Experienced.

> 120 successful company sales in all business situations

Personal.

Trustworthy and in close consultation with you as the seller

Customized.

Optimal sales price or quick solution with high closing probability

With us your company sale will become a success

The three steps to a successful company sale

  • Phase 1: Analysis of your company, suitable potential buyers and the strategy for your industry
  • Phase 2: Personally contacting and qualification of all prospective buyers
  • Phase 3: All necessary steps up to the signing of the contract, especially due diligence, letters of intent, contract negotiations

Only the best fit comes into play for you - be it with a strategic or a financial investor, an internal or external manager. 

Company sale - a challenging process

We develop the best approach to a solution individually for you 

It is important to us to work closely with entrepreneurs who are ready to let go, have a realistic estimate of the acquisition value and time frame and who are prepared to join us in finding the best solution for their situation, with an open mind but also with all their efforts.

Mark Walther, Managing Partner, Walther Transaction

 

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With the help of a few information you will receive a reliable estimate and rough idea for the value of your company in only five minutes. This provides you with an initial important point of reference for the further procedure in your change process. We would be happy to discuss the results and next steps with you personally.

Feel free to get in touch with your contact person Mark Walther.

Your personal contact


Mark Walther
Head of Company Sale

Phone: +49 89 230 2141 11
walther(at)walther-transaction.com

We would be delighted to get to know you in a first instance via video conference or telephone. Afterwards we would visit you for a personal meeting or alternatively welcome you in our Munich office.

References

In a very intense and professionally managed sales process, the Walther Transaction team managed to clarify many points of discussion with the potential seller and overcome all difficulties which arose with great creativity and persistence. It was thus possible to find the strategically most suitable buyer.

Michael Bayer, Managing Director, BB Government Services

Dear Mr. Walther, you have succeeded in putting a really fast M&A process on its feet. Everyone involved was very satisfied with the result. Thanks to your structured way of working, your knowledge of the economic interrelationships and your detailed expertise, you played a decisive role in the sales success.

Dr. Ulrich Graf, specialist lawyer for insolvency law, Lampert, Dr. Graf & Colleagues

 

Case study Company Sale

Successful handover of a life’s work

The managing director and sole shareholder of a precision-mechanical special manufacturing company for medical devices wanted to sell his life's work. The buyer should be a strategic investor well versed in the field of medical technology. Financial investors were therefore out of the question as partners. In an in-depth sales process, the project team succeeded in finding a suitable buyer who would continuously expand and develop the company at its existing location. All employees were retained.

Further case studies

Fashion labels "Blacky Dress" and "Jean Paul" sold to international strategic investor (distressed M&A)

Walther Transaction GmbH has successfully sold the brand rights of the two Berlin fashion labels "Blacky Dress" and "Jean Paul" out of insolvency proceedings to the international strategic investor ANEX from Turkey. The sales process was handled by macx.® distressed, the division of Walther Transaction, which handles sales processes for insolvent small businesses digitally, efficiently and with the high probability of success which is typical for Walther Transaction.

In close cooperation with SRI Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, the macx.® distressed team conducted a broad international approach of potentially interested parties.. In a total of three qualification rounds of more than 160 potential investors were conducted. Read the full press release on the successful transaction here.

Successful succession solution for 4voice AG

Walther Transaction exclusively advised the shareholders of 4voice AG, a leading speech-to-text solutions provider for healthcare facilities and hospitals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, on their succession solution. Speech Processing Solutions GmbH (SPS), whose portfolio includes innovative cloud and desktop software for dictation and transcription as well as best-in-class dictation devices, qualified in a bidding process managed by Walther Transaction as the most suitable strategic partner from a field of international investors. The transaction was completed in less than five months to the high satisfaction of all eight shareholders. In SPS, 4voice has found a suitable investor who is committed to continuity and expansion of our successful strategy.

4voice main shareholder Kurt Martin was very pleased with the successful transaction and will withdraw from direct control of 4voice as part of the succession solution. However, he will accompany the further path of SPS and 4voice in an advisory capacity, in particular, within the framework of SPS's planned buy-and-build strategy. Read the full press release on the successful transaction here

Successful sale of a healthcare billing service provider to an investment company

Walther Transaction GmbH exclusively advised GFS in its search for a new suitable majority shareholder. With the investment company Marondo Small Cap Growth Fund I, one has now been found for the expert in billing audits in the healthcare sector. Within the context of the change of shareholders, the long-term private shareholders of GFS withdrew due to age. 

In a 7-month sales process managed by Walther Transaction, Marondo qualified as the most suitable new majority shareholder from a broad field of bidders. 

Besides achieving a purchase price in line with the market all other decision criteria were very well met by Marondo. The participation of Marondo allows GFS to continue the excellent cooperation with its customers unchanged through proven management and employees, but also to realize strategic development opportunities and to accelerate the planned growth course with additional capital. Read the full press release on the successful transaction here.

Value-adding company sale of a family business before the market consolidation started

A medium-sized manufacturer of building materials almost always achieved positive figures in its 125-year existence despite all external upheavals. However, with too large, partially unprofitable investments and a pronounced weakness in demand the manufacturer ended up in a loss-making situation.

The project team and the interim manager took comprehensive measures in sales and pricing policy as well as measures to reduce costs. The company returned to writing black figures again on a sustainable basis. However, it was clear that with a market position of 11 out of 18 market participants, it was difficult to win in the cut-throat competition against international groups in the long term. The return calculations for the next investment necessary to maintain long-term competitiveness were all negative. After intense discussions with all shareholders, the decision to sell the company was mutually agreed on.

Discussions were held with selected strategists, and after nine months, thanks to a proactive approach, a favorable solution was found for the shareholders at the right time. Subsequently there were many more transactions in the same market segment. Today there are only eight market participants. The company continues to exist successfully at its old location under its old, established name.

Three-stage solution for the future for a weakened family business (distressed M&A)

A traditional mechanical engineering company with three unrelated business areas had been in family hands for many years. The global economic crisis caused a decline in sales. Furthermore, the technological advantage over larger competitors was insufficient and the internal structure too complex.

After an 11-week bidding competition, the main business unit was sold to a Dutch financial investor, who also put the company on a sustainable footing with the help of an interim manager provided by the project team. A second division was completely taken over by a strategic investor. The third division was no longer viable at the location and was closed. Almost all the laid off employees found another job on short notice.

The main business unit continues to exist under its old brand name and is developing profitably.

Securing the location in a difficult industry (distressed M&A)

An internationally operating paper manufacturer came under considerable pressure due to rising raw material costs and falling sales prices. Numerous measures such as strengthening premium products, intense price negotiations, outsourcing of the service area, introducing factoring and intense monitoring of the inventories did not lead to a sustainable improvement of the situation.

The project team balanced the different interests of a total of eight financing partners, the company, the family shareholders and the advisory board. From the worldwide approach process, one English, one Irish and one Malaysian bidder remained. Ultimately, the stock listed Irish bidder took over the company and ensured a solution for the future of more than 500 employees.