Zerbach & Company, founded in 2014, is an independent, entrepreneur-led advisory firm based at Gut Maarhausen, a heritage-protected estate in Cologne. We advise medium-sized family businesses and their owners, family offices, private equity sponsors and start-ups on the acquisition and sale of companies (M&A), changes in shareholder structure, financing and corporate finance projects.
The size of the transactions we have successfully completed since 2014 ranged from around €5 million to around €250 million in enterprise value. We are an independent member of Geneva Capital Group (GCG), a leading global network of M&A and corporate finance advisory firms in Europe, the US, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Zerbach & Company is supported by its Industry Advisory Board, consisting of 10 renowned industry experts and entrepreneurial personalities.
We are a member of the Private Equity Forum NRW and Die Familienunternehmer – ASU e.V.The team combines more than nine decades of relevant corporate finance and transaction experience and the senior management has been working together successfully in an unchanged constellation for more than 15 years. This continuity and experience enables us to have a distinct understanding of the needs of owner-managed, medium-sized companies on the one hand and of professional investment firms, family offices or large international groups on the other. We see ourselves as a listening and independent counterpart.
In order to reconcile the often complex requirements of the various interest groups, we are the right partner who can sometimes come up with unusual solutions. In doing so, we are a long-term companion and not a stretch, whereby time-critical projects can of course also be implemented on short timeframes by our experienced team. As a result, our clients benefit from professional advice at eye level, which does not deliver a dogmatic transaction process, but implements your individual requirements and goals.
| why zerbach & Company? |
Experience and team continuity
Almost 100 professional years of accumulated corporate finance experience of the team as well as more than 15 years of successful cooperation of the management in unchanged constellation.
As part of a global network of M&A and corporate finance advisory firms, we have an investor network in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East.
We are supported by an Industry Advisory Board with long-term experience and extensive personal networks.
We understand the needs of owner-managed, medium-sized companies as well as those of professional investors and multinational corporations and family-owned businesses.
Seniority and Quality
We guarantee senior management attention and team continuity throughout the project, thus ensuring superior quality.
High Professional Standards
High professional standards and state-of-the-art M&A process knowledge. Due to the access to leading databases and real-time financial information we have an optimal access to information for our advisory.