Memories

Dear Readers,

Heinz JaegerI can remember a time when clocks seem to mark time more slowly, telephones were only found in offices, and Sundays and bank holidays were quiet affairs - a bit like life at the beginning of the corona crisis. Back then, we simply looked out of the window when travelling by train; there were no PC monitors. I used to have a mechanical calculator on my desk at work and my first car was a second-hand VW beetle, which I could actually fix myself.

It was a time when we didn’t trumpet every detail of our private lives to the world via Facebook. Private matters remained that – private. Newspaper articles didn’t all sound the same. Journalists still valued their own research and opinion instead of just churning out AP or Reuters articles. Our lives seemed more carefree, simpler and somehow more stable.

Many things seemed to be eternal. Maybe you can remember this too: in winter there was snow for months on end, even here in the Rhine-Main area. As children we ice skated on flooded streams. The Main river was frozen solid – there were sometimes even beer tents and merry-go-rounds set up on the ice. Back then we read books instead of bestsellers. We solved maths problems in our heads; letters were written by hand. We played together instead of with the computer and the big wide world was a lot further away than it is today.

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M&A-Opportunities

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Participation opportunities | Europe

A family office with strong liquidity is looking for investments in small and medium-sized companies with a (pre-corona) EBIT of € 2 million or more, particularly in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, the packaging industry and the manufacture of electronic components (EMS) or which have demonstrably successful business models and which have growth potential to be promoted in their market segment or niche.

Project 175862

Food Importer | Germany

Well-known German importer with a focus on exotic meat (e.g. bison, zebra, crocodile, kangaroo and wagyu) and fish (hoki, cape hake, parrotfish, blue shark etc.) as well as associated delivery wholesaler offers majority shareholding. The company is sustainably profitable with a sales volume of well over € 100 million.                                                                                                                                                                

Project 176320 

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Time to roll up our sleeves again...

 

Dear Readers,

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The coronavirus has spread to over 200 countries and caused more than 450,000 deaths. There are currently about 8 million confirmed cases worldwide. These shocking figures are probably actually much higher as the estimated number of unknown cases is likely high.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a deep recession in its wake. In the United States, more than 40 million registered for unemployment within a few weeks. In Germany, the unemployment rate is considerably lower, but these figures are “helped” by the number of partially employed.

The pandemic has also pulled the brake on corporate transactions - at least for the time being. In the medium term, a market of opportunities should emerge. However, it is assumed that 80% of the company acquisitions planned in the first half of 2020 will be cancelled. Despite considerable pressure to consolidate in many sectors, such as tourism, gastronomy, hospitality, automotive, non-food trade, food services, aviation, etc., potential investors are hesitant to make acquisitions. From the investors' point of view, there is simply too much uncertainty with regards to the future. In addition to organizational hurdles during the due diligence phase, pricing is proving extremely difficult. "The figures from 2019 are yesterday's figures, current ones have little meaning, and nobody knows today what it will look like in 2021," said one of our clients in May, who himself has pulled the handbrake on a transaction.

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M&A Opportunities

Sales Offers

Well-known German importer with a focus on exotic meat (e.g. bison, zebra, crocodile, kangaroo and wagyu) and fish (hoki, cape hake, John Dory, blue shark etc.) as well as affiliated delivery wholesale offers majority shareholding. The company is sustainably profitable with a sales volume of well over € 100 million.

Project 176320

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Purchase Offers

Very successful operator of small high-frequency sales areas in the convenience and food service segments seeks investments in companies with complementary to-go ranges (such as pizzas, sandwiches, salad variations, quiches, etc.) and with locations at high frequency (railway stations, airports, shopping centres, shopping streets, etc.); turnaround cases undesirable.

Project 179742

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