Transaction consulting for Mergers & Acquisitions


Companies are on the move. Reasons to acquire or dispose of a company or a shareholding in a company include investments, disinvestments, concentration on core expertise or diversification, conquest of new markets, competitive pressure, issues surrounding company succession and boom in founding new businesses. Those who wish to stay on the ball require competent and comprehensive M&A consulting.


Rödl & Partner supports sellers and purchasers in Germany and abroad with the individual steps of the corresponding transaction. We have extensive expertise in the provision of consulting services for the disposal or acquisition of companies, the founding of joint ventures, the execution of mergers, management buy-outs and management buy-ins.

Our interdisciplinary teamwork in the international context is our strength

The strength of Rödl & Partner lies in the provision of comprehensive M&A consulting in interdisciplinary and often international teams. A project team consisting of lawyers, tax consultants, auditors and if required an M&A consultant provide support with the company acquisition. If the target company has activities abroad, support is provided by expert colleagues in the respective countries. A project manager is available as a single contact person to coordinate the complete process, enable an efficient flow of information between all those involved in the transactions and ensure that the project is executed without frictional losses within a tight schedule and according to defined quality criteria.

In this cost-efficient way the experts for mergers and acquisitions at Rödl & Partner work closely together as an interdisciplinary and efficient cross-border team and solve the numerous tasks which arise in connection with the planned company acquisition.

The tax consulting offered includes the buy side ranging from the tax structuring of processes up to comprehensive tax due diligence, support for contract negotiations under consideration of possible tax risks and as required subsequent integration into the structure of the acquiring company in order to mitigate tax. In this respect in terms of tax it is also necessary to take into account other questions connected to tax claims relating to the acquisition price and/or financing costs, holding structures and the choice of legal form. An effective tax design can considerably influence the profitability of the investment.

Furthermore, we tailor our consulting services exactly to the requirements of special groups of purchasers, i.e. strategic investors, private equity investors or venture capitalists.

Our tax consultants also support you with the disposal of your company on the sell side. The appropriation of the purchase price in order to mitigate tax frequently requires tax structuring of the process prior to the transaction. In addition, we support the seller with vendor tax due diligence or a tax fact book and negotiations with potential purchasers and their advisors in the transaction process. We are your competent partner for the implementation of a company disposal designed to mitigate tax or the design of the company succession.

In the area of legal consulting, our services in the transaction process range from the preparation of the non-disclosure agreement, the letter of intent and the memorandum of understanding up to legal due diligence and contract design with contract negotiations.

In the ongoing process auditing experts take on the financial due diligence, carry out a company valuation, audit of the closing accounts and as required prepare the purchase price allocation. The project manager coordinates all the steps of the complete M&A process closely with the ordering party.


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Dr. Isabel Bauernschmitt


+49 911 9193 1040

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