March 2012

M&A France-Germany: how to successfully carry out acquisitions ?

Arnaud Lambert and Heiko Ziehms, partners at Accuracy, spoke at this conference on the 27th March 2012 at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée which brings together several German professionals.

The following topics were discussed:

  • Recent M&A activity in Germany
  • Key structural features of German businesses: consequences for French acquirers
  • Legal forms of companies in the German Mittelstand and differences in governance (Council / Board of Directors vs. Executive Board / Supervisory Board and Vorstand / Aufsichtsrat). What should a French investor expect: German practices in VDD, financial aspects of the SPA, the paticularities of financial DD

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