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Corporate finance and M&A

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In a retail market characterized by consolidation and a structural shift from bricks-and-mortar retail to e-commerce, companies are finding it increasingly harder to defend their current market position and generate adequate returns on their own.

Existing companies can make themselves fit for the future through the targeted takeover of competitors or by purchasing know-how or even by selling individual business areas. Retail Capital Partners supports you throughout this process by deploying an experienced and well-coordinated transaction team to get you the best possible result. Even once the transaction is closed, RCP will continue working as a reliable partner to support you actively in the integration of the company and achieving the planned synergies.

Transaction Services

Buy-side and sell-side M&A

We advise and support companies and entrepreneurs, especially on the following topics in Mergers & Acquisition with a focus on the DACH region:

Buy Side

Company acquisitions can give you access to new technologies and markets and enable you to exploit competitive advantages, thereby increasing profitability. We will be happy to support you fully throughout the process.

Sell Side

You own a company or a business unit that has optimization potential, no longer fits your corporate strategy or needs to be sold for financing or other reasons. We support you in the sales process so you can get the maximum sales proceeds.

Buy Side

Company acquisitions can give you access to new technologies and markets and enable you to exploit competitive advantages, thereby increasing profitability. We will be happy to support you fully throughout the process.

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Expansion in the retail & consumer segment with a focus on the DACH region

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Acquisitions by international players looking to make acquisitions in the retail & consumer segment in the DACH region

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M&A consulting or participation in auction procedures for acquisitions in the retail & Consumer sector

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Development, implementation of buy-and-build strategies and consulting on subsequent optimization potentials

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Support in the planning and implementation of management buy-outs (MBO) and management buy-ins (MBI)

Sell Side

You own a company or a business unit that has optimization potential, no longer fits your corporate strategy or needs to be sold for financing or other reasons. We support you in the sales process so you can get the maximum sales proceeds.

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Our specialization in the retail & consumer sector, makes us the perfect partner for accompanying and supporting sell-side transactions

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The combination of our industry experts with many years of experience and extensive know-how with our corporate finance experts enables us to specifically understand each company in the retail & consumer sector, and optimally support the transaction preparation, analysis and deal structuring

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As a specialist company, we have access to an extremely broad network in our market, which can benefit clients in the sell-side sector. Through a professional market approach and coordination of the offers, we achieve the best possible result here

Integrated Due Diligence

Process Phases

We are acknowledged experts in our field, making us the perfect partner for conducting a Commercial Due Diligence (CDD). We leverage our deep understanding of the Retail & Consumer market to analyze the market environment, examine the growth path of the target company and test assumptions, as well as gauging its market potential. Our market knowledge has equipped us with the ability to obtain and assess information on competitors and to comprehensively evaluate the market environment.

Four phases

Setting the Goals

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At the beginning of a transaction, core topics and objectives of the due diligence are defined and an investment hypothesis is developed. The underlying data is reviewed and relevant contacts for more in-depth analyses are identified

Elaboration & Analysis

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Targeted collection and processing of company data, which is then analyzed and reviewed in depth

Scenario Analysis

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The results of phase 2 are checked for plausibility in a scenario analysis to identify critical assumptions and problem areas

Handover of Results

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All the results as well as the presentation of scenarios are handed over to the customer in a final document as a basis for decision-making

Transaction Flow

Process Blueprint

Typically, a transaction process follows the outlined scheme:

Post-Merger Integration

Long-term success through sound PMI process

Post-merger integration is marked by enormous complexity, great time pressure and the tying up of management capacities while day-to-day business still needs to be conducted. RCP can generate substantial added value and considerable relief for management by deploying proven industry experts and financial specialists. Our focus on strategic goals and our detailed knowledge of the industry allows us to achieve substantial synergies.

Value Creation

Planning & Design

More specifically, we support our clients in the creation of a strategic plan that unlocks the full potential of the acquisition. Through specific projects, clearly defined action plans and the assumption of responsibility for the relevant processes, we analyze and optimize the company's operational and financial performance.

Targeted Initiatives

We identify core topics and prioritize projects accordingly, for example in the areas of product development, sales productivity and integration of acquisitions, so that we can generate added value for your company in the long term.

Workshops and Implementation

Using a structured and interactive approach, we work with management and investors to develop a clear plan for improving value creation and provide on-site support for operational implementation, if desired.

Exit Readiness

Programs

In addition to assisting with the acquisition of companies, we naturally also support our clients with exit preparation in addition to assisting them with the sell-side process.

Exit Preparation

To prepare the exit process in the best possible way, an understanding of all the exit strategies, such as divestment, IPO, MBO, etc. is essential. Selecting the right process and timing is essential for maximizing the proceeds of the sale. We will be happy to assist you in evaluating various options and support you with questions about liquidity, target setting and preparing your transaction.

Value Maximization

Our unique, industry-specific knowledge, as well as our experience with transactions in the retail & consumer sector, puts us in an excellent position to support you in placing the company valuation on a solid footing. We can also connect you with an extensive network of potential buyers and identify potential value drivers.

Market Timing

Deliberate timing and sequencing of the sale process is essential for maximizing divestiture proceeds. Our experienced corporate finance team will help you understand the value drivers and put them into a chronological context – even in extremely complex cases.

Financing

The moment optimization and growth potentials are found, we readily advise our clients on how to finance them. This allows us to optimize the value of the company before it can be sold.