Testimonials

"Working together with FCF on our syndicated loan financing I got to know FCF to be more than a dedicated service provider, but a creative advisor, ready to handle all adversities throughout the financing process, always keeping our best interest and (financing) strategy in mind. Overall, the FCF team was at all times the trusted sparring partner of the management team."

Stefan Müller-Arends, CEO Muehlhan AG

"As our existing banks were reluctant to finance R&D investments into our thin-film solar segment, we approached FCF to find a financing solution. FCF swiftly presented several structural options including equity and subordinated loan structures as well as the potential investors/financiers for the respective transactions. Together with FCF, Manz AG concluded that a debt financing would be more attractive for Manz and approached a select group of potential investors. Among those was the European Investment Bank offering a facility based on an EU financing program for innovative SMEs. During the transaction process with the European Investment Bank, a junior financing structure was developed with the help of FCF integrating very favorably behind  our existing bank structure. We were impressed by FCF creativity, high level of professionalism and experience helping us to secure the optimal financing structure."

Martin Hipp, CFO Manz AG

“FCF advised Cotesa and its shareholders with regards to a capital increase and blocktrade transaction. Specifically, the FCF team provided for valuable insights with regards to process strategy and tactics, valuation, selection of the appropriate financing structure and identification of the most suitable financing partner.  

The approach taken by FCF was very well received by the market, resulting in a highly competitive process with leading institutional investors, a strong negotiating position and favourable terms and conditions.

Consequently, Cotesa found a new investor to support the company’s future growth strategy as one of the leading suppliers of carbon composite parts to the aerospace and automotive industries.

FCF’s in-depth understanding of the fast growing and evolving market in combination with its transaction experience contributed substantially to securing the financing for Cotesa’s future growth.”

Jörg Hüsken, MP COTESA GmbH

"Benefiting from FCF’s broad and in-depth experience and constant support, TA was able to execute a highly complex refinancing transaction involving several innovative debt and equity financing instruments. Only a genuinely independent advisor like FCF is able to analyse and identify the optimal solution for its customers. Mr. Fuchs’s extensive network and in-depth understanding of investor needs proved to be indispensable for the placement of the capital increase with leading institutional investors."

Dr. Bernd Köhler, CFO TA Triumph-Adler GmbH

”FCF advised Orlando Management GmbH regarding the structuring, negotiation and placement of the asset-based financing for the acquisition of Pallhuber GmbH & Co. KG from Foster's Group Limited. Without FCF and its financing advisory, Orlando would have been required to use considerably more equity to acquire Pallhuber.”

Dr. Christian Hollenberg, MP Orlando Management GmbH

“In December 2005, euromicron AG restructured and expanded its shareholder base. The transaction was lead by an international investor syndicate to distribute the shares to a diverse group of new institutional shareholders. FCF worked closely with the investor syndicate to generate additional demand from the German capital markets and organized a roadshow with leading public mutual funds during an otherwise very busy pre-Christmas season. As part of the transaction, FCF successfully placed 20% of the company’s share capital.”

Dr. Willibald Späth, CEO euromicron AG

“FCF has helped PSI to use a window of opportunity in the beginning of 2005 to raise a 10% capital increase in an extremely short amount of time, effectively understanding and selling the PSI equity story to leading institutional and high networth investors. We continue to work with FCF regarding various aspects of our capital market activities.”

Dr. Harald Schrimpf, CEO PSI AG

“Mr. Fuchs and his team have helped CardFactory to prepare, structure and execute effective private placement / pre-IPO financing processes. We have gained direct access to a large number of leading German / European venture capital, private equity and public investors helping the company to realize its next growth step. The FCF team is available to us at any time to support our activities on all aspects regarding the intended financing.”

Jörg Zilligen, CEO Cardfactory AG