- Transaction allows MCF to meet the growing demand for combined M&A and debt advisory services
- As a result of the merger, MCF gains six additional professionals, totaling 70 professionals in Hamburg, London, Helsinki, Stockholm and Frankfurt
- Joint track record of 400 financings and 500 M&A transactions
Hamburg/Frankfurt, September 27, 2022 – MCF Corporate Finance (MCF), a leading independent and international corporate finance and M&A advisory firm, today announced the acquisition of Cubus Partners (Cubus). Located in Frankfurt/Main, Cubus was founded more than ten years ago to advise and structure financing for private equity firms and corporates. As part of the merger, six professionals will be added to the MCF team, including Cubus’ founders Matthias Magnus and Richard Rösener, who will join the MCF partnership of currently 12 partners.
Hans-Christoph Stadel, Managing Partner of MCF, said: “Given the highly dynamic and turbulent M&A market environment of recent years, the already significant level of competition for good assets has further intensified. Execution speed has become a decisive factor for success, and the financing of transactions is also becoming increasingly challenging. Thus, we see it as a natural step to add debt advisory to our consulting portfolio in order to meet the increasing demand for M&A and financing consulting services from a single source. I am pleased that our new colleagues are not only expanding our range of consulting services. We are actually gaining a team of experienced professionals and an additional office in Frankfurt am Main.”
Stefan Mattern, Partner at MCF, added: “Due to the high complementarity of M&A advisory and debt advisory, the merger with Cubus allows us to optimally support private equity firms in particular. With the combined expertise, we offer different perspectives and can continually accompany our clients and their portfolio companies from investment to exit.”
Cubus Partners is an owner-led corporate finance boutique specializing in the advisory, arrangement and structuring of LBO, acquisition, growth and refinancings as well as financial restructurings. For more than ten years, Cubus has been advising private equity firms and corporates in complex and challenging financing questions. With more than 90 years of combined experience, Cubus’ professionals are among the most experienced financing specialists in Germany. Thus, MCF will benefit from their extensive network in the financial sector as well as their extensive contacts with banks, debt funds, private equity firms and family offices.
In Matthias Magnus (56) and Richard Rösener (52), MCF has found two highly experienced partners. Both have decades of financing experience. Prior to founding Cubus, they held leading positions in LBO and Structured Financing at HypoVereinsbank (Unicredit), DZ Bank, ING, BNP Paribas, and GE Capital.
Commenting on the future cooperation, Matthias Magnus said: “This transaction represents a great appreciation for our entrepreneurial work. Just like our new colleagues at MCF, we have built a track record and network of relationships over many years and thus established an excellent reputation in the market. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with our entrepreneurial partners under the MCF umbrella.”
Richard Rösener added: “The ever-increasing complexity in financings, time-critical M&A processes and increasingly volatile financing markets require M&A and financing advisors to collaborate closer in order to align the corresponding processes. Merging M&A Advisory and Debt Advisory creates an added value for clients and is a clear competitive advantage.”
The acquisition of Cubus represents another significant strategic step in the continued success story of MCF. In 2003, the MCF brand was launched, and offices were opened in Helsinki and London. This was followed in 2016 by the merger with Keystone Advisers in Stockholm and in 2018 by the strategic partnership with D.A. Davidson to expand the transatlantic consulting business. With its from now on five offices in Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Stockholm and Frankfurt, the more than 70 professionals strong team will work together as one company. Together with the consultants from Cubus, the MCF team can build on the experience of more than 500 M&A transactions and more than 400 successful financings. In terms of deal count, MCF has repeatedly recorded all-time highs in recent years, most recently 34 in 2021.