Project HANSE

Nachfolgeregelung – Deutschland


The family business, which has positioned itself within the industry as a leading trading and service company, is characterized primarily by the approximately 15 employees with a broad “know-how” in connection with the services offered. Especially in Northern Germany, the company has gained a significant role through the cross-generational expertise.

Executive quote:

“The cooperation with Edelweiss Corporate Finance was characterized by an efficient, professional, honest and successful way of working. We greatly appreciated the professional competence and experience of Mr. Christos Ntafopoulos and Mr. Nicolas Trabold and thank them for securing our life’s work.”


Edelweiss Corporate Finance supported the managing partners of the family business in the succession planning of their life’s work in the form of a transaction of their shares.


"The successful completion of this succession plan shows that it is possible to maintain the jobs and customer relationships of a family business, despite the change in ownership, creating value for the future."

Nicolas Trabold
Managing Partner

"We are pleased to have found a new, long-term oriented owner for the tradition-rich company. This project has proven that strategically sensible transactions are possible even in turbulent times."

Christos Ntafopoulos
Managing Partner