Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

  • SFO's Finance provides corporate finance advisory services to family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and investment funds for all their capital and financing operations, at all stages of their development.
  • As trusted partners, our teams of seasoned professionals support you throughout your transactions in order to maximise their potential, in tune with your strategic objectives and convictions.

Our Experts By Your Side 


  • SFO advises entrepreneurs, family businesses and investment funds throughout their majority and minority stake sales, fund raising, acquisitions, and financing operations.


  • Our team is composed of multi-specialist bankers who combine their experience in conducting competitive processes, their expertise in financial engineering and structuring alongside a strong multi-sector specialization to advise you to the highest standards in the execution of your operations. Fully dedicated from the earliest stage to the closing of your transaction, we provide you with bespoke advice to optimize each strategic and operational parameter of your operations.


  • We capitalize on the SFO's historical expertise in investment, wealth structuring and planning to advise you by taking a holistic approach to your wealth that integrates your overall private and professional goals.​

Our Services

  • An exhaustive service offer to support our clients at each stage of their companies’ lifecycle and throughout the whole transaction.

Majority & Minority Stake Sales

  • Organisation and management of the entire sale process (preparation of sale documentation, coordination of other counsels, identification and contact with potential buyers, process logistics and tactics, negotiation, etc.), including in terms of financing. The competitive bidding of buyers in the divestiture process ensures that the best terms are obtained for the seller.
  • The sale of a minority stake in your company requires the same type of process with a stronger focus on corporate governance and Managers’ incentives.​

Fund Raising 

  • Advice to entrepreneurs in the development of their company by taking charge of the totality of their fund raising operation, from the identification and assessment of the needs to the preparation of relevant documentation, the identification and selection of potential investors, and the negotiation of final terms.
  • Drawing on our in-depth understanding of potential counterparties, we advise you on your choice of partner. We leverage our private bank network to give you access to discreet and hard-to reach alternative investors who are seeking to invest in attractive projects.​


  • Advice to our clients on their mergers and acquisition opportunities. We cover the full acquisition process, from the approach phase (market intelligence, deal environment) to the valuation and negotiation of the transaction.​


  • ​Design, structuring and negotiation of tailored financing solutions for your projects, in particular for your company sale operations.​

Benefits From Our Expertise


  • The highest level of standards in terms of execution
  • Our teams are fully dedicated to your projects and our senior bankers are actively engaged in every step of the execution. Driven by the entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of SFO, they tailor each aspect of the process to your specific requirements.


  • A selective and conviction-based approach to the mandates we chose that guarantees our total involvement in your operations.
  • We choose quality, not quantity. We believe that it is our responsibility to advise our clients, first and foremost, on the feasibility of their projects in order to maximise their chances of success. This strategy of rigorous selection is reflected in the particularly high success rate of our mandates.


  • Experienced teams of specialists who couple advanced technical skills with an in-depth understanding of specific sectors.
  • This sector expertise allows us to apprehend your specific ecosystem and challenges rapidly and accurately, at each step of the transaction.


  • Integrated advice to ensure the global consistency of our clients’ wealth management over the long term.
  • Our teams work closely with our private bank professionals and our wealth engineers to provide you with access to the full range of our Group's expertise in financial management and wealth engineering.​

Sector Expertise

  • Strong and recognized expertise in the following sectors: health, tech/digital, education, real estate, hotels/tourism, transport/logistics, wine.
  • We leverage our deep understanding of these industries to identify precisely the issues specific to your market and sector, and tailor the processes of your operations accordingly.


  • A strong expertise covering all fields of the healthcare sector (pharmacies, clinics, nursing homes, pharmaceutical laboratories, medical analysis laboratories, medical devices, medical technology, etc.). Our team has advised on a large number of transactions in this sector, thus developing deep insights into the economic and structural trends underway, key players and consolidation opportunities.


  • A team of professionals specialized in the digital and software publishing sectors, and a high-growth business in a fast-moving sector. We call on our in-depth knowledge of the market and its key players to advise companies and their managers, in particular regarding their fund raising and capital restructuring operations.
  • The team leverages our Group ecosystem to always be at the forefront of opportunities arising in the sector.


  • As a leading player in the real estate sector, we draw on a recognized track record, and in-depth knowledge of the key players and the various types of underlying assets to assist our clients in their capital restructuring operations. We capitalize on SFO's real estate asset management expertise and on its private banking network which is a valuable source of attractive opportunities as well as potential buyers.​
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