Gleiss Lutz is one of the leading full-service law firms in Germany. With over 280 lawyers, including 87 partners, and offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Brussels, our practice covers all areas of commercial law. In 2010, Gleiss Lutz was named “Law Firm of the Year Germany” by both Chambers and Partners and leading German legal directory, JUVE.

Our corporate/M&A; practice is perceived to be one of the leading in the market. It is also one of the largest in Germany. Clients include not only international groups, major listed stock corporations and medium-sized undertakings but also private equity firms and other financial investors. One of our special strengths is handling large and/or complex transactions. The fact that Gleiss Lutz, as a full-service law firm, has renowned experts in all fields relevant to corporate acquisitions is a real asset. We can provide tailor-made solutions at short notice, creating genuine added value for the client.

Many of the transactions we advise on are cross-border in nature. Our clients can rely on us to assist them anywhere in the world: A formal Alliance with leading law firms Herbert Smith and Stibbe gives them immediate access to an established network of more than 2,000 lawyers in 22 jurisdictions. Furthermore, we have close ties to independent leading law firms from all over the world. These excellent relations enable us to put together an international project team, pooling expertise and know-how across borders to provide seamless client service of the highest quality.

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Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 211,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2010. Its home page is

Accenture has been pivotal to the success of at least 400 M&A; deals worldwide, sleeves rolled-up alongside its clients all the way through post-merger integration. Its High Performance Business research strengthens its insights into what is crucial for fast, low-risk and highly successful mergers or acquisitions. With more than 1,000 global professionals who are specialised in M&A; work, Accenture has helped its clients with all aspects of the transaction, including pre-deal analysis, strategic due diligence, post-merger integration and the design/build/run aspects of the new target operating model.

Founded in November 2004 by seven former Arthur Andersen employees, Accuracy is now the only truly independent European provider of financial advisory services.

With some 200 expert advisers in eight offices (Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Brussels and London) in seven European countries, Accuracy serves its clients - corporates, shareholders, financial investors - around the globe.

Accuracy boasts a full range of skills in the economic, financial and accounting fields. Accuracy uses these skills cohesively to reach a single goal: to give meaning to numbers by analysing them, criticising them, guaranteeing their reliability and making comments and recommendations that lead to effective decision-making.

To achieve this, Accuracy combines extensive know-how in areas such as auditing techniques, valuations, financial modelling, financial forecasting, and market analyses in order to serve its clients and help them deal with diverse situations including: acquisitions, disposals, companies in difficulty, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution.

Accuracy's range of services breaks down into five business lines:

  • Transaction Support & Advisory
  • Forensics, Litigation & Arbitration
  • Valuation & Fairness Opinion
  • Corporate Recovery Services
  • Economics & Business Analysis

Accuracy's founder Partners were driven by the market need for an independent player in the field of high end financial advisory - Accuracy does not provide any regulated services like statutory audits. Independence is a core value of Accuracy's, guaranteeing that our high quality advisory work is performed objectively, with the highest professional standards and in full dedication to our clients' best interests - Accuracy's project teams are made up of a few, highly qualified experts with high seniority, working with a clear focus. This is the "commando approach".

Livingstone Partners is a leading investment banking boutique specialising in cross-border company sales, acquisitions and private equity transactions with deal values ranging from €10m-€250m plus. With offices in Germany, the US, the UK and Spain, Livingstone is one of few mid-market M&A; boutiques with an integrated international infrastructure capable of delivering immediate access to buyers, investors and opportunities across two continents.

We deliver expert corporate finance advice and practical help to successful entrepreneurs, major corporations and private equity investors from around the world from our teams in Europe and the US concerning:

  • Company Sales
  • Corporate Acquisitions
  • Management Buy-Outs & Buy-Ins
  • Succession Strategies
  • Capital Raising
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Cross-Border Deals

Livingstone focuses on four core sectors and has dedicated teams operating in the Business Services, Consumer, Industrial and media:tech markets.

We deliver an outstanding service to our clients by creating dedicated, partner-led teams drawn from the significant resources and expertise of our offices in Düsseldorf, Chicago, London and Madrid.

Each of our four teams fulfils a vital role within Livingstone Partners’ cross-border capability, offering access to local investment banking expertise for vendors seeking access to international buyers and investors, and for international acquirers seeking access to US and European targets.

Our ability to provide clients with a seamless infrastructure for transatlantic deals is unique in the mid-market and supported by an exceptional pedigree for completing cross-border transactions.

We provide the highest levels of corporate finance advice and support to clients with mid-market deal requirements.

Marsh, the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor, has over 24,000 employees and provides advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services firm with over 50,000 employees and annual revenue of US$10bn. Marsh & McLennan Companies also is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; and Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy. MMC’s stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. MMC’s Web Site is Marsh’s Web site is

The Private Equity and M&A; Practice of Marsh (PEMA) is a dedicated team of specialists that focuses on the risk and insurance issues that can influence negotiations and the long-term financial success of a merger, acquisition or divestment. PEMA provides risk and insurance advice that complements the traditional financial, legal and commercial due diligence and enables clients to better understand the risks in any given transaction, factoring them into negotiations and the pricing of a transaction. Key services include:

  • Risk and insurance due diligence: An in-depth review of the risk and insurance issues that may have a financial impact on the deal.
  • Transactional risk solutions: Tailor-made solutions utilising insurance capital around specific transaction-related issues, which may be used strategically to address transactional issues and improve deal certainty, for example warranty and indemnity insurance to protect against any liability assumed under the sale and purchase agreement or environmental, litigation or tax indemnity solutions to deal with specific matters.
with mid-market deal requirements.

IntraLinks (NYSE: IL) is a leading global provider of Software-as-a-Service solutions for securely managing content, exchanging critical business information and collaborating within and among organizations. For more than a decade, IntraLinks’ solutions have been providing a secure, online environment where deal professionals can manage the entire lifecycle of a transaction.

To ensure process velocity, dealmakers need to provision and scale a virtual data room, in real-time, to the largest possible universe of bidders in the shortest amount of time. To guarantee information integrity, a commonly accessible platform is needed to enable document level control, automate ease-of-use and provide anonymity for all parties involved. Today, dealmakers are using IntraLinks to meet regulatory requirements, provide audit trails, safeguard critical information and streamline operations. From deal team collaboration through the due diligence phase to deal closing, the IntraLinks platform can help improve operational efficiency and reduce time and costs while adding increased security and control to your deal process.

More than 1 million professionals around the world rely on IntraLinks including, 50 of the 50 top global banks, 25 of the top 25 law firms, and 14 of the 15 largest private equity firms. IntraLinks users can accelerate information-intensive business processes and workflows, meet regulatory and risk management requirements and collaborate with customers, partners and counterparties in a secure, auditable and compliant manner.

To learn how IntraLinks can transform your business by accelerating the deal management process, improving efficiency and ensuring the secure exchange of your documentation, visit or You can also follow IntraLinks on Twitter at and Facebook at or please contact us on tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 5200.