Mergers and acquisitions

With over 150 specialised professionals in strategically-located offices around the globe, the WB Corporate Finance team consists of experts in the field of all corporate finance related advisory services. The team predominantly advises shareholders or management boards on mergers and acquisitions transactions in the mid- and large cap market. We are recognised for this award-winning approach on a regular basis.

Your partner from valuation to completion

The best expertise and knowledge available

Cross-border – we are where our clients are

We can offer strategic and financial expertise in a wide range of sectors which ensures our clients are provided with the most relevant knowhow and expertise.

Sell-side

We offer just the right strategic and process advisory services to maximise value for our clients and take into account all relevant stakeholders. In this scenario, we play a central role in the preparation and execution of a sale process for selling shareholders. This includes preparing management for a transaction with a well-supported and value maximising business plan, coordinating with all relevant advisers involved, leading and managing the entire process with potential buyers, coordinating with potential lenders and negotiating towards a final offer.   

Buy-side

We offer tailor-made strategic and process advisory services for investors pursuing a buy-side opportunity. Our role includes leading and managing the process with all relevant stakeholders involved, providing intelligence regarding the process, assisting the client with extensive valuation analyses, as well as negotiating towards a final offer. 

Public-to-private

We have an extensive public-to-private track record where our roles include leading and managing the entire process, from stakeholder management to negotiating the merger protocol. We also provide a fairness opinion to management boards and/or supervisory boards. This offering is backed up by our proven sell-side and buy-side experience.

(Takeover) defence

When you have a defensive strategy, we will advise you on all aspects relating to maximising shareholder value and staying in control of your own destiny. These aspects include full preparation for all possible scenarios, equity story communication, and dynamics with shareholder and/or possible buyers.

Mergers

When you are considering a merger, we can advise on all aspects of the merger process including relative position and valuation. Here, our role can be leading and managing the process, deal tactics, advising on relative size, and negotiating the transaction. Whatever your situation, we provide solid solutions in even the most complex circumstances. We are with you every step of the way so that whatever the transaction, it happens as smoothly as possible for you, your organisation, and your stakeholders.

Why partner with us

Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. So whatever your financial needs, whether you are looking to expand and want strategic advice, or just want to make your day-to-day banking more efficient, we are here to support your business ambitions.

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    Best Bank for Cash Management in W. Europe

    2020
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    ING's AI tool Katana named Innovator

    2019
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    2019