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.

  • M&A, Debt Advisory & Financial Restructuring and Capital Markets & Control advisory firm
  • Based in Frankfurt and Boston
  • Global reach
  • 100 transactions with a combined volume of €60 billion
  • Focus on integrity and quality
  • Complete independence
  • Transforming transactions
  • Diverse experienced team
  • Strong advisory board

complete independence

commitment and loyalty to clients

highest quality advice

Services

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)


Freitag & Co aspires to deliver 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.

  • Consistently ranked among the leading M&A advisors
  • 70 M&A transactions with a combined volume of circa €45 billion
  • Specialist for complex transactions
  • Generalist (no particular transaction size, type, sector or geographic focus)
  • Sixty percent of M&A transactions cross borders
  • Unique transatlantic competence
The Schaffitzel Family sold Hohenloher Spezialmöbelwerk Group, to WALDNER Group - Freitag & Co advisedVladimir Voronin and Raissa Voronina sold Dental Complex to Danaher - Freitag & Co advisedPraktiker performs an operational reorganization - Freitag & Co advised
Dr. Dirk Wiechmann sold Top-Service für Lingualtechnik GmbH zu 3M - Freitag & Co advisedParagon Partners sold Rudof Riester GmbH - Freitag & Co advisedVARTA AG sold its mcro battery business to Global Equity Partners - Freitag & Co advised
ALTANA AG has sold ALTANA Pharma AG to Nycomed Holding AS - Freitag & Co advisedSTERIS Corporation agreement with GEA AG- Freitag & Co advisedEdscha Lkw-Schiebeverdecke GmbH to VBG AB - Freitag & Co advised
STERIS Corporation acquired stake of Cosmed Group Inc. - Freitag & Co advisedBabcock Borsig AG sold TURBOMATCH to Caterpillar Inc. - Freitag & Co advisedMayfair sold its stake in Tchibo Holding AG - Freitag & Co advised
Bilfinger Berger AG sold stake in Buderus AG - Freitag & Co advisedHamburg sold stake in DaimerChrysler Luft- und Raumfahrt Holding AG - Freitag & Co advised
Cerberus and J.C. Flowers acquired HSH Nordbank from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein in a EU-mandated privatization - Freitag & Co advisedThe Kirschey Family sold CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH - Freitag & Co advisedAccuride, owned by Crestview Partners, acquired mefro wheels from the Fischbacher Family - Freitag & Co and XMS jointly advised

Services

Debt Advisory & Financial Restructuring


Freitag & Co is a leading Financial Restructuring advisor.  We have restructured €25 billion of debt in 20 larger situations.  Our landmark assignments have shaped Financial Restructuring in Germany.

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

  • Debt advisory / reduction
  • Refinancings / fresh money
  • Out-of-court restructuring of capital structures
  • Protection / insolvency proceedings
AEG Power Solutions initiates a comprehensive financial restructuring - Freitag & Co advisedIVG intentions to restructure.  Freitag advises Mann ImmobilienPraktiker performs an operational reorganization - Freitag & Co advised
SOLARWATT AG completed the restructuring.  Stefan Quandt will own 94 percent as part of a § 270b / ESUG plan - Freitag & Co advisedWalter Services, HIG / Anchorage acquired equity - Freitag & Co advisedJost completed the restructuring - Freitag & Co advised
Freitag & Co advised PrimaCom AG in its restructuring - Freitag & Co advisedMonier completed out-of-court. Restructuring - Freitag & Co advisedHonsel AG completed its out-of-court restructuring - Freitag & Co advised
Escaline and its subsidiaries PrimaCom and Orion are seeking a restructuring - Freitag & Co advisedEdscha Lkw-Schiebeverdecke GmbH to VBG AB - Freitag & Co advisedSchefenacker Group completed restructuring - Freitag & Co advised
Deutsche Bank AG acquired majority in AUGUSTA Technologie AG - Freitag & Co advisedIVG intentions to restructure.  Freitag advises Mann Immobilien

Services

Capital Markets & Control


In our Capital Markets & Control business, Freitag & Co acts 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, or IPO advisory services.

Freitag & Co advised Imtech on the acquisition of the plant engineering business (EAT) of AlpiqPorsche AG acquired a stake in Volkswagen AG - Freitag & Co provided an OpinionGuy Wyser-Pratte acquired a stake in STADA - Freitag & Co advised
Dürr AG launched a tender offer on HOMAG AG - Freitag & Co advisedKKR tender offer for WMF - Freitag & Co advisedThe Vossloh Family sells stake in the public market - Freitag & Co advised
Korian S.A. announced a public tender offer on Curanum AG - Freitag & Co advisedelexis AG received a public tender offer from SMS GmbH - Freitag & Co advisedFreitag & Co advised KUKA AG in connection with the investment of Grenzebach and Rinvest
Dürr AG launched a tender offer on HOMAG AG - Freitag & Co advisedConstantin Medien AG sold a stake in Highlight Communications AG - Freitag & Co advisedFreitag & Co advised gategroup AG

complete independence

commitment and loyalty to clients

highest quality advice

Management


Management

Sebastian Freitag
Managing Director
(Boston, Frankfurt)

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

Dr. Andrej Oldenburg
Managing Director
(Frankfurt)

  • Education at EBS University (Dipl.-Kfm., Dr. rer. pol.) and the University of Pittsburgh (MBA)
  • Prior work at Goldman Sachs, Rothschild, and IKB


Matthew G. Pilon
Managing Director
(Boston)

  • Education at Harvard Business School (MBA), University of Kent at Canterbury, England (MA in international relations with distinction), and the U.S. Naval Academy (BS)
  • Prior work at Simmons & Company International and Piper Jaffray Corporation

Advisory Board

Robert Steven Miller

  • AIG (until 2018)
  • Dow Chemical (until 2018)
  • Symantec (until 2018)
  • MidOcean Partners (Chairman)
  • Chairman of AIG (2010 – 2015)
  • CEO of Hawker Beechcraft (2012 – 2013)
  • President, CEO and Director of IAC Group (2014 – 2018)
  • 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 (mandate dormant)

  • 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)
  • Speaker of the Management Board of Vereins- und Westbank (2004 – 2005)

League Tables


Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial Restructuring

complete independence

commitment and loyalty to clients

highest quality advice

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:

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 International Place
Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02210
USA

Phone: +1 (617) 535-7525
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Freitag&Co Frankfurt


Firma: Freitag & Co. GmbH
Firmensitz: Frankfurt am Main
Geschäftsführer: Sebastian Freitag, Dr. Andrej Oldenburg
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 Boston


Firm: Freitag & Co., LLC
Executive Director:  Sebastian Freitag
Managing Director:  Matthew G. Pilon

One International Place
Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02210
USA

Phone: +1 (617) 535-7525
E-Mail:  info@freitagco.com