Corporate Finance

Mamp;A Advisory

Business Development

China Desk

About us

Lehel Partners Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG (LPCF) is a consulting firm which – as part of a professionally organized German Family Office – offers focused corporate finance and business development services. As an established and independent advisory firm with headquarters in Munich and offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt a. M. and Berlin, we operate as close as possible to our clients. We see it as a key differentiator to other consulting firms that our principals also extensively entrust their personal investments in care of LPCF.
Our designated corporate finance and business development professionals offer our clients an integrated, needs-based and most suitable approach in all aspects of corporate finance and strategic business development.
We arrange equity investments on both national and international level in companies that can also be led by us upon our clients’ request.

Our Services

Areas of practice

  • Equity financing

    The focus of our consultancy is the provision of equity capital primarily for growth and expansion financing of established medium-sized companies and young companies in their foundation, market entry or market penetration phase by the respective suitable investors. In one-off cases, we can assist with capital solutions in restructuring situations and MBO / MBIs and other shareholder change situations. Our privileged access in particular to other Family Offices and wealthy private individuals allows a successful connection of investors and capital-seeking companies.

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  • Loan capital financing and hybrid capital instruments

    Furthermore, we help our clients reach a balanced liability side of their balance sheets, with the aim of comfortable capitalization and a minimization of capital cost. To this end we develop individually tailored financing strategies and structures. This also applies to growth and acquisition financing, refinancing, debt restructuring and conversion of existing forms of financing (e.g. covenants negotiation assistance, debt to equity swaps, etc.). We also offer access to both traditional financial instruments such as bank loans and syndicated loans as well as mezzanine solutions and alternative forms of financing (SME bonds, factoring, contract financing, leasing, etc.), and work in this regard partly with renowned specialists.

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  • M&A Advisory

    We advise on purchase and sale of companies and company shares, succession management (management buy-out/management buy-in) and leveraged buyouts. We identify as needed suitable acquisition targets, buyers or investors and assist our clients as a competent partner during the structuring and implementation of the entire transaction process. We create all the documentation by conventional standards, approach prospective interested parties and lead the negotiations on behalf of the client or take coordinating control of the entire process up to closing and beyond.

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  • Business Development

    In the area of business development, we help companies with our long-standing management experience and our insights into a variety of projects in strategic corporate development and implementation. In the process we use our network which we built up over years and which spreads over almost all sectors, functions and regions such as Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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  • Investment Management

    We undertake the management of individual portfolio companies or even entire portfolios for investment companies, private equity funds, family offices and investors from Germany and abroad. Our focus is on the realization of capital gains and the implementation of successful exits in the interests of our clients. In selected cases we also assume the function of a trustee.

  • China Desk

    With a competently staffed China Desk we further perform tasks in the field of relations between our European clients and Chinese companies and investors. For this purpose we also have an experienced Chinese partner with profound knowledge of German.

COMPANY PRINCIPLES

COMPANY PRINCIPLES AND EXPERIENCE OF
LEHEL PARTNERS CORPORATE FINANCE GMBH & CO. KG

Our partners have all managed and successfully accounted for companies within top level management. Partially we also perform interim management tasks. We are entrepreneurs!

Transaction or project management from the preliminary phase until completion – and beyond – is carried out one-stop by one partner and one team with many years of professional experience.

Our complementary experience reaches not only the area of business operations, but also financing and structuring.

Long-term orientation and integrity is our standard in every engagement.

This also applies to high professional standards of our experienced and knowledgeable team.

We have proven transnational expertise and a special cultural competency within Europe, China and Turkey.

Exclusivity in the context of the cooperation is a matter of course.

We are entrepreneurs and primarily speak with you as entrepreneurs. We adopt your theme as our own!

Management Team

Dr. Thomas Kuhmann
Managing Partner, Munich/Berlin

Founder / Managing Partner
Lehel Partners Corporate Finance GmbH & Co.KG
Gründer des Famliy Office Lehel Industrie

Board
Transconnect Gruppe

Partner
Vector Beteiligungsberatung GmbH
Europe Capital Partners B.V.

