Regardless of the initial situation, the decision to initiate the sale of a company or to look for a successor is always serious and existential from the seller's point of view. In all constellations, it is a matter of realizing values in the best possible way, as a result of years of entrepreneurial development. Accordingly, the decision to sell should be carefully considered, and the corresponding process subsequently prepared and executed. This applies to the "technical" preparation of a company sale or succession, such as the preparation of business scenarios, as well as to the preparation for the dialog with potential buyers.
In our experience, communicating with existing competitors, disclosing one's own business situation, and discussing options for selling a company is an emotional stress test for the selling entrepreneur. However, our experience also shows that such negotiations can be an exciting and positive experience for companies in every respect. It always depends on the successful preparation - we ensure this for you.
360°-view on the entire M&A process
Our goal is always to go beyond standard solutions and offer more. This starts with a solid and realistic company valuation, as a basis for the successful process of company sale or succession, the careful identification of suitable potential buyers, the elaboration of a target-oriented equity story relevant from the buyer's point of view, and the strategic build-up of competition among several interested parties to optimize the purchase price. We are ready to walk "the extra mile".
Company succession, mergers, exits & strategic partnerships
Sell-side M&A and company succession know different variants: whether you are looking for a business succession for your own company, aiming for a merger or want to win strategic investors as well as partnerships for yourself - your experts at Saxenhammer see themselves as a partner for determining the best possible strategy.
Direct access to foreign investors through global presence
Our national and international network of investors is evidenced by a large number of cross-border transactions. Without direct access to European, American and Asian investors, it is not possible to manage a successful investor process. We have access to the contacts at decision-making level.
We accompany you from the beginning through your company sale and succession. Professional marketing documents, which we prepare especially for your company sale / succession, are indispensable.1
To this end, we conduct a detailed analysis of your operational status and current financing structures with a view to all options for a sale. We then discuss these with you in an open and transparent manner. We develop models of possible sales structures and derive forecasts of potential purchase price proceeds from them, with prior calculation of the company's value before the process begins. On this basis, we are at your side for the discussion of possible sale scenarios with current financing partners.
We structure the transaction process in a short time and identify potential obstacles at an early stage based on specific warning signals.
When preparing external sales documents and searching for investors, we first create a list of potential buyers ("long list"), which we then reduce in size and focus ("short list"). We then develop a sales exposé ("Information Memorandum") and short profile ("Teaser") as well as further process documents such as non-disclosure agreements ("NDAs") or process letters. We take over the entire project management during the sale of the company. In this way, you can continue to focus on the day-to-day operational business of your company while we take care of the processing of your company sale.
Thanks to many years of expertise, we are able to develop a convincing equity story for our clients, the heart of any investor process.
Based on the equity story, we discuss a financial commitment with potential investors and successors. Our job is to present interesting, credible strategic perspectives – which is at the same time a decisive factor for success.
As a strong negotiating partner, we specifically drive competitive bidding processes for the sale of your company.4
Essential steps in the search for suitable buyers and successors are the approach with the prepared short profile ("teaser"), dispatch and negotiation of NDAs, preparation of a comprehensive company presentation ("info memo"), drafting and dispatch of a "process letter", preparation of management presentations, as well as the creation of the virtual data room. In all these steps, high speed and equally high precision are required at the same time.
Thorough due diligence is essential before the actual sale of the company and the entry of buyers / investors, in order to achieve positive negotiation results and avoid liability risks.5
We effectively compile all the necessary documents and information for the preparation of the data room, sparing the company's operational resources as much as possible.
Our management of an investor process ensures the structured build-up of competition among several interested parties through targeted negotiation.6
In this way, we create various options for the sellers and, in particular, ensure the best possible process outcome in the interests of the company and its shareholders. We continuously prepare and communicate the concretization, analysis and evaluation of the offers - the stakeholders thus have unrestricted transparency in the context of the company sale and succession.
At your side when it really counts.
In the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, our focus is on assisting with company acquisitions, company sales and company succession as well as special situations. There are various options such as share deals, asset deals, buy-outs, carve-outs, acquisitions with debt financing, mergers, joint ventures, spin-offs and squeeze-outs. Each type of transaction requires special knowledge and quick action. We have perfected the necessary expertise in over 300 successful transactions.
Mergers and acquisitions offer both numerous opportunities and risks. Our M&A advisors support medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs with professional M&A and corporate finance services. Through targeted advice and a differentiated strategy, we increase the chances of success of the M&A process and minimise risks.
The field of corporate finance encompasses all aspects of corporate financing. This includes the planning and arrangement of financial resources (equity and debt). A central challenge here is to maintain the liquidity of the company and to secure capital for growth and expansion.
We offer comprehensive support in the area of corporate finance - from the discussion and development of an optimal financing strategy (incl. calculation of the enterprise value of companies) to the successful implementation in the context of a company acquisition, company sale and succession as well as a merger.
Over the years, we have assisted many medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs in various M&A matters and successfully helped them realize their goals. Convince yourself.
bn. € Transaction volume
Years of work experience
Your partners at Saxenhammer are industry experts with diverse areas of expertise and many years of experience in all aspects of management consulting, company acquisitions, and company sales. What unites us all is our pursuit of excellence and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
We are dealmakers - through and through. In that sense, we are always ready to excel. At the same time, it is particularly important for us to be anchored as entrepreneurs in dialogue with medium-sized businesses. That's where we feel at home.
Mergers and acquisitions (takeovers and mergers) usually follow the same principle. As experienced M&A advisors for medium-sized companies, we address our clients' individual interests in advance in our analysis and advice, in order to ensure the smooth implementation of the sale, from the preparation, to the actual sales process, to the successful sale of the company.
With a professional advisor at your side, an M&A process of a medium-sized company can proceed as follows:
We understand that as an entrepreneur you may sooner or later be confronted with the issue of selling a company and want or need to find a suitable successor. The decision to sell a company should be thought through and made consciously. Therefore, deal with the topic at an early stage so that you know exactly what to expect and how you can best prepare for a company sale. In the course of our business consulting on company acquisitions and sales, we have noticed how important it is that the chemistry between you as the seller and the buyers, your potential successors, is right. Therefore, if you approach Saxenhammer with your request regarding company succession, we appreciate your trust and treat the sale with the highest professionalism and discretion.
Our suggestion: The sale of a company should be accompanied by consultants who stand by your side with a lot of expertise, experience and above all entrepreneurial passion.