Investor Services – 16. Aug 2019
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Background

A buyer consortium consisting of CEOs and an investor group from Germany selected a company for acquisition and supported Syngroup as M&A advisor. The company to be acquired has its headquarters in southern Germany and two further production sites abroad. It also has numerous sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia.

Objective

Complete the purchase process while involving legal and tax partners in countries where the consortium had no partners of its own. Carry out Due diligence of the German site, along with two production sites and the sales offices. Finally, stress-test processes and company strategies.

Oversee the negotiations and manage the coordination of all network partners from home and abroad.

Prepare a 100 day program for the integration of entities into existing structures, as well as implementation of planned and priced-in measures.

Approach

Syngroup, the industry consultant for industry, has an established European industry network built up over 25 years and also serves customers worldwide. Syngroup, has in excess of 80 experienced consultants, who understand industry challenges across the value chain, from a shortage of skilled workers to digitization.

Syngroup is able to perform searches on behalf of clients through its established network and offers a personal approach including an assigned key account manager who will work with you and our network partners. Our aim is to create 1:1 relationships between interested parties who may lack knowledge of the market. We work hard to ensure the transaction progresses smoothly and in a relaxed manner. We always look beyond the transaction towards creating a partnership for the future.

Between them, our consultants are able to converse in 20 native languages, which improves our ability to analyze and understand the real issues and challenges facing companies. Syngroup employees are involved at all levels of an engagement, shaping processes and implementing solutions that are sustainable.

Solution

For this particular consortium, the entire takeover process was implemented within 13 months, achieving a high level of satisfaction on both sides. In addition, we received very positive feedback from the employees of the target company who felt that Syngroup had worked hard to manage the integration in a positive manner. The target organisation was acquired at a multiple which was 1.5 points below the usual market rate.

Syngroup is an active member of the company’s Advisory Board and is responsible for activities that go beyond day-to-day business.