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Testimonials

This is what current and former business partners say about the collaboration with the Partners in their previous capacities:

  • I particularly appreciated the modular approach of Zerbach & Company. In a first step, I was able to evaluate the quality of services by mandating Zerbach & Company with the preparation of a business and development plan and a subsequent company valuation. In this context, I initially got to know the high-quality advisory provided by Zerbach & Company.

    After my decision to reorganise the existing shareholder structure of my company was made, Zerbach & Company has been a professional advisor and companion for me in a situation that was entirely unfamiliar to me to that date. Throughout the entire process, the collaboration with the team was extremely pleasant.

    André Barth
    Managing Shareholder DuoTherm GmbH

  • We got to know the team of Zerbach & Company back in early 2015. Due to the mix of professional advisory, open communication combined with a very pleasant personal approach, Zerbach & Company since then has been contributing significant components to handle the extremely rapid growth of our tonies® digital play and audio box.

    Patric Faßbender & Marcus Stahl
    Managing Shareholders Boxine GmbH

  • Emsländer Baustoffwerke, established in 1899, is a producer of premium quality products for brickwork at state-of-the-art production technology. We cover the entire product range of sand-lime bricks and porous concrete.

    During the implementation of our diversification strategy we initially met Leander Zerbach and Lars Junc. Together we developed the cornerstones of an acquisition strategy and in the following, both gentlemen presented to us selected target companies according to the set framework of strategic criteria.

    After the first personal meeting with Mr. Fischer, we already knew that not only Fischer Fertigungstechnik was the perfect fit for us, but also the personal chemistry between Mr. Fischer and ourselves added up. Leander Zerbach and Lars Junc have managed the entire acquisition process that followed and advised us particularly on the determination of the purchase price, the structuring of the acquisition finance, the due diligence process and the final negotiations. They understood how to establish the contact between ourselves and the decision makers of Fischer Fertigungstechnik and to lead the transaction process to its successful closing.

    Bernhard Göcking
    Managing Shareholder Emsländer Baustoffwerke GmbH & Co. KG

  • Born and raised in a family of entrepreneurs, I had the unique pleasure to ride my Bobbycar toy-car through the production facilities as a young kid together with the son of the plant manager. This is when the “toy virus” had infected me for the first time.

    After job engagements in Tunisia and China, I joined Schleich in 1999, a company that is known worldwide for its high-quality, natural toy figurines, which can be found, statistically, in every German kid’s bedroom. The company was founded in 1935 and has faced most of the challenges a company can incur. In 2004, one of our co-shareholders at the time intended to sell his shares. This is when I learned to know and appreciate Leander Zerbach for the first time.

    With an extraordinary degree of respect and delicacy, he was able to bring together the various shareholder interests and all of us witnessed a highly successful sale of the majority of shares to Hg Capital. Today, Schleich is operating globally and generates sales exceeding EUR 100 million. Since then, Leander Zerbach and his colleagues have personally advised and accompanied me with my various entrepreneurial activities, a valuable support I no longer want to miss.

    Paul Kraut
    Former Managing Shareholder Schleich GmbH

  • We have collaborated intensively with Leander Zerbach and Marc Bollinger during the acquisition process of one of our portfolio companies. When considering their work and project management, I particularly value their engaging, binding and authentic manner as well as their pragmatic and straightforward advisory approach, which is sometimes needed in difficult situations in order to find suitable solutions for all stakeholders involved and to bring the transaction to a success.

    Hannes Hinteregger
    Managing Director Avedon Capital Partners

  • Reichwald & Co., founded in 1804, is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the Siegerland region of Germany. Historically grown, two separate businesses existed side-by-side for a long time: steel wholesale and wholesale of sanitary equipment. During the course of a strategic reassessment, my family in 2013 decided to focus on steel wholesale only.

    Leander Zerbach and Lars Junc significantly supported me in the sale of the sanitary wholesale business as M&A adviser. Beside their excellent know-how and experience with a transaction process, that is not an everyday task for a company owner, I particularly valued their continuous efforts to appreciate all personal issues and concerns of the family shareholders and to consider them in the transaction process. In the end, Reichwald & Co. was able to fully achieve all targets set out in the process.

    With Elmer Group, Mr. Zerbach and Mir. Junc have found a buyer, that showed an equal family business culture as we have and was very interested in preserving and sustaining the business segment as a whole, which was very important to us with regard to your employees.

    Falko Reichwald
    Managing Director and Shareholder Reichwald GmbH und Co. KG