The manufacturing industry cannot escape the increasing digitalization either. On the one hand, Industry 4.0 offers great potential, on the other hand it presents completely new challenges for both single-item and series production. One possible reaction to this is the acquisition and sale of companies with us as a partner, for example in the areas
Dear Mr. Walther, you have succeeded in putting a really fast M&A process on its feet. Everyone involved was very satisfied with the result. Thanks to your structured way of working, your knowledge of the economic interrelationships and your detailed expertise, you played a decisive role in the sales success.
Dr. Ulrich Graf, specialist lawyer for insolvency law, Lampert, Dr. Graf & Colleagues
Mark very rarely fails since he combines a highly structured approach with the extreme sensitivity regarding how the process is developing. Mark succeeded in bringing all parties together with his practical advice and long experience.
Hari Iyengar, former Managing Director, Sphairon Technologies, representative of the Indian investor Sandalwood
Future solution for mechanical engineering company with 3 business areas
A family-run mechanical engineering company with three unrelated business units did not adapt sufficiently to the changes in the market. The technological lead over major competitors melted away, the internal structure remained too complex, and the liquidity reserves were depleted.
The short-term bidding competition led to the sale of the main business unit to an international financial investor, which put the company on a sustainable footing for the long term. A regional strategic investor took over a second division. The third business unit could no longer be maintained at the location and was liquidated.
Global bidding process provides sales solution for paper company
An internationally active paper manufacturer came under pressure from rising raw material costs and falling sales prices. Measures such as strengthening high-price products, outsourcing the service area and introducing factoring did not lead to any sustainable improvement.
The project team quickly launched a global bidding process and reported to the eight financing partners, the top management, the family shareholders and the advisory board. This process resulted in one English, one Irish and one Malaysian bidder. Finally, the listed Irish bidder took over the company and provided a secure future solution for more than 500 employees.