Indo-German Chamber: Report on the M&A environment in Germany

In­dia is an at­trac­tive in­vest­ment de­sti­na­tion for Ger­man com­pa­nies - con­ver­sely, Ger­many is In­dia's lar­gest tra­ding part­ner in Eu­rope and rich in op­por­tu­nities for In­dian com­pa­nies. On the oc­ca­sion of a vi­sit to the "Indo-Ger­man Cham­ber of Com­merce" in Dehli, Dr. Chris­toph Ep­pin­ger, au­di­tor and part­ner of Eb­ner Stolz in Stutt­gart, had the op­por­tu­nity to high­light cur­rent trends in the M&A en­viron­ment in Ger­many in a pre­sen­ta­tion to In­dian en­tre­pre­neurs and busi­ness part­ners.

Chris­toph Ep­pin­ger was ac­com­pa­nied by re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves of Nex­digm, the lo­cal net­work part­ner of Eb­ner Stolz, as well as the De­puty Ma­na­ging Di­rec­tor of the Indo-Ger­man Cham­ber of Com­merce, Ms. So­nia Pras­har.

The cen­tral as­pect of his re­marks were the cur­rent eco­no­mic con­di­ti­ons in Ger­many, which have chan­ged si­gni­fi­cantly due to the Ukraine war. In ad­di­tion, the "China-Plus-One" stra­tegy is gai­ning par­ti­cu­lar im­port­ance. Ger­man com­pa­nies are now pur­suing a stra­tegy of re­du­cing their de­pen­dence on China as a sa­les mar­ket and pro­duc­tion lo­ca­tion by also ex­pan­ding their busi­ness ac­tivi­ties to other coun­tries or in­ten­si­fy­ing them in these coun­tries. In par­ti­cu­lar, the sta­bi­lity of the le­gal si­tua­tion in In­dia un­der the Modi go­vern­ment and the po­si­tive eco­no­mic de­ve­lop­ments in In­dia are lea­ding to an in­cre­asing fo­cus on Indo-Ger­man tran­sac­tions, es­pe­cially joint ven­tures and ac­qui­si­ti­ons - in both di­rec­tions.

Note: The Indo-Ger­man Cham­ber of Com­merce is a Ger­man Cham­ber of Com­merce Ab­road (AHK) and of­fers busi­ness so­lu­ti­ons for com­pa­nies plan­ning to do busi­ness with In­dia or Ger­many. It is both the lar­gest Ger­man bi-na­tio­nal cham­ber of com­merce ab­road and the lar­gest cham­ber of com­merce in In­dia.

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