Buy a business in Germany

How to buy a German company

Buy a business in Germany When buying a business in Germany the best advice is to use a German M&A advisor who knows about the local situation. This advisor should know about the German business habits and be up to date with the local market. When doing business in Germany it is necessary to have a local advisor with a strong track record in M&A. Our German M&A advisors have been helping foreign buyers for decades in buying companies in Germany. We have a large team that has good understanding of the different industries in Germany. These people can help you in buying your company of choice in Germany. The strength of the Corporate Finance in Europe team is the combination of in depth knowledge of our core industries combined with geographical knowledge of Germany including speaking the local language. Please take a look at our German M&A team that can help you in buying a business in Germany.

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Businesses for sale in Germany

We have a lot of companies for sale in Germany. These companies for sale are often exclusive sell side mandates that are offered via our network of local M&A advisors. The profiles listed for sale can also be of German business owners that have approached us with an interest to sell their company to foreign buyers. It is possible that one of the current companies we have in portfolio is of interest for you to buy. Visit businesses for sale in Germany to find out if a suited company to buy in Germany is listed for you.

Buy a business in Germany

Should a M&A advisor know about the local habits and customs?The German language can be a hurdle for buying a company in Germany. By foreign buyers it is often very much appreciated if a buyer speaks the German language. Business relations take time to start up and various meetings need to be held to start building a relationship with the interested seller. Only after the introduction phase and when a good personal relationship has been build details of a transaction to buy a company can be discussed. We know the local habits and can help to convince business owners to start negotiations. Strong industries in Germany are manufacturing, machinery, engineering in general, automotive, metals, and chemicals. In Germany we can help you especially well to buy a company in the following industries:

Below we explain a bit more in detail our M&A experience in some of our key industries. If you want to buy a company in ICT or software, transportation or chemicals you find some further information below.

Buy an ICT or software business in Germany

Our people have large experience in the ICT and software industry. Most of or our M&A advisors have their roots in the ICT or software industry and have become a M&A advisor after having bought or sold software companies their selves. We have contacts with a lot of business owners in the software and ICT industry that are open to sell their company. When you want to buy a software company in Germany we can guide you through the full process. If you want to learn more about buying an ICT or software company in Europe please follow Buy a business in Information technology.

Buy a transportation business in Germany

Another core industry of us is the transportation, forwarding and logistics industry. Our people have large experience in the transportation industry. Most of or our M&A advisors have a background in the transportation industry. Next to this we have a large network of industry specialists that are still active in the transportation industry. We can get in touch with these industry specialists when we need advice on possible transportation targets open for a business sale. When you want to buy a transportation company in Germany we can guide you through the full process. Please follow Buy a business in transportation if you want to learn more about the process of buying a transportation company in general.

Buy a chemical business in Germany

Peter Schouten is located in Germany with large experience in the chemical industry. Peter has his roots in M&A for the chemical industry. We also have access to a network of chemical consultants that are our ears and eyes in the market. We have contacts with various business owners in the chemical industry that are open to sell their company to the right buyer. When you want to buy a chemical company in Germany we can guide you through the full process. If you want to learn more about buying a chemical company please follow Buy a business in chemicals

Buy a telecom business in Germany

Pierre Lurin and Guido Peters have large experience in the Telco and IT industry. M&A advisor Guido Peters Pierre and Guido have their roots in the Telco, ICT and software industry and can help you very well with buying such companies in these industries in Germany. The telco industry in Germany is one our advisors work in on a daily basis. Our local German telco advisors would be interested to help you in acquisitions in Germany. Please read more about the background of Pierre and Guido.

Our M&A associate members perform M&A related services like taxes, legal services, due diligence and valuations to get to a successful deal.

Legal aspects in M&A when buying a German company

Should a M&A advisor be informed about the legal landscape? Legal aspects are of high importance when buying a business. Your advisor needs to be up to date with the legal framework that applies to M&A transactions in Germany. Important legal matters are ensuring to have control of the company you buy in Germany. Our legal M&A advisors do work on contracts related to M&A on a daily basis. We work with independent legal advisors that provide the best quality for a reasonable price. Check Legal aspects of buying a business in Germany to get further information on this.

Buy & build

For a buy and build strategy Germany can be an interesting country. The CFIE team of M&A advisors has large experience in executing this strategy. There are various potential add-on targets in Germany available. For more general information on the strategy of buy and build please go to Buy and build strategy.

M&A in Germany

CFIE monitors the German M&A market continuously to make the best proposition on buying a business in Germany. Our services are not exclusive for company owners but also for private equity and other investors. Follow recent M&A deals in Germany for an overview of some German cross border M&A transactions with a perspective on the rationale of these acquisitions. Within our blog you will find publications about M&A. In M&A articles Germany you find a listing of articles about Germany and subjects related to M&A

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If you have plans to buy a business in Germany don´t hesitate to contact us. The M&A advisors of Corporate Finance in Europe are ready to help you out on the purchase of a German company. For free advice about the perspectives of buying a business in Germany get in touch now with us by filling out the form from below.

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