starkpartners stands for independent and targeted corporate finance consulting. We support you in all aspects of your business activities: corporate strategy, corporate succession (M&A), growth and restructuring. Our approach enables clients to achieve measurable and sustainable success and to gain more speed in the implementation of their goals. The combination of corporate finance and solid management consulting creates sustainable added value – in the identification of valid options for action, decision-making and implementation.


There are no standard solutions for individual challenges. That is why starkpartners ensures with every project that, in addition to proven methods, there is sufficient scope for individual concepts that are tailored to your needs. Another lever to achieve the desired results is the exchange of knowledge and experience at the highest level. This is why we have been accompanied for many years by experienced top managers from the private sector as part of our advisory board. starkpartners thinks beyond borders and connects the right people with the right ideas. In this way, starkpartners creates sustainable and valuable synergies for all those involved in the projects.


Thorsten stark

Senior Partner


Buy Side M&A


starkpartners has a decade-long track record as a consultant for company acquisitions. Based on our sector expertise, our network and our many years of M&A experience, we create added value in public and non-public takeovers. Our range of services not only includes the best possible positioning of the buyer in the acquisition process, but also strategic advice in the run-up, support in commercial due diligence, advice on financing issues and support in integration processes.


starkpartners  – expertise in company acquisitions:

  • Distinct market and industry knowledge
  • Profound market analyses
  • Identification of target companies
  • Solid network to support the implementation of company acquisitions
  • Support in commercial due diligence, in the development of business plans and in company valuations
  • Advice on financing issues
  • Support with post merger integration


Sell Side M&A


starkpartners represents the interests of companies from all key industries around the globe. Over twenty years of experience, entrepreneurial thinking and an excellent network form the basis for extraordinary success. Our experts master the entire spectrum of vendor-optimized auction processes. In this way, even in challenging situations, we provide our clients with clear advantages in the value-optimized or inventory-securing transfer of their property.

starkpartners – Expertise in company sales:

  • Independent advice without conflicts of interest
  • Quick identification of potential buyers through detailed sector expertise
  • Optimization of purchase price, purchase structuring and conditions of sale
  • Best possible preparation and execution of the transaction process


Distressed M&A


Whenever economic or financial reasons force a decision to sell or create buying opportunities, a high degree of prudence, consistency and rapidity is required in processing the relevant transaction. The M&A specialists at starkpartners have the knowledge and experience to provide companies, banks, investors and administrators with the best possible support in special and crisis situations – on both the seller and buyer side. In challenging restructuring and insolvency cases, our combined know-how in corporate restructuring and corporate finance creates sustainable added value. Our extensive track record underlines the trust that insolvency administrators, trustees, institutional creditors, financial investors, banks and other companies place in starkpartners.

starkpartners – expertise in distressed M&A projects:

  • International reference base in both the mid-market and the corporate environment
  • Experience in restructuring (out-of-court) and insolvency cases (in-court)
    In-depth industry expertise
  • Interlocking of Corporate Restructuring and Corporate Finance
  • Extensive and international network of contacts to decision-makers at potential buyers


Restructuring and reorganization


Our experience shows that investors, works councils and unions as well as other creditors often support an out-of-court restructuring if it is made clear to them that the company will not be able to survive otherwise. In order to achieve the reorganization goal for your company, it can be useful to draw up a judicial restructuring plan and make it clear to the parties involved that this will be implemented if no out-of-court settlement is reached in the short term.

Often, this way similar restructuring effects can be achieved for the company as in court proceedings. starkpartners will help you to develop a strategy for negotiations with creditors and to implement it afterwards.