International investment banking firm debuts in Detroit

Birmingham-based Quarton

 Partners, a premier middle market investment banking firm, has combined with Blue Corporate Finance, active in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK, as equal partners to form the new integrated multinational firm, QuartonInternational.                       

“Through this merger, we are building something in Detroit that has never been built here before,” said Andre Augier, Partner and Chairman and CEO for North America. “Becoming one truly united international firm provides a level of accountability and client service not possible in many of the ‘associations’ touted by other mid-market firms today.”   

With offices in Berlin, Graz, Leipzig, London, Munich, Zurich and Detroit, Quarton International provides merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory, equity and debt capital raising, and advice on complex securities transactions to clients worldwide, with deal sizes typically ranging from $25 to $500 million. The firm’s client base consists of publicly traded companies, privately held companies and private equity firms in a variety of sectors, including diversified industrial, consumer products, healthcare, business services, media and technology.

“In today’s increasingly globalized economy, with Europe accounting for more than 25 percent of global M&A, it was essential for us to have a true presence in the European market to ensure that we are finding the best possible buyers and sellers, and adding the most value for our clients. Our new European colleagues are tremendous investment bankers and we are looking forward to joining with them to build a great international firm,” added Robert Parker, Partner and President for North America. 

“We searched extensively for the right U.S.-based partner to join with. We sought a firm with an outstanding reputation and a culture that matched our own. There’s no question that Quarton is the perfect partner.  Their successful background in finance, complements our European team’s entrepreneurial background impeccably. Consolidating our diverse expertise allows us to provide high level investment banking advice to entrepreneurial, financial and traditional corporate buyers and sellers in the most effective way possible,” said Jules Grueninger, Chairman for Quarton International Europe. “The Detroit location is also critical for our firm’s continued growth, as an important international commercial hub, with easy access to worldwide destinations through the exceptional Detroit metropolitan airport, we can easily and efficiently facilitate in-person meetings with our team and clients virtually anywhere in the world.”           
About Quarton International
Quarton International is a corporate finance company servicing the global middle market. It regroups under a common brand, 20 partners and 50 employees in Europe and the United States. The group’s offices are located in Berlin, Detroit, Graz, Leipzig, London, Munich and Zurich.
Quarton International’s principals have a combined track record of more than 500 transactions in 30 different countries with a total volume exceeding USD 15 billion. Quarton International was founded in 2015 following the combination of Blue Corporate Finance’s and Quarton Partners’ businesses.