As one of the oldest and leading independent M&A advisory firms in Germany, we specialize in full-service advice on sales and acquisitions of medium-sized (Mittelstand) enterprises and corporate divestitures. Transactions supported by us typically have enterprise values in a range of EUR 10 to 250 million.
Founded in 1958 by Dr. h.c. Walter Scheel, Gerhard Kienbaum and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Zimmerer, InterFinanz is now managed by Xaver Zimmerer, Georg Bierich and Marcia Zimmerer.
With decades of experience, we offer deep knowledge and keen expertise in all major industries. Our seasoned team of professionals has been active with InterFinanz for an average of 15 years.
- over 50 years of broad experience in successful mergers and acquisition transactions
- a highly motivated and longstanding team of professionals
- direct contacts to the key decision makers in the SME sector, as well as numerous corporations, investors and banks
- a high level of industry expertise and comprehensive know-how
- a transparent, fair and predominantly success-based fee system
- a global network of corporate buyers
Since May a growing part of all actions to stem the Corona pandemic are being loosened or removed. Fortunately that is not only valid for Germany, but for the major part of the EU. The United States, Canada, UK and most of other industrialized countries in Asia will follow us latest in summer. China has already stopped the lockdown in March.
Nevertheless the damage of the shutdown/lockdown in larger parts of the German economy is huge, especially in the sectors of tourism, retail, automotive, steel and machinery production.
But due to the healthy equity levels of the German Mittelstand (family run midcap companies) after ten years of growth and thanks to the generous support of the German government with KfW (state owned bank) backed loans and the subsidized short-time work program for idle employees, the majority of the German family owned businesses will survive.
Of course many companies will bear considerable sales losses and shrinking profit levels, but we are optimistic that in 2021 the old levels could be reached again.
Against this background since beginning of May we see increased activities of strategic buyers, who are looking again for new engagements in Germany. Even the financial investors, who in March and April postponed or cancelled most of their deals, show now more optimism and ask us to restart the stopped sales processes.
Since more than 60 years Interfinanz advices successfully German midcap entrepreneurs in the sale of their profitable companies to buyers world-wide.
Please give us a call, if you are looking for an investment in German midcap companies (20-500 Mio Euro sales). We are sure that we can help you.
Kind regards, yours Xaver Zimmerer, CEO of Interfinanz GmbH