Clearwater International advises mediafinanz AG on sale to Tesch Inkasso GmbH


Clearwater Advisor

Clearwater International acted as sole financial adviser to a group of private shareholders on the sale of 100% of the share capital of mediafinanz AG to Tesch Inkasso GmbH, a portfolio company of Avedon Capital Partners.

mediafinanz AG, established in 2000, is a leading TÜV-certified debt and risk management company. The company’s service portfolio mainly consists of debt management services, such as national and international debt collection, legal collection and long-term monitoring, but also comprises risk management solutions such as credit information services and address searches. Its clients include IT and online service providers, e-commerce companies and payment and B2B service providers.

Tesch Inkasso Group is a leading German debt collection business with some 330 employees serving predominantly blue-chip clients across the telecommunications, utility, insurance and banking, and retail and e-commerce markets.

Clearwater International advised the private investors, led by managing partner Axel Oltmann with support from associate director Daniel Weber and analyst Max Berkemeier.

“We have now clearly built a market-leading position in the German third party debt collection market. We will use this strong market position to further grow our business and to service our clients with a high level of professionalism, flexibility and innovation.”

Thomas Dold, CEO at Tesch Inkasso

“Clearwater International is pleased to have advised a group of founders and serial entrepreneurs on the disposal of mediafinanz, a leading debt collection service provider for the e-commerce and payment industry. This acquisition represents a further step in the consolidation of the debt collection market.”

Axel Oltmann, Partner at Clearwater International