ENTERPRISE SUCCESSION

Enterprise succession in the SME segment:
Secure the status quo – shape the future


Managing succession is one of the most important tasks of an entrepreneur!
Transferring a company, selling all or parts of it or merging several companies require a sure instinct. Especially in the SME segment many firms often represent someone’s life work.

We support you here jointly with specialists.

DZ BANK – Corporate Finance

Our Corporate Finance team supports company owners at succession planning through company sale. As a specialized division for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), we have many years of national and international transaction experience. As a strong partner at your side we support you through the entire transaction process.

For more information about the M&A-advisory services of DZ BANK please visit: www.dzbank.com/cf

For transactions with a mainly regional orientation we provide you with our nationwide offer of VR NachfolgeBeratung. Our M&A and local specialists support especially medium-sized
companies with an expected purchase price between 1 million and 10 million Euro. If you initially are only interested in the value of your company, or a potential price that can be obtained in the market, VR NachfolgeBeratung can also assist you in this matter.

Contact: VR NachfolgeBeratung

Equity capital for the SME segment  – just a temporary partnership
As part of our enterprise succession support we organise management-buy-out transactions, i.e. a takeover by the company’s own management. These equity investments are often financed jointly with associated affiliates even in cases in which the transaction volume is less than EUR 20 million.

Your advantages

  • The company does not need to take on an excessive amount of debt.
  • Partnerly cooperation between majority and minority shareholders.
  • No pressure to sell.
  • Confidence in a qualified management.


VR Equitypartner sees itself as your entrepreneurial partner in such transactions, a partner which – thanks to its close-knit network in German-speaking areas – is in a position to serve the owners and the company itself not only as a provider of equity, but also as a strategic partner.

You can find more information under:
VR Equitypartner