The Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2021

F i nance Month l y M&A Awards 2021 - 49 - - SWITZERLAND - Firm Profile We are an established and independent corporate finance advisory firm based in Zurich. Since our establishment in 2007 we have thrived to expand our competencies and we have built a wealth of experience, in order to support our clients in challenging situations. We trust on our key success factors, which make our advisory services peculiar for our clients: • We take a client-centric perspective, focussing on their specific needs. We emphasise a long-term approach to client relationships. • We pride ourselves in applying a professional attitude to all of our activities, fully aware that our reputation is one of our key assets. We are aware of the vital importance of customer confidentiality to the quality of our work and our reputation. • We strive to deliver service of exceptional quality to our clients, for each project tailored to their specific needs. Innovation and adaption to the current environment are the key to success. • We manage our business in the spirit of an entrepreneurial culture, focussed on sustainable, long term success. Basedon these success factors, we guide our international, national and regional clients and we have gained an outstanding track record along the way. We provide our national and international clientele with services in the areas of: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS (M&A) Corporate transactions are an important aspect of the current business environment. These strategic projects are often complex, bear significant risks and are performed under a stringent time schedule. As an independent advisor, we lead you through all the phases of the M&A process. We provide assistance in the definition of transaction strategies and the identification and evaluation of potential buyers and targets. We assume the overall coordination of the transaction process and represent your interest in negotiations. We add value for our customers for the following types of corporate transactions: • Corporate acquisitions and disposals • Bid defense • Entrepreneurial succession • Management buy-outs and buy-ins • Mergers • Carve-outs / spin-offs • Joint ventures / strategic alliances • Defence strategies • Going private VALUATION & FINANCIAL MODELLING The value proposition of an investment, a business unit or even an entire company is of fundamental importance for a company’s management. Integrated financial models provide management with a profound basis to allocate capital efficiently.In the context of strategic management and valuation topics, Gut Corporate Finance offers technical support for profound management decisions. FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND STRATEGIC ANALYSES Complex management decisions should be based on a detailed evaluation of all major alternatives. Gut Corporate Finance has a proven process to develop clarity on a company’s requirements and the ability to perform market, competitor and internal analyses from an independent and unbiased point of view. FINANCING Gut Corporate Finance is able to advise companies in all stages of their life cycle on financing issues and requirements. This covers companies looking for venture capital at different development stages as well as established market players. CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING The current dynamic entrepreneurial environment requires a frequent re-evaluation of business models that can lead to a fundamental change, in order to ensure the future profitability or the survival of a company Gut Corporate Finance can accompany you through the restructuring process with the following advisory services: • Company analysis and elaboration of the current state • Elaboration of a restructuring concept • Liquidity and working capital management • Preparation of a business and financing plan • Negotiations with various stakeholders

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