Mergers & Acquisitions | Consulting & Implementation
effectively and efficiently
For family businesses and medium-sized companies
Are you one of the approximately 40,000 entrepreneurs whose sales revenues are over two million euros and
who need a succession solution in the next five years?
You would definitely like to place your life’s work in good hands, but you do not have an internal successor or do not have the time or the know-how, to find a suitable buyer and to handle the sales process yourself?
Then you will find the right partner in me.
So that the succession plan for your company is a success!
With my comprehensive support in all the necessary business management tasks, you can keep your goals firmly in focus.
Through my target-oriented conception and holistic implementation of the sales concept, the result is a structured process which leads to success by
- developing the sales concept individually and appropriately,
- identifying suitable potential buyers and approaching them confidentially,
- preparing the sales process (esp. sales documents, value indication, data room),
- carrying out the transaction (intensive monitoring of the due diligences of the prospective buyers, management presentations, and contract negotiations together with an experienced M&A lawyer),
- and accompanying the transaction until the signing of the contract and the transfer of ownership/closing.
If you would like to acquire a stake in a company, I would be happy to do it for you!
My offer includes my broad and deep knowledge and my longtime expertise in the field of medium-sized companies.
In doing so, I combine my many years of professional and life experience with a healthy dose of pragmatism.
I am happy to support you in various functions.
To sell your company successfully, it makes sense to do an early pre-deal check. It is best to start at least two or three years before the sale with me to identify potential pitfalls that could disrupt the subsequent sales process. This way, we can identify barriers in advance, without the pressure of an ongoing sales process. This increases the chance to achieve your goals later on quickly and without price reductions or extensive contract guarantees.
As a sparring partner, I can help you with other important decisions, such as the decision for an internal or external succession plan or the selection of the most suitable successor from the family. Also with numerous other entrepreneurial decisions, I can also assist you with my independent advice.
ADVISORY BOARD | SUPERVISORY BOARD
As an advisory board or supervisory board member, I can support the management or the board of directors of your company with regard to its further development or restructuring.
I also have experience in balancing the interests of different shareholder groups.
My experience and expertise guarantee you the best possible solutions.
The basics of my work
- My experience in dealing with family businesses and other medium-sized companies as well as my understanding of the particular challenges you face, make me a valuable advisor for you.
- In addition, I have an extensive network with strategic and financial investors, who could later be potential buyers.
- During all phases of the project, I will be at your side personally and keep you up to date at all times.
- Thanks to my fact-based pragmatism, you can be sure that I will assist you in planning and executing the transaction process or the further development of your company without unnecessary complications.
My promise to you
- I ensure absolute confidentiality throughout the entire process and work exclusively for my client and never for both sides of the transaction.
- My independence from tax advisors, auditors and banks is fully guaranteed.
- I take my strong success orientation into account in my fee by means of a moderate monthly flat rate and a subsequent success fee, which is only due if the transaction is successfully completed.
- I only accept projects if I am convinced of the success of the project and if there is a good relationship of trust between the client and me.
Project partners and networks
In order to make the projects I take on successful, I involve other experts as needed who can contribute specifically to the project in question. These can include lawyers, tax advisors, auditors, environmental and sustainability experts or sales and marketing specialists.
I also have access to various online networks in Germany and abroad in which M&A advisors and various types of financial investors exchange confidential information about possible company sale and purchase projects.
I have access to the following networks
My motto “Good preparation is crucial for project success”.
What makes me and my work
I appreciate being prepared on time and thoroughly: This saves a lot of time for all parties involved.
Open and direct communication is important to me: If something goes wrong in the cooperation, I discuss it. If something goes wrong in the collaboration, I discuss it in a personal meeting. In this way, many misunderstandings can be resolved quickly.
I am in favor of pragmatic simplifications, provided that the associated risks and potential consequences are sufficiently clear.
REFERENCES of former clients
STRÖHER Group | Dillenburg
Construction supply industry, ≈ 35 million € group turnover, ≈ 300 employees.
“During the sale of my medium-sized group of companies to a listed group, I came to appreciate Dr. Frankenberg as a very experienced and competent M&A advisor. Not only was he available to me at all times, but above all he managed the sales process with all parties involved in such a way that we were at all times on an equal footing with the much larger listed buyer and its team of advisors. Mr. Frankenberg was instrumental in helping us overcome several challenges that arose unexpectedly during the sale process and to successfully complete the sale of the company in two steps.”
