Together, they will provide the global middle-market with M&A advisory, private capital raising and other corporate finance services under a new common identity, Quarton International.
This joining of forces will meet their clients’ demand for direct and comprehensive access to the North American and European markets. The current operating teams and the services provided remain unchanged.
Blue Corporate Finance was founded in 2001 and until today operated predominantly in German speaking countries with 12 partners and around 30 employees and offices in Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Graz, London and Zurich. The most recent transactions include the majority sale of kfzteile24 to the financial investor EQT and the sale of PDV-Systeme GmbH to a shareholder group close to Aheim Capital.
Quarton Partners was founded in 2010 and until today operated with eight partners and around 20 employees from Birmingham in Detroit, USA. Quarton Partners most recently advised the shareholders of Jardine Foods on their sale to Teasdale Foods.
Robert S. Parker, Managing Director of Quarton Partners, says, “Combining our businesses enables us to offer clients and other beneficiaries more diversified investment ideas and opportunities.”
The principals of the operating companies in each market have pooled their interests in a Swiss based entity.
Andreas Kinsky, Partner at Blue Corporate Finance is confident: “This combination of our businesses will enable us to seamlessly operate as one firm under our new common brand, Quarton International”.
The partnership is the result of a thorough search and a successful courtship. Both partners are of similar size, are well established as middle-market corporate finance companies in their home countries and share fundamental corporate values.