About us

REDHILL Corporate Finance is a Mergers & Acquisitions specialist for Mittelstand companies. Transactions with Mittelstand companies have special characteristics and need advisors, that understand their requirements. Based on specializing in mid-market transactions for over 25 years, we have absorbed the distinctive values and requirements of Mittelstand companies for our M&A advisory. REDHILL Corporate Finance stands for:


Maximum of experience

The success of Mittelstand companies is based on long-term experience as well as long-term thinking and acting.

In M&A transactions as well, the experience factor makes the difference. The owner of REDHILL Corporate Finance is one of the most experienced M&A specialists for Mittelstand transactions in Germany:

  • Since over 25 years focused on advising the sale or acquisition of companies in the small and mid-cap segment
  • More than 50 transactions with Mittelstand companies successfully closed

Long-term and customer-oriented thinking, expertise and consistent focus on this market segment are the foundation for this sustainable success in the M&A business.

Personal, entrepreneurial M&A-advise

Mittelstand means entrepreneurial thinking and taking personal responsibility

As owner-managed, independent advisors with experience as manager and owner, REDHILL Corporate Finance feels committed to these principles as well. For this reason, each mandate is personally advised by Kai Sessinghaus, the founder of REDHILL Corporate Finance. He leads all projects in all phases and details and ensuring a maximum of experience, seniority and commitment.

Very focused and efficient M&A processes

Mittelstand is characterized by efficiency and flexibility

Mittelstand companies usually are considerably more flexible and efficient compared to bigger enterprises and large corporations. We follow a similar approach in our M&A advisory. We are not an institution but a specialist for focused and custom-made M&A processes to achieve better and faster results in small and mid-market transactions. We have extensive experience in running very small and limited M&A processes successfully. REDHILL Corporate Finance is the right advisor if you are looking to achieve the best possible results in a professional, entrepreneurial and result-driven approach.

Internationality and strong network

Mittelstand companies take advantage of global opportunities. They operate internationally and networked.

The team of REDHILL Corporate Finance has an extensive track record in cross-border transactions. We work closely in an international network with specialized M&A boutiques covering all relevant markets. Furthermore, we have deep industry relationships as well as an extensive reach into the communities of strategic acquirers and private equity firms/family office investors in the small and mid-cap segment.


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REDHILL Corporate Finance was founded in 2018 by Kai Sessinghaus. He is one of the most experienced M&A advisors for transactions in the German Mittelstand segment. Since 1995 his focus is on advising owners and investors of mid-market companies in divestments or acquisitions. He has advised over 50 transactions with owner managed and family owned companies and has thereby gained a very deep understanding of how to lead M&A transactions in this special market segment to a sucess.

Before founding REDHILL Corporate Finance he was Partner of CAPEO GmbH, where he was responsible for the corporate finance business for 13 years. Previously, he was partner at Sannwald Jaenecke & Cie., a Munich-based M&A boutique where Merryl Lynch had acquired a shareholding in order to gain access to the mid-cap know-how of the partnership. He started his career in corporate finance in 1995 at Dr. Ferber & Partner GmbH (today Ferber & Co). Kai Sessinghaus has studied business administration in Regensburg and Berlin and completed his studies as Diplomkaufmann with an honors degree.

He is very familiar with the specific challenges with M&A projects in the Mittelstand, in particular with owner-managed and family owned companies for over two decades. Furthermore, he is well known for excellent negotiation skills, in particular in difficult M&A situations such as 1:1 negotiations or distressed situations.

Kai Sessinghaus is also active as an investor. As an owner and investor, he is used to entrepreneurial thinking and result-driven acting.

All projects of REDHILL Corporate Finance are personally managed by him as Managing Partner. He is supported by a highly qualified team of professionals. All professionals have extensive M&A experience and worked on small- and mid-cap transactions for many years.