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Wolfgang Steuernagel

Manfred Hassmann


S&P founded in 1989 is one of the leading firms in the German M & A market. Its headquarter is in Essen, known for its central location in Europe, its considerable economic potential, and the flair of the Ruhr Metropolis. S&P has a branch in the centre of Düsseldorf.

S&P’s partners use their many years of experience and their extensive know-how in managing medium-sized and large companies to initiate and undertake corporate transactions. Its strategic competence as well as its close contacts with industry and trade, banks and financial investors enable S&P to meet the high expectations of its numerous clients.

Being an independent firm, S&P is free of any conflicts of interest and guarantees absolute confidentiality. As a matter of principle, S&P acts on the basis of exclusive mandates for the best possible result of its clients. The remuneration for services rendered by S&P normally contains a retainer as well as an additional success fee resulting from the enterprise value of the transaction.


S&P specializes in:

  • initiating and conducting
  • acquisitions and sales of companies
  • corporate divestments
  • mergers and strategic alliances
  • management buy-outs and buy-ins.

As a rule, S&P’s services occur in four stages:

  • analysis and planning
  • identification and contact
  • negotiation and compliance
  • integration of the company.


During the past years, S&P has initiated and conducted more than 130 transactions, both nationally and internationally. The average enterprise value was app. € 20 Mio. S&P’s buyers and sellers mandates were concluded with companies in the following sectors:

  • Advertising
  • Agriculture
  • Air conditioning
  • Aluminium products
  • Aromas, fragances
  • Automotive parts
  • Beverages
  • Bread, pastries
  • Building industry
  • Building materials
  • Chemical products
  • Consulting
  • Cosmetics
  • Electrical equipment
  • Electronics
  • Engineering services
  • Environmental services
  • Facility management
  • Fashions, textile products
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluid technology
  • Food stuffs
  • Garden products
  • Information technology
  • Insurances
  • Locks, mountings
  • Logistical services
  • Measurement technology
  • Meat products
  • Mechanical, plant engeneering
  • Medical technology
  • Metal processing
  • Mineral water
  • Paints
  • Plastics
  • Publishers
  • Pumps
  • Recycling
  • Restaurants
  • Retail trade
  • Sanitary goods
  • Security technology
  • Special chemicals
  • Special machinery
  • Steel, metal trading
  • Tourism
  • Water technology
  • Wood products


Dr. Wolfgang Steuernagel, Manfred Hassmann, Dr. Wolfgang F. Fink, Christoph Katz, Pieter Kraan, Tim F. Ley, Dr. Elke Wolf