Allen & Overy LLP is one of the leading international legal practices with around 2.800 professional advisors, working in 44 offices worldwide. We are one of few firms with the ability to provide a robust ‘one-stop shop’ for the legal needs of corporates, debt funds and investment banks. In Germany our principal areas of advice include private equity, corporate/M&A, banking and finance, investment funds, capital markets, antitrust/competition, real estate, public law, intellectual property, employment and benefits, energy law, insurance regulation, dispute resolution, tax, restructuring and insolvency. Our German M&A team topped the 2018 Thomson Reuters League Tables by deal value; the result of advising on many complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets around our global network.
Establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients is a fundamental element of our mission and a cornerstone of our culture. Trust and transparency are key to joint success. It is particularly important to us to understand our clients’ business objectives and specific needs. We offer our clients specialist sector knowledge combined with a hands-on approach and the ability to deliver solutions.
Drooms (drooms.com), Europe's leading provider of secure data room solutions, allows companies controlled access to confidential corporate data across company boundaries and specialises in providing tailored solutions for the entire value chain and lifecycle management of assets. Confidential business processes such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate sales, IPOs and board communications are handled securely, transparently and efficiently by Drooms. For the first time the virtual data room Drooms NXG introduces self-learning software. The newly developed findings manager feature helps to speed up the due diligence process and assesses potential risks and opportunities of a deal by an automated pre-analysis of the data room documents. More than 25,000 companies around the world currently use Drooms including leading global real estate companies, consultancy firms, law firms and corporations such as METRO GROUP, Evonik, Morgan Stanley, JLL, JP Morgan, CBRE, Rewe and UBS. Over 10,000 complex transactions amounting to a total of over EUR 300 billion have been handled by the software specialist.
Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.
Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, law firms, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds. We also advise the world’s leading standard-setting bodies on valuation and governance best practices. The firm’s nearly 2,500 professionals are located in over 70 offices in 20 countries around the world.
We provide comprehensive support throughout M&A and other corporate transactions, including buy and sell side advisory, fairness and solvency opinions, financial sponsor coverage and transaction advisory.
We serve more than 5,000 clients each year, including over 50% of the S&P 500, 60% of the Fortune 100, 80% of the Am Law 100 and 70% of the world’s top-tier hedge and private equity funds.
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Livingstone is an international mid-market Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Advisory firm completing 50 to 60 transactions each year, with deal values ranging from € 10m to € 250m plus. With offices in Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden and China, Livingstone is one of few mid-market M&A boutiques with an integrated international infrastructure capable of delivering immediate access to buyers, investors and opportunities across three continents.
We deliver expert corporate finance advice and practical help to successful entrepreneurs, major corporations and private equity investors from around the world through our teams in Europe, the United States and China concerning:
Management Buy-Outs & Buy-Ins
We focus on five core industries, with dedicated teams across our offices serving the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial and Media&Technology sectors, drawing from our experience of closing over 900 transactions.
We accompany clients on their journeys, delivering informed, expert advice and hands-on support on everything from raising growth capital, acquisitions and sourcing sustainable debt, to the ultimate exit by way of sale, buy-out or IPO.
Each of our six teams fulfils a vital role within Livingstone Partners’ cross-border capability, offering access to local investment banking expertise for vendors seeking access to international buyers and investors, and for international acquirers seeking access to US, European and Chinese targets.
Our ability to provide clients with a seamless infrastructure for transatlantic deals is unique in the mid-market and supported by an exceptional track record in completing cross-border.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organisation serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG is a forward looking company, providing comprehensive services to commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. We are constantly improving our products and services, because the risks and exposures facing our clients are changing all the time.
AIG has been assisting buyers and sellers to close over 2,000 deals globally since the late 1990s and is a leading provider of transactional insurance products worldwide, including: Warranty and Indemnity Insurance (“W&I”), Contingent Liability, Litigation Buyout and Tax Liability Insurance.
We have a wide and deep appetite, along with extensive experience in private equity and industrial deals, both in Western European and emerging markets, and multinational M&A transactions. Our EMEA M&A teams are based in Frankfurt (for Germany, Austria and Switzerland), London, Madrid, Stockholm, and Paris, with international capabilities in the US and Asia Pacific.
Serafin is a diversified industrial group, whose philosophy is based on more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition of its shareholding family. Serafin invests into companies with the aim to foster their long term development in accordance with all stakeholders. This development is accompanied by the expertise of advisory board members Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.
With offices in 158 countries and more than 250,000 people, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world. We help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
Some facts about PwC: •-In FY18, PwC firms provided services to 429 of the Global Fortune 500 companies and more than 100,000 entrepreneurial and private businesses. •-64,766 people joined PwC firms around the world in FY18. • For the year ending 30 June 2018, PwC’s gross revenues were US$41.3 billion, up 7% on the previous year.
UniCredit is and will remain a simple successful pan-European commercial bank, with a fully plugged in Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), delivering a unique Western, Central and Eastern European network to our extensive client franchise.
UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking serves 1,500 multinational corporates and key financial institutions and supports the group’s corporate banking units in delivering services to 600,000 corporate and public sector clients. We also deliver investment solutions for UniCredit’s retail and private banking clients.
We meet real client needs with real solutions which harness synergies between our business divisions: CIB, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. The way in which these solutions are developed and provided is as important as the solution itself, which is why everything we do is based on ethics and respect.
By focusing on banking that matters, we offer local and international expertise, providing unparalleled access to market leading products and services in 14 core markets through our European banking network and another 18 countries worldwide.
At home throughout Europe, we are the partner of choice for our clients’ increasingly sophisticated demand for Corporate Banking and Transaction Services, Structured Finance, Capital Markets and Investment Products. We offer local expertise as well as international reach and accompany our clients globally. We are a leading corporate lender and underwriter in Europe with over EUR 300 billion of loans to clients. As a leader in Debt and Trade Finance, we consistently rank in the top three positions in league tables for Combined Loans and Bonds in Euros and are recognised as a Trade Finance Powerhouse in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
Through sustainable business growth, we ensure UniCredit remains a pan-European winner.
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries.
We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance.
Willis Towers Watson helps organizations in all industries evaluate the strategic rationale and potential candidates for a deal, assess the potential costs and risks, and address the full range of integration issues — from identifying leaders, retaining key talent and harmonizing workplace programs, to managing the entire change process. Our insurance consulting services, which are based on our deep industry knowledge and quantitative expertise, focus on raising capital, conducting due diligence and restructuring.