17 May 2021
Clairfield International is pleased to announce that Franzen & Company (www.franzen.com) based in Zürich has joined Clairfield as its exclusive partner for Switzerland. With Franzen as its new partner in its global organization, Clairfield strengthens its position in the DACH region and enhances its reach to corporates, family offices, entrepreneurs, and financial investors in Switzerland.
Franzen was founded in 2013 by experienced investment banker Marcel Franzen, formerly with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Alantra. With proven experience particularly in crossborder sell-side transactions, and depth of relationships with decision makers in industry, finance, and government, Franzen supports its clients in their most mission-critical strategic corporate finance and M&A decisions. The Franzen team offers services including advisory on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions advisory, placements, and capital restructurings. Franzen is a recognized representative of the SIX Swiss Exchange under Art. 43 of the listing rules and authorized to execute listings for equity and debt securities of SIX, and a member of Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association.
“From my years of experience, I know the importance of a strong international partnership, especially for an open economy such as in Switzerland,” says Marcel Franzen. “The large majority of our M&A projects are international. With 25 country teams Clairfield commands a foothold and presence globally which will deliver better insights, access, and execution support to our clients, along the sector and debt/equity advisory teams, with over 300 high-quality professionals.”
“We are very happy to formally welcome our new partners in Switzerland to our global partnership,” says Alexander Klemm, executive chairman of Clairfield International. “We have been collaborating with Marcel and the team for some time and are impressed by Marcel’s dedication to clients over a 20-year career.”