Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Portrait of Sascha Haghani
Senior Partner, Member of Global Executive Committee
Frankfurt Office, Western Europe
+49 69 29924-6444
Corporate philosophy

It is value that matters

Management thinking has changed dramatically over the last half-century—and by necessity, corporate finance has changed with it. Today there is only one metric worth talking about: value.

Value creation has become the dominant corporate philosophy for a very simple reason: it focuses attention on the one thing that actually matters. As value has become the key metric by which we measure performance, corporate finance has become one of the most important means for achieving that value.

Roland Berger’s corporate finance unit was set up to respond to these shifting dynamics. Our services are based on extensive experience across many large and complex investor support and M&A projects. We have helped many of the world’s top companies and financial investors understand the true essence of value creation and make smarter decisions in investor support and M&A.

Investor Support

Making the right investment decisions requires a trusted partner—someone with profound industrial and methodological know-how, someone who identifies the true value of a target by providing holistic commercial and operational due diligence support. The right partner doesn’t simply tell you what you want to hear, but rather what you really need to know about the industry's success factors and the target's business model.

We stay with our clients along the entire asset's investment cycle

Whether you are a private equity firm, a corporate investor, an infrastructure investor, a sovereign wealth fund, or a family office, Roland Berger offers comprehensive commercial advice across the entire investment cycle—whether you are buying or divesting companies. Once an acquisition has been completed, our expert consultants help you increase the value of your asset with a 100-day program and post-merger integration. We stay with our clients along the asset's investment cycle. From the holding period to the end of the road, we help with value creation programs and add-on acquisitions all the way through to preparing for a successful exit with a strategy review and equity story, as well as developing a business plan.

Mergers & Acquisitions

It’s tempting to think of M&A as purely a numbers game. You compare share prices. You gauge investor sentiment. You measure value. And while all this is necessary, there’s more to it than that. There is an art to M&A, as well as a science. You need to look beyond the individual metrics and see the story they tell—the story of your company’s future.

Our M&A professionals offer cutting-edge, independent advice that puts you in control of the situation. We can assist you with sell- and buy-side advisory, carve-out execution, joint venture structuring, target searches, company valuations, IPO advice, capital structure optimization, and debt management. In complex M&A situations, we carry out the relevant services with precision and speed. We help you see the story behind your numbers.

Our experts
Portrait of Sascha Haghani
Senior Partner, Member of Global Executive Committee
Frankfurt Office, Western Europe
+49 69 29924-6444
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Senior Partner
Munich Office, Western Europe
+49 89 9230-8291
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Switzerland
Zurich Office, Western Europe
+41 43 336-4420
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Senior Partner
Munich Office, Western Europe
+49 89 9230-8543
Portrait of Jan Beckeman
Senior Partner
Stockholm Office, Northern Europe
+46 8 410438-91
Portrait of Rainer Bizenberger
Senior Partner
Berlin Office, Western Europe
+49 30 39927-3582
Portrait of Emmanuel Bonnaud
Senior Partner
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0983
Portrait of Roberto Crapelli
Senior Partner, Managing Partner Italy
Milan Office, Southern Europe
+39 02 2950-1257
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Senior Partner
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0908
Portrait of Benjamin Entraygues
Senior Partner
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0932
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Partner
Frankfurt Office, Western Europe
+49 69 29924-6299
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Senior Partner
Hamburg Office, Western Europe
+49 40 37631-4448
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Senior Partner
Tokyo Office, Eastern Asia
+81 3 3587-6660
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Partner
Frankfurt Office, Western Europe
+49 69 29924-6401
Portrait of Christof Huth
Senior Partner
Munich Office, Western Europe
+49 89 9230-8291
Portrait of Michel Jacob
Senior Partner, Member of Global Executive Committee
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0936
Portrait of Stephan Keese
Senior Partner
Chicago Office, North America
+1 312 662-5500
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner United Kingdom
London Office, Western Europe
+44 20 3075-1100
Portrait of Sven Kleindienst
Partner
Munich Office, Western Europe
+49 89 9230-8539
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Southeast Asia
Singapore Office, Southeast Asia
+65 6597-4566
Portrait of Andrea Marinoni
Senior Partner
Milan Office, Southern Europe
+39 02 2950-1291
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Romania, Poland
Bucharest Office, Eastern Europe
+40 21 3060-500
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Partner, Managing Partner Austria
Vienna Office, Western Europe
+43 1 53602-200
Portrait of George Ren
Senior Partner
Shanghai Office, Eastern Asia
+86 21 5298 6677-806
Portrait of Andreas Robeck
Senior Partner
Hamburg Office, Western Europe
+49 40 37631-4344
Portrait of Matthias Rückriegel
Partner
Frankfurt Office, Western Europe
+49 69 29924-6148
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Senior Partner
Amsterdam Office, Western Europe
+31 20 7960-600
Portrait of Grégoire Tondreau
Partner
Brussels Office, Western Europe
+32 2 6610-389
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Russia and CIS
Moscow Office, Eastern Europe
+7 495 2257-6450
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Senior Partner
Singapore Office, Southeast Asia
+65 6597-4577
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Partner
Shanghai Office, Eastern Asia
+86 21 5298 6677-871
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Partner
Detroit Office, North America
+1 312 662-5500
Portrait of Robert Buess
Partner
Zurich Office, Western Europe
+41 43 336-8620
Portrait of Urs Arbter
Partner
Zurich Office, Western Europe
+41 43 336-8610
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Principal
Zurich Office, Western Europe
+41 43 336-8642
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We stay with our clients along the asset's investment cycle.

Portrait of Sascha Haghani
Senior Partner, Member of Global Executive Committee
Frankfurt Office, Western Europe
+49 69 29924-6444