M&A yearbook 2021


published on 20 June 2022
The successful development of the M&A division at Rödl & Partner proceeds apace. This is impressively docu­men­ted by 320 transactions advised by Rödl & Partner in the financial year 2021. Thus, we not only continued our high number of transactions from the time before Corona, when we advised on 313 transactions in 2019, until then our best year, but even surpassed it.
For the first time in many years, there were significant movements within the target companies‘ industries. While the undisputed number one was still companies from the traditional industrial sectors, in the top three for the first time and in joint second place were companies from the services sector, whose share in 2021 at 17 per cent was significantly up on the previous year (10 per cent). Companies from the „TMT“ sectors (previously already No. 2) were able to increase slightly by 1 per cent compared to the previous year. „Energy“ stayed in fourth place.
We would like to thank our clients who placed their trust in us for a wide variety of tasks. A key driver of this was once again our strengths in international and interdisciplinary consulting, which is also reflected in the following points:
  • The target companies in the transactions we accompanied come from a total of 31 different countries
  • Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa – we were active on almost all continents
  • 55 per cent of the clients come from Germany
  • In more than two thirds of the transactions, our clients required the services of two or more of our divisions
With unabated demand for our services in the first months of the current fiscal year 2022, despite all the current geopolitical and economic challenges, we remain very confident about the coming weeks and months.
With our international and interdisciplinary set-up, we are one of the leading M&A consultants and a reliable strong partner for German SMEs in this rapidly changing environment.


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