First-class support for initial public offerings, secondary placements, and capital increases

The close cooperation between our research team and our equity sales and trading units allows our Corporate Finance division to offer clients first-class support for initial public offerings, secondary placements, and capital increases. As a small, powerful unit with a global presence, we combine the benefits of flat hierarchies with the high quality of service of an established private bank. You define the objective and we deliver the comprehensive, tailored know-how.

Equity Capital Markets

Hauck & Aufhäuser is considered one of the leading companies in capital market transactions for small and mid cap enterprises in the German-speaking countries. Our extensive expertise, high-quality equity research, and our close relationships with institutional and skilled investors around the world afford us a high level of placement power for companies and their shareholders. Our exceptional expertise in placement for capital market transactions in Germany is evidenced by the success of the transactions we have executed for a range of companies of various sizes and from diverse industrial sectors.

Excellent network and highly unconventional approach

Your needs are our highest priority. The combination of a well-established network, an unconventional and entrepreneurial approach married with great expectations placed on the quality of our advisory and service mean you have a powerful team at your side. Through our comprehensive knowledge of the nature of the capital markets and our local presence, we facilitate long-term access for companies and their shareholders to the most important investors.

Comprehensive range of services

We structure and place equity capital markets transactions for listed and capital market-oriented small and mid cap enterprises and their shareholders. Our comprehensive range of services includes:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Capital increases with/without subscription rights
  • 10% capital increases
  • High-volume secondary placements
  • Stock buybacks
  • Stock option programs 
  • Capital market advisory (e.g. advice on initial public offerings)
  • Listing advisory (e.g. segment change, squeeze-out/delisting)
  • Public offers of purchase
  • Takeover/mandatory/increase offers

A selection of completed transactions can be found here: H&A references for ECM transactions


Marc Osigus
Head of Investment Banking, CFA
+49 (0)40 414 388-570

M&A Advisory

We advise public and private companies, shareholders, financial investors, and family offices on all strategic matters related to Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development. Our clients benefit from both the extensive experience of our M&A Advisory team, with an outstanding track record of small to middle market transactions as well as from a solid sector knowledge with a comprehensive network in the respective industries. With dedicated industry bankers and the support of our top-rated institutional research team, covering approx. 140 companies, we leverage on our focused sector expertise.

In addition, our Sino-German M&A team together with our shareholder Fosun International Ltd. enables us to bridge between Europe and China to smoothly execute cross-border M&A transactions.

Tailor-made solutions

We develop tailored solutions with you that help you manage complex strategic challenges and achieve your growth targets. We place great store on sophisticated negotiation styles, stringent process monitoring and detailed analysis of potential buyers in the sales process in order to maximize the value of the company.

We deliver independent advice and services in the following situations:

  • Acquisition and divestment of majority/minority shares in listed and non-listed companies
  • Mergers, joint ventures, carve-outs, spin-offs
  • Public takeovers and going-private transactions
  • Fairness opinions
  • MBO’s and MBI’s
  • Development and implementation of exit strategies
  • Succession planning solutions
  • Restructuring
  • Raising of equity/mezzanine/debt capital


Dr. Helen Liang
Head of China Desk
+49 (0)69 2161-1200