Your personal adviser for ...
… raising capital for early stage and medium-sized companies
... acquisitions, sales and mergers of companies (M&A)
... the administration of company investments
WHY VIRETUM CONSULT
IS THE RIGHT CONTACT FOR YOU
VIRETUM CONSULT is an owner-managed M&A and corporate finance consultancy that has been serving medium-sized companies, more mature hi-tech startups as well as private and institutional investors with a focus on the D-A-CH region.
Valuable experience: The owner of VIRETUM CONSULT has carried out more than 100 transactions himself as a buyer, seller, founder and also as an M&A consultant in the last 25 years. Therefore, he knows your concerns before, during and after the transaction from his own personal experience.
Customer oriented implementation: The advice by VIRETUM CONSULT is particularly characterized by entrepreneurial thinking and a high degree of process know-how. The aim is to work with you to implement practicable solutions and market-oriented strategies.
Individual personal support throughout the project: The support provided by VIRETUM CONSULT is always individual and personal - supplemented where necessary by a highly competent team and access to an international network.
WHAT ARE ENTREPRENEURS, FOUNDERS AND INVESTORS LOOKING FOR
The success of a
company purchase or sale
or a company succession depends on many different factors. A high level of expertise is required for the planning and implementation of this process.
The right strategy is in place, but there is a lack of capital to carry out expansion and growth plans or a replacement among shareholders.
Private and institutional company investments require professional management and continuous monitoring in the circle of shareholders as well as in their supervisory bodies.
A SELECTION OF SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TRANSACTIONS
Former chairman of the supervisory board
HUBER PACKAGING GROUP
"This transaction represents a milestone for HUBER and I would like to thank Mr. Wiese very much for the smooth execution of the international bidding process and his prudent commitment. I have already greatly appreciated this during another M&A transaction and am pleased that I could now celebrate a second joint closing with him - the first time as managing director of the purchase object and now as a client on the seller side."
The HUBER PACKAGING Group, a leading German manufacturer of metal packaging with a 150-year history, € 180 million in sales and five plants in DACH, Hungary and the UK, was faced with the task of rethinking its position in a fragmented market with increasing concentration pressure from major international groups.
Developing options for action for the shareholders and bringing about a decision on "Hold or Sell".
VIRETUM CONSULT worked out various options in cooperation with the management and proposed a limited international bidding process in case of a sale decision. This was planned by VIRETUM CONSULT from A-Z, prepared together with the management and, after approaching predominantly strategic bidders from four continents, carried out with the involvement of Big 5 auditing and renowned law firms.
The growth of CCNST, a group of companies specializing in information technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics, reached the limits of the financial possibilities of its owner. The auditing company BFMT Group, which he commissioned with the search for capital, asked VIRETUM CONSULT for support.
Mediation of capital to finance the strong growth of the CCNST Group.
VIRETUM CONSULT checked the plausibility of the business plan, worked out a company presentation with the management, addressed potential investors and contributed to a successful conclusion by brokering a credit facility in the double-digit million range.
Dr. Bernd Fischl
"Thanks to Mr. Wiese's network and his careful support, our client was able to successfully conclude a financing solution in the double-digit million range to implement his expansion and growth plans. The advice included revising the business plan and the presentation documents, as well as addressing investors."
Dr. Anders Härfstrand
Nitec Pharma AG
"His competence and knowledge of financial and legal issues helped us with several financing rounds in a very challenging market environment. In addition, his communication and problem-solving skills were very much appreciated by me and my management."
Nitec Pharma AG needed venture capital for its spin-off from Merck / Darmstadt and the further development of a new drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Funding clinical development and marketing approval.
Mr. Wiese acted as a shareholder representative of one of the main investors for a period of eight years, during which he supported the management in close cooperation on a series of financing rounds, a merger with the US-American Horizon Pharma Inc. and the subsequent IPO on NASDAQ.
After its spin-off from Fraunhofer, Sunbloom Proteins GmbH needed an integrated business and financial plan for the commercialization of a patented technology for the production of plant proteins from sunflower kernels.
Acquisition of equity, bank loans and subsidies for the construction and the launch of the world's first industrial manufacturing facility of its kind.
Mr. Wiese supported the founder in completing the business plan and acted as Shadow CFO. As such, he was involved until the conclusion of a successful financing round.