Managing Director
Otra Deutschland GmbH

Senior Manager
Mc Kinsey & Co

General Councel
Lurgi AG

Experience:
Successful manager and entrepreneur in medium-sized enterprises and venture capital; strong analytical skills and long-term oriented management style with emphasis on strategic business development
Industry Sectors:
Plant construction, trade, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, traffic engineering, various service sectors
Education:
Doctor of Laws (International Competition Law), University of Freiburg, Columbia University, New York


 

Dr. Philipp Busch
Managing Partner, Hamburg

Managing Partner
Lehel Partners Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG
Lehel Partners GmbH & Co.KG
BBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft

CEO
Manager Magazin Verlagsgesellschaft
Gruner & Jahr Business Channel
Gruner & Jahr Wirtschaftspresse
Tradizio Full Service E-Commerce

Consultant
The Boston Consulting Group
Otto Versand

Experience:
CEO, shareholder and advisor of various companies, strategy, business development, market and distribution strategies and implementation, digitization of business models
Industry Sectors:
Consumer goods, retail, services, media, Internet
Education:
Business Administration and Human Geography, University of Mannheim, PhD
Other:
Advisory and Supervisory Boards in various companies, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Value Commission, Hauptstadtsalon


 

Thomas Retzlaff
Partner, Frankfurt

Partner
Lehel Partners Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG

Managing Director
Family Office with focus on direct investments
Harald Quandt Beteiligungen
ABB Consulting GmbH
DG Consult

Vice President
ABB AG, Head of M&A

Consultant
Bain & Company

Experience:
Investment management, mergers & acquisitions, strategy development including restructuring consulting, interims management, projects in the areas organization and implementation
Industry Sectors:
Engineering and construction, technical services, renewable energy, consumer goods & retail
Education:
Business Administration, University of Hamburg, Dipl.-Kfm.
Other:
Member of the working group “Growth and internationalization” of the Schmalenbach-Society, Member of the RC Bad Homburg Kurpark, Member of Advisory Board & Supervisory Board in various companies


 

Katharina Le Thierry d’Ennequin
Partner, Munich

Partner
Lehel Partners Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG
Atreus GmbH

CEO
Uvex Sports Group

Managing Director
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
Puma (Kering)
Uvex
Alpina

Consultant
KLT Management Consulting
Theron Advisory Group
LSMG (Founder)

Head of International Marketing
Colgate Palmolive
Henkel

Experience:
Restructuring/ reorganization, brand, portfolio, market & distribution strategy, international business development, interim management advisory
Industry Sectors:
Consumer goods, FMCG, retail, cosmetics, luxury goods, fashion, lifestyle, sporting goods, services
Education:
Economics/ Business Administration, University of Mannheim, Dipl.-Kfm.
Other:
Board member at Children for a Better World e.V.
Member of VdU, FidAR, RC Munich International

Associate Partners

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External Cooperation Partners

  • Seneca Business Software GmbH

    Business Intelligence
    seneca-control.com

  • E.J. McKay & Co, Inc.
    Shanghai/Pune

    Corporate Finance China/Indien
    ejmckay.com

    KOOPERATIONSPARTNER
  • Mayerhöfer & Co

    Corporate Finance
    mayerhoefer.com

    KOOPERATIONSPARTNER

Contact

Lehel Partners Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG

Uhlandstraße 3
D-80336 Munich

Tel.: +49 (0)89 244 47 39-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 244 47 39-20
E-Mail: info@lehelpartners.de

CEO
Dr. Thomas Kuhmann,
Dr. Philipp Busch

Registration HRA: 101669
Register court: Munich

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Office Frankfurt am Main

Thomas Retzlaff
c/o Mayerhöfer & Co. Corporate
Finance Beratung GmbH
Bockenheimer Landstraße 51-53
60325 Frankfurt/Main
Tel.: 069 / 979 95 22 22

 

Office Berlin

Dr. Thomas Kuhmann
Reinhardtstraße 37
10117 Berlin
Tel.: 030 / 978 940 73
Fax: 030 / 978 940 71

 

Office Hamburg

Dr. Philipp Busch
Poststraße 14/16
20435 Hamburg
Tel.: 089 / 244 47 39 0
Fax: 089 / 244 47 39 20

 

Office Hannover

c/o Audita Dr. Hey Consulting
Dr. Andreas Hey
Schützenallee 1
30519 Hannover
Tel.: 0511/459 57 35