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.
Ashurst company profile: Ashurst is a leading global law firm, advising the world’s largest companies, financial institutions and governments on their most complex deals and disputes.
Operating from 27 offices in 16 countries our depth of experience and expertise in industries experiencing significant change enables us to provide pragmatic and commercial solutions to our clients enabling them to achieve business success.
With a constant focus on quality and expertise, a collaborative and inclusive approach and a culture that encourages people to take a fresh perspective, we deliver a distinctive service to our clients that sets us apart from other law firms.
We have broad industry experience including Digital Economy, Energy & Resources, Funds & Banks, Infrastructure and Real Estate. We have a reputation for bringing a fresh perspective to business challenges, successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and delivering outstanding solutions for our clients.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make.
Demonstrating genuine leadership is more important to us than size or short term revenue growth. To achieve our aim to be recognised as the ‘the leading professional services firm’ we must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people.
Our strategy is therefore built around five priorities:
be technology enabled;
deliver exceptional value to our clients;
empower our people;
lead by example;
invest in sustainable growth.
Attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and as a progressive employer we will continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce.
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.
We serve over 750 clients (over 250 of which are publicly listed) with more than 400 employees in 20 locations worldwide. In Germany, Instinctif Partners has locations in Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin with an experienced team of 50 specialists. The global business is backed by funds managed by Vitruvian Partners LLP, an independent private equity firm specializing in middle market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investments in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.
By combining our excellent Public Relations and Investor Relations know-how, we develop individual communication concepts for all the different needs of our customer base – in the areas of corporate communication, crisis & change, public affairs and capital markets & investor relations. For this purpose, we utilise our long-standing relationships with the relevant financial and business media in Germany and abroad, with banks, sociopolitical decision makers, investors and research analysts. In the work we do for our clients in IR and financial communications, they expect our knowledge of the financial world and the capital markets to be both broad and deep. And as financial markets become more global, international expertise is becoming ever more essential. Our experienced consultants in Germany and around the world are specialists in financial communications, with superb contacts throughout the financial community and financial media.
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.
Midaxo’s cloud solution empowers thought-leading companies – such as Hewlett Packard, Nokia, and Philips, among others – to drive their deal success. By leveraging Midaxo’s highly-secure cloud platform, these companies institutionalize digital playbooks for all strategic corporate initiatives, including M&A, divestitures, strategic alliances, and partnerships. The result? They reduce risks, focus on value creation, eliminate manual work, and capture synergies quicker.
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.
UniCredit is a simple, pan-European commercial bank providing unique access to Western, Central and Eastern Europe with an unrivalled strategic presence in 14 European core markets and an International Network spanning another 16 countries worldwide. UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking is fully plugged into UniCredit Group and 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. Furthermore, we deliver investment solutions for UniCredit’s retail and private banking clients. 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 outstanding. 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 recognized as a Trade Finance Powerhouse in Western, Central and Eastern Europe
AVCO – the Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation – is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies, which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks and investors to portfolio companies and professionals. AVCO's purpose is to communicate private equity and venture capital activities as well as issues to the appropriate target audience and the general public. Furthermore, the exchange of ideas and cooperations between the members and the private equity and venture capital community is encouraged.
To its members AVCO offers a wide range of services. AVCO is the competent point of contact for interested parties from politics and the general public as well as for information about private equity in Austria (market data, economic and regulatory framework etc.).