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You mandate us to structure financing depending on the occasion, i.e. in the case of acquisition financing needs, to identify alternative sources of financing and to implement them through equity, mezzanine and/or debt capital (including subsidies from the state and relevant federal states). A typical starting situation is that companies today are looking for additional capital, both for financing current assets and for investments in fixed assets. The problem associated with this is that the absolute number of banks is gradually decreasing and lending is becoming more and more restricted due to the increasing capital requirements. The situation in the SME sector is further aggravated by the rising refinancing costs due to increased capital requirements of the lending banks depending on the object of the financing and the rating, as well as the decreasing number of banks that are still active in the SME sector.

We look for solutions: for example, we analyse the capital requirements, model and structure the transaction in order to select and approach financing partners in a targeted manner. We know domestic and foreign banks that want to build up a portfolio of SME loans, and we try out alternative sources such as financial investors, debt funds, private banks and family offices. In addition, we assess the inclusion of collateral in the structuring of loan exposures in the interest of our client. We have an extensive track record with regard to different financing solutions, as acquisition and/or mezzanine financing, as silent participations or as venture capital. The following is an excerpt of transactions that the partners in our firm have accompanied and responsibly implemented in their professional careers:

  • Development and implementation of a refinancing concept via a real estate sale & lease back transaction structure.


  • Structuring of an LBO financing for the acquisition of a German logistics company (turnover < EUR 100m) by a Spanish company 


  • Raising EUR 1m from the consolidation fund of the Free State of Thuringia for the implementation of the financial restructuring of a company in the consumer goods industry


  • Raised more than EUR 25m from various venture capital investors


  • Raised more than EUR 5m in public funding from the EU, the BMBF and the State of Berlin

  • Debt advisor to a German Tier 3 automotive supplier in restructuring its liabilities and raising debt capital for upcoming investment projects


  • Advising and investing in an MBO in the tourism industry (turnover € 20 million / transaction volume € 25 million)


  • Advice and provision of expansion financing in the food industry (equity increase € 20 million)


  • Acquisition financing of an owner buy-out in the clothing industry (turnover € 18 million / transaction volume € 13 million)


  • Acquisition financing of an MBO in the workwear industry (turnover € 35 million / transaction volume € 38 million)