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15.09.2021

Selling companies in times of crisis

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published a report by Britt Niggemann and Prof. Diethard B. Simmert in its supplement "Finanzierung im Mittelstand" (Financing in SMEs) that focuses on the sale of companies in times of crisis.

08.09.2021

IfW advises on the acquisition of a medical technology company

IfW advises a long-standing client on the acquisition of a company in the medical technology sector. The company manufactures long-term stents, which are a minimally invasive, reversible alternative solution - as opposed to the common practice of invasive or short-term solutions.

The company is based in Israel and sells its products worldwide.

The transaction was negotiated exclusively. IfW advised the buyer in all phases of the purchase process.

 

 

02.09.2021

Reasons for Company Acquisitions

Increasingly, medium-sized companies are also acting as buyers in order to strengthen their competitiveness through the acquisition of companies. Reasons given by our clients are:

  • Entry into new markets
  • Expansion of the product range
  • Access to new technologies
  • Increasing market share in consolidated markets
  • Achieving critical mass
  • Bargaining power of suppliers and customers
  • Limit danger from substitute products
  • Cost reduction
  • Risk reduction
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04.08.2021

IfW advises on the sale of a company in the electrical engineering sector

IfW advises the shareholders of a company that has been active in the field of electrical engineering for over 25 years on the sale to a strategic partner.

The company's scope of services includes project planning, creation and implementation of automation concepts as well as the production and assembly of control cabinets and electrical systems. It employs about 40 people.

IfW advised the sellers exclusively and in all phases of the process as part of a structured sales process.

 

11.05.2021

Corporate disposals in the pandemic

In Creditreform magazine, Britt Niggemann describes the special features of selling family businesses in the pandemic.

The article can be accessed here:

https://creditreform-magazin.de/finanzen/familienunternehmen-unternehmensverkauf-in-der-pandemie/

 

10.05.2021

Successful MBI transaction

IfW advises an executive on the acquisition of a manufacturer of welding equipment. Founded in 1911, the company develops and produces highly automated welding systems for a wide range of industries. With about 140 employees, the company achieves a turnover of around EUR 20 million.

IfW supported the buyer throughout the entire purchase process, starting with the search for suitable target companies, establishing contacts, due diligence and negotiations. In addition, IfW advised the MBI executive on securing acquisition financing.

 

07.03.2021

Corona effects favour business succession

On 7 March 2021, Welt am Sonntag informed about the possibility of saving gift tax if a company experiences a decline in earnings due to Corona. Family businesses can use this situation to transfer business assets to the next generation in a tax-saving way.

01.03.2021

IfW advises the shareholder of a service provider for the hospital and care sector on the sale by way of MBI

IfW advises the owner of a service provider for car racing on the sale to an MBI team.The company's scope of services includes conception, design, production and installation services for film technology in professional motorsport as well as individual vehicle finishing in racing.

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24.02.2021

CORONA effects family business successions

Lower corporate earnings can have significant consequences for companies and their shareholders. Financial ratios become less favourable, the rating deteriorates - many companies lose their investment grade status. At the same time, there is a greater need for credit. More difficult corporate financing and higher financing costs are the result - sometimes over-indebtedness and the need to file for insolvency arise.

 

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20.01.2021

Corona Logistics by Cryotherm

The local newspaper Meinerzhagener Zeitung reports on the company, whose shareholder had been advised on a management buy-out by IfW.

28.12.2020

IfW advises the shareholders of a leading provider of industry software for publishers and media houses

In December 2020, the sale of a leading provider of industry software for publishers and media houses to a strategic buyer was completed. IfW advised the sellers on this transaction.

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16.12.2020

Cryotherm: Safe logistics for Covid-19 vaccines

Our long-standing client Cryotherm, based in Kirchen in the Siegerland region of Germany, manufactures the containers in which Covid-19 vaccines can be transported at temperatures as low as -80°C. In the super-insulated Cryotherm container "Biosafe", vaccines can be stored and transported at the lowest temperatures for weeks, filled with dry ice or nitrogen. The cold chain is never interrupted and is constantly controlled by remote diagnosis and monitoring. This short film shows how this works.

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16.09.2020

Company succession through owner buy-out

The regulation of asset and company succession is one of the most important challenges for entrepreneurs.

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28.08.2020

IfW advises long-standing client on the sale of companies

IfW advised the shareholders and management of a long-standing client from the media industry on the sale of all subsidiaries. The company employs around 1,500 people and occupies a leading market position with its broad range of specialist information and formats. The buyer is a private equity company.

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19.06.2020

IfW advises the shareholder of a service provider for the hospital and care sector on the sale by way of MBI

IfW advises the owner of a service provider for the hospital and care industry on the sale to two external managers. The service company, founded in 2003, installs and maintains patient call systems and advises on the migration to new systems.

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04.05.2020

IfW advises long-standing client on a company acquisition

IfW advises a wholesaler for medical products, which has been one of our clients for many years, on the acquisition of the "medical" division of a German company. The seller put the business unit "medicine" up for sale as it was no longer part of the core business. The buyer was able to acquire the assets of the business unit in exclusive negotiations. The acquired product range excellently completes the buyer's previous product range.

IfW advised the buyer during the due diligence and exclusive negotiations.

28.02.2020

IfW advises the owners of a Swabian mechanical engineering company on the disposal of shares

IfW advises the owners of a Swabian mechanical engineering company on the sale to a Swedish industrial holding. The mechanical engineering company, founded in 1969, manufactures transport systems for various industries, such as automotive, consumer goods and medical technology. With 45 employees, the company generates sales of around EUR 10 million.

IfW advised the owners exclusively and in all phases of the process as part of a structured sales process.

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