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»We help you to make the right entrepreneurial decisions and to implement them«

We pursue a comprehensive consulting approach as we are convinced that the biggest value drivers lie in a sustainable and consistent strategy linked to a mutually balanced organization and leadership structure. Based on this business understanding we develop customized solutions for our clients (management, investors and entrepreneurs) in the following areas:

1. Strategy review and strategy sharpening
  • Holding and participation strategy
  • Company strategy
  • Product, market and business area strategy
  • Core competence strategy / make or buy
  • Balanced functional strategies (R&D, marketing/sales, production, etc.)
  • Strategic alliances and mergers
  • Site benchmarking and site decisions
2. Leadership / organisation / processes
  • Review of structural organisation incl. leadership and distribution of departments
  • Redirection of central functions and central services incl. reduction of redundancies and clarification of roles of centralized and decentralized tasks
  • Optimization of processes incl. reduction of interfaces, definition of rules of the game, roles and control loops
  • Redirection of companywide processes (e.g. planning , innovation and order fulfillment processes etc.)
3. Efficiency improvement / cost cutting
  • Management of strategic cost drivers (sites, complexity, size, etc.)
  • Complexity reduction of the business system
  • Target costing, benchmarking and zero base budgeting (green field)
  • Process oriented reorganisation
    • Redefinition of core processes
    • Reduction of hierarchy structures
    • Interface optimization and reduction of redundancies
  • Make or Buy / Outsourcing
1. Acquisition support
  • Selection and strategic evaluation of acquisition targets
  • Market due diligence, review of business plan and assessment of business risks
  • Evaluation of potential synergies
  • Management appraisal
2. Value enhancement through active company supervision
  • Strategy review to enhance sales sustainably
  • Review of leadership and organization
  • Efficiency improvement and cost cutting programs to improve margins
  • Safeguarding the ability to exit
3. Portfolio optimization
  • Review of existing portfolio regarding chances and risks
  • Need for action by investment
  • Recommendations concerning portfolio remodeling
1. Long term succession planning
  • Focus on strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship in the next generation
  • Qualification, suitabilty and motivation of familiy members
  • Education and career planning for the next generation
  • Optional: support by non family executives
2. Management of transition predecessor – successor
  • Clarification of roles and resposibilities between predecessor and successor
  • How to make decisions, especially in case of conflict?
  • Shall the predecessor retreat in the supervisory board?
  • Plan B in case the succession didn’t work out as assumed
3. Coaching and support of successors
  • Support in strategic and operational tasks
  • Backing in corporate governance and management

Management Consulting

1. Strategy review and strategy sharpening
  • Holding and participation strategy
  • Company strategy
  • Product, market and business area strategy
  • Core competence strategy / make or buy
  • Balanced functional strategies (R&D, marketing/sales, production, etc.)
  • Strategic alliances and mergers
  • Site benchmarking and site decisions
2. Leadership / organisation / processes
  • Review of structural organisation incl. leadership and distribution of departments
  • Redirection of central functions and central services incl. reduction of redundancies and clarification of roles of centralized and decentralized tasks
  • Optimization of processes incl. reduction of interfaces, definition of rules of the game, roles and control loops
  • Redirection of companywide processes (e.g. planning , innovation and order fulfillment processes etc.)
3. Efficiency improvement / cost cutting
  • Management of strategic cost drivers (sites, complexity, size, etc.)
  • Complexity reduction of the business system
  • Target costing, benchmarking and zero base budgeting (green field)
  • Process oriented reorganisation
    • Redefinition of core processes
    • Reduction of hierarchy structures
    • Interface optimization and reduction of redundancies
  • Make or Buy / Outsourcing

Investment support

1. Acquisition support
  • Selection and strategic evaluation of acquisition targets
  • Market due diligence, review of business plan and assessment of business risks
  • Evaluation of potential synergies
  • Management appraisal
2. Value enhancement through active company supervision
  • Strategy review to enhance sales sustainably
  • Review of leadership and organization
  • Efficiency improvement and cost cutting programs to improve margins
  • Safeguarding the ability to exit
3. Portfolio optimization
  • Review of existing portfolio regarding chances and risks
  • Need for action by investment
  • Recommendations concerning portfolio remodeling

Succession advice

1. Long term succession planning
  • Focus on strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship in the next generation
  • Qualification, suitabilty and motivation of familiy members
  • Education and career planning for the next generation
  • Optional: support by non family executives
2. Management of transition predecessor – successor
  • Clarification of roles and resposibilities between predecessor and successor
  • How to make decisions, especially in case of conflict?
  • Shall the predecessor retreat in the supervisory board?
  • Plan B in case the succession didn’t work out as assumed
3. Coaching and support of successors
  • Support in strategic and operational tasks
  • Backing in corporate governance and management