Mergers & Acquisitions
H.C.F. supports companies on the buy-side and sell-side
H.C.F. advises its clients with acquisitions (buy-side) and disposals (sell-side) of companies, minority investments and disinvestments as well as management buyouts.
Especially private shareholders and company founders have good reason to put in a lot of thought whether to sell their company. After all, it was them who developed strong relationships to employees, customers and suppliers over decades.
The ideal successor can often be found in the existing management. However, at that moment most of the individuals don’t have sufficient funding at their disposal in order to acquire the company. In this case, a management buyout (MBO) comes into question in which private equity firms / family offices support the existing management financially and continue to do so in the future in order to further help the company grow.
We advise mid-sized companies with:
Acquisition / buy-side
Disposal / sell-side
Shareholder change / ownership succession / buyout of particular shareholders
Management buyout / buy-in
Private equity buy-side and sell-side
Further, we examine the possibilities of a discrete and timely disposal of non-operating business units (spinoffs) and non-performing / distressed business-units.
During the process we provide our clients with comprehensive advisory services:
Market / company analysis
Support with the structuring and implementation of entire M&A processes
Identification / approach of suitable, potential national and international targets (long-list)
Company valuation on the basis of market-based methods
Preparation of the necessary information package (fact book / information memorandum, teaser, etc.)
Advisory regarding process procedure, tactic / timing and strategy
Coordination of the entire communication with buyers / sellers
Organization of the due diligence (financial, legal, tax, market, HR and environmental due diligence)
– Data room management
– Preparation of site visits
Management / coordination of the entire contract negotiations