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Creating value for you and your company. Selling a business is a complex process requiring thorough preparations to obtain best results in the challenging M&A markets. Terms and conditions are not determined by figures alone. The strategic Equity Story geared towards the expectations of the targeted buyers is a major factor in S&P’s approach.

Our mission is to create value for entrepreneurs and investors via 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 with value-driving 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, it is 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 forthcoming. 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 worldwide.

S&P Services – we realise values for entrepreneurs

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Strategic Advice for Entrepreneurs

Profitable growth is the main driver to create value for entrepreneurial companies… Read more

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Buy-side M&A

Entrepreneurs are forced to continuously think about strategic choices… Read more

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Sell-side M&A

Selling a business is a hard process requiring thorough preparations… Read more

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Private equity & family offices

Our team understands the worlds of private equity and family offices… Get in touch

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MBO & MBI

S&P means great experience in achieving management buyout success… Get in touch

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Growth capital

Securing growth capital is the basis for realizing your ideas… Read more

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Post deal integration & value creation

Post deal integration is the main driver for a successful acquisition… Read more

The eight S&P Industry Groups and Teams

Current mega trends such as the rising need for ESG compliance, energy efficiency challenges, the changing global economic structure and digital transformation have a strong impact on all type of basic industries, from raw materials to processing sectors. There is a need for transformation, in many cases accompanied by sell- or buy-side M&A activities. Our team profits by long-term senior executive and M&A experience in your industries. We are your ideal strategic sparring partners. Read more

The S&P Basic industries team

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Manfred Hassmann

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Markus Spiess

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Dr. Wolfgang Steuernagel

Please contact our Industry Group Team Lead Markus Spiess at m.spiess@s-and-p.de

Mega trends such as the response to the climate crisis, digital transformation and the need for affordable housing, improving living conditions in urban space, are impacting the construction and real estate industries. New companies are emerging, incumbents are changing. Our S&P industry group team provides advice on strategy and transformation as well as support for structured M&A activities. Read more

The S&P Construction & Real Estate team

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Christian Mertens

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Markus Spiess

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Dr. Axel Steuernagel

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Dr. Wolfgang Steuernagel

Please contact our Industry Group Team Lead Markus Spiess at m.spiess@s-and-p.de

Consumer industries face continuous challenges. Modern customer journeys require efficient e-commerce activities and a strong social media presence. Supply chains are challenged by global economic changes. Gen Y and Z generations demand environmentally viable products. There is a need for transformation, in many cases accompanied by sell- or buy-side M&A activities. Our team can provide a holistic approach, profiting by long-term experiences as senior executives, M&A and strategy advisors in your industries. Read more

The S&P Consumer & Retail team

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Manfred Hassmann

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Dr. Axel Steuernagel

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Dr. Wolfgang Steuernagel

Please contact our Industry Group Team Lead Dr. Axel Steuernagel at a.steuernagel@s-and-p.de

The energy transition is certainly one of the most demanding challenges of our time. Innovative solutions to create, store and distribute energy are in demand. The industry is stretched with the transformation of its core business, in many cases accompanied by sell- or buy-side M&A activities. To master these challenges, we are reliable partners and provide you with the expertise we have gained from managing and advising numerous companies in the energy industry. Read more

The S&P Energy, Environment & Cleantech team

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Christian Albersmeier

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Christian Mertens

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Dr. Peter Steinhoff

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Dr. Axel Steuernagel

Please contact our Industry Group Team Lead Christian Mertens at c.mertens@s-and-p.de

Engineering industries are the heart of the German economy. Due to political, technological and environmental circumstances your industries must change rapidly. We see this as an opportunity to transform the business, in many cases combined with M&A activities. Engineering & Manufacturing is certainly one of the strongest S&P industry groups. Our senior partners have managed successful companies themselves and conducted numerous M&A transactions. We work with our clients to enable M&A deals and develop client-specific measures to create value, which we then help to implement as a partner. Read more

The S&P Engineering & Manufacturing team

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Christian Albersmeier

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Dr. Wolfgang F. Fink

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Manfred Hassmann

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Christian Mertens

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Markus Spiess

Please contact our Industry Group Team Lead Dr. Wolfgang F. Fink at fink@s-and-p.de

Technology industries are at the forefront of economic evolution and success. We like to support dynamic and growing small to mid-cap companies with our experiences as successful entrepreneurs, senior executives and M&A advisors. Our specialized S&P team provides you with advice how to find the right partners for financing your growth plans, acquire or build up international activities and improve important functional areas such as marketing and sales. Read more

The S&P Internet, Software & Technologies team

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Dr. Peter Steinhoff

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Dr. Axel Steuernagel

Please contact our Industry Group Team Lead Dr. Axel Steuernagel at a.steuernagel@s-and-p.de

Service industries face joint challenges. Digital transformation, international expansion of clients, emerging new competitors and the need to secure talents are forcing entrepreneurs to think about new strategies, transformation and M&A activities. Our senior team members have worked as executives, M&A and strategic advisors in various service industry sectors, as diverse as HR services, technical inspection, financial services, marketing agencies and logistics. We know your challenges by our own experiences and are ready to help with advice. Read more

The S&P Services team

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Christian Albersmeier

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Dr. Wolfgang F. Fink

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Pieter Kraan

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Dr. Peter Steinhoff

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Dr. Axel Steuernagel

Please contact our Industry Group Team Lead Pieter Kraan at p.kraan@s-and-p.de

Our experienced partners worked at M&A transactions for many companies, among others the following:

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AURELIUS
BERTELSMANN
BOSCH
DEUTSCHE PRIVATE EQUITY
EQT
GENERAL ATLANTIC
PARTNERS GROUP
SARTORIUS
SCHINDLER
SIEMENS
SPRINGER NATURE
STUDIO MODERNA
SYMRISE
THYSSENKRUPP
TÜV
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150+

M&A transactions supported since 1989

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100+

Industries our partners worked in

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10+

Senior partners in Germany

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40+

Partner firms via M&A Worldwide Network

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