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 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
M&A in times of the Covid Pandemic
As of February 21, 2022
The German M&A market developed quite strong in 2021 and the purchase price level remained on a very high level.
Responsible for the strong M&A business throughout 2021 were the following reasons:
The interest rates remained on a very low level compared to prior years. Due to the Covid vaccinations the pandemic and its effects slowed down and lost its scare and most of the German economy recovered.
The stock exchange boom from the second half of 2020 continued within 2021 and the majority of companies earned strong profits again.
This led to a growing demand for companies. Especially the financial investors (private equity) benefited from the growing number of transactions and increased their market share considerably.
But also the strategic buyers returned to the market in order to look for new fields of growth.
At yearend 2021 the high price level for companies decreased a little bit due to the expectation of increasing interest rates in 2022, but due to the high liquidity on the market, we expect an ongoing strong M&A market also in 2022.
Should you plan to sell your business in the near future, please contact us. We will inform you in a cost free first talk about the prospects of a sale of your company, the value of your business and if the timing for your sale is perfect.