Soprano Mergers & Acquisitions

What We Do

We provide advice to our clients on some of their most important strategic decisions and transactions.

 

We always put our clients’ interests first.

Our experience shows that if we serve our clients well, our own success will follow.


 

Areas of Expertise

 

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Corporate transactions are an important aspect of the current business environment. These strategic projects are often complex, bear significant risks and are performed under a stringent time schedule.

As an independent advisor, we lead you through all the phases of the M&A process. We provide assistance in the definition of transaction strategies and the identification and evaluation of potential buyers and targets. We assume the overall coordination of the transaction process and represent your interests in negotiations. We add value for our customers for the following types of corporate transactions:

  • Corporate acquisitions and disposals

  • Entrepreneurial succession

  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins

  • Mergers

  • Carve-outs / spin-offs

  • Joint ventures / strategic alliances



SUCCESSION PLANNING

You’ve spent a career helping clients prepare for retirement. But have you taken the time to think about your own?

We provide advice on the sale of financial services businesses. We run bespoke processes to enable our clients to maximise value, optimise terms for their businesses and ensure that their business and clients are in the best hands.

Our advice is based on our extensive track record of transactions and a superior knowledge of the buyer universe.

  • Identifying options

  • Finding the right buyer

  • Setting the right incentives

  • Deal management




STRATEGIC ADVISORY

The value proposition of an investment, a business unit or even an entire company is of fundamental importance for a company's management. Integrated financial models provide management with a profound basis to allocate capital efficiently.

In the context of strategic management and valuation topics, Soprano offers technical support for profound management decisions. Occasions where we can add value include the following:

  • Business valuation

  • Valuation e.g. of options

  • Preparation of business plans

  • Modelling of complex financial plans

  • Capital allocation decisions

  • Purchase price allocations


PRIVATE CAPITAL

Soprano is able to advise companies in all stages of their life cycle on financing issues and requirements. This covers companies looking for venture capital at different development stages as well as established market players. Soprano provides advice and support in the following areas:

  • Elaboration of business plans

  • Analysis of the current financing and capital structure

  • Evaluation of financing needs and financing sources

  • Identification and search of investors

  • Contract negotiations

We can help you to raise new financing in an efficient and structured approach and thereby improve your cost of debt.