Buy-Side Advisory


Growth through acquisition of suitable companies provides many opportunities. Extension of the product portfolio, gaining of new target groups and markets, access to innovative technologies and business models, expansion of sales and yield opportunities, as well as the increase of inherent shareholder values. Targeted and successful acquisitions, however, require a solid buy-and-build strategy and the identification and fair valuation of suitable targets.

Access to interesting IT and internet companies, as well as internal experts with relevant contact networks are frequently lacking. Companies without an internal M&A department particularly profit from the solid strategic advice, the structured market analysis and the professional transaction support by experienced M&A advisors with sector focus. Unnecessary risks and errors can thus be avoided:

  • Takeover of companies not suited to internal growth strategies
  • Overlooking of attractive potential acquisitions
  • Incomplete due diligence due to a lack of internal resources
  • Forfeit of the timely conclusion due to lengthy process time
  • Payment of excessive purchase prices
  • Overestimation of possible synergies
  • Failure to recognise economic disadvantages during acquisition negotiations
  • Excessive efforts and costs during post merger integration

Apart from the avoidance of these errors, the targeted development of a buying profile, the identification of suitable targets and the anonymous approach of companies are amongst the most important tasks of the M&A advisor.

Our Approach

Development of a buy-and-build strategy and analysis of alternative courses of action (e.g. Make or Buy). Documentation of objectives, creation of buying profiles and establishment of a decision making process.
Market research and identification of potential takeover candidates, securing of finance, definition of the approach strategy and of the due diligence criteria.
Anonymous approach and discussion of potential participation scenarios, exchange of confidentiality agreements, request of documents, management meetings, submission of an indicative offer, joint performance of due diligence with further experts, evaluation and preliminary decision, as well as entering into detailed negotiations.
Support of the final/contract negotiations, signing, antitrust examination/filing and closing.


Thomas Schröter
Thomas SchröterManaging Director
Telephone: +49 30 7261323-0

Data Sheet Buy-Side Advisory

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Your Benefits

  • Access to M&A specialists with IT focus
  • Excellent access to the innovative start-up scene
  • Systematic market screening without personal effort
  • Access to our database containing more than 3.000 German IT companies
  • Objective evaluation of opportunities and risks of an acquisition
  • Potential for an anonymous approach
  • Temporarily required transaction team is available immediately


With strong commitment and within a short period of time, the sector specific knowledge of eventurecat helped us succeed in the spin-off of a business unit as part of a management buy-out and thereby in a stronger focus on our core competencies.
Stefan Wiesner, Chairman Condat Informationssysteme AG
Friendship Systems GmbH is now part of the Germanischer Lloyd Group. The team at eventurecat, with their high level of competence and excellent support, has reassured me that for both, the positioning of the company and throughout the entire transaction process, I had the right advisors at my side.
Stefan Harries, CEO Friendship Systems GmbH
The advisors at eventurecat have supported our management buy-out with great commitment and expertise. We can only recommend eventurecat.
Ingo Czok, CEO Tembit Software GmbH