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Strategic transaction advisory

As trusted financial advisor of managers and founders, we support companies over their entire life cycle, from early financing rounds through targeted acquisitions to company sales.


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What we do

Advisory services for entrepreneurs (succession planning), management teams, and private equity investors selling majority- and minority-stakes.

Sell-side Advisory / Succession Planning

Advisory services for strategic acquirors, management teams, and financial sponsors interested in acquisitions
of SMEs.


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Identification and implementation of shareholder value maximization measures.


Nachfolgeplanung für Unternehmer sowie Advisory services for successful startups in series A+ financing rounds.und Minderheitsbeteiligung

for Startups

Our M&A experts

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Philipp is Partner at IOM Advisory and has extensive experience in M&A transactions for SMEs.


He advises shareholders and management teams of small and medium-sized companies as well as investors on acquisitions and company sales.

At Global M&A Partners he leads the Business Services team and is a member of the Operational Committee.

Philipp Elsen
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Thomas is Partner at IOM Advisory and advises management teams and founders on M&A transactions and fundraising processes.


He started his career as a management consultant where he played an instrumental role in one of the largest IPOs in Germany. Afterwards he was Partner in a Venture Capital firm focused on digital technologies in the areas of energy transition, mobility and smart cities.

At Global M&A Partners, Thomas is thus involved in the Technology and Energy sector teams.

Thomas Labryga
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Dominik is Director at IOM Advisory  advises on national and cross-border M&A transactions.


He started his professional career in restructuring and turnaround management followed by several positions in M&A advisory in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, and Düsseldorf.

He supports and is involved in the  aerospace, healthcare, industrials and leisure sector teams of Global M&A Partners.

Dominik Jaretzke
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Mike Göller

As a Vice President with IOM Advisory, Mike is involved in M&A projects in different sectors.​

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Christoph Jennes

Christoph is a Vice President with IOM Advisory. He manages M&A processes in various sectors.

He is a member of the Global M&A Partners consumer, food & beverage, and healthcare & pharmaceuticals team. 

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Simon Bornscheuer

As an analyst, Simon is involved in national and international M&A transactions across various sectors. He supports the respective sector teams of Global M&A Partners on both sell- and buy-side mandates.


Simon holds an M.Sc. in International Business from Maastricht University, with specializations in Strategic Corporate Finance as well as Strategy & Innovation.


Prior to joining IOM Advisory, he gained first experiences at a German family office.

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Sam Brozynski

As an Associate with IOM Advisory, Sam supports cross-industry transactions and fundraising mandates in various industries.

He also leads the Deal Tracking Working Group tasked with maintaining Global M&A Partners' proprietary valuation database.

Sam holds a M.Sc. in Global Finance from CBS International Business School and is also a trained banker.

David Lieberoth-Leden

David is an Associate with IOM Advisory. He is involved in  national and cross-border M&A transactions.


In addition, he supports the Energy, Business Services, Healthcare & Pharma, as well as Packaging teams at Global M&A Partners.


David holds a M.Sc. in Finance & Strategic Management from the Copenhagen Business School and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.

Laura Beck

Laura supports the team at IOM Advisory as Office Manager.


Through an apprenticeship as a merchant for wholesale and foreign trade, as well as previous jobs, she was able to gain experience in the assistant and back-office area.


Laura will receive a B.A. in International Management from the Fachhochschule für Oekonomie und Management (FOM) next year.

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Claudia Palermo

Claudia supports founders across different industries in fundraising processes.

She is also responsible for Finance and HR at IOM Advisory.

Claudia holds a double degree Master in Marketing and started her career in market research before joining IOM Advisory in 2020.

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Xaver Zimmerer

Xaver is an active member of the Advisory Board of IOM Advisory.

​As Managing Partner of InterFinanz, Xaver has over 35 years of experience in the M&A business. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Commerzbank AG and is an active member of the Ludwig-Erhard-Stiftung, the Industrieclub Düsseldorf, the German Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club Meerbusch.

​In addition, Xaver is highly sought-after speaker and editorial contributor, delivering numerous speeches and publishing several leading articles about the M&A business in Germany.

Klaus Meier

Klaus Maier has been a Senior Advisor at IOM Advisory since 2020, advising on international fundraising and M&A transactions in the automotive sector.

Mr. Maier joined the Mercedes-Benz AG in 1990. From 1998 he held the position of General Manager Financial Controlling and Planning at the former DaimlerChrysler AG in Singapore. From 2002 to 2006 he was Director Development Sales Organization. From 2007 he was President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz China/Hong Kong. In 2014 he became Head of Sales & Marketing Mercedes-Benz Vans. 

Jennifer Appelt

Jennifer is a Senior Advisor at IOM Advisory specialized in healthcare transactions.

