Sell a business in Germany

The sale of a German company

Sell a business in Germany CFIE is dedicated to helping German business owners in a sale of their company to international buyers. German M&A experts with international experience and direct access to international buyers help you in the sale of your company. We work with European buyers that we know already via the network of Corporate Finance in Europe. Cross border M&A is the key to find the best buyer for your German company. This is the way to get the highest price for your company. Cross border M&A is not only suited for large multinationals but also for companies with revenues of 5m euro and more. When selling your company in Germany we bring many international buyers to the table. European buyers are interested to enter the German market and to build-up a local presence. Our German M& advisors also have access to overseas markets like South and North America, Middle East and Fareast Asia. In this way we can find the best international buyer for your company for sale in Germany.

Sell your German company

We give you advice on selling your company in Germany

Advantages of help in the sale of your German company

Our German M&A advisors have a long track record in the domestic and international German mergers and acquisitions (M&A) area. This includes company successions, corporate divestitures, add-on acquisitions, public and private takeovers and subsequent mergers. Based on our experience we can assure you that a systematic sale process organized by a professional M&A advisor always leads to a better result for the seller. Some of the advantages of professional help when selling your business we bring to the table are:

  • Get a better price for your company
  • We organize a quicker process
  • You get a much higher likelihood of a successful completion
  • We help you with a more market neutral and business protecting approach
  • We find you a more suited buyer for your German company for sale
  • We arrange better conditions in the legal agreement

Hiring a CFIE advisor is the best return on your money. You will have an immediate positive effect on your business because you can focus on running the business. This will help you to implement your strategy, increase the profit and value of your company.

Different type of advisors when selling your company in Germany

There are many different type of advisors and you have to make an important choice that will be key for a successful process. Depending on the size of your business you may engage:

  • A large investment bank
  • A small private bank with a dedicated corporate finance team
  • A corporate finance department of one of the big four accounting firms
  • Choose among the more than hundred small M&A firms
  • Pick freelance advisors with more or less hands-on M&A experience or international coverage
  • Work with a CFIE advisor who combines industry experience with a large European M&A network and the high quality advice of larger M&A firms

Please get in touch so we can explain you in a personal meeting why to choose a M&A advisor from CFIE when selling your company. We believe M&A is a people’s business but also requires an international network. This is what we can offer you. For more details of our German M&A team please visit CFIE M&A advisory Germany.

How to sell a business in Germany

Should a M&A advisor know the industry you operate in?CFIE combines local presence and execution know how with in depth industry knowledge on an European basis. We have advisors with knowledge of a large number of industries across Germany. When we help you with selling your business we always have a local person on the ground working together with our European industry M&A experts. Our advisors that help you to sell your business in Germany are backed by an European team of M&A advisors. When selling your business it is important to understand your business and industry in depth. Here you find a few examples of the industries in Germany our advisors know about:

Next to this we also have industries where we help selling companies across Europe:

Business brokers Germany (current buy side mandates)

In the section Business Brokers Germany you can find more information about the buyers that exist for the German market. Maybe there is already a buyer for your business for sale. We do have a large number of clients that are interested in buying companies in Germany. They could be interested in buying your type of business. Please go to business brokers Germany to find an overview of the companies wanted in Germany. Here you might find a suited buyer for your company for sale.

The process of selling a company

Slogan - Sell a Business in GermanyIn general the chances to realize a higher price are by selling to an international buyer. At Corporate Finance in Europe we focus on both domestic buyers as well as the international M&A markets, and in particular on international strategic buyers. These buyers can pay the highest value for your company as they can realize most synergies. Here you can read more about all the alternatives regarding the different type of buyers for your company.It is also important to learn a lot about the sales process in general. Selling a company can often be a once in a lifetime project for a business owner. Further, the majority of your financial wealth, very likely required for your pension is at stake. A strategic sale doesn´t always mean selling the whole company. The sale can also be executed in various steps to increase the value for you as a business owner. In this case you can sell a certain % of the business at an agreed time in the future. Timing is important before you start selling a business. There might be further value creation if you extend a deal over time and further develop the business with a partner. Hence, it is important to understand the process well. Here you can read more about selling a company in general: sell a business in Europe.

When selling a business

Has your business been build by passion and hard work?We know that selling your business is an important decision. After you have put in so much time and effort to make your company stand out. Some advisors say: “you are the expert in the industry, we are the experts in selling your business” so leave us with the sale of your company. We know from our experience in history that this is not the whole story. We will advise you on the process and on the potential value for a buyer. We will be the marketer for your business and manage the full process. We can’t do this without understanding your business and the business of your potential acquirers. We are hands-on and can only give you the best advice when we fully understand your business model and the markets you are acting on. Get in touch with us to learn more about the possibilities to sell your German company.

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