FaMAS Capital


Direct Co-Investments in German Companies

Since 2007 our team has personally spoken to more than 9000 German companies about their needs and plans in financing or selling the company. This is why we know what they need. Likewise we have spoken with more than 4000 foreign investors and M&A advisers and brokers interested in acquiring German companies. We believe there are few, if any, people who know more about small to medium sized acquisitions transaction involving foreign investors than our FaMAS team. Our offer to foreign investors is unique in Germany in the following aspects:

  1. Co-Investment Approach
    Every investment is evaluated by us from our own perspective. Would it be worth investing our own money into the deal process and the deal itself? While we help and consult investors in transactions our key is to make a good investment and not invoice as many hours possible for work that that is not going to lead to a transaction. Here we are distinctively different to all buy-side advisers that we know. While we are prepared to share some of the risks in a transaction, we are also interested to take some of the upside in an investment. However, there is no hard rule on this and investors usually define what fits for them with us on this matter.
  2. Business Development and Turnaround Experience
    Having been involved in Turnaround and Venture Business for more than 20 years as managers and investors, we know what it is like AFTER the investment is done. Most consultants we know have no idea about that and only focus on making sure the compliance and checklists of DD questions are solved. We are very much concerned about what happens afterwards and integrate this partially painful experience into our careful work with our Investment partners. We know what works and what doesn’t.
  3. Deal Flow Origination
    Every year we screen more than 400 investment opportunities in German companies. This is more than the top 4 professional auditing firms combined! We originate our deal flow from a personally managed network of about 4500 deal providers in over 2400 intermediary and consulting firms and about 1200 corporate firms. While we understand that there are a few established German PE firms who have an even bigger network, it is clear that these PE firms do not provide access to their investments to Third Parties, let alone foreign corporate investors.
  4. Financing Options
    Having to deal with financing regularly we offer support to foreign investors in finding suitable additional funds for acquisitions. This task is a lot more challenging with foreign investors than with German investors. Yet, we have done deals where EUR x Mio of investor cash was able to pay for 7x of a transaction value. Again, we have tried and tested many things and we meanwhile have a good sense of what works and what does not.

 

FaMAS Capital consists of experienced investors, consultants and senior managers. Our team originally started as an advisor and interim manager to private equity companies focused on direct investments in special situations. Most of what we have done has both management and financial aspects and therefore we have developed into an investor ourselves.

 


FAMAS CAPITAL WITH HIGHLY FLEXIBLE INVESTMENT STRUCTURING APPROACH

While our focus is on manufacturing industries we have no limitation to sectors. Since our co-investors are mostly private individuals we have no exit pressure such as many private equity funds.


FAMAS CAPITAL HAS NO LIMITATIONS IN STRUCTURE OR VALUATION OF COMPANIES

Every case is analysed individually taking into account special concerns of owners, managers, employees, banks and administrators. The only core common aspect of almost everything we do is a high level of investment complexity typical for loss making companies and insolvencies.


FAMAS CAPITAL PARTICULARLY STRONG ON INTERNATIONAL DEALS

FaMAS team speaks fluently 7 languages, has worked in over 20 countries for customers from 30 countries. At most times of the year we have people in at least three different countries simultaneously.


OUR CORE TEAM OF 11 SUPPORTED BY NETWORK OF >500 INDUSTRY/TURNAROUND SPECIALISTS

While FaMAS permanent staff consists of 11 people, we use our various networks to pull-in specialists in Due Diligence and management of turnaround companies.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to write us an email for more information: financing@famas.de