Focused on hospitals and rehab clinics, she has more than 15 years' experience in operations and strategic advisory, i.a. advising her clients in hospital acquisitions. In addition, Jennifer has profound experience in the digitization of clinical and outpatient care.


Jennifer authored multiple specialist articles and is a regular speaker for healthcare topics.

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Daniela Mündler

As Senior Advisor, Daniela Mündler contributes her many years of experience as a managing director and founder with special expertise in the consumer goods sector.


She has led numerous corporate transformations incl. M&A transactions, among others as a board member at Bahlsen in Hannover and CEO of a startup. Daniela combines a diverse set of perspectives (B2B/B2C, online/offline, corporate/startup) to successfully leverage the potential of a business model. She has a consistent customer focus and provides the appropriate structures and culture.


Daniela is an accomplished communicator and valued contact person for family entrepreneurs, especially as a leader in critical situations.

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Norbert Westerholt

Norbert is a Senior Advisor at IOM Advisory and advises clients in the chemical industry on national and cross-border M&A transactions.


He has decades of experience in the chemical and process industry and was most recently a Managing Director of the Evonik Group.

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Heinz-Günther Milz

Heinz-Günther is a Senior Advisor at IOM Advisory who is focused on M&A transactions in the leisure sector.


Looking back at over 40 years in the international tourism and hospitality industry, both business owners and investors appreciate his unique view which is based on his experience as an entrepreneur, manager and M&A consultant.


In addition, Heinz-Günther has numerous domestic and international mandates at political and economic associations.

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Wolfgang Hirsch

Wolfgang is a senior advisor at IOM Advisory focusing on transactions in the IT and Telecommunication industry.

He has more than 25 years of business experience in IT, Telecommunications and management functions.

Based on this he advises medium-sized companies in strategic and operational questions as well as in M&A activities.

In addition, Wolfgang is speaker for sales excellence topics.

Finally, Wolfgang is speaker for sales excellence topics and was a representative to Eurocities and Digitaleurope at the EU in Brussels.

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Matthias Engel

Matthias is a Senior Advisor at IOM Advisory focusing on transactions in the Energy & Utilities sector.


For the last 15 years, he was responsible for international M&A and capital market transactions as a Senior Manager with RWE AG. Matthias has a successful and long-lasting transaction track-record in the areas of conventional and renewable energy generation (onshore, offshore, photovoltaic), power & gas grids as well as energy retail.
An extensive Venture Capital expertise completes his profile.


Before, Matthias advised clients in M&A transactions in various industries during his time at a major German bank.

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Felix advises clients on all facets of the fundraising process as a Senior Advisor with IOM Advisory.

Mr. Krause founded several companies before becoming a partner in an international venture capital firm focusing on digital technologies for energy, mobility and smart cities.

He is a jury member in various startup competitions, advises startups in all phases of the life cycle and is a mentor for founders.

Felix Krause
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Achim is managing director, consultant, founder and long-standing manager in the automotive sector.

During his career at MAHLE and BOSCHMAHLE Turbosystems, he was primarily responsible for the global establishment of new locations and new product sectors.

His deep experience in the field of e-mobility and Tier-1 supplier components opens up potential for new business strategies, M&A transactions and MBOs across a wide range of new technologies.

Achim Fedyna is a highly valued global network and contact person and combines the old and new world of the automotive industry with a high level of humanity, strategic foresight and excellent technical knowledge to create new business areas and partners.

Achim Fedyna
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Detlef is a Senior Advisor at IOM Advisory focusing on transactions in the recycling industry.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the raw materials and recycling industry.

In the last nine years, he has led ELG Haniel-Group as CEO and strategically realigned it as part of an extensive transformation process. Previously, he was responsible for the Group as Head of Finance and CFO and drove international growth, in particular through acquisitions and greenfield projects.

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Dirk Wollweber

Dirk is a Senior Advisor at IOM Advisory focused on transactions in the retail / real estate industry.


The seasoned investment and transaction manager has advised entrepreneurs and investors on acquisitions and divestitures with a special focus on the retail and hotel industry for more than 20 years.


Dirk holds a law degree as well as an executive MBA. The regular author of professional articles is a university lecturer for international real estate investment and asset management at the University of Biberach, the IUBH and the EBS in Wiesbaden.

Martin Sesjak
Managing Director
Coffee at Work
“The IOM Advisory team has already successfully supported me in several transactions over the past few years. I am particularly grateful to Philipp Elsen and his team for their advice on the sale of Coffee at Work to Melitta: the result was excellent and I really enjoyed working together with the team.”
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Global M&A Partners is one of the world's leading partnerships of independent M&A advisory firms. With offices in over 35 countries, the network has completed over 1,500 transactions with a cumulative value of €55 bn since 2010. In Germany, IOM Advisory is proud to represent Global M&A Partners.


€60 billion
transaction volume


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