Dr. Andreas  Fröhlich

Dr. Andreas Fröhlich
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance

Dr. Thomas  Gemmeke

Dr. Thomas Gemmeke
Managing Partner Legal
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt)

 Frank  Stahl

Frank Stahl
German CPA, Certified Tax Advisor

Attaining your transaction targets – with strategies tailored to a tee

Transactions constitute a basic instrument of strategic corporate development, one that affects all the key drivers of a company – such as strategy, product portfolio and market identity. However, their success is also contingent upon achieving crystal clarity with respect to the finances and organizational structures involved.

The objective of every acquisition, merger and alliance, or indeed every divestiture, is to strengthen the inherent competitive position of the prime mover. At the same time, however, transactions conceal a significant potential risk with respect to both the financial and the operational performance of a company. With Baker Tilly, you can be sure of having the right team on your side – covering all the bases.

Through the interdisciplinary advisory services of our Competence Center Transactions, we assist decision-makers with respect to company purchases and business disposals, and also in the forging of strategic alliances.

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Global dealmakers: European M&A market update 2020

The world certainly has changed since our ‘Global dealmakers: Cross-border M&A outlook 2019’ report released last October. Then, the US-China trade war and Brexit were the top concerns for dealmakers. Many were using M&A in response to tariffs and trade barriers arising between major economic powers in North America, Europe and Asia. Still others, were using crossborder M&A to mitigate risks from geopolitical uncertainty and the rising threat of protectionism.

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One-stop transactions

We offer professional support for professionals – based on years of experience and the sound competences of our interdisciplinary team.
Perhaps it is your first transaction, or perhaps you have already been through the process many times. You are looking for a partner who will really help you. Someone who understands your industry, your situation and the processes involved. One who knows what matters and can classify risks and evaluate opportunities. An expert able to prioritize all the many different issues that arise, while remaining mindful of the bigger picture. And one who also supports you after the successful closing of the deal with pragmatic assistance in all aspects of the integration process.

We will gladly accompany you every step of the way to the successful conclusion of your transaction. From the initial contacts through to completion and on to the post-closing phase, we will take care of all the transaction processes in line with your requirements and your objectives.

Make the most of the support that derives from the extensive expertise covered by our interdisciplinary teams with their auditors, tax advisors, lawyers, management consultants and engineers. Our many years of experience are there waiting to be tapped – entirely at your service.

A professional approach to achieving the (im)possible

Within a short period, we will help you develop an integrated, comprehensive and cogent view of your specific transaction situation, enabling you to keep control of the process at all times and to meet your responsibilities. And, at the culmination, you will find that you receive much more than just a report from us. We interlink information from all the individual areas involved, providing a comprehensive overview of all the analyses done and all the knowledge gained.

Our team has already assisted in more than 300 transactions, with deal values extending from single-digit millions to well over a billion euros. Among our customers from the strategic investor community, we have supported German SMEs, DAX and MDAX listed corporations, as well as international strategic investors. And among the financial investor community, we have supported national and international venture capital and buy-out funds, special situation and hedge funds, family offices and private investors.


Our valuation services are built around customer demands for transparent and internationally recognized valuation processes based on professional standards. Together with you, we identify the most widely recommended processes for each specific valuation requirement – whether capital market methods (DCF and capitalized earnings method) or comparative and transaction-based multiplier techniques. Depending on the reason for the valuation, we will also apply the net asset value or liquidation value methods. Naturally, it is also possible to initially focus on specific areas of a more comprehensive and complex valuation process, for example in order to arrive at a quick and inexpensive basic assessment. From our many years of experience as court-appointed experts in valuation issues, we are familiar with the relevant legal responsibilities involved and can offer extensive know-how as independent advocates and arbiters in conflict situations.

Of particular importance in an evaluation is a precise assessment of the market and competitive environment. Our sector-specific expertise is underpinned by the in-house research performed by our experts and surveys of leading capital market databases.

Our services

  • M&A Lead Advisory
  • M&A Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Modelling & Valuation
  • Transaction Tax
  • Legal M&A
  • Post-Transaction Services