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Schaahin Azizi

CORPORATE M&A as a Service

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

$2,160/day

Thank you for visiting my profile. Having worked in M&A advisory as well as at public and private corporates like GEA Group AG and Viessmann, I was lucky to be able to experience M&A transactions from all angles. Since 2012 I provide 'Corporate M&A as a Service' to corporate clients with a focus on execution management for deals with up to 50m EUR transaction value: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS I execute your buy-side or sell-side M&A transaction as an M&A Project Manager fully embedded in your organisation and with focus on managing stakeholders from subsidiary level to the C-suite and central corporate functions. I cover the whole M&A process from first contact with the selling entity to closing, including comprehensive internal approval processes, financial analysis and valuation, due diligence management and hands-on negotiations where most value is at stake. Every touchpoint with the opposing party is an opportunity to lose or gain value and subtleties matter! POST-MERGER INTEGRATION I also help you integrate your acquired companies effectively and based on the individual situation at hand (no cookie-cutter approach). Drop me a line, if you need information on any of the above. Best regards, Schaahin

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 22 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Automobiles and Components Capital Goods Commercial and Professional Services Metals and Mining Software and Services

Skills

Skilled in: Post Merger Integration (PMI), Value Creation & Enhancement, Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, JIRA, Slack, Google Docs, MailChimp, Google Suite, Google Ads, WiX

Languages: German, English

Work Experience

Self-employed

CORPORATE M&A as a Service

1/11/2012

 

- Now

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: I manage your buy-side and sell-side M&A projects in Germany and abroad as a Project Manager fully embedded in your organisation and with focus on managing stakeholders from subsidiary level to the C-suite and central corporate functions. I cover the whole M&A process from first contact with the selling entity to closing, including comprehensive internal approval processes, financial analysis and valuation, due diligence management and hands-on negotiations where most value is at stake. Every touchpoint with the opposing party is an opportunity to lose or gain value and subtleties matter! POST-MERGER INTEGRATION: I also help you integrate your acquired companies effectively and based on the individual situation at hand (no cookie-cutter approach).

Ramboll Group

Senior M&A Project Manager

1/6/2023

 

- Now

Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. It's 18,000+ experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings, Transport, Energy, Environment & Health, Water, Management Consulting and Architecture & Landscape. > Interim project management for multiple M&A projects in various sub-sectors of the business

hello mocca GmbH

Founder / Managing Director

1/3/2020

 

- 01/02/2023

The first picture-based restaurant discovery app that closes the gap between Instagram and Google Maps - Developed idea & concept, designed the first prototype and tested it with more than 500 people - Built MVP together with a developer and a designer - Launched in Frankfurt/Germany as our test market - Gained traction with repeat users and very low CPA

Viessmann Group

Senior M&A Project Manager

1/11/2021

 

- 1/4/2022

Viessmann Group is a global family business with the business areas Climate Solutions, Refrigeration Solutions and Investment. The Viessmann Group has 14,500 employees worldwide and a total revenue of over 4 billion Euros. > Interim project management for two acquisitions abroad in the manufacturing sector > Supporting with an investment abroad in a Software-as-a-Service business

Viessmann Group

Senior Operations Manager and Senior M&A Project Manager

1/6/2017

 

- 1/2/2020

Viessmann Group is a global family business with the business areas Climate Solutions, Refrigeration Solutions and Investment. The Viessmann Group has 14,500 employees worldwide and a total revenue of over 4 billion Euros. > Managed portfolio companies of Viessmann Investment GmbH (manufacturing & business services) for nearly 2 years in Germany and abroad: supporting local management/founders to increase performance via various measures, such as cost reductions, realizing synergies in procurement and improving the organizational and management structure; acted as a 'sounding board' in general management matters > Leading the sale of a plant engineering business in Germany to a strategic buyer from abroad > Leading due diligence and negotiations for a Joint-Venture in the Middle East in the manufacturing sector

Work study

Research

1/10/2015

 

- 1/5/2017

Researched and developed different investment strategies for public markets. Researched and tested startup ideas in the digital tech consumer space.

GEA Heat Exchangers

Senior Project Manager M&A

1/11/2012

 

- 1/9/2015

GEA Heat Exchangers is a leading manufacturer of heat exchangers for various industries with 7,500 employees and € 1.5bn in revenue. > Prepared a valuation of GEA Heat Exchangers for the CEO and CFO of the company in preparation of the planned sale of the company. > Supported GEA Heat Exchangers with its own sales process, which became the largest PE deal in Germany in 2014, including its bond issuance process as well as a management participation model. > Worked on various buy-side projects.

Work study

Research

1/9/2011

 

- 1/10/2012

Researched and developed different investment strategies for public markets, focusing on technical aspects of the capital markets (stocks and futures).

GEA Group

Various positions, see description

01/10/2005

 

- 01/08/2011

Manufacturer of equipment and supplier of process technology particularly for the food, pharmaceutical and energy industries, with over 24,500 employees and more than 5.7 billion Euros in sales. Positions: Director Reorganization Project, GEA Heat Exchangers GmbH (03/2010 – 08/2011): Set up a reorg and restructuring team of up to 16 employees, consultants and interim managers within weeks. The team led the closure and transfer of production of 11 factories within 12 months and reorganized the group segment comprising approximately 7,500 employees at start of project. Assistant to the CEO, GEA Group AG (09/2008 – 02/2010): Involved in the decision making processes in nearly all significant matters of the group with impact on important projects of the group; supported the Executive Board actively with strategic and financial aspects of the new segmentation of the group, including the restructuring of parts of the group, various other tasks, incl. active involvement in monthly review meetings with group divisions and companies, IR presentations, press releases and annual reports Project Manager M&A, GEA Group AG (10/2005 – 08/2008): Planned and managed acquisitions and company divestitures over the complete course of the project; Main projects: Successful acquisition of a manufacturer of farming equipment and components abroad for more than EUR 25 million (project lead), successful divestment of a German textile equipment manufacturer for more than EUR 25 million (project lead), divestment/closure of a Zinc smelting business; created the M&A guideline for the group

Doertenbach & Co. GmbH

Analyst (3 years) & Associate (ca. 1.5 years)

01/05/2001

 

- 01/08/2005

M&A boutique - Worked on various Corporate Finance and M&A projects with focus on mid-sized and privately owned companies. Main projects: - € 50m capital increase at an automotive supplier with approx. € 500m in turnover - Sale of the corporate venture capital portfolio of a large industrial group to a financial buyer - € 50m capital increase at a chain of dental labs - Sale of a mechanical engineering company with approx. € 50m in turnover - Sale of a subsidiary of a stock-listed software company to a strategic buyer

Software startups

Interim Project Manager Corporate Development / Corporate Finance

01/10/2000

 

- 01/04/2001

Analyzed strategic options during the restructuring of a Document Management System provider; estimated market and sales potential with different strategic alternatives; successfully supported the second funding round by creating a business plan in order to secure the continuity of the company Conducted market due diligence and research to identify potential customer groups and actual and potential competitors of a Commerce Service Provider; prepared a detailed business plan, identified potential investors, suppliers and co-operation partners and prepared negotiations

Education

Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

Ecotrophology/Subject Area: Business Administration and Economics

01/04/1994

 

- 01/09/2000