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Specialized, premium support and pragmatic advice on all aspects of the M&A transaction process and related situations


3 Mills Advisory provides its clients with specialized, premium support and pragmatic advice on all M&A transaction related topics


We have particular expertise in preparing German “Mittelstand” companies, its owners and management for the specific demands of a company sales process. As a sell-side advisor, we support our clients through all stages of the company sales process, including process strategy, buyer identification, business plan development, due diligence preparation and execution, deal structuring, as well as the negotiation of the company valuation and relevant purchase agreements



As a buy-side advisor, we support our clients on valuation and modelling, business plan review, coordination of due diligence activities as well as the negotiation of target valuation and relevant purchase agreements


As a debt advisor, we assist clients in raising debt for refinancing, projects and acquisitions


We offer advice and support on the integration of acquired companies by supporting on the development of the integration "blueprint" and subsequently ensuring the implementation of each individual task



In the last decade, 3 Mills Advisory's partners have advised on over 70 transactions - recent examples of our work include:




“It was a pleasure to work with 3 Mills Advisory on our acquisition of Immediate Media. Their tight coordination of the due diligence work streams, insights on valuation and purchase price calculations as well as profound advice during contract negotiations were invaluable. Thanks to their round-the-clock support, we were able to close this large, complex transaction in record time and ahead of tough competition.”

Clemens Visbeck, Hubert Burda Media, Head of M&A

We have worked with the 3 Mills Advisory team on a number of strategic projects since 2009 and it has always been a pleasure. Their granular level involvement, “hands-on” attitude and extensive experience make them an invaluable asset for any project.”

Bernd Eckl, previously GETRAG, Management Board (today Mahle, Management Board)

“With 3 Mills, we had partner level attention and support throughout – they organized a seamless sales process, allowing Modula to concentrate on their day-to-day business and present the group in the best possible way during the entire process. We thoroughly enjoyed working with 3 Mills and warmly recommend them as advisor of choice for any important transaction.”"

Florian Strehle, Alpina Partners, Partner

“3 Mills Advisory was the ideal choice for us to find a private equity partner with the skill set to scale our business. From the beginning 3 Mills Advisory took the time to understand our business model, product mix, client base, and financial picture. Most importantly they dedicated time to understanding our growth plan so they could find the right partner for us. 3 Mills Advisory played a critical role in this very successful transaction and without their granular level involvement we would not have achieved and exceeded our expectations. As a result of this transaction our company is far better positioned to scale and better serve customer requirements."

Frank Bahr, Bahr Modultechnik, Founder and Managing Director




3 Mills Advisory advises Alpina Partners and private shareholders on the sale of Objective Group to Aptean

November 3, 2021 – Today, Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced the acquisition of Objective Holding NV (“Objective”) from funds managed by Alpina Capital Partners LLP (“Alpina Partners”) and private shareholders. Objective is a leading Belgium-based manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) software provider for clients in process and discrete manufacturing.


Headquartered in Wichelen, Belgium, Objective offers innovative manufacturing execution systems (MES), warehouse management systems (WMS) and workforce management (WFM) software solutions that enable customers to seamlessly manage and optimize their production and supply chain operations. The transaction extends Aptean’s supply chain offerings in Europe while adding complementary solutions to Aptean’s ERP offerings for process and discrete manufacturers. Together with Objective, Aptean will provide an even greater breadth of solutions to its customers in the region, while broadening the solutions that Objective can offer to its existing customers.


Sebastian Canzler, partner at Alpina Partners, commenting on 3 Mills’ engagement: “This is the second time we have entrusted 3 Mills with an important transaction for us and again we were very satisfied with their work! With a meticulously well-planned process, 3 Mills managed to maintain high competitive pressure on the bidders throughout and were instrumental in delivering an excellent result for the shareholders and Objective.”


3 Mills Advisory acted as exclusive financial advisor to the sellers and Objective




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