ACXIT Capital Partners and French PAX Corporate Finance conclude strategic partnership
ACXIT Capital Partners and Paris-headquartered PAX Corporate Finance have concluded a strategic partnership to foster their cross-border activities between Germany, France and Switzerland and increase pan-European business.
PAX Corporate Finance, founded in 2003 in Paris/ France, and present with offices in Paris and Geneva, is one of the leading Independent investment banks in France. Focusing on fast growing companies and mid-market transactions, PAX has developed a unique track record in corporate finance in France and French-speaking countries. Going forward, ACXIT Capital Partners and PAX Corporate Finance will act in their respective geographies as Associated Partners, and expand their position in Europe with seven European offices throughout Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria and global reach with an office in Hong Kong and strong partnerships in China, India and the USA.
Clients of ACXIT Capital Partners and PAX Corporate Finance will not only benefit from the extended geographical reach, but also from access to a larger pool of approximately 80 high-caliber professionals and additional product offerings as well as increasing quality deal flow.
Poised to intensify the collaboration on the French-German axis in the aftermath of the Brexit vote
“We are convinced that in the aftermath of the Brexit vote traditional continental European financial centers will gain in importance and we want to play an active role in the establishment of more truly European players who see the pan-European market as their home market.” comments Andreas Thümmler, Managing Partner of ACXIT Capital Partners.
“With Germany as France’s most important trading partner to date and growing importance of inter-European relationships, clients of both sides of the Rhine will strongly benefit from our partnership.” said Adrien Tourres, Managing Partner of PAX Corporate Finance.
Both companies are confident to have built a strong basis for fostering German-French cross-border activities and collaboration with view on M&A, capital raising and capital market activities for clients in Germany and France.
About PAX Corporate Finance
Founded in 2003, PAX Corporate Finance is a French leading independent investment bank. Sustaining exclusive relationships with its clients, PAX Corporate Finance supports them in all finance-related developments, such as fundraising (venture and development), M&A (local and cross-border), LBO, structured financing and stock market operations (IPO, fundraising). PAX Corporate Finance, through its comprehensive portfolio of activities, accompanies entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporations, European private equity firms and family offices on a long-term basis.
As of today, PAX Corporate Finance has successfully closed more than 100 transactions since inception in 2003 across diverse sectors such as IT and Telecoms, Consulting, Sport and Leisure, Health, B to B Services and Consumer Goods. The company opened an office in Geneva in 2015 to better serve the French speaking European markets. (www.pax.fr)
About ACXIT Capital Partners
ACXIT Capital Partners is a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. Since 1998, we offer our clients comprehensive corporate finance advisory services including M&A and capital markets advisory as well as restructuring and strategic advisory. As an independent, privately owned firm we maintain offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Hong Kong as well as strong alliances in China, India and the USA.
To date, we have completed more than 350 transactions with a total deal/financing volume of approx. EUR 17bn. Our clients are corporations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and family offices. While our home market is in the German speaking region, most clients are international and transactions cross-border.
For the third consecutive year, ACXIT Capital Partners has been the winner of the Global Banking & Finance Review Award in the category “Best Boutique Merchant Bank – Germany” in 2016, and was awarded with the renowned ACQ Award as ”Mid-Market M&A Advisory Firm of the Year 2016 – Germany”.