Dipl.-Wi-Ing. Ralf Otto


Certified German Auditor and Tax advisor

Managing Director and owner of ROI GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

After graduating in business administration and industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, he began his professional career at Ernst & Young in Munich in September 1997. There he mainly audited financial statements and group reportings of American subsidiaries in the software and media industry. In a secondment from E&Y, he worked as a financial analyst for UBS capital GmbH in Munich.


As a Manager in the area of transaction services at Deloitte in Frankfurt he led financial due diligence and corporate valuations in the context of M & A-and capital market transactions, and corporate restructurings.


At the end of 2005 he started with O & R Oppenhoff & Rädler AG, in association with Linklaters LLP at the time, to establish a branch of O & R in Frankfurt. The focus of his work was to solve accounting and valuation issues in the context of M&A and capital market transactions. After the separation of O&R and Linklaters in April 2008, expert opinions in arbitration and court procedures for law firms became an additional area of expertise.


Since 2009 he has been teaching international accounting in the MBA program “Financial Management” at the Coburg University.


Selected projects:

  • Expert opinions related to accounting and valuation issues in M&A transactions
  • Financial due diligences, fairness opinions und squeeze-out opinions
  • Business plan reviews and preparation of the information memorandum
  • Opinions on contributions in kind of shares and shareholder loans in turnaround situations
  • Prospectus for initial public offerings and capital increases of already listed companies (financial risk factors, MD&A, F-pages)
  • Audit of individual and group financial statements
  • Lectures and workshops for accounting and valuation training