Strategic Advisory including M&A

Delivering the deals that matter

Our Advisory team includes dedicated sector experts with detailed corporate finance know-how, located in Frankfurt, London, New York and Hong Kong.

Across the advisory business we are a trusted partner, with a strong market position in Europe and acknowledged as a leading adviser in Germany.

We serve large multinational corporates, small and medium-sized companies (SME) as well as Private Equity investors, asset managers, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. For financial institutions we cover a defined set of European banks.

Our services

We provide advice to clients on financing strategy, assessing financing options, costs of funding, suitability and potential market acceptance of respective financial instruments. We take project responsibility for highly complex debt and multi-product transactions as well as the full range of M&A transactions, focusing on sectors where we have long-standing structuring and execution experience.

Knowledge based solutions

Our goal is to offer clients seamless support across their investment banking needs with additional sector intelligence. For us, this involves:

  • Full understanding of clients’ situation and needs: We draw on in-depth analysis and industry knowledge as well as regular strategic dialogue with our clients.
  • Jointly delivering the best product solutions and advice: We are committed to providing the best client services jointly with our colleagues across equity, fixed income and corporate finance.
  • Developing and managing relationships: We maintain close contact with our clients’ senior management teams to build long-term partnerships.

By being able to provide trusted advice and state-of-the-art product solutions, we have built long-term partnerships with corporates and financial institutions across Europe, meeting their requirements at the highest possible level.

We provide our sector intelligence across the entire supply chain and our product expertise from funding and capital market access, to asset and liability management, transaction banking and cash management. We also advise on all types of M&A transactions.

Sector coverage

  • Auto & Transport
  • Healthcare & Chemicals
  • Infrastructure & Energy
  • Industrials
  • Retail & Consumer
  • Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT)
  • Financial Institutions
  • Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFI)

Our bespoke M&A services

Our dedicated M&A professionals offer tailor-made advisory services including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, stake sales, leveraged buy-outs, privatisations, public tender offers, takeover defence mandates and fairness opinions. Our client’s trust our strategic advice, process management and negotiations support across all their M&A activities and at every stage of the process.


  • Extensive experience, industry knowledge and regular strategic dialogue with clients to provide tailor-made advisory services
  • Proven track record: award-winning franchise with the ability to provide complex structures across our bonds, loans, M&A and ECM platforms
  • Dedicated teams to serve corporate clients, as well as private equity investors and financial institutions
  • Specialist M&A professionals focusing on both German and international clients, as well as being a leading adviser for mid caps in Germany