Eight International grows presence in Germany with Trarestra

05 July 2019 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read
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Eight International, an advisory organisation with over 2,000 professionals across mainly Europe and Asia, has bolstered its presence in Germany with the addition of Trarestra as a member firm.

Founded last year by Jan Burchert, Trarestra is a boutique tax consultancy that has a heritage in the field of transaction law. The Frankfurt-based company provides tax advisory services for mergers & acquisitions, spanning buy-side, sell-side, post-merger integration, tax structuring, transfer pricing and tax modelling offerings.

As part of Eight International, Trarestra will support cross-border deals with a German dimension, and serve as the linking-pin for foreign deal-makers seeking support in the local German market. Speaking of the partnership, Trarestra’s managing director Burchert said, “We decided to embark on this new chapter in our consultancy careers because we wanted to meet the growing demand of companies for dedicated tax deal support in their national and international operations.” 

He added that Trarestra will be able to benefit from Eight International’s “deep financial and operational expertise” across sectors, with a focus on taxation. “Being able to exchange know-how and experience with other global tax teams will help us to create value for our clients and provide an even better tailored and relevant solutions.” 

Eight International network

Eight International was founded in 2016 by six founding partners – all advisory firms that share the same focus on mergers & acquisitions and common values on deal-making. French-origin player Eight Advisory is the largest co-founder (offices in France, the UK, Belgium, Germany and India), with Sincerius (the Netherlands), JP Weber (Poland), New Deal Advisors (Italy) and Financial Consulting Group (Russia) complementing the quintet. The sixth co-founder currently operates as an associate member.

Founder Burchert previously spent three years at EY in the firm’s Transaction Tax practice, and prior to that spent nearly nine years at rival Big Four firm PwC. Since graduating in 2011 from the University of Mainz, Trarestra senior manager Manuel Wall has followed in the footsteps of Burchert, working for PwC until the summer of 2015, after which he joined EY and most recently Trarestra. 

Last month, Clairfield International, an M&A network of relatively similar size to that of Eight International, reinstated its presence in the Netherlands with the addition of Amsterdam-based Vondel Finance to its network. Clairfield International previously worked with Boer & Croon Corporate Finance, but had to find a new local representative after that firm was acquired by Deloitte Corporate Finance at the start of the year.