Cologne – The German business consulting firm M+V Maier Vidorno GmbH and its founding shareholder and the French firm Altios International SARL have entered into an agreement to acquire reciprocal cross-holdings. The merger creates a leading global consultancy group that helps medium-sized companies with their market entry and expansion into 30 countries.
With this transaction, M+V and Altios are joining forces to jointly advise SMEs and medium-sized companies on their internationalisation projects. The two groups of companies have thus laid the foundation for a strong European brand that offers over 50 years of experience in international distribution and in expanding into new markets and comprises more than 750 professionals in 32 offices worldwide.
Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft provided comprehensive legal advice to M+V and its founding shareholder Klaus Maier. The internationally experienced, Cologne-based team drafted and negotiated the participation and shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and other contracts under German and French law. In addition to this, they were involved in coordinating a number of complex implementation steps with the shareholders and other advisors in Germany, France and India.
About M+V Maier Vidorno GmbH
M+V Maier Vidorno GmbH was founded in 2000 and is the largest German-speaking business consulting firm for market entry and market expansion services in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. M+V's clients are mainly medium-sized companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
M+V, headquartered in Cologne, employs 250 market entry experts and operations specialists, who operate from five offices in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as well as from Cologne.
Founded in 1991, Altios International SARL is a leading consulting firm that specialises in international expansion and cross-border investments of SMEs and mid-cap companies. Around 450 experts work for the company in 22 countries, with a strong focus on France and Francophile regions.
On behalf of M+V Maier Vidorno GmbH:
FIDAL, Corporate/M&A: Anne Frechette-Kerbrat (Partner, Paris)