Private Equity Advisory

We focus on building long-term, value-adding relationships to the German-speaking mid-cap private equity community as well as to auditors, law firms, banks and other finance intermediaries.

We act as a valuable outsourcing service provider to private equity firms and family offices which allows these firms to multiply their available resources for a project. Especially, due to our ability to deliver highly attractive deals by utilizing our M&A and financing expertise.

In the past, the team of H.C.F. has successfully advised private equity investors as well as family offices with acquisitions, company disposals and financing situations (debt advisory) in a variety of transactions. H.C.F. has gained a sustainable competitive advantage in the corporate finance market through long-term experience with the implementation of buyouts and growth financing projects with a variety of investors.

Further, H.C.F. has a remarkable track record of identifying off-market-deals in the German mid-market. H.C.F. supports its clients in addition to the deal generation with the financing of the deal and the completion of the transaction as a competent and experienced corporate finance advisor. A time-consuming and costly auction process with a lot of competition can be avoided and “hidden champions” be found and acquired through 1-to-1 transactions.

Private equity for company owners

We advise mid-sized companies in fundraising or company succession situations with our strong network of 50-75 German-speaking mid-cap private equity firms which we have built throughout the past 20 years. Therefore, we are able to assess what type of investor fits to which kind of company.

Adding an external investor as a company owner belongs to one of the toughest decisions to make for a company owner. We would be happy to support you with our long-term expertise in the market and adjust the type of our services to match your individual goals and needs. Therefore, no additional capacities of your company will be utilized and you can focus on your core and day-to-day operations.

H.C.F. Monitor

In the spring of 2016, H.C.F. has conducted a market survey about the current trends in the German private equity market in collaboration with the center for entrepreneurial and financial studies at TU Munich (CEFS) for the fourth time after 2010. 150 mid-cap private equity firms and family offices in the German-speaking area have been contacted. Once again, the survey was very successful with a response rate of approximately 30%.