GROWTH

Head for new markets. With our expertise.

Around the world entrepreneurs‘ and managers‘ thoughts circle around one question: How can we ensure long-term growth for our business?
The challenges for medium-sized companies have become more complex in recent years. Food producers find themselves in a ‚sandwich position‘ between strong raw material producers and retail chains. They need to watch out for new consumer trends, anticipate consolidation movements, meet changing political requirements and tackle international growth opportunities.
Construction supply companies are forced to develop strategies to benefit from the construction boom – rather than leaving the field to international competitors or disruptive players. Both worldwide growth opportunities and digital transformation, which will change production, sales and the products themselves, open up new possibilities.

The road to market leadership is difficult. However, your opportunities will be vast once your reach the top.

CLIENTS

Our clients: global players.

Manufacturers

FOOD / PACKAGING
CONSTRUCTION
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Investors

PRIVATE EQUITY COMPANIES 
STRATEGIC INVESTORS

25

percent


up to 150 m € annual turnover
35

percent


150 to 500 m € annual turnover
25

percent


500 m to 1 bn € annual turnover
15

percent


over 1 bn € annual turnover
PORTFOLIO

Highly focused. Our core competencies.

Two industries: food and construction. Strategy, M&A and transformation as services. We concentrate on what we do best. We‘re highly specialized and dedicated to strategic questions. Therefore, we are the number one in our field.

Strategy.

The starting point of each strategy is your vision. The idea of how you want your company to operate and to be perceived. The strategy we develop with you is based on your vision. It will have one main purpose: making you the market leader or expanding your market leadership by improving your competitive position or increasing your market share. We explore all options to achieve this. Then, we choose the most effective approach. There’s only one reason to apply linear thinking: your way up.
  • GROWTH AND COMPETITIVE STRATEGY
  • BENCHMARKING
  • INTERNATIONALIZATION
  • MARKET AND MARKET ENTRY STRATEGY
  • SALES STRATEGY
  • PRICING
  • MULTICHANNEL STRATEGY
  • DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS
  • IMPLEMENTATION AND STRATEGY EDUCATION

Mergers & Acquisitions.

We advise both vendors and buyers in all phases of the transaction process. With in-depth and detailed analysis when it comes to hard facts and figures. With lots of experience and strategic foresight when greater connections become relevant. We have assisted hundreds of transactions in the food and construction industry since our foundation in 2006. We know that every M&A project has its own character. The individual situation and our clients’ expectations are our priority.
  • TRANSACTION STRATEGY
  • M&A ADVISORY
  • TARGET IDENTIFICATION
  • COMMERCIAL DUE DILIGENCE
  • VENDOR DUE DILIGENCE 
  • RED FLAG ANALYSIS
  • PREPARATION OF SALES FOLDERS, E.G. INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

Mergers & Acquisitions.

We advise both vendors and buyers in all phases of the transaction process. With in-depth and detailed analysis when it comes to hard facts and figures. With lots of experience and strategic foresight when greater connections become relevant. We have assisted hundreds of transactions in the food and construction industry since our foundation in 2006. We know that every M&A project has its own character. The individual situation and our clients’ expectations are our priority.
  • TRANSACTION STRATEGY
  • M&A ADVISORY
  • TARGET IDENTIFICATION
  • COMMERCIAL DUE DILIGENCE
  • VENDOR DUE DILIGENCE 
  • RED FLAG ANALYSIS
  • PREPARATION OF SALES FOLDERS, E.G. INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

Transformation.

We understand how business is done in our industries and how it will change in the future. We know the relevant benchmarks. This knowledge is extremely valuable to our clients. We think like entrepreneurs and understand family-owned companies. Thus, we have an advantage in terms of speed and knowledge when it comes to optimizing business units, sales organizations, pricing models and product groups. We activate the right levers and focus on where the effects are strongest.
  • DIGITIZATION
  • INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • BUSINESS MODEL TRANSFORMATION
  • FINANCE RESTRUCTURING
  • CORPORATE PERFORMANCE
  • PROFIT AND ENTERPRISE VALUE INCREASE
  • IDW RESTRUCTURING OPINION
  • CASH PLANNING
  • BANK REPORTING
INTERNATIONAL

Grow globally. With our network.

Market leaders in our industries are part of global value chains. It’s crucial to know their international markets to develop strategies for and with them.
Our internationality isn’t confined to words alone. Companies and investors around the world seek our advice. We accompany projects and transactions in Europe, North America and Asia. Thus, we have an extensive network and remain close to our clients‘ sales markets. In recent years we have successfully completed projects in over 30 countries.
We achieve most of our sales with international customers or projects: 
EXPERIENCE

Our experience. Your success.

References food.
CLIENT: A market leading producer of meat and meat substitutes.
PROJECT: The development of the internationalization strategy.
CLIENT: A market leading producer of dairy products.
PROJECT: The development of the foodservice strategy.
CLIENT: A brand manufacturer of sweet and savory snacks.
PROJECT: The development of the future strategy and assessment of growth opportunities in China.
CLIENT: A market leading manufacturer of sweets.
PROJECT: The strategic realignment for brands and private label.
CLIENT: A market leading manufacturer of bakery products.
PROJECT: The development of an internationalization strategy including location search.
CLIENT: A producer of non-alcoholic beverages.
PROJECT: The development of the innovation strategy and strategic brand positioning.
CLIENT: A leading private equity company.
PROJECT: A red flag analysis and commercial due diligence for the acquisition of a leading bakery chain.
CLIENT: A long-established manufacturer of sweets.
PROJECT: The acquisition of a startup in the area of snacking.
CLIENT: A US American strategic investor.
PROJECT: A commercial due diligence in the area of food processing and icecream machines.
CLIENT: A global producer of food packaging.
PROJECT: The optimization of the sales and retail structure.
CLIENT: A leading European poultry producer.
PROJECT: The development of a pricing strategy.
CLIENT: A market leading producer of dairy and cheese products.
PROJECT: The optimization of the business process organization.
References Construction.
CLIENT: An international manufacturer of facade technology.
PROJECT: The development of a global corporate strategy.
CLIENT: A globally leading manufacturer of laminate flooring.
PROJECT: The development and implementation of the growth strategy.
CLIENT: A Swiss corporation in the area of building components.
PROJECT: The development of corporate strategies for over ten markets including German-speaking Europe, Eastern Europe, Italy and France.
CLIENT: An internationally leading manufacturer of bathroom furniture.
PROJECT: The development of the international M&A strategy.
CLIENT: A market leading manufacturer of innovative lighting systems.
PROJECT: The development of the corporate strategy and transformation of the business model.
CLIENT: A globally acting, publicly-listed manufacturer of building sealants.
PROJECT: An acquisition in the US and the development of the digitization and new business strategy.
CLIENT: A publicly-listed Finnish corporation.
PROJECT: The acquisition of a German medium-sized company in the area of construction site logistics.
CLIENT: A leading European manufacturer of bathroom furniture.
PROJECT: The acquisition of a Spanish producer of innovative bathroom equipment.
CLIENT: A leading European private equity company.
PROJECT: The acquisition of a leading manufacturer of prefabricated houses.
CLIENT: A global producer of building components.
PROJECT: Consulting on the expansion of the commercial presence and increase of sales efficiency.
CLIENT: A brand manufacturer of paints and lacquers.
PROJECT: The optimization of the business model and consulting on the market entry in Asia.