A global organisation of M&A advisory services.

Established in 2004.

46 offices in 36 countries.

Essen

S&P founded in 1989 is one of the leading firms in the German M&A market. Its headquarter is in Essen, known for its central location in Europe, its considerable economic potential, and the flair of the Ruhr Metropolis. S&P has a branch in the center of Düsseldorf.
S&P’s partners use their many years of experience and their extensive know-how in managing medium-sized and large companies to initiate and undertake corporate transactions.
Its strategic competence, as well as its close contacts with industry and trade, banks, and financial investors, enable S&P to meet the high expectations of its numerous clients.
Being an independent firm, S&P is free of any conflicts of interest and guarantees absolute confidentiality. As a matter of principle, S&P acts on the basis of exclusive mandates for the best possible result of its clients. The remuneration for services rendered by S&P normally contains a retainer as well as an additional success fee resulting from the enterprise value of the transaction.

M&A Worldwide is represented in Germany
by S&P Mergers & Acquisitions GmbH.

FIND US:

Huttropstrasse 60 D-45138 Essen
Germany

+4920117003240

Our team

Managing Partner

Wolfgang Steuernagel

Managing Partner

Manfred Hassmann

Partner

Christian Albersmeier

Partner

Wolfgang F. Fink

Partner

Christian Mertens

Partner

Pieter Kraan

Partner

Tim Ley

Partner

Markus Spiess

Partner

Dr. Axel Steuernagel

Partner

Thomas Rosendahl

Partner

Christian Staby

Managing Partner

Wolfgang Steuernagel

MBA & Ph.D. in Economics.

Over 20 years of top management functions in medium-sized and large industrial and wholesale companies in Germany and abroad with engineering and raw material activities.

Since 1989 founder and managing partner of S&P. Co-founder of MAWW. Personal investor in a family office.

Industry expertise:

Building & construction; Chemicals; Energy & renewables; Information technology; Life sciences; Security.

 

Managing Partner

Manfred Hassmann

MBA, more than 10 years of M&A experience. Mid-corporate strategic transactions in the chemicals, automation, and electronics industries. Served in management and top management functions in medium-sized and large companies. 

Member of Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group.

Industry experience:

Building & construction; Chemicals; Clean technology; Electronics; Energy & renewables; Healthcare; Life sciences; Plastics; Security.

Partner

Christian Albersmeier

An MBA and MBE, with over 15 years of experience in management top and management functions in medium-sized and large companies.

Broad B2B experience in companies of different international industries.

Partner of S&P since 2023.

Industry experience:

Automotive;  Engineering / Mechanical engineering; Energy & renewables; Drive technology; Pulp & paper; Business services;, Education & training.

Partner

Wolfgang F. Fink

Ph.D., M.B.A., and Industrial Engineer. CEO and CFO in private firms and major corporations: Blumenbecker, IMI Norgren,
Cooper Crouse-Hinds; manager in Siemens and ABB. Valuation of acquisitions shares and asset transactions, integration. 

Industry expertise:

Building & construction; Electronics; Engineering.

 

Partner

Christian Mertens

An MBA and an MBE, 15+ years of experience as CEO, head of production and head of quality management. Broad B2B experience in global operating companies, active in logistics, automotive, machine tool, power transmission and hydraulic industries. Has been a partner since 2023 partner of S&P.

Industry Experience:

Technology, Energy & renewables, Engineering and Logistics.

 

Partner

Pieter Kraan

MBA in Business. Partner of MAWW Essen since 2014. Specialist in MBO/MBI and C-level Management focusing on Private Equity. M&A experience as CEO of RWTÜV strategic Holding INDUS + various TMT sector board functions. Cross-border experience, fluent in German, English, Spanish, and Dutch.

Industry expertise:

Automotive; Business services; Education and training; Energy & renewables; Engineering; Food; Government; Information technology; Insurance; Retail and franchising; Security; Steel, metal, and woodworking; Telecom; Trade; Transport & logistics; Wholesale.

Partner

Tim Ley

More than 20 years of M&A experience, mainly as CFO in different stock listed companies. Transactions made in the chemicals, pharmaceutical, automotive, retail, security, and defense industries. Since 2005 partner of M&A Worldwide Essen. 

 

Partner

Markus Spiess

An MBA, with over 30 years of experience as Managing Director and Vice President. Sales & Marketing in global operating companies of different industries.
Managed corporate M&A deals, acted as a senior commercial advisor.

Industry Experience:

Chemicals; Mechanical engineering;  Oil, coal and mining industries; Metallurgical and metal industries.

Partner

Dr. Axel Steuernagel

Over 25 years of experience as CEO, founder, M&A and strategic consultant. As a CEO led portfolio companies of worldwide operating holdings. Managed M&A deals as an entrepreneur, executive and strategic advisor.

Expert in consumer goods, technology, and service industries as well as in Private Equity.

Industry Experience:

Consumer goods; Technology and Service industries.
Leader of the Business Services Industry Group.

Partner

Thomas Rosendahl

25+ yrs of leadership experience in marketing, innovation & technology across Europe & USA. As CMO at cleverbridge he was instrumental in the company’s exit to a PE firm. With executive positions at Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile USA & Gildemeister, he has a deep understanding of industry dynamics.

Industry experience:

Advertising, PR & marketing; Business services; Engineering; Information technology; Telecom.

Partner

Christian Staby

Christian has more than 35 years of experience in strategy consulting, investment management and M&A. The last 10 years, Christian led the M&A departments for market leading and family owned automotive and rail systems suppliers in the DACH region (Knorr-Bremse AG, Miba AG). During the prior 15 years, he acquired energy and environmental technology companies for a US private equity firm and was senior investment manager in a German venture capital fund. Before that, he held a senior position in the corporate development department of Deutsche Bank AG, was project leader at Bain & Co. in Munich and Zurich, and an investment manager and institutional sales executive for leading private banks in New York, Paris and Cologne. Immediately after graduation he completed a one year industry training program in Argentina. Christian is part of the Munich office and head of the automotive and mobility group.

Industry experience:

Automotive; Clean technology; Energy & renewables.

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