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 AVIC Electromechanical Systems' €0.5bn acquisition of Hilite International, financial adviser to BSkyB on the €6.7bn acquisition of a 57% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox and public offer to the minorities, adviser to LetterOne on L2 Energy's €5.1bn acquisition of RWE Dea and Volkswagen's €6.7bn cash tender offer for the remaining 37.4% stake not already owned in Scania.


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60313 - Frankfurt am Main


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