Issue 2 2023

Acquisition International - Issue 2 2023 17 Quaan Capital GmbH (Quaan Capital) offers financial services for medium-sized companies and start-ups. Utilising considerable experience in M&A and financial management, Marvin Hackstein diligently guides the knowledgeable team in order to consistently achieve success. We find out more as the firm is celebrated in the 2022 M&A Awards. Oct22379 ased in Hamburg and working across a wide range of industry sectors, Quaan Capital GmbH advises owner-managed companies on transactions and financing issues, as well as providing strategy consulting services and growth via networking. “With over 15 years of industry experience and 50+ successfully completed transactions, we know exactly what we are doing,” says Marvin Hackstein, founder and managing director of the company. “With a down-to-earth mentality, we always focus on what is most important: the goal of our client.” When undertaking new clients and new projects, Quaan Capital’s work process focuses on getting to know each other and analysing the potential project and its feasibility. Only after a sufficient understanding of the personal and economic goals of the potential client or their company does the team submit a draft mandate. “It is important for us to first understand the potential project correctly and to define it precisely together with our future clients,” explains Marvin further. “We take our time for this process step so that the probability of the project’s success is maximised. Our mandate and the start of the project only take place afterwards.” At Quaan Capital there is no off-the-shelf service, as no two projects are the same, however it is of utmost importance to Marvin and the team to provide a quality advisory service to each and every client. For this reason, Quaan Capital never accepts more than three mandates at the same time in order to meet the high expectations of its clients and its own quality standards. As a result, a mandate is always accompanied by ongoing remuneration and this commission component is a commitment by clients to seriously advance or want to realise the project. Following completion of the project, a performance fee is due, which is related to the financial amount of the project as a percentage and thus represents the larger part of Quaan Capital’s fee. “Honesty denotes one facet of amoral character and describes positive attributes such as integrity, sincerity, and straightforwardness,” Marvin continues, speaking of the firm’s open and transparent approach. “Our goal is to be perceived as trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere, as well as to be valuable to our clients.” As well as its financial services, Quaan Capital strives to constantly expand its network as it is fully aware that trusting cooperation with partners it knows personally is one of the most important success factors. B Most Trusted SME M&A Advisors 2022 - Germany Since cross-border transactions make special demands both in terms of language and culture, Quaan Capital has network partners in important European cities in addition to its network partners in Germany, with whom it regularly exchanges information on projects and current developments. The company falls back on these partners when it comes to identifying and approaching potential investors, meaning linguistic friction losses are minimised and additional trust is built up among potential buyers. Recently, in recognition of its hard work, dedication, and exceptional client service, Quaan Capital was named Most Trusted SME M&A Advisors 2022 – Germany. This prestigious accolade is testament to the commitment and passion that the company portrays when dealing with its clients. “Passion is a strong feeling – and an intense emotion for something or a person,” Marvin enthuses. “This feeling and emotion is part of our DNA in our daily approach. Our goal is to have fun and enjoy the project together with our clients, and we see success as the sum of carefully made decisions.” Contact: Marvin Hackstein Company: Quaan Capital GmbH Web Address: