Zerbach & Company is a Corporate Finance advisory firm focusing on owner-managed and/or family-owned companies.
We advise our mandates on buy-side and sell-side transactions, company succession planning, capital-raising and changes in the shareholder structure. We also provide finance advisory as well as non-transaction related advisory services, such as Advisory Board mandates or the development of business plans. Furthermore, we advise investors and family offices with regard to establishing investment portfolios.
Our clients include mid-cap, family-owned companies and their shareholders, multinational companies, family offices, private equity investors and start-ups. We always envision our client relationships as a long-term sustainable partnership rather than a transaction-by-transaction relationship only.
Since 2014, the transaction volume of our successfully completed deals has been ranging from c. 5 million to c. 175 million Euro. Typical transaction volumes range between 10 and 75 million Euro.
Zerbach & Company is independent, owner-managed and discreet. Our clients appreciate the high level of confidentiality due to our independent structure compared to large banks or competitors that often have a high rate of staff turnover – even during ongoing mandates.
The founding partners have been working together successfully as a team for many years, among other in the M&A advisory unit of DZ BANK Group, the central bank of the German cooperative banking sector, Germany’s third largest banking group. The partners combine more than 50 years of Corporate Finance and M&A experience. Currently, the team consists of 5 experienced M&A professionals and is supported by accurately selected interns and working students. Our professionalism, commitment, forthrightness and authenticity is what distinguishes us.
Due to established cooperation with leading international advisory firms, Zerbach & Company has an extensive network in Western and Eastern Europe as well as Scandinavia and Asia. Zerbach & Company is supported by its Industry Advisory Board consisting of nine renowned industry experts and entrepreneurs and is member of Private Equity Forum NRW, the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW) and the Association of Family Entrepreneurs – ASU e.V.
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