Germany /
Upper Bavaria

The Freestate of Bavaria, with a population of 12.5 million, is the largest federal german state and also one of the most dynamic regions inside the country. With a gross domestic product of EUR 549,19 billion in 2015 (Source: www.invest-in-bavaria) Bavaria, as an independent State would be ahead of 21 of the 28 EU member states. Its capital Munich is a major center of advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany and Europe. Since years, according to international city rankings, Munich is one of the top cities concerning standard and quality of living.
Bavaria has strong economic business relations with its neighbor States Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland and with some of the close regions of the Alpine Space like northern Italy.


Important characteristics:


  • The Free State is the number one location in Germany for insurances and number two for banking
  • Bavaria is also number one in Germany for tourism
  • Growth, prosperity, employment and innovation
  • Highly developed sectors are automotive, construction, electrical engineering and electronics, renewable energies and energy technologies, information-, communication- and environment technologies
  • The unemployment rate in many regions in Bavaria is below three per cent
  • The backbone of the Bavarian economy is its number of highly diverse small and medium-sized enterprises (99 per cent of all Bavarian companies, source:, dislocated within the state’s regions.
  • High-level apprenticeships, further training and intensive promotion of research and technology have contributed to Bavaria´s achievements of top values in international comparisons, spending three per cent of the gross domestic product on research and development.
  • Many international companies and global leaders are located in Bavaria
  • Highly qualified and motivated workforce available
Support contact Point

The support contact points in Bavaria are the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria (IHK für München und Oberbayern) and the Italcam.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria offers services for its companies and represents the economy of the Upper Bavaria regions. Its offers are specially support services concerning Business Transfer / Company succession. Some of those services, like the e-platform Nextchange are offered thanks to the cooperation with other Partners.

Italcam is a no-profit association of private German law, recognized by the Italian Government and plays an active role in organizing business meetings, international trade fairs, seminars, conferences and round tables to promote knowledge sharing between the two countries.
Italcam doesn´t have a department specialized on company succession, but it has an Italian and German partner network of lawyers, business trustees, notaries, banks, insurance institute which could support the successors and transferors.
Thank to its transitional nature of the company Italcam could bring together successors and transferors on a transnational level, particularly within Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Northern Italy.


Our Services for transnational Business Transfer

The support contact points in Bavaria offers the following services:

  • Information about business transfer / companies succession in Germany
  • Organization of events for companies transferees, transferors and stakeholders
  • IHK – Transfer Tool (confidentially operated matching tool)
  • “Nexxtchange” national e-platform for business transfer in Germany
  • Partner network of exports and stakeholder

Support Point Contacts

IHK für München und Oberbayern
Balanstraße 55-59
D- 81541 München
Personal Contact:
Markus Neuner
Telefon: + 49 89 5116 1259

Italienische Handelskammer München- Stuttgart
Landaubogen 10
D-81373 München
Personal contact:
Martina Agosti
Telefon: +49-(0)89 961 661 72