„Wir setzen Impulse.“

Why ETL Bodensee M&A?

What sets us apart

Throughout the entire process, specialists in the areas of M&A, tax, auditing and law are required.

The ETL Bodensee Group offers you a service that also generates significant added value in the process flow, as we are able to provide our clients with all services relevant to the respective transaction as a one-stop solution, and thus in a coordinated, efficient, and flexible manner.

Our goal is to work with you to achieve maximum success in the intended transaction, both personally and financially, while allowing you to keep your focus on your daily operations.

DIRECT CONTACT

Michael Brielmaier

Managing Director ETL Bodensee Mergers & Acquisitions GmbH
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Telefon +49 7541 9361-1720
michael.brielmaier@etl-bodensee.de

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OUR Network

ETL Bodensee Merger & Acquisitions is part of the ETL Bodensee Group. Our group offers a wide range of services from legal, tax and management consulting to auditing and IT services. With our broad expertise, we are able to provide comprehensive support to companies in the region. Our offices in Friedrichshafen, Lindau, Ravensburg and Tettnang are looking forward to your visit.

The ETL Bodensee Group is part of the internationally active ETL Global network. This means that, if necessary, we can draw on industry specialists and international contacts for your project.

 

What is your objective?

Sell

You intend to sell your company or parts of it?

Our team has the relevant transactional experience and supports you reliably in the preparation and implementation of company sales and carve-outs.Our task in this is to keep risks to a minimum and to turn opportunities into successes through well-prepared and strategically structured sales processes.
We adapt our range of tasks to your needs and, if you so wish, will accompany you along the entire path from target / strategy definition, transaction modeling, preparing pertinent documents, selecting suitable buyers, transaction implementation to contract negotiations / contract arrangement (sales and purchase agreement (SPA)). Thus, what is going on at any one time will always be fully transparent to you.

From start-ups to medium-sized companies, we are the partner by your side who delivers with know-how, industry expertise as well as an interdisciplinary service portfolio on site.

Buy

You would like to invest and are looking for a suitable company?

Companies can sustainably create added value through strategic acquisitions. However, purchasing a company is, at the same time, one of the most risky decisions a company can make.

Our task is to furnish you with as much information as possible to make this risk calculable. We create a reliable basis for your decision through a comprehensive due diligence, comprising a careful examination of all relevant factors.

Together, we execute the appropriate tax and legal structuring of the company acquisition.

If you so wish, we will assist and advise you throughout the entire transaction process. I.e., from defining the acquisition target, identifying potential takeover objects (targets), due diligence to contract negotiations / contract arrangement (sales and purchase agreement (SPA)), signing and closing.

Transaction Services

Our team of specialists from all advisory disciplines analyse the economic, financial, organisational, fiscal and legal circumstances –
on a national, international and multidisciplinary basis. Our offer is comprehensive and tailored to your needs for each individual step of the transaction.

Financial
Due Diligence

Whether it be buying or selling, a thorough analysis of the key financial figures (financial due diligence) is a central component of every successful transaction. Financial due diligence focuses on information acquisition and the identification of opportunities and risks (upside/downside potentials).

This applies irrespective of whether the due diligence is carried out by order of a potential buyer (so-called buy-side due diligence) or of a seller (also known as vendor due diligence).

Tax Due
Diligence

The fiscal structuring of a corporate transaction plays a vital role for the financial success of the project.

Legal M&A

Our consultation begins in the run-up to the transaction with the implementation of the legal due diligence and also includes the conception and planning of a company acquisition or sale. During the implementation phase, we represent you in the contractual negotiations and prepare the complete documentation.

We accompany you throughout the entire process: from the due diligence through to the closing and beyond – including the integration of companies or parts of companies.

Mergers &
Acquisitions

Whether it be company acquisitions, company sales or carve outs, ETL Bodensee is your partner in all phases of the transaction. We develop individual strategies together with you and successfully implement your transaction.

Company valuation
Integrated financial models:

Within the framework of entrepreneurial initiatives, the following core questions arise:

What is the value of the company based on an integrated business plan? Which price pays off for buyers and which for sellers? What is the expected cashflow and is there a financing requirement based on this?

Wir setzen Impulse.

OUR NEWS

The ETL Lake Constance Group collects for you extensive news from the areas of: tax consulting, management consulting, legal consulting, funding / aid measures and much more. The news is composed of information from our ETL network as well as content specially developed at Lake Constance.

OFFICES

We have been advisors to companies in the Lake Constance, Upper Swabia and Allgäu region for over 60 years. Our group offers a wide range of services from legal, tax and management consultancy to auditing and IT services. With our broad expertise, we are able to provide comprehensive support to regional as well as international companies looking forward to invest in Germany.

Interdisciplinary Team

Specialists in the areas of M&A, tax, auditing and law are required throughout the entire process.

