3 MILLS ADVISORY
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
BUSINESS PLAN & REPORTING DEVELOPMENT
We assist clients on developing business plans and streamlining their internal or external controlling/reporting formats – either as part of preparing for a transaction or as part of a general improvement program
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 Müller, 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)
“Thanks to 3 Mills Advisory's tremendous support of the Magna-GETRAG integration management office, we were able to ensure an efficient and extremely successful integration process – in particular on the finance and reporting side."
Tom More, Magna Powertrain, Vice President Finance
“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 the Modula Group to Aptean, Inc.
December 1, 2020 – Today, Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Modula Gesellschaft für digitale Transformation mbH (“Modula”) from funds managed by Alpina Capital Partners LLP (“Alpina Partners”) and private shareholders. Modula is a market leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) solutions for the German- speaking manufacturing market.
Headquartered in Ettlingen, Germany, Modula offers tailored ERP and MES solutions that deliver the advantages of digital transformation to mid-market companies. Modula’s impressive solutions include its flagship ERP and MES products, oxaion and SYNCOS, respectively, which serve customers across sectors including medical technology, automotive, electronics, plastics, metals and logistics. Modula also offers two more targeted ERP products: cimERP, a discrete manufacturing ERP, and TopLog, an equipment and rental management ERP. Modula has more than 500 customers across 35 countries and nearly 300 employees throughout its German and Austrian offices.
Florian Strehle, partner at Alpina Partners, commenting on 3 Mills’ engagement: “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.”
3 Mills Advisory acted as exclusive financial advisor to the sellers and Modula Group