GFD Gesellschaft für Finanzkommunikation is acquired by the Swiss Farner Group.

Steinbeis M&A, represented by Georg R. Steimel, has prepared the transaction on behalf of the sellers, and accompanied the transaction to the end.

The FAZ has published an article on this, which you can read here.

About GFD Gesellschaft für Finanzkommunikation GmbH

GFD Finanzkommunikation was founded in 1995 and is one of the leading specialist agencies for financial communication in Germany.

The services cover the entire spectrum of financial communication. Whether public relations, investor relations, crisis communication, corporate publishing, or digital communication, GFD sees itself as a problem solver across all channels.

Thanks to its convincing know-how and in-depth understanding of the capital market, both on the investor and issuer side, it enjoys the trust of international asset managers, banks, and financial service providers, as well as listed companies. 

About Farner Group Zurich 

Farner was founded in 1951 as the first modern structured communications agency in the.

Today, Farner is the relevant, international, and sustainable consulting and marketing agency nationwide. At seven locations projects for renowned brands, companies, and politicians with 300 experts in all communication disciplines.

Waterland Private Equity has held a 50% stake in the company since 2021.

About Waterland Private Equity

As one of the leading independent private equity firms, Waterland supports successful companies in fragmented growth markets with a buy & build growth strategy.

Management retains operational control of the company and Waterland assists them with acquisitions, financing, organisational development and other aspects such as commercial excellence.

The Waterland team works closely with management – with additional external support where necessary – to achieve a leading market position.

Together they also aim to reduce the carbon footprint, retain employees, and increase customer satisfaction.

About Steinbeis M&A

Steinbeis M&A offers its clients a comprehensive and professional range of consulting and services in the areas of (1) Mergers & Acquisitions, (2) Buy-and-Build, (3) Strategy and (4) Financial Advisory. Clients are in particular medium-sized entrepreneurs, companies and also larger groups at home and abroad. Steinbeis M&A currently has 14 partners who have completed well over 200 successful transactions completed in recent years. Steinbeis M&A is part of the Steinbeis Group (, one of the leading service providers for consulting and technology transfer in Europe.

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