SDR facilitates corporate transactions across languages, cultures and continents.

SDR has flourished as an M&A advisory firm, assisting overseas companies who wish to establish a presence in foreign markets.
Established in 1994 in Auckland, New Zealand, we provide support to setup local offices, establish new ventures and partnerships, and close transactions. With offices in Paris and Auckland, the SDR principals have native fluency in English, German and French.

SDR facilitates international mergers and acquisitions.

We have performed mergers and acquisitions in the automotive safety, fasteners, and entrance automation industries.
We have also assisted in negotiations for firms in the elevator, laboratories, and dairy equipment industries.
Automotive Safety
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Entrance Automation

Contact SDR to learn more.

Managing Director

Stephen Diver has had extensive professional experience in New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Poland, Australia and Russia. After working for the New Zealand Treasury as an economist and serving as the New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Germany and Eastern Europe for 6 years, he returned to New Zealand to set up SDR.

European Advisor

Dr Anton Daubner is located in Dortmund, Germany. Anton primarily supports SDR clients in Europe and North America. For more than 10 years, he was managing director of companies in the mechanical and process engineering, agricultural, and food industries. He served as CEO of WestfaliaSurge, an international dairy industry player with several hundred million Euro turnover, where he integrated acquisitions and reorganised the international organisation.

Financial Advisor

Ryno Verster started his career as an electrical engineer, specialising in design and later in project management. In recent years he has branched out to finance and financial modelling. His professional experience extends across South Africa, New Zealand, Lesotho and Switzerland.

Ryno works predominantly in analysing and valuing businesses, developing financial models and assisting with strategic planning.

German Trade Advisor

Monique Surges is the CEO of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Auckland. She also supports Stephen Diver in his similar role as the Director of the Advantage Austria Marketing in Office Auckland.