ACXIT Capital Partners is a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. Since 1998, we offer our clients comprehensive corporate finance advisory services including M&A and capital markets advisory as well as restructuring, debt and strategic advisory. As an independent, privately owned firm we maintain offices and representations in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Hong Kong and New York as well as strong alliances in UK, France and India.
To date, we have completed more than 400 transactions with a total deal/financing volume of approx. EUR 20bn. Our clients are corporations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and family offices. While our home market is in the German speaking region, most of our clients are international and transactions cross-border. We are long-term partners for our clients, assisting them from early on in investment decisions and corporate transactions (e.g. feasibility, de-risking, restructuring), throughout the whole process including post-merger integration and transition services.
Our senior partners each have over 20 years international investment banking experience having worked for investment banking firms in Frankfurt, London and New York as well as on transactions worldwide. In addition, they have also held corporate leadership positions in the industry, combining cross over skills in advisory, capital markets and investment activities.
The firm and its partners have a broad network in the business and financial community both locally and in international financial centers. We combine relationships with corporates with access to specialist equity and debt investors, be it private or public markets capital. We draw on these networks to craft bespoke as well as innovative financing and investment solutions free of potential conflicts.
ACXIT Capital Partners’ institutional international co-operation partners are FirstCapital in UK, PAX Corporate Finance in France, and the Consulting and Investment Banking activities of Tata Group in India. Via these selected partnerships we gain priority access to the respective local markets, providing our clients with outstanding international investment banking expertise, comprehensive local networks and unique global reach.
Philosophy and Approach
ACXIT Capital Partners is owned by its partners. Highest ethical and professional standards create a strong partnership and client orientated firm culture. Our firm’s overall approach is guided by the following underlying principles:
Commitment to clients
We believe in long-term relationships, allowing for a clear understanding of our clients’ strategies. We have a genuine interest in the businesses of our clients. We believe in few but key relationships in each sector and we do not ‘play the field’. We follow a client partnership approach with repeat business. As the partners of our firm own the business we are interested in long-term success. A flexible operating structure ensures that no transaction is too large or too small.
No conflicts of interest
We provide objective advice and are free from the conflicts that can arise from a multi-product, integrated platform. We focus on one or two clients in each sector with compatibility – hence avoiding conflicts. We do not sell products, but deliver tailor-made solutions for issues or creating value. Our business is based on long-term client relationships, hence we do not depend on transactions.
Our senior bankers are involved in transactions from initiation to completion, ensuring that our clients benefit from their experience and expertise at all stages of corporate and investor decision making and execution. We base our client relationships on personal affinity and consistent service to clients.
Our advisory expertise is closely linked to deep knowledge in several focus sectors of our business.
We understand to use highly confidential information and use the trust of our clients with care and utmost discretion.
We strive to provide our clients with innovative, well considered ideas and solutions. The firm combines boutique creativity with top delivery reach and resources normally associated with larger firms.
Client advice is provided through a 360 degree approach looking both at private wealth issues as well as corporate deals. We look holistically at clients’ needs and transactions, from an M&A, equity and debt markets point of view; capital markets and investor expertise is fully embedded in our skill set.
ACXIT Capital Partners continuously develops professional partnerships around the globe which provide our clients with a wealth of expertise and international reach, especially in critical growth regions. Via own offices and its institutional international co-operation partners, ACXIT Capital Partners is present in UK, Ireland, France, China, India and the USA.
Our partners comprise FirstCapital in UK, PAX Corporate Finance in France, and the Consulting and Investment Banking activities of Tata Group in India (Tata Strategic and Tata Capital). These provide investment banking, M&A, capital market and fund raising service to financial and corporate clients.
FirstCapital is one of the leading independent technology investment banks in the UK, with offices in London, Silicon Valley and Dublin. (www.firstcapital.co.uk)
PAX Corporate Finance, headquartered in Paris/ France is one of the leading independent investment banks in the small- and midcap segment in French-speaking countries. (www.pax.fr)
Tata Strategic is the leading Indian consulting company and serves a broad international clientele in various industries and countries as well as companies of the Tata Group. Tata Capital is a full service non-banking finance company with activities in consumer finance, investment banking and brokerage in India with international offices in Tokyo, London and Singapore. (www.tata.com)
ACXIT Capital Partners strive to attract high calibre interns, graduates and experienced professionals for our offices across Europe and Asia. We seek ambitious and highly motivated candidates that commit to bulge bracket professionalism combined with the creativity and entrepreneurship of a boutique merchant bank. Throughout the year, we also offer students/pre-graduates the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the corporate finance industry during a three to six months internship with us.
Steps for children
In March 2006, Dr. Michael Hoppe initiated the first aid project in northern Namibia for the foundation “steps for children”. As of today, up to 600 children are supported in their kindergarten, preschool and afternoon groups on five project sites. The project mainly takes care of traumatized children and adolescents in need, often also affected by the occurrence of HIV/AIDS in their families.
Steps for children differentiates itself from other aid projects by its “steps”, which are small, financially independent and profitable businesses, contributing to the social projects. In the long run, the aid projects are envisaged to run completely independent from donations and development aid.
The foundation aims to open a new perspective for children and adolescents by providing them with long-time support in their education and practical training – enabling them to help themselves to a better future.
ACXIT Capital Partners is proud to contribute to this great project!
Find out more about steps for children and how you can contribute to a bright future for Namibia’s children on www.stepsforchildren.de.