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Corporate Finance and M&A Advisory Boutique dedicated to the Financial Services Sector in Germany and Europe


M&A Services

Traditional M&A as well as generational succession execution
  • The Crius Team delivers independent advice on strategic, financial and other aspects of M&A transactions.
  • Our services include mergers, buy-side acquisition advisory, sell-side divestures advisory, spin-offs, and Joint ventures.
  • We also advice on strategic and financial topics in relation to financial services companies to maximise shareholder value.
  • We facilitate Partial sale or non-dilutive succession structures in generation planning.

Equity related advisory

The Crius team has deep relationships with a wide range of equity providers including private equity as well as strategic providers
  • The Crius Team can assist in raising new capital to fund growth or acquisitions.
  • The Crius Team offers Pre-IPO advisory to private companies, its founders or to financial sponsors.
  • We advise companies, shareholders, or investors on P2P transactions.
  • We have a deep knowledge and longstanding experience in advising on voting and non-voting capital raising transactions including growth capital for the financial services sector, in particular for bank and insurance companies.

Debt related advisory

The Crius team has deep relationships with a wide range of traditional and alternative debt providers offering non-dilutive financing solutions
  • The Crius Team offers general refinancing advisory, in particular all advisory services around acquisition and succession (bridge-)finance.
  • We have substantial expertise in structuring non-dilutive participation solutions.
  • We have a wealth of knowledge and advise on liability management transactions to optimise the balance sheet.
  • The Crius Team has considerable experience in advising and assisting on diversification of a company’s debt investor base.


We have a merchant banking ethos and synchronise the needs of our business clients with investor preferences
  • The Crius team´s core expertise and focus is in the wider Financial Institution sector of the D/A/CH region.
  • We work closely with Private Equity and Private Debt providers as well as Strategic Investors.
  • We leverage our broad network to deliver value added solutions to each distinct opportunity by leveraging our network of affiliates in the consulting, legal and FI environments to achieve optimal execution.
  • We maintain strong links to the European, UK, US and selected rest of world banking community as well the Asset Management & Fund Space, Hedge Funds and family offices.
  • Additionally, the Crius team has been active in the FINTECH world and has a wealth of transaction experience & a kaleidoscope of contacts.
  • Depending on the complexity of the advisory project Crius Corporate Finance can access additional advisory and consulting resources from Bröskamp Consulting ( ).
  • In collaboration with Bröskamp Consulting Crius Corporate Finance is providing an all-round “one-stop shop” commercial, technical, and human resources due diligence services and other strategic advice for companies in the wider financial services sector.


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