Successful transactions


Aquin combines leading M&A knowledge with true industry expertise. Every project team at Aquin consists of finance and transaction experts (»M&A Team«) and an actively involved, proven industry expert (»Senior Advisor«). This enables Aquin to offer its clients the essence of value-adding M&A consultation:

>   To recognize the valuable core within business models.
>   To have direct access to decision makers and investors worldwide.
>   To conclude the best transaction package possible through process experience, professional expertise, and personal commitment.


According to Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the path to truth does not lead via rationality alone, but rather through a combination of mind and emotion. The brilliant scholar warned that the role of emotions, which he called »passions of the soul«, must never be underestimated or neglected. Since our foundation, we remain convinced that M&A, the »supreme discipline of investment banking«, is not only about the intellectual analysis of business models, the complex modeling of cash flows or the conclusive calculation of equity values. Far more, the people involved are at the center of our work.

Thomas von Aquin


The focus of our work is on medium sized companies. Our clients are their owners. In addition, we represent corporate groups as buyers of medium sized companies and investment groups specialized in medium sized enterprises such as private equity houses or family offices. Based on this experience, we have an understanding of both transaction partners and see a substantial part of our function in translating between the often quite different views, needs and approaches of entrepreneurs and investors.

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Über 70% unserer Abschlüsse resultieren in einer grenzüberschreitenden Transaktion. Grundsätzlich ist unsere Verwurzelung selbstverständlich im deutschsprachigen Raum am stärksten, insbesondere mit mittelständischen Unternehmern, Finanzinvestoren und Family Offices. In den Aquin-Kernbranchen kennt unsere Vernetzung mit Entscheidern jedoch keine nationalen Grenzen. Mit mittelständischen Unternehmern führen wir regelmäßig auf europäischer Ebene persönliche Gespräche, mit den Lenkern großer Konzerne sind wir weltweit in stetigem Kontakt. Hier sind Verkaufsmandate nicht deutschsprachiger Unternehmer nichts Ungewöhnliches und Transaktionen mit asiatischen Käufern fast schon Routine.

Aquin - yellow dot  Erfolgreiche Transaktion

Auszug aus Aquin-Mandaten:

Aquin circle-greyÖsterreich: Swareflex / Simplon / Ing Voith Traun
Dänemark: Nordlux
Deutschland: OSRAM / SACS Boysen / SHW / AAT / MBN-PROLED / FuelCon / SGL Kümpers / MEA
Großbritannien: Intertek
Frankreich: Rexel
Italien: Amienta
Schweden: Reac
Niederlande: Tvilight, Nordeon
Belgien: energetic
Schweiz: Bossard
Aquin circle-blueUSA: Riverside
Aquin circle-ochreChina: Yankon / KDC / Eurocrane
Japan: Horiba