In a company there can be multiple potential cases that can trigger a corporate sale – for instance: the arrangement of corporate succession, the focus on core competencies or capital requirements. In those cases a company sale can be perfectly reasonable. Due to these differences every sales process is unique – like your business.


Acquisitions are an appropriate tool for the implementation of growth strategies. As an alternative to organic growth and greenfield investments, acquisitions provide a variety of opportunities for companies: expansion into new markets, products and customer segments, improvement of the competitive position and/or the increase of margins and business results.


State-owned companies tend to pull out more frequently of business areas which are supposed to be privately managed from a political perspective. CD Invest advises public businesses and ministries in the complex transition process to private ownership considering political, societal and job market relevant implications.


Strategic alliances are usually cooperations between businesses operating in the same market or on the same level of the value creation process. A strategic alliance bundles strengths of the involved parties so that they can perform even stronger in the market.


An MBO or MBI occurs when the existing management of a company (MBO) respectively an external management team (MBI) acquires shares of a company with their own financial capacities or external resources with the involvement of financial investors (LBO).


Start ups and growing companies often require additional equity in the form of venture capital, private equity or mezzanine capital. Our services assist companies to phrase and embody their goals and business plans in wording suitable for investors, hence capturing the attention of crucial equity funds, strategic investors and family offices.


As an owner of a company one has to manage the transfer of company shares to a new owner in due time. This process should be timed appropriately so that all contemplable options can be explored and in particular the decrease of company value can be avoided.


M&A transactions are especially complex concerning financial planning and strategic repositioning in restructuring situations. The biggest challenge in distressed M&A transactions can be time pressure since the company value can decrease rapidly.


All company transactions should be built on fundamental market research to ensure a well structured industry overview and to be able to obtain the whole spectrum of suitable partners. CD Invest assists companies with separate research services in this process to handle this particular challenge.

Continuous Support

CD Invest supports you in all phases of the transaction process: from the definition of the growth strategy, market analysis, research and selection of potential investors, arrangements of personal meetings, to the coordination of due diligence and negotiation support.

Know-How (company sale, company purchase, M&A)

Extensive M&A process know-how and personal contacts with corporate decision makers and investors are essential for our success. CD Invest assists its clients through purposeful personal guidance throughout the sale or purchase process.