Founder und CEO
Sunblooms Proteins GmbH
“In addition to all commercial matters, Mr. Wiese was responsible for the plausibility check and finalization of further corresponding financial plans in detail, as well as the preparation of the financing round. With him, we received the first large round of financing with the entry of a strategic investor from the food industry at the end of 2018. "
Schiele Entrelec GmbH
“I was delighted to be part of the Entrelec buy-out team after the acquisition and I would like to thank Mr. Wiese and his colleagues for all their work and support, which made the merger of Entrelec and Schiele a great success. "
After a successful management buy-out, the management and investors of Entrelec SA, a French manufacturer of electronic components, looked for suitable companies to purchase as part of an international buy & build strategy.
Identification of suitable targets, their approach and advice on their takeover and financing.
Mr. Wiese identified Schiele as a German manufacturer of switchgear and other electrical engineering products as a suitable target and led the discussions and negotiations up to the successful takeover and separation from the ABB Group.
THAT'S WHAT VIRETUM CONSULT OFFERS
M&A and Transaction Consulting
VIRETUM CONSULT advises companies in all business phases raising equity and/or debt capital to finance growth and acquisitions. For this purpose there is a network of private and institutional investors that has grown over many years.
Corporate Finance Advisory
VIRETUM CONSULT advises companies in all phases of raising equity and/or debt capital to finance growth and takeovers. For this purpose, there is a network of private and institutional investors that has grown over many years.
Based on broad experience in the management of investments, holdings and alternative investment funds in Germany and abroad, VIRETUM CONSULT offers professional management of investments and portfolios for private and institutional investors.
THE ADVISORY SERVICES IN DETAIL
The topics of M&A advice, corporate finance and investment management are actually far too complex to be finally reproduced on a website, but here is a brief description of the advice offered. Then click on the sub-areas for more detailed information. However, if, like us, you prefer a personal exchange, we would be happy to explain the offer to you in detail.
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WHAT CHARACTERIZES VIRETUM CONSULT
Individual and personal support throughout the project
You can be sure that the same contact person will be available to you throughout the entire project. At VIRETUM CONSULT no senior partner will stand up for the project and leave the actual work to an associate. You enjoy short communication channels and individual and personal support - supplemented where necessary by a highly competent team and access to an international network. At the request of the customer, there is the option of agreeing part of the consulting fee based on success or to pay in company shares to relieve cash flow.
Decades of transaction experience
The advice is based on many years of experience with a large number of investments and divestments in various industries through private equity, venture capital and strategic investors as well as with M&A projects in Germany and abroad. It is particularly characterized by entrepreneurial thinking and a high level of process know-how. And it aims to implement practicable solutions and market-oriented strategies together with the customer.
Award-winning management consultancy
After checking a total of 19 key figures and characteristics by the editors of the DDW - "The German Economy", VIRETUM CONSULT receives the seal of quality as "Excellence Advisor to German SMEs".
Successful publication activity
25 years of management and transaction experience in the areas of private equity, venture capital, corporate finance and M&A flowed into a series of articles and book chapters on various topics such as M&A, carve-outs, post-merger integration, options for company succession, business transformation and measures to increase the company value. Click on the books to order them directly from Amazon. On request, we will be happy to send you the series of articles on the topic of "Options for Entrepreneurial Succession in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses" free of charge.
THE FACE BEHIND VIRETUM CONSULT
Your personal adviser
Hanns-Peter Wiese, Dipl.-Kfm., Owner, has more than 25 years of business, corporate finance and M&A experience. Before founding VIRETUM CONSULT, he was a director of a major German bank in the corporate finance department, head of M&A at a corporate finance company, and managing director, general partner and manager of several private equity and venture capital companies.
He has carried out over 100 transactions with more than 50 companies in various industries in Germany, Western Europe and the USA. He accompanied a large number of these companies in their business cycles over many years as a sparring partner to the owner or the management or as a member of the supervisory board or advisory board and actively supported them in numerous financings, M&A transactions and IPOs.
Mr. Wiese speaks German as his mother tongue, fluent English, conversational French and has basic knowledge of Spanish.
"WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK OF M&A ADVISORS, A BUNCH OF WALL STREET BANKERS COME TO MIND. I THINK CONSULTING IN CORPORATE FINANCE AND M&A FOR MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES WORKS DIFFERENTLY!"