Who we are
FERBER & CO. – founded in 1988 by Dr. Manfred Ferber – is a leading German independent advisory firm focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate Finance in the mid-market with enterprise values ranging from € 25 million to € 500 million.
FERBER & CO. is an independent firm privately owned and managed by its partners and is based in Munich. In contrast to many of our competitors, we are not part of a larger financial institution that serves many competing interests.
We serve a wide range of corporates, families, financial institutions and private equity houses from all over the world looking for un-conflicted, impartial advice with a global perspective.
What we do
For more than 35 years we offer our clients comprehensive, high quality advisory services including M&A and corporate finance advice regarding the structuring of debt and equity offerings, recapitalisations as well as restructurings and special situations.
While our home market is in the German speaking region, most clients are international and transactions cross-border.
What sets us apart
We are corporate finance advisors with entrepreneurial orientation and have accumulated substantial experience in solving complex situations, negotiations and transactions which are mostly unique events of paramount importance to our clients.
With over 300 successfully concluded transactions since the foundation of FERBER & CO. in 1988, and a track record of up to 10 transactions per year, we are positioned amongst the leading M&A advisors in Germany for medium-sized businesses.
FERBER & CO. stands for custom-tailored advisory products for every phase of the lifecycle. We are able to support organic and external growth with intelligent capital, later stage consolidation through M&A or recapitalizations, changes in the shareholder base through new partners. Moreover, we evaluate strategic options for owners and management teams and solve succession issues in family owned enterprises.
With our sector approach we are combining the in-depth understanding and the network in selected key industries with an outstanding quality of advice and the personal commitment for our clients. It is our goal to offer unmatchable access to the market including its participants and decision makers as well as a strong track record to provide best in class value to our clients.
FERBER & CO. is exclusively focusing on three industry verticals in which it is seen as a market leader in German M&A:
- Consumer Goods and Retail
- Industrials and Capital Goods
As truly independent advisors, we are exclusively committed to the interests of our clients and free of any conflicts which can potentially arise within integrated investment banks with capital markets and financing activities.
We understand the need to handle the most sensitive assignments with absolute discretion to secure the competitive and tactical advantage for our clients.
Our remuneration is always based on an exclusive agreement with our client and largely conditional to the realized transaction value with the major part being due upon finalisation of the envisaged transaction, and therefore directly linked to our client’s success. This is why it is in our core interest to accomplish our clients’ goals in the most efficient and successful way.
High quality, thoughtful and creative advice is a key success factor of our client work. We provide our clients with insightful ideas and innovative solutions to complex strategic and financial issues. Our goal is to supply intelligent solutions which broaden the scope of strategic options available to our clients.
Persistant personal commitment to daily project work and a focus on the long-term success of our clients are the key principles of our business. This is why all projects and client relationships are exclusively managed by the firm’s Managing Partners.
The mission of FERBER & CO. is to build long-term relationships with our clients. We are devoting our entire experience to supporting our clients in order to successfully accomplish their long-term strategies.
Our clients benefit from the extensive experience gained in a broad scope of transactions across all major industries. Since most transactions have a crossborder dimension, FERBER & CO. is positioned as a truly international player.
Over 30 years of market presence we have built a global franchise of relations with focus on Asia and the Americas.
With a longstanding track record in German crossborder M&A transactions FERBER & CO. is the entrepreneurial partner of choice for major corporates, privately owned companies and financial sponsors.
Manfred C. Ferber
Manfred C. Ferber
Manfred C. Ferber is a Managing Partner of FERBER & CO. since April 2000.
He has over 25 years of unprecedented track record in sourcing, negotiating and structuring M&A transactions in the healthcare and pharma sector as well as in consumer goods and retail.
Previously, Manfred C. Ferber worked for three years in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in New York and London where he was part of the global healthcare team and responsible for arranging numerous transactions including M&A, IPOs and Buyouts. Prior to that he was three years at Robert Fleming (JP Morgan) in London in Corporate Finance.
Manfred C. Ferber holds an MBA from Northwestern University Chicago (J.L. Kellogg School of Management).
Alexander von Hachenburg
Alexander von Hachenburg
Alexander von Hachenburg is a Managing Partner of FERBER & CO. since February 2005.
He has over 25 years of in-depth experience in M&A and Corporate Finance, advising family owned businesses as well as corporate clients in the industrials, consumer goods and health care sectors.
Previously, Alexander von Hachenburg worked for Ermgassen & Co in London for five years, most recently as Managing Director responsible for the structuring and execution of M&A-transactions across Europe. Alexander von Hachenburg also spent four years at Credit Suisse First Boston in Zurich and London in Mergers & Acquisitions and four years at Credit Suisse in Zurich in Corporate Finance where he was involved in several corporate finance and M&A transactions.
Alexander von Hachenburg studied economics in Bonn and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Dr. Manfred Ferber
Dr. Manfred Ferber
Dr. Manfred Ferber founded FERBER & CO. in 1988 and is a Senior Advisor to the firm.
He has a track record of 50 years in Investment Banking, M&A and successful equity investing. Dr. Manfred Ferber previously established and managed the corporate finance activities of the Matuschka Group and acted as advisor to the World Bank as well as several London based investment banks. Before that, Dr. Manfred Ferber worked for the World Bank in Washington (Industrial Projects and Treasurer’s Department), as managing director for Bayerische Landesbank International in Luxembourg, for Bayerische Vereinsbank and for Deutsche Treuhand AG as a revision assistant.
Dr. Manfred Ferber holds a PhD and graduated from the University of Munich in business administration.