mayerhöfer & co in numbers

transactions supported

years mayerhöfer & co

global partners

Our services

Mergers & acquisitions – sell-side

  • Succession solutions
  • MBOs / MBIs
  • Strategic partnerships

We provide comprehensive advisory services as a discreet, experienced M&A specialist with a high level of procedural know-how, excellent access to national and international companies and investors, broad-ranging expertise and the necessary negotiating skills

Mergers & acquisitions – buy-side

  • Acquisition
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Market research

Apart from conducting systematic and structured research into potential target companies, we also provide comprehensive support for acquisitions, often taking on the role of an internal business development or M&A department for our clients or alternatively supporting their in-house departments

Financing solutions (equity and debt capital)

  • Initial public offerings
  • Debt capital structuring
  • Corporate bonds

As a trustworthy and independent partner, we offer our clients financial advice, prepare their capital measures and facilitate implementation free of any conflicts of interest

Venture capital

  • Identification of growth companies
  • Support in pursuing interests in growth companies
  • Structuring of financing projects

We support our clients in identifying and investing in young growth companies and in structuring financing projects, and are able to draw on a wealth of experience in this market segment

m&a 4.0 – creative approaches to optimizing clients’ objectives

Sell-side process

  • Increase sale proceeds
  • Enhance likelihood of transaction coming to fruition
  • Achieve high transparency for customers
  • Integrate new media into transaction process

Buy-side process

  • Shorten duration of process
  • Increase probability of transaction coming to fruition
  • mayerhöfer & co canvassing process

Financial investors & industrial holdings

  • Optimize timing of sale
  • Enhance likelihood of transaction coming to fruition
  • Increase sale proceeds
  • Reduce financial investor’s workload
  • Reach preferred buyers

Our clients

Medium-sized companies

Our clients spanning all sectors of the economy include both owner-managed family businesses and listed groups, all of whom have access to the entire range of services offered by mayerhöfer & co


We support national and international groups in acquiring and selling interests in companies and in matters of strategic corporate finance

Young growth companies

We support growth companies boasting strong management teams and initial market success

Investors and capital providers

Family offices, private equity and venture capital companies regularly use our services

About us

Experience. Personalities.

We have many years of experience spanning a diverse spectrum of business scenarios. For each individual assignment, we put together the ideal project team to provide our clients with optimal advice and cooperation in complex projects

Creativity. Analytics.

We apply ingenuity and analytics to evolve creative solutions for the design, control and ongoing improvement of transactions/processes

Respect. Understanding.

Our teams embody a harmonized corporate culture rooted in mutual respect; this is conducive to finding ideal solutions for our clients by way of a personable approach

Dedication. Sustainability.

These qualities also help to explain why our clients are pleased to work with us time and again

Our success factors

Our success factors Christoph Höfer

Trust and the highest quality for medium-sized businesses and corporations – Our guiding principles

Trust and quality are our overriding principles in overseeing and implementing company sales and acquisitions in line with our clients’ aims. It goes without saying that discretion is paramount when we act as an independent partner for our clients on projects spanning SMEs and medium-sized transactions for listed companies and groups.

Christoph Höfer
Our success factors Jan Mayerhöfer

Continual success since 2003 – without using our clients for advertising purposes

Ever since our foundation in 2003, we have been the only company in the industry to deliberately refrain from citing our clients and projects for advertising purposes. We only publish the customary “tombstones” in exceptional cases, and in consultation with the clients concerned. This will remain so. Despite this policy – or maybe precisely because of it – we have steadily grown into one of the largest independent M&A consultancy firms.

Jan Mayerhöfer
Our success factors Dr. Sabrina Zahn

We are dedicated process experts with a killer instinct in (challenging) buy-side situations

A client asked us whether it would be possible for them to acquire three young, innovative companies. This called for sound instincts, dedication and the ability to keep a cool head in heated discussions and parallel negotiations. All of which we were able to demonstrate, successfully meeting the challenge together with our client in the space of 9 months. While such complex situations are rare, sophisticated buy-side support with the necessary tactical acumen is our daily business. We are dedicated process experts and advise on transactions throughout all sectors of the German-speaking corporate landscape. And we are never shy of advising against any transactions that fail to convince us.

Dr. Sabrina Zahn
Our success factors Jörn Trierweiler

Roll up your sleeves, take responsibility and create added value – Our DNA

Restructuring situations in particular call for alacrity, experience and decisiveness. We are well prepared for all eventualities and always able to offer our clients the best possible support. In situations where every minute counts, we apply the necessary quantum of steel, plain speaking and dynamism to secure the best results.

Jörn Trierweiler
Our success factors Miriam Gaedicke

Strict and effective process management makes for successful projects

After the successful completion of such important transaction processes, we all too often find ourselves missing our clients and the close, often daily dialogue. During our projects, we are always at the client’s service as a central sparring partner (a role that may also find me “sparring” at a football pitch or outside the kindergarten) and are concerned with planning, designing and controlling the processes in a strict and effective manner. In dealings with the “opposite side”, we are quick to anticipate their point of view – this is not always a pleasure, but it yields the desired effects. Because the opposite side often shows a distinct shortage of patience when talks begin, and thorough preparation is the key to a better result for all parties concerned.

Miriam Gädicke
Our success factors Kolja Schick

Most target companies have a turnover volume between 10 and 100 million euros

We are often asked how large a company needs to be for us to advise them. I always answer this one with a wink and a deadpan “that depends”. We don’t pigeonhole our work along such lines, as even a very small transaction may be of great strategic importance. Larger transactions do not usually involve greater complexity, but simply require a larger team. We can put together a suitable team for every situation. Most of the transactions we advise on concern companies with a turnover volume of between € 10 and € 100 million.

Kolja Schick

Our viewpoints

mayerhöfer & co is moving

It is our great pleasure to inform you that we will be moving into the beautiful new building next door at Liebigstraße 19. This building not only meets all the requirements for state-of-the-art office spaces but also architecturally embodies the essence of the mayerhöfer & co brand, both inside and out.

Der Unternehmensverkauf

Das Dossier greift ausgewählte inhaltliche Aspekte des Unternehmensverkaufs auf und stellt diese im zeitlichen Ablauf dar.
Das Team von mayerhöfer & co steht Ihnen für vertiefende Erläuterungen und ein persönliches Gespräch jederzeit zur Verfügung.

Der Unternehmenskauf

Das Dossier erläutert die wesentlichen Aspekte im Prozess eines Unternehmenskaufs und zeigt wie ein M&A Berater hier unterstützen kann.
Das Team von mayerhöfer & co steht Ihnen für vertiefende Erläuterungen und ein persönliches Gespräch jederzeit zur Verfügung.

mayerhöfer & co
Corporate Finance Beratung GmbH

Frankfurt office

Liebigstraße 19
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0)69 97 995 22-0
Fax: +49 (0)69 97 995 22-10

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