M&A Advisory

Merger

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Your way towards a

successful merger:

 

A business combination or a merger is the ideal opportunity to inorganically expand one's own business fields, market penetration, and distribution channels, and thus to gain and maintain a good positioning in the context of competition. Whether you want to give your company the desired dynamics in the course of a vertical merger or a horizontal merger - your partners at Saxenhammer will support you in realizing this goal with passion and creativity.

 

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Common understanding


Developing a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of both the acquiring company's and the acquired company's interests, and identifying any dealbreakers in the merger from the buyer's point of view especially with regard to different corporate cultures which is often considered to be the main cause of unsuccessful transactions.

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Development of a strategy


Developing a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of both the acquiring company's and the acquired company's interests, and identifying any dealbreakers in the merger from the buyer's point of view especially with regard to different corporate cultures which is often considered to be the main cause of unsuccessful transactions.

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Successful Implementation


Planning and organization of the consulting mandate as well as support during the entire transaction process and in the merger of the own corporate structure with the structure of other companies.

This is how a merger works

Structured identification of potential targets or merger partners that may offer a strategically or economically interesting perspective in the context of a transaction. Individual and target-oriented approach of targets in the ongoing process, also abroad.

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We structure the transaction process in a short preparation time and identify potential transaction obstacles at an early stage on the basis of specific warning signals especially with regard to different corporate cultures

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As part of the preparation of external sales documents and the search for investors, we draw up a list of potential targets or buyers ("long list"), condense these into a "short list", develop a sales exposé ("teaser") in the sales process, and draw up non-disclosure agreements ("NDAs") and other process documents.

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Careful due diligence in preparation for the entry into a company or the entry of investors is essential to ensure successful negotiation results and to avoid liability risks. We effectively prepare and review the necessary documents and information in preparation for the due diligence process, conserving operational resources within the company as much as possible. We accompany and coordinate the due diligence process together with legal, tax and financial experts as well as our client's specialists.

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A successful merger is achieved when both the acquiring and the transferring company achieve their strategic goals.

Christian Saxenhammer
Managing Partner

M&A Advisory

The sale and purchase of companies form the core of our expertise in the Mergers & Acquisitions segment. The variants are manifold: share deal, asset deal, buy-out, carve-out, leveraged buy-out, merger, joint venture, spin-off, squeeze-out, each transaction structure requires special expertise. We build on the necessary expertise from more than 300 successfully completed transactions.

 

Mergers and acquisitions are full of opportunities - and challenges. As professional partners, our M&A advisors support companies and entrepreneurs with professional M&A and corporate finance services. With targeted advice and a differentiated strategy, we increase the probability of success of the M&A process and minimise risks.

 

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Corporate Finance

 

Corporate finance covers the broad range of all corporate financing issues. In terms of content, this includes planning and arranging financing (equity and debt). Specifically, it is important to maintain the company's liquidity and to secure capital for growth and expansion. Our support in the field of corporate finance is comprehensive - from the discussion and development of an optimal financing strategy to its successful implementation.

 

Professionally practised corporate finance helps to make correct and appropriate decisions regarding capital efficiency and financing of companies. This is exactly the job of the Saxenhammer team. Our goal: As your corporate finance experts, we develop tailor-made financing strategies in order to identify our clients' goals with the help of innovative corporate finance solutions and subsequently implement them successfully.

 

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Your Industry.
Our Expertise.

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with passion for your success.

 

We are your industry experts with roots in medium-sized businesses. After many years of experience, we are prepared for any eventuality. This means that whatever life cycle your company may be in, our range of services is designed to help you move forward in your current situation, with customized strategies.

 

With excellent analysis, personal advice, and always professionally executed transactions around mergers and acquisitions, we achieve our clients' goals with creativity and assertiveness.

 

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You can count on this:

 

  • Custom-fit solutions implemented
  • Diverse industry and boutique experience
  • Use of modern tools and data-driven approaches to support our project execution
  • Technical expertise, professionalism, and assertiveness for every business combination
  • We apply our systematic and methodologically proven approach to every deal
  • We see ourselves as entrepreneurial advisors and use this mindset to fight for the success of our clients we advise on a business merger
  • 30 experienced deal-makers, with expertise in a wide range of different industries and services such as the merger, sale and purchase of companies

 

Frequently asked questions
There are different ways to gain new market shares for yourself and significantly expand existing market positions:

 

Horizontal mergers involve the…

There are different ways to gain new market shares for yourself and significantly expand existing market positions:

 

  • Horizontal mergers involve the merger of two companies operating in the same sector and offering similar products or services
  • A vertical merger is the combination of two firms that operate in different stages of the supply chain and, as a result of the merger or acquisition, can offer a wider range of outputs or services in their sector
  • In a concentric merger (also circular merger), two independent companies that offer different products or services but share a common target audience or customer base combine
  • A conglomerate merger describes the merger of two independent companies that operate in different fields and have no obvious synergies or connections
  • In the reverse merger, a private company acquires a publicly listed company and uses its listing to obtain a listing and corresponding capital additions itself
  • Joint venture is the definition of a combination of two or more merging companies that plan to jointly form a new company or operate a joint business
Upstream-Merger und Downstream-Merger sind Arten von vertikalen Fusionen, die sich auf die Positionierung der einzelnen Unternehmen innerhalb der Lief…

Upstream-Merger und Downstream-Merger sind Arten von vertikalen Fusionen, die sich auf die Positionierung der einzelnen Unternehmen innerhalb der Lieferkette beziehen.

 

An upstream merger occurs when one company merges with another company that is further up the supply chain. For example, an automotive manufacturer might merge with a company that produces raw materials or components such as steel or engines. This allows the other company to strengthen its control over the supply chain and reduce its dependence on suppliers.

 

A downstream merger is defined as a merger where a company merges with another company that is further down the supply chain. For example, a retailer might enter into a merger with a company that manufactures or distributes products sold at retail. The acquiring company thus gains control over distribution channels and can strengthen its own legal independence as well as reduce its dependence on intermediaries or distributors

 

 

A corporate merger and a cooperation are two different types of business relationships between companies. A merger is based on contracts in which seve…

A corporate merger and a cooperation are two different types of business relationships between companies. A merger is based on contracts in which several companies stipulate agreements and conditions of their cooperation. There are different forms of business mergers, which are classified as horizontal, vertical or inorganic mergers, depending on their direction. The degree of independence also plays an important role in the distinction. If companies remain largely independent, they are cooperations. However, if they give up most of their independence, it is referred to as a business combination or acquisition.

 

A business combination refers to the merger of two companies (or more). This is usually done by the purchase of shares, stock or assets of one or more companies by another company. The goal of a merger is usually to create a larger company, such as a corporation, with more resources to be more competitive and achieve economies of scale. If a merger results in the creation of a group, i.e. an economic unit of the merged companies, the group assumes unified management, while all participants retain some of their independence, provided that this is stipulated in the terms and conditions.

 

The definition of a cooperation, on the other hand, refers to the collaboration of at least two or more companies that wish to jointly achieve a certain goal. Cooperation can take the form of, for example, strategic alliances or partnerships, joint ventures, consortia, communities of interest and joint ventures, or cartels and syndicates. The purpose of a cooperation is usually to leverage the strengths and resources of each partner to achieve a common objective. A full merger is not required in this case, which is why the companies involved retain their economic independence.

 

In a personal consultation, your partners at Saxenhammer determine which form of merger or cooperation is suitable for you and your company, in order to achieve your desired economic and strategic goals. With a tailor-made strategy, we carry out the merger or acquisition, professionally and successfully, taking into account all legal, tax, financial, and economic aspects.

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