Germany as a business location with its "hidden champions" is among the top locations for foreign direct investments and is therefore very attractive for foreign investors. The M&A market has been growing for years, and a corporate transaction (a purchase or sale of an entity) with financial investors has become a good alternative to finding strategic investors. The financial investors with whom we, as RSM, primarily cooperate are looking for long-term and sustainable investments. Financial investors offer entrepreneurs various investment models involving minority or majority shareholdings, and each is tailored to the specific situation. Particularly for owner-operated medium-sized companies, such buyers have become significantly more important for corporate successions.
Corporate mergers are very special and complex. Along with political uncertainties and bleak economic outlooks, the well-established structures owner-operated medium-sized companies have are only some of the challenges we have to deal with. Our core competencies are to manage and to unbundle owner-focused structures and to revamp their often limited reporting and controlling systems. As part of a corporate transaction, we develop pragmatic solutions that meet the requirements of a financial investor by taking the specific features of small-cap and medium-cap companies into account.
Our interdisciplinary teams of transaction advisors, auditors and tax advisors offer tailor-made solutions for achieving a sustainable enhancement in value. As an internationally operating network, RSM can assist you in cross-border transactions - your personal contact is there for you locally and coordinates any of our worldwide RSM teams that may be required.