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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A regionally active wholesale company with two business divisions was no longer able to maintain its old market dominance due to the incurable illness of its managing partner. The CEO had to be replaced on short notice by an interim manager selected by the project team, who stabilized the company. As no successor from the family was available, the sales process was initiated. After nine months, this process led to two successful transactions with two strategic buyers, each including a long-term lease agreement, and thus to the continuation of the life's work.
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.
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.