Gerhard Albert, former CEO and principal shareholder
TMP GmbH automation & engineering | Dinslaken
Software/Automation Robotic, ≈ 3 million € turnover, ≈ 25 employees.
“We had looked at several M&A consultants in the run-up to our company sale. Mr. Frankenberg convinced us directly in the first meeting. Through his well-founded and clear communication, he made us feel well accompanied at all times during the nine-month sales process. In the end, Mr. Frankenberg found an excellent buyer for our company through a two-stage bidding process. Our expectations regarding the sales price were also clearly exceeded and our personal goals for the period after the share sale were also fully realized during the purchase agreement negotiations.”
Holger Gräber and Thomas Gutmann, former shareholders and managing directors
Electrical industry, approx. 70 million € sales, approx. 600 employees
“When I finally wanted to find a solution acceptable to me after almost ten years of difficult discussions between the shareholder groups in our family business, Dr. Frankenberg was fortunately recommended to me as an advisory board member. For more than two years, he worked with great expertise and commitment at numerous advisory board meetings and shareholders’ meetings to achieve fair compromises between all parties involved. In the end, this helped to make a previously unthinkable overall sale of our company possible at an acceptable price.”
Ulrike M., former major shareholder
COOPERATION with lawyers
KUEMMERLEIN Attorneys at Law and Notaries | Essen
“We have worked intensively and always pleasantly and successfully with Mr. Frankenberg as M&A advisor in several transactions in the past, including upstream shareholder conflicts. The transactions involved projects for individual shareholders as well as for family companies or for groups as a whole on the seller side and with strategic investors, family offices or private equity structures on the acquirer side. Even in difficult situations, Mr. Frankenberg always remains objective, professional and solution-oriented. He is very adept at dealing with the M&A advisors and negotiators on the other side and negotiates even the most difficult issues at eye level and with the necessary patience and perseverance. This also applies to finding and implementing successful solutions to shareholder conflicts in the run-up to and during the transaction. In doing so, he not only strategically and tactically advises and manages the transaction process and participates in the negotiations, but also expertly conducts necessary business consultations and company valuations for his clients. His wide network has also proven time and again to be key in bringing transactions to a successful conclusion. We will be happy to continue working with Mr. Frankenberg in the future.”
Attorney at Law Dr. Ullrich Irriger
AULINGER Attorneys and Notaries | Bochum and Essen
“I have already worked with Mr. Frankenberg on several company acquisitions. In this context, I was able to get to know him as an experienced advisor with personal integrity and high competence. Mr. Frankenberg’s focus is always on achieving the greatest possible success for his clients. He has a firm grasp of any mandate he takes on. His project structuring and management are forward-looking and prudent. In his work, Mr. Frankenberg combines thoroughness and professional depth with a healthy pragmatism. His communication is open and transparent. Mr. Frankenberg is always top prepared in terms of content and maintains an overview and the necessary calm even in complicated and challenging moments. And one more thing: Mr. Frankenberg is completely unpretentious in his cooperation. He can hand something over to someone and is open to discussions and other opinions. He is always concerned with the interests of his clients, never with his own ego. It is precisely this quality that differentiates Mr. Frankenberg from many other consultants in the market.”
Attorney at Law Dr. Stephan Löwisch
ROHS PARTNER Attorneys at Law, Notaries, Specialized Attorneys | Hattingen
“Dr. Frankenberg has a lot of experience with medium-sized entrepreneurs and is very familiar with the mentality and peculiarities of medium-sized companies. The cooperation between him and me as a lawyer has always worked extremely well, because as an experienced M&A advisor he also has a good sense for the legal issues relevant in the individual case, which we can take into account after intensive discussion when drafting and negotiating the contract.
I particularly appreciate the very goal-oriented cooperation with Dr. Frankenberg, who also identifies and addresses the legal problems that arise from the very beginning of a mandate, so that even difficult legal issues can be negotiated very effectively and quickly and practical solutions can be found. As a result, even complex transactions are accompanied and handled quickly, systematically and economically effectively for the joint clients.”
Attorney at Law Sebastian Rohs
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Dr. Frankenberg & Partner Management Consulting
Dr. Peter Frankenberg stands for many years of experience with company sales and acquisitions in Germany and abroad. He is active in various functions and can draw on extensive networks. For him individual needs of his clients stand in the foreground. Personal support and close cooperation are basic requirements for a successful implementation of the transaction.
You can find my detailed career here