Lilja & Co. is an independent equity capital markets advisory firm providing specialised services to company owners, founders and managements in connection with equity offerings (e.g. IPO, Secondaries), dual track exit processes or other equity-related situations. Lilja & Co. was founded in 2004 by Robert Lilja.

In recent years, Lilja & Co. has advised on a large number of European landmark capital market transactions across a variety of industry sectors (combined transaction value over €50bn). Please refer to our credentials for further information.

We are market leading in IPO and dual track exit advisory in the German speaking countries and one of the leading players in Europe.

Why an Independent Adviser?

IPO processes are a once in a lifetime experience for almost any company management, founders and its shareholders and require thorough preparation and considered execution. The core activity of an independent adviser is to act as a sounding board to the decision-makers and help manage the various conflicts of interest between the parties involved (e.g. shareholders, issuer, bookrunners, syndicate banks, M&A advisers and capital markets investors) and in so doing, to ensure a smooth and efficient process, resulting in an optimal transaction outcome.

Why Lilja & Co. ?

Lilja & Co. is owned by its partners and does not offer any other financial services than independent advice in the area of equity capital markets transactions. Therefore, we do not have any conflicts of interest and our advice is completely independent and unbiased.

By acting as a sounding board, we combine judgement based on experience and analytical excellence with project management services in order to create transaction transparency, to increase transaction efficiency and thus to save time for management and company owners.

These comprehensive and in-depth advisory services allow our clients to be well informed and maintain full control of the transaction process and of the different parties involved.

Lilja & Co. is ideally on board before the underwriting banks are appointed and also supports the management and shareholders for a certain period after the transaction has been successfully completed.