai and Shenzen

Passion for Excellent Results

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

We provide ongoing strategic advice to ensure that owners and managers are best placed to grow their businesses. Our entrepreneurial experience, sector expertise and passion give our clients a genuine competitive advantage.

  • All aspects of buy-side and sell-side M&A
  • Expertise in complex and demanding transactions
  • Owner successions, carve-outs, complex shareholder structures or out of favor industries
  • Direct access to foreign investors through global presence

Special Situations M&A

Special situations are situations that are characterized by complexity, speed and need for creativity. These usually occur in growth situations, neglected industries, non-core business units or restructuring. Financial restructuring is a primary area of our expertise, in which we combine our experience from debt advisory and distressed M&A assignments. We provide creative financing solutions for these companies in financial distress. We are committed to passionately and creatively delivering the highest quality of execution to exceed clients’ expectations.

  • Hands-on philosophy
  • Expertise in the most complex transactions and cross-border transaction
  • Combined knowledge of financial sector and traditional industries
  • Deep understanding of legal and operational issues necessary to address

Financing Advisory

We advise our clients on financing strategy with customized solutions from a wide range of financing sources. As our clients cannot usually meet their financing requirements with standard bank financing, we specialize in securing alternative sources of debt financing from non-bank institutions as well as equity contributions and hybrid forms. Assignments in this area include refinancing of shipping loans and real estate loan structures.

  • Assignments include capital raising, debt advisory as well as financial restructuring
  • Refinancing solution of shipping loans based on over 25 years of shipping financing experience and knowledge of the investment requirements
  • Innovative financing solutions for growth companies and later-stage start-ups benefiting from the start-up entrepreneurial experience and track record of our team members
Tombstones | Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
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has been divested to
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Weser-Ems Müller GmbH

has been divested to
SARIA A/S GmbH & Co. KG,
a company of RETHMANN Group
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has been divested to
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has been divested to
a private investor consortium
Tombstones | Special Situations M&A
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Vertriebs- und Engineering GmbH

has been divested to
Grimme Gruppe
Mieden Bilfinger Julius Mieden GmbH
has been divested to
BIS arnholdt GmbH
Bilfinger Berger Konzern
Lentjes Doosan AE&E Lentjes GmbH
was sold to
Doosan Power Systems Ltd.
Whitesell Whitesell Germany GmbH & Co. KG
was sold to
Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding N.V. and
LAMISTAHL Productions GmbH
Tombstones | Financial Advisory
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has been refinanced by
Commerzbank AG
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has been refinanced by the
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has been divested to
Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co., Ltd.
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was sold to
Illuminus Group
Global Presence

Acting Global with Local Partners

We are part of a network of specialized investment banks across the world. Local firms cover their region and provide direct access to investors in their respective countries. In addition, joint mandates facilitate cross-border transactions as well as covering multinational transactions, which involve subsidiaries in several jurisdictions. The alliance with our partner firms is established as GSS Global Special Situations.

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Global Special Situations
Our Team

Combining Operational Expertise
with M&A Experience

Saxenhammer & Co. has an experienced team of professionals with highly qualified backgrounds including various positions at Lincoln International, Roland Berger, Commerzbank, Banco Santander and White & Case amongst others.

Christian Saxenhammer Christian A. Saxenhammer
Managing Director

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-12

  • Diplom-Business Administration, (Hons)
  • Analyst, Commerzbank London, Corporate Banking
  • Senior-Consultant, Roland Berger Restructuring Team Berlin
  • Managing Director, Lincoln International AG, Mid-Cap Investment Bank

Matthias Grau Matthias Grau

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-10

  • Lawyer
  • Partner, Meyer Rechtsanwälte
  • White Case Insolvency GbR

Michael von der Heydt Michael von der Heydt

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-16

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Analyst, Deutsche Bank Capital Corporation, NY
  • Analyst, Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Associate, Morgan Stanley
  • Head of Corporate Finance, Delbrück & Co.

Thomas Lehmann Thomas Lehmann

Phone: +49 69 254 79 94-37

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Executive, PWC Corporate Finance
  • Project Manager, Arthur Andersen
  • Manager, Deloitte Corporate Finance
  • Director & Partner, Peters Associates AG
  • Managing Director (M&A), ChemAdvice AG

Chris Schindler Chris Schindler
Senior Advisor

Phone: +49 69 254 79 94-30

  • Managing Director/Partner, KPMG Corporate Finance and Grant Thornton Recovery & Reorganization Europe, Restructuring Advisory
  • Managing Director and Head of Europe, BBK, turnaround management
  • Advisor to EY, Transaction Advisory Services/Automotive
  • Advisor to numerous OEMs on a range of troubled supplier cases in/outside of insolvency
  • Over 30 years of experience in M&A and restructuring

Gerd Braun Gerd Braun
Senior Advisor

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-17

  • Diplom bank economics
  • 30 years of experience in financing of NordLB
  • Director and Head of Workout Group/ Restructuring

Tinglian Jiang Tinglian Jiang
Vice President

Phone: +49 69 254 79 94-39

  • Master of Finance (M.Sc), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Banco Santander, Global Banking & Markets, M&A
  • Monier Group Services, Treasury
  • Bank of Communications, Accounting & Treasury

Carina Küffen Carina Küffen
Vice President

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-20

  • Bachelor Business and Management / Finance & Accounting

Hauke Helling Hauke Helling
Senior Associate

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-11

  • Master of Science in Financial Economics
  • Bergfürst Bank AG
  • Proventis Partners GmbH

Ulrike Bude Ulrike Bude

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-22

  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Financial Services, Deutsche Bank

Diane Schomann Carl Anton Kolloss

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-13

  • Master of Science in Finance and Management
  • M.M. Warburg & Co.
  • BPE Private Equity GmbH

Mark Seewald Mark Seewald

Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-24

  • Master of Science in Business Administration
  • Ernst & Young GmbH WPG


Start your Career with Saxenhammer & Co.

A career with Saxenhammer & Co. provides extraordinary challenge and opportunity for energetic, self-motivated, creative individuals with diverse backgrounds and strong analytical and quantitative skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a baseline requirement for prospective candidates, as is the capacity to function within a team.
These traits are vital to maintaining our entrepreneurial culture. They are key to Saxenhammer & Co.'s success – and the success of our professionals.

One of our primary objectives is to provide senior level attention to clients, which affords junior team members the opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, senior bankers.
Our small project teams also allow junior team members to assume significant responsibility on transactions and receive extensive exposure to clients. Given the size of our firm and the range of our services, junior team members have the opportunity to work on projects and transactions in a wide range of industries.

We seek:

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Successful experience in corporate finance at leading institutions
  • Degree in business administration, economics, finance, industrial engineering, mathematics or sciences
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Fluent German and English

Recent Job Offers:

  • Interns for a 6-month internship

If you are interested in working with us, please email your CV and your complete application documents to:
Ms. Diane Schomann

We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Berlin

  • Schumannstrasse 18
  • 10117 Berlin
  • Germany

  • Phone +49 30 755 40 87-0
  • Fax +49 30 755 40 87-19

  • Frankfurt am Main

  • Oeder Weg 158
  • 60318 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany

  • Phone +49 69 254 79 94-30
  • Fax +49 69 254 79 94-19


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