Mergers & Acquisitions

The core business of Ludwig & Co. is providing comprehensive advice on mergers and acquisitions. Our expertise comprises disposal and acquisition mandates, succession solutions, corporate/shareholder disputes, strategic mergers and joint ventures, divestments and spin-offs as well as MBO/MBI and LBO-transactions. Our clients are typically medium-sized companies, family owned enterprises, private equity firms, and corporate groups in Germany and abroad.

Acquisitions & Divestitures 

Ludwig & Co. advises on the acquisition/divestitures of medium-sized enterprises and corporate spin-offs and supports the client throughout the entire process. We plan and structure the transaction, identify and approach potential targets (acquisitions)/investors (divestitures) worldwide and support contract negotiations. Our aim is to reach an optimal outcome for our clients through professional preparation and implementation of the entire transaction process.

Company succession

Company succession is one of the biggest challenges particularly for medium-sized enterprises. Based on our experience from a large number of completed transactions, Ludwig & Co. prepares the company for succession while ensuring highest confidentiality.

Company successions often seamlessly develop into other transaction structures, e.g. a trade sale or a Management Buy-Out (MBO) / Buy-In (MBI). In any case, our guiding principle throughout the process is to secure continued operations and sustained performance of the company.

MBO / MBI

In Management Buy-Out (MBO) / Buy-In (MBI) transactions, Ludwig & Co. supports clients in planning and structuring of the transaction, identification and approach of potential management candidates and financing partners, and in the context of contract negotiations.