Concentro Again Among the Top 10 German M&A Consultants

Concentro reaches 8th place in the 2017 Thomson Reuters League Table Mid-Market 2017 annual ranking

Munich, 16 January 2018
With 21 completed M&A transactions, the company succeeded in securing eighth place for 2017. For the eighth time in a row, the mid-market consulting firm Concentro Management AG ranked among the top 10 German M&A advisors for MidMarket.

The ranking of the globally active media group Thomson Reuters takes into account transactions by companies with a transaction value of up to 500 million euros. In addition to Concentro, only internationally operating consulting firms as well as investment and major banks have achieved leading positions among the top 10.

In the small cap ranking - which takes into account transactions by companies with a transaction value of up to EUR 50 million - the company was also ranked eighth.

Lars Werner, Partner and CEO of Concentro Management AG, sees this year's ranking confirming the trend in the German M&A market: "The ranking reflects our current market observation. While the number of transactions decreases, the individual transaction volumes increase significantly. This is due to the high market valuations that are readily paid for strategic add-on investments. Foreign investors in particular are not deterred by this, so that there has also been a significant increase in cross-boarder transactions in our transactions".

Concentro's success in 2017 was due in part to succession arrangements and insolvency transactions. The existing expertise in a wide variety of industries made it possible to successfully implement projects in the manufacturing industry, for example in the automotive, plastics, electronics and metal sectors, and also in the service sector, here IT, energy and healthcare.

New references include the sale of KML Miller GmbH to a joint venture of Dr. Martin Herrenknecht Verwaltungs GmbH and Siac-Lochmann AG, the merger of Ambulanter Intensivpflegedienst St. Raphael GmbH and AKA Holding GmbH and the transaction Burkhardt Kunststofftechnik GmbH to Pearl Stream S.A. in Poland. Further references and company information at www.concentro.de.