Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl

Managing Partner
Phone: +49 (911) 91 93-10 00
Fax: +49 (911) 91 93-70 00

Wolfgang Kraus

Managing Partner
Phone: +49 (9 11) 91 93-33 33
Fax: +49 (911) 91 93 – 93 33

2016 was one of the most active and successful years for M&A transactions for
Rödl & Partner and our clients. In the course of the year we provided consulting services for approximately 200 national and international transaction projects and were again able to demonstrate our expertise with transactions for German medium-sized companies. This yearbook is designed to give you an overview of these projects.
Our special thanks at this point go to clients in Germany and abroad who
trusted us with many varied tasks.
M&A transactions have an important role to play in the global economy and support the sustainable development and existence of companies in terms of profitability, range of products and services and the extent of internationalisation. 
The reasons for company acquisitions and disposals are varied and include the company succession, access to new markets, the acquisition of expertise with the resulting competitive advantage in terms of time, and new forms of competition. In 2016, professional support was available in all of the above cases in order to identify and overcome diverse obstacles to the respective transaction. 
In the various transaction projects, project teams from nearly 30 different countries worked closely together and supported clients with a one-stop shop for consulting services for many varied transactions at a national and international level.

Consulting services were provided for smaller transactions with a volume up to 1 million euros and also for transactions with a volume well above 100 million euros. Support was provided for international investors for transactions in Germany and also for German clients for the acquisition of companies and the setting up of joint ventures abroad. As in the previous years, the buy-side clients have further increased and in 2016 accounted for roughly 78 % of our clients.

We assess that the M&A prospects in 2017 will remain favourable. The increased capital available in the market for investments and the strong globally-driven changes in the individual markets are set to strengthen the M&A activities of companies to place them in a better position to face the future.

Our strong presence with German family-owned companies in connection with a closely integrated range of services and international orientation make our consulting services unique. We are there to support clients as a competent partner with all transactionrelated questions and are confident that we will once again have a good M&A year.

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