Germany Austria Switzerland Office
Germany Austria Switzerland Office

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Germany, Austria and Switzerland

The Rothschild banking business was founded in Frankfurt more than 200 years ago.

Our long-standing commitment to Germany has today created one of the largest and most experienced financial advisory teams in the country. Frankfurt is also the base for our activities in Austria and Switzerland.

Our team offers expert and impartial advice across all sectors and services including M&A and strategic advisory and financing advisory, including restructuring. We also have a dedicated advisory team focused on the mid-sized and smaller transactions segment (Transaction R). 

For more than a decade, Rothschild has consistently ranked among the top 10 M&A advisers in Germany, in terms of both the value and the number of transactions.

Our senior bankers lead every assignment and use their in-depth knowledge of local market dynamics, combined with Rothschild’s intellectual capital and global network of sector expertise, to tailor and execute M&A solutions and financing strategies in the best interests of our clients.

Recent notable assignments in Germany include advising Volkswagen on its €1.27 billion tap issuance of mandatory convertible notes, PAI Partners on its disposal of FTE automotive to Bain Capital, Open Grid Europe on its €2.7 billion refinancing, ThyssenKrupp on its €2.7 billion disposal of Inoxum by way of a merger with Outokumpu, and Deutsche Annington’s GRAND Noteholders on the €4.3 billion CMBS restructuring.


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