MICHAEL BRIELMAIER

Managing Director
Transaction Structuring & Valuation
CVA


ETL Bodensee M&A GmbH

Cara Raff

Legal M&A Legal M&A Lawyer, Tax Consultant


Managing Director
ETL Bodensee Gruppe

CLAUDIO HIRSCHER

Legal M&A
Lawyer


Managing Director
ETL Bodensee Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft

RALF HIRSCHER

Transaction Models / Tax
Tax Consultant


Managing Director ETL Friedrichshafen StBGmbH

ETL-GLOBAL

On an international level, the ETL Bodensee Group can draw on the ETL Global network and, if required, is able to integrate both branch-specialists and international contacts into projects at any time.
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What we offer:

We stand for interdisciplinary, fast and uncomplicated consulting of the highest quality. Our unique selling point in the Lake Constance region is our national and international network with strong local ties. We have recognized that isolated consulting is not effective. Rather, a client can only benefit from the interplay of tax, legal and business management advice.

What does that mean for you?

We have many exciting local projects that you can work on and numerous clients that you can support. It is important to us that you get deeply involved in the projects right from the start and actively participate in the client work.

Curiosity and ambition are always seen and encouraged. Attending training events, for example, is part of the everyday work of ETL Bodensee Group employees.

Contact

OFFICE TIMES

Monday till Thursday
08.00 Uhr – 12.45 Uhr
14.00 Uhr – 17.00 Uhr

Friday
08.00 Uhr – 12.45 Uhr
13.30 Uhr – 15.00 Uhr

Outside these opening hours, we are available by appointment. We look forward to your call or e-mail.

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    Financial Due Diligence

    Whether it be buying or selling, a thorough analysis of the key financial figures (financial due diligence) is a central component of every successful transaction. Financial due diligence focuses on information acquisition and the identification of opportunities and risks (upside/downside potentials). This applies irrespective of whether the due diligence is carried out by order of a potential buyer (so-called buy-side due diligence) or of a seller (also known as vendor due diligence).

    The review of relevant information is carried out in close collaboration with you and is tailored in both scope and style to your transaction.

    We support you on the seller side by:

    We support you on the buyer side by:

    Tax Due Diligence

    The fiscal structuring of a corporate transaction plays a vital role for the financial success of the project.

    The aim of a tax due diligence is thus to analyse and evaluate the tax opportunities and risk associated with the transaction.

    An extensive due diligence costs time and money, therefore, we offer you a two-stage process. In order to give you a first overview of the target company, we offer you a so-called red flag/selective due diligence. This excludes the most important deal breakers directly at the beginning of the M&A process. In the second stage of the process, the extent of the economic risks is then determined as accurately as possible with regard to the purchase contract negotiations.

    We coordinate the scope of our investigations each time with our clients according to their needs.

    LEGAL M&A

    Our consultation begins in the run-up to the transaction with the implementation of the legal due diligence and also includes the conception and planning of a company acquisition or sale. During the implementation phase, we represent you in the contractual negotiations and prepare the complete documentation. We accompany you throughout the entire process: from the due diligence through to the closing and beyond – including the integration of companies or parts of companies.

    We assist you with the following questions in particular:

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Whether it be company acquisitions, company sales or carve outs, ETL Bodensee M&A is your partner in all phases of the transaction (so-called lead advisory). We develop individual strategies together with you and successfully implement your transaction.

    Our tailor-made consulting service and the involvement of specialists from a wide range of disciplines guarantee our clients a targeted and expeditious execution of their transaction.
    We support companies, owners and management through the entire transaction process and ensure professional and thorough process management.

    Our tasks range from the preparation of the transaction, 

    modelling/structuring of the transaction, valuation, preparation of appropriate sales documentation (fact book, information memorandum),  identification and approach of suitable target companies or investors (longlist/shortlist), organisation of due diligence and support in contract negotiations to the closing of the transaction process.

    The integration into the worldwide ETL network offers our clients the advantage of international cooperation in cross-border deals, both within Europe and overseas.Our interdisciplinary range of services is your strength: we work hand in hand with our legal, tax and audit colleagues to assist you with all queries that go beyond the basic mergers & acquisitions process.

    Company valuation / Integrated financial models:

    Within the framework of entrepreneurial initiatives, the following core questions arise: What is the value of the company based on an integrated business plan? Which price pays off for buyers and which for sellers? What is the expected cashflow and is there a financing requirement based on this?

    ETL Bodensee M&A supports you in answering all questions concerning the value of your company.
    The extent of the analysis depends on the reason for the valuation and the circumstances, such as access to information and time.

    Depending on the reason, the company valuation is carried out in the form of an initial value indication, a value calculation or an extensive report using various methods (e.g. pursuant to the IDW (Institute of Public Auditors Germany) or the International Valuation Standards).

     As a basic principle, future cash flows are discounted at a suitable discount rate. The results are then compared with the current market estimates based on multiples.
    By using integrated finance models, we enable long-term corporate planning, the assessment of investments and transactions, the management of business units, as well as other strategical decisions.
    Our aim is to deliver the necessary transparency for your business decisions with our valuation and modelling services.