Corporate Finance Services
Our teams are highly qualified and have long-term, in-depth experience in the field of Corporate Financial Services. In particular, we emphasise having a partner and senior manager (an auditor or certified public accountant, tax advisor or lawyer) available to our clients as a personal contact person on site for the entire duration of the project.
Cross-border activities can be carried out together with our Crowe Horwath International partners in the respective country, whereby we are responsible for the coordination and communication vis à vis our clients.
Our range of services cover the following:
- M&A consulting on
- Corporate acquisitions / sales
- Sale or purchase of shares
- Preparing companies for
- Due Diligence procedures
- Data- room installations
- Preparation of business plans
- First time application of IAS / US GAAP
- Preparation of pro-forma financial statements
- Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
- Performance of
- Due Diligence procedures
- Annual audits in accordance with IAS / US GAAP
- Pro-forma audits including the Submission of Letters of Comfort
- Corporate valuations
Sales of shares are often associated with a partner's or shareholder's retirement from a company. The company may transfer shares to children and/or grandchildren or to a third party such as the previous management (Management Buy Out). However, the sale of shares takes frequently place together with, or shortly after, the establishment of a business or during its period of growth. By this means, financial or strategic investors are included in the group of partners in order to provide the company with necessary funding. Initial public offerings also represent a sale of shares which, due to legal regulations and the requirements of the Deutsche Börse AG (German stock exchange), necessitates a much greater effort of organisational activities than an ordinary company sale.
Regardless of the reasons for a company sale, the seller's goal is profit optimisation. In order to achieve this goal, companies business data should be properly processed as early as during the initial negotiations with potential buyers. The respective documentation consists of the annual financial statements, interim and pro-forma financial statements, if required also based on International Accounting Standards, a business plan and, if applicable, an internal corporate evaluation to ensure a realistic approach when it comes to sale. The data room facilities, where all relevant data for a purchaser is collected and made available for inspection, are an important part of the company's representation vis à vis a potential buyer. The company's presentation plays an important role for the due diligence auditor.
Those companies wishing to go public will be supported by our team in all requirements associated with initial public offerings. The range of services we offer in this respect includes either the audit of annual, interim or pro-forma financial statements according to international accounting standards, the set up of a data room, review of corporate planning or advisory services in the preparation of financial statements and business plans.
Our teams provide comprehensive consulting services in order to enable the sale of a company taking place as quickly and smoothly as possible.
- Barbara Erdt
- Erhard Jarraß
- Manuel Rauchfuss
- Claus Peter Scheucher
- Werner Seltmann
- Stefan Spitaler
- Günter Wörl
- Wilhelm Zimmermann