Acquisition financing at DZ BANK
We arrange and structure debt acquisition finance for both investor driven buy-outs as well as corporate to corporate acquisitions. Within the Frankfurt team we structure acquisition financings for larger corporates and SMEs in German-speaking market as lead underwriting bank as well as within “club” transactions. We also participate selectively in international acquisition financings and we are represented at the banking places in New York and London with respective teams.

The financing
Acquisition financing is based on sustainable cash flows forecasts over the financing period. This determines the indebtedness potential of the targeted acquisition. For the analysis we use a extensive information package (so called due diligence reports) and the results of our own cash-flow-models.

Especially suitable are companies with:

  • A stable cash flow profile,
  • A leading market position in the selected segment,
  • A diversified customer and supplier base.

Companies that are unsuitable for acquisition financing solutions include start-ups and companies undergoing a material restructuring.


Reasons for financing

  • Arrangement of succession situations in the company (corporate succession)
  • Sale of non-core areas of group companies („Spin-offs“)
  • Inter finance investor transfer
  • Public-to-Private-transactions (acquisition of listed companies)
  • Acquisition of listed companies (Corporate-to-Corporate)
  • Selling of company divisions or groups due to specific reasons


Benefits you gain from a cooperation with us:

High quality and analysis-know-how

  • Experienced team with extensive transaction know-how.
  • Remarkable analytical financial service skills and broad experience in transactions with mid cap companies
  • Significant industry and market expertise in our bank.

Efficient execution und strong partnership

  • Tight and organized process with fast processing by close cooperation with credit decision team, i.e., a combination of significant expertise and quick decision making
  • We regard ourselves as a long-term partner and in addition to the financing we are able to provide you with a broad range of additional service within the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken cooperative financial services network


Flexibility and solution focussed

  • We are flexible with resprect to structures, sectors and product ranges.
  • We put strong emphasis on a pragmatic and focussed approach
  • Financial solutions which are tailor-made  to suit the clients requirements