#Who we are

Network Corporate Finance is an independent, owner-managed advisory firm focusing on acquisitions, divestitures as well as capital market transactions and debt financing. Our core competencies lie in the structuring and execution of complex transactions, nationally and internationally.

Since our inception in 2002 we have established ourselves as one of the most successful independent advisory firms in Germany.

#At a glance

Leading Corporate Finance Advisor for small- and medium-sized enterprises

Inception: 2002
Employees 28
Locations: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin
Managing Partners: 6
Services: M&A, Capital Markets,
Financing

 

The success of any corporate finance transaction lies in utmost professionalism, personal commitment, and the ability to think and act along interdisciplinary lines. Here experience is key.

Our Team of 28 professionals combines extensive experience and know-how gained from more than 500 successfully executed national and international corporate finance transactions.

We have advised our clients on projects of up to EUR 1 billion.

Our managing partners have worked in managerial positions for national and international investment banks, commercial banks and consultancies both nationally and abroad.

Profiles of our partners and professionals can be found here: Team >

Independence

We are an independent and owner-managed advisory firm committed exclusively to our clients' success. Our work is guided by the following principles:

  • Efficient client coverage through teams led by our managing partners / managing directors
  • Exclusion of conflicts of interest
  • Highest confidentially and discretion
  • High transaction dynamics and short decision paths

As entrepreneurs, we stand for continuity. We serve our clients with a long-term perspective reaching beyond the closing of the transaction.

History

Network Corporate Finance was established in late 2002 by senior investment bankers and private equity managers. The founders and today's managing partners Michael Barfuß, Joachim Dübner, Christian Niederle, Frank Schönert, Dietrich Stoltenburg and Dietmar Thiele contribute their extensive experience and personal network from positions at leading banks and consultancies.

We strive to provide medium-sized enterprises as well as large corporates with comprehensive and professional corporate finance advice. Thus we are positioned in a segment which is not served satisfactorily by investment and commercial banks.

In early 2003 we closed our first transaction, the acquisition of Borsig GmbH by financial investor capiton AG in a management buy-out. Since then, we have successfully realized more than 100 transactions spanning the entire scope of our service portfolio.

In 2006 we opened our Berlin office and set new emphasis on advisory services for medium-sized businesses in Berlin and Eastern Germany. 2013 represents another milestone-year for us when Michael Barfuß and Dietrich Stoltenburg joined Network Corporate Finance and opened our Frankfurt office.