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About us

Transaction Consulting is a Boutique Advisory Firm with ample experience in consulting, buying and selling businesses as well as trade-sale preparation

  • The Company was founded in 2010 by Marcus Garbe and is based in Zurich.
  • We work primarily in the technology sector and have extensive experience working with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to corporates.
  • We speak our clients’ language of business. The value for our clients is our work as interface and „translator“ to the benefit of our clients.
  • Significant experience in working with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals.

Services

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Growth strategy

Growth strategy projects based on our superior sector knowledge including strategy advisory, development of business plans and initial implementation

  • We are pragmatic about methodology but passionate about business. We understand our clients’ business and get deeply involved in their specific business issues.
  • Based on our quantitative working methods we develop sustainable strategies, which secure a long run business orientation, even in dynamic competitive environments.
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Transaction Advisory

We assist companies and entrepreneurs with growth funding, M&A, and trade-sale preperation

  • Small cap M&A transactions, both buy- and sell-side, in which our clients value the combination of deep sector / strategic knowledge and pragmatic working methodology.
  • We provide superior service thanks to our experienced senior team (each 20+ years experience), entrepreneurial spirit and extensive network.
  • We are frequently engaged as a workbench, supporting corporate strategy and M&A departments of leading corporations with specific transaction advisory modules.
  • Trade-sale preparation incl. steering the entire process as project manager together with internal staff and other advisors. This enables executive management to focus on daily business and investor relations.
  • Advice for and execution of asset structuring, succession planning, and fiduciary services for entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals.
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Typical clients

We work primarily in the technology sector and have extensive experience working with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to corporations

  • Businesses operating in the technology sector, particularly companies at growth stages.
  • Entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals seeking to expand or sell their business, and need advice on asset structuring and succession planning.
  • Corporates seeking to grow their business via acquisitions.
  • Financial sponsors (typically private equity and venture funds).
  • Fast growing companies planning trade-sale.

Experience

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Trade-sale preparation and execution

Been a key advisor in several trade-sale situations

  • Trade sale preparation: WTV CH AG to Swisscom Event & Media Solutions AG
  • Asset deal peparation: Ticketportal AG (B2C) sold to Starticket AG
  • Trade sale preparation: IM for subsidiary of a Swiss blue chip company
  • Capital increase: CB Financial Services AG strengthens its capital base through a capital increase
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Digital platforms and transformation

Succesfully completed several projects in the field of digital transformation

  • Organizational and process audit (IT / E-Commerce) for a leading Swiss retailer
  • Positioning and weighing options for market entry, in a growth initiative for a subsidiary of a Swiss blue chip company
  • Detailed business plan and partner portfolio (growth strategy to boost revenues x4 until 2020) of a Swiss blue chip company
  • Detailed business plan for a mobility as a service start-up of two Swiss blue chip companies
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Entertainment and Ticketing

Strong footprint in the live entertainment and ticketing sector

  • Trade sale: Jet Ticket Software sold to CTS Eventim
  • Trade sale: Starticket sold to Tamedia AG
  • Joint Venture: Reservix merge with AdTicket
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Team

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Dr. Marcus Garbe

Managing Partner & Founder
Graduate Business Administration
and PhD Economics
mg@transaction-consulting.com

  • 20+ years experience as managing director, entrepreneur and consultant.
  • Expert in entertainment & ticketing and digitalization.
  • Worked for ifo-institute, Roland Berger & Partner, argonauten / Grey Global, REPLY, Ticketcorner, founded diverse start-ups.
  • Studied business administration and economics in Hamburg, Cologne, Barcelona and Cambridge (USA).
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Anna-Marie Garbe-Danuser

Partner & Finance / Admin.
Certified Fiduciary, Adv. Federal Diploma of Higher Education
amgd@transaction-consulting.com

  • 25+ years experience in Swiss and international taxation and structuring.
  • Active member of IFA and Treuhand Suisse.
  • Expert in advising international high-net-worth individuals and corporates in the fields of asset structuring and succession planning.
  • Worked for Credit Suisse Trust, KPMG, LGT Trust, Credit Suisse (Deutschland) AG, Quadris AG
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Christian Söder

Associate Partner
Graduate Business Administration
Certified German Tax Advisor and Auditor
cs@transaction-consulting.com

  • 20+ years experience as CFO, tax advisor and auditor.
  • Automotive industry expert and expert in audits for SMEs to provide internal and external reporting, including IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Worked for Haarmann Hemmelrath, Arthur Andersen, PWC (CZ), Muhr und Bender (CZ).
  • Studied business administration in Tubingen.
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Michael Eisenberg

Senior Advisor
Graduate Industrial Engineering
me@transaction-consulting.com

  • 20+ years experience as consultant and project manager.
  • Expert in strategy and organization in the media industry.
  • Worked for Roland Berger & Partner, Eversmann & Partner, Dr. Michael Taeger & Partner, dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur
  • Studied industrial engineering in Hamburg.