Buy-side M&A advisory

  • Identification and evaluation of national and international targets in terms of financial, corporate and operative criteria
  • Development and management of growth strategies, diversification strategies and buy-and-build strategies
  • Management, structuring and optimization of the entire transaction process
  • Valuation of acquisition targets
  • Optimization of transaction structure

The success of an acquisition of a business depends on every single process step: from the identification and approach of potential target companies, the integration into an existing growth strategy, the verification of hypotheses and assumptions in a Due Diligence to the final negotiations of the definitive agreements. However, we support our clients beyond that: we develop an acquisition strategy, gather information on potential target companies, evaluate potential targets supported by non-public real-time financial information services, sound out a potential sale interest and help you to secure acquisition financing, if needed.

Through our cooperation with Cologne-based patent law firm Kutzenberger Wolff & Partner since 2014, Zerbach & Company has access to detailed information regarding patent registrations worldwide. Information concerning patent registration activity of a potential target company provides valuable information regarding R&D activities and barriers to entry. The database uses an interface to DOCDB database by the European Patent office and includes data from over 90 countries worldwide.

Our added value

  • Fast, seamless transaction process:
    Optimal preparation and information analysis on target companies, discrete and professional approach, excellent process management with flexible and efficient project execution, maximum degree of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Financing competence:
    Long-term experience and personal access to financial sponsors and potential (acquisition-)financing partners.
  • Entrepreneurial counterpart:
    Project management and execution is always carried out by long-term experienced partners only. Experience with complex transaction structures. Management and owner can fully concentrate on the operative business due to our integrated management of the entire transaction process.