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Strategic decisions for entrepreneurs. As entrepreneurs you are forced to continuously think about strategic choices. Buying a company has to offer a clear added value compared to growing on your own. Speed of growth, international expansion, market developments, business integration and financing opportunities are key considerations. S&P’s knowledge of M&A markets help you to make the right decisions.

Creating value for investors. As investors you have identified markets and segments which fit into your investment strategy. How can you convince the sellers that you are the right fit? What could be a smart deal structure? How is the talent basis and how can you make sure the integration will work? Our senior partners offer you the right expertise.

We provide answers to 3 main questions …

WHAT IS THE RIGHT TIMING AND MARKET TO BUY?

Which market are you targeting for your investment? Is buying a business a better option than growing organically within your current assets? Which are potential target companies?

HOW DO WE BEST ORGANIZE THE ACQUISITION PROCESS?

How do we identify and prioritize targets for best strategic fit? How do we initiate contacts to sellers and raise their interest? Do we provide local expertise in cross-border targeting?

WHAT IS AN ADEQUATE PRICE AND DEAL STRUCTURE?

How do we achieve a balanced understanding of price/conditions and deal structuring between the parties? What do we have to consider with international deals? Do we have adequate expertise within the deal team?

“My experience from more than 20 years working with S&P is excellent. The team has helped me with various major acquisitions, through a combination of strategic skills, market knowledge, empathy for entrepreneurs and advice in difficult negotiations” Hans J. Moock. Partner & Managing Director HQ Equita

We support investors in all stages of the M&A process

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MARKET RESEARCH – LONGLISTING AND SHORTLISTING OF TARGETS

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CONTACTING SHAREHOLDERS AND BUILDING TRUST

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BUILDING INTEREST FOR SALE OR MERGER

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MANAGING THE EXCHANGE OF EARLY INFORMATION

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MANAGEMENT MEETING AND TARGET EVALUATION

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SUPPORT FOR INDICATIVE OFFER, TERM SHEET AND LOI

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DUE DILIGENCE, SIGNING AND CLOSING

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POST-DEAL SUPPORT IN INTEGRATION, TEAM BUILDING

Our mission is to create value for entrepreneurs and investors through well-prepared M&A deals, giving strategic advice, finding the right partners, empowering the M&A process and facilitating post-deal integration.

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INDUSTRY AND FUNCTIONAL KNOW-HOW

We operate in specialized industry teams and deliver the full scope of the M&A process: strategic advice, identifying partners for the transaction, supporting in negotiations and providing value-driven transformation processes pre-deal and post-deal.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET AND TRADITION

S&P is an independent M&A consultancy with a long operating tradition. Founded in 1989, a family business in the second generation with 10+ senior partners. All partners have distinguished experience in managing M&A deals across relevant sectors and cross-border.

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LOCAL AND GLOBAL NETWORK

S&P is based in the industrial heart of Germany with offices in Düsseldorf, Essen and Munich. S&P is one of the initial founders of the leading mid-market M&A advisory network: M&A Worldwide, with members in 30+ countries.

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