is a leading German corporate finance advisory firm


Founded 2002 in Frankfurt, Freitag & Co has consistently ranked among the top 20 M&A advisors in Germany.

The Firm is also a leading expert in Financial Restructuring in Germany and across Europe.

  • M&A, Financial Restructuring and Public Equity advisory firm
  • Based in Frankfurt and Boston
  • Global reach via regional partners
  • Established in 2002
  • 100 transactions with a combined volume of more than €40 billion
  • Focus on integrity and quality
  • Complete independence
  • Transforming transactions
  • Diverse team

Höhste Beratungsqualität

Vollständige Unabhängigkeit

Unkompromittierbare Loyalität zu Mandanten

Integrität

Services

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)


Freitag & Co aspires to highest quality advice and excellent execution.  The Firm differentiates itself through commitment and loyalty to its clients as well as experience of its bankers.  This results in long-term client relationships.

  • Ranked among the leading M&A advisors in Germany every year
  • 50 M&A transactions with a combined volume of over €25 billion
  • Specialist for complex transactions
  • Generalist (no particular transaction size, type, sector or geography focus)
  • Over sixty percent of M&A transactions cross borders

Services

Debt Advisory & Financial Restructuring


Freitag & Co is a leading Financial Restructuring advisor.  We have restructured €15 billion of debt in 20 larger situations.  Our landmark assignments have shaped Financial Restructuring in Germany.

We advise companies or corporations in financial distress, firms facing existential liquidity or balance sheet issues or lenders and investors in situations such as:

  • Out-of-court restructuring of capital structures
  • Debt advisory / reduction
  • Refinancings / fresh money
  • Protection / insolvency planning

Services

Capital Markets & Control


In our Capital Markets & Control business, Freitag & Co act as defense advisor, supporting companies against unwarranted influence or unsolicited takeover attempts.

We also provide expert valuation services, including fairness opinions in connection with public tender offers (§27 WpÜG), or IPO advisory services.

complete independence

commitment and loyalty to clients

highest quality advice

Staff


Management

Sebastian Freitag
Managing Director

  • Education at Harvard Business School (MBA with distinction) and Stanford University (BA)
  • Prior work at Lazard and McKinsey

Rogier Minderhout
Managing Director

  • Education at Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA) and University of Amsterdam (MA)
  • Prior work at Goldman Sachs and Accenture


Dr. Peter M. Haid
Managing Director

  • Education at University of Innsbruck (Dr. jur.)
  • Prior work at LBBW / BW-Bank, Hauck & Aufhäuser, Deutsche Bank

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger
Chairman

  • Member of the Senate of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • President of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft 2002 - 2012
  • Member of the 'Hall of Fame for german science' 2013
  • Manager of the year 2009
  • Chairman of the Board of ARRI AG
  • Bauerfeind AG
  • Schaeffler AG
  • Wilo SE
  • Chairman of the Board of TÜV-Süd AG
  • Friedhelm Loh Group


Robert Steven Miller

  • President, CEO and Director of IAC Group
  • AIG
  • Dow Chemical
  • Symantec
  • MidOcean Partners (Chairman)
  • Chairman of AIG (2010 - 2015)
  • CEO of Hawker Beechcraft (2012 - 2013)
  • Chairman and CEO of Delphi (2005 – 2009)
  • Chairman and CEO of Federal Mogul (1993 – 2005)
  • Chairman and CEO of Bethlehem Steel (2001 - 2003)
  • United Airlines

Dr. Stefan Schmittmann

  • Chairman of the Board of Commerz Real AG
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG
  • Member of the Management Board of Commerzbank (2008 - 2015)
  • Member of the Management Board of Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank (2006 - 2008)
  • Speaker of the Management Board of Vereins- und Westbank (2004 - 2005)

Matthias Wissmann

  • President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
  • President of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA)
  • Vice President of the Presidential Board of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI)
  • Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
  • Lufthansa
  • Federal Secretary of Transport (1993 - 1998)
  • Federal Secretary of Research and Technology (1993)
 

Partners


We maintain close relationships with select financial institutions in key international arenas to ensure global effectiveness:

Partner Asia:

Partner Eastern Europe:

Partner China:

League Tables


Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial Restructuring

commitment and loyalty to clients

quality and integrity

Career


Freitag & Co welcomes applications:

We seek:

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Successful experience in corporate finance at leading institutions
  • Degree in business administration, economics, finance, industrial engineering, mathematics or sciences
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Fluent German and English

We offer:

  • Transaction focus
  • Experience in a leading independent corporate finance firm
  • International perspective
  • High commitment to successful careers
  • Merit-based compensation

Current vacancies (Frankfurt based):

How to apply:

Your application should include cover letter, resume, Abitur certificate or equivalent, university transcript(s), and references.  It should be addressed to recruiting@freitagco.com.

Contact


 

Freitag & Co Frankfurt

Freitag & Co. GmbH
Neue Mainzer Strasse 75
60311 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone: +49 69 70 79 84 0
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Freitag & Co Boston

Freitag & Co., LLC
One Marina Park Drive
Suite 1410
Boston, MA 02210
USA

Phone: +1 617-807-7075
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ASSOCIATE


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Freitag&Co. GmbH Frankfurt


Firma: Freitag & Co. GmbH
Firmensitz: Frankfurt am Main
Geschäftsführer: Sebastian Freitag, Dr. Peter M. Haid, Rogier Minderhout
Handelsregister: Frankfurt/Main HRB 56125
USt-ID: DE 22 628 6505

Neue Mainzer Strasse 75
60311 Frankfurt

Tel.: +49 69 70 79 84 0
E-Mail: info@freitagco.com

Freitag&Co., LLC Boston


Firm: Freitag & Co., LLC
Managing Director: Sebastian Freitag

One Marina Park Drive
Suite 1410
Boston, MA 02210
USA

Phone: +1 617-807-7075
E-Mail: info@freitagco.com