Industry

Case Studies

Function
Head of Operations / Interim Managing Director Germany
Project
Turnaround of the German-based main company of a group of companies with plants in Sweden, Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland, which had been taken over by a US-American PE company and was due for restructuring.
Sector
Industrial goods and plant construction (air filtration)
Goal / challenge
  • Restructuring of the main German company
  • Short-term turnaround of the main supplier in the Europe-wide plant network and its business management safeguards for the overall reorganization of the group of companies
  • Stabilization of processes and organization
Result

Balance sheet restructuring, positive earnings situation

Due to the above-scheduled success of the measures implemented, not only were the production processes stabilised and improved, but the negative equity capital was also turned around and all key figures in the balance sheet and income statement set to target.

Project duration
1 year
Function
Advisory Board, Supervisory Board (Non-Executive Director) and Interim Head of the Strategy Committee
Project
Realignment of a globally operating steel construction company with plants in Canada and China into new growth markets for biogas and natural gas processing after an MBO
Sector
Engineering, plant construction, gas separation technology
Goal / challenge

Strategic realignment

Ensuring the strategic and operational turnaround of a Canadian steel constructor in compressed air treatment who is at risk of subsistence to become a global co-supplier of technologically leading methane gas treatment.

Result
  • Technology leader in methane gas processing
  • Following merger with an engineering company, the company is listed on the Canadian stock exchange and repositioned as a niche leader
Project duration
2 years
Function
Lead Manager of the analysis team in cooperation with an international investment house, consultant to the supervisory board, head of the analysis team
Project
Presentation of the company situation within the scope of a management-, legal-, financial- and operational-due diligence of a German secondary smelter (recycling) of aluminium and brass for the automotive and sanitary industry after an acquisition by a financial investor and on behalf of the chairman of the supervisory board of the holding company.
Sector
Metallurgy, secondary smelting for light metals
Goal / challenge

Company analysis and recommendations for the Advisory Board

Clarification of complex issues in connection with general dysfunction of the company, including verification/falsification of possible forensic facts, and recommendations for action for the shareholders and mandate holders

Result
  • Due Diligence and continuity concept
  • Comprehensive DD report with indication of urgent need for action in the event of continued existence of the company and liability for mandates
Project duration
4 months
Function
Project Manager Human Resources integration of an acquisition
Project
Project HR - Integration of an acquisition. A medium-sized European company acquires a company in Southeast Asia.
Sector
Industry
Goal / challenge
  • Understand in detail how the acquired company is managed by HR and what needs to be changed to ensure smooth integration into the Group.
  • Analysis of HR processes and practices, job analysis and evaluation & assessment of key talents.
  • Data collection and clarification with HR team and management.
  • Data analysis and development of suggestions for changes and improvements.
Result

Proposals were then presented to the Group management and the local top management and appropriate decisions were made. Management was able to present changes and improvements to employees within 100 days of the acquisition. From this point on, implementation by local HR management.

Project duration
4 months
Function
Management Gaming Industry
Project
Start-up of a company in the gaming industry
Sector
Premium Gaming Industry
Goal / challenge
  • Establishment, development and successful management of a start-up with focus on a fast time-to-market.
  • Business Planning
  • Completion of product development
  • Product design
  • Supplier selection
  • Range design
  • Onboarding Personnel
  • Marketing
  • Sales, development of sales channels worldwide
  • Testimonial concepts
Result

Successful development and management of the company, timely time-to-market, development of a worldwide sales structure

Project duration
9 months on an interim basis, afterwards the interim manager was taken over by the client as managing director
Function
Consulting Team Ultralight Aircraft
Project
Creation of a basis for decision on how to proceed for the attention of the private equity company
Sector
Aircraft industry
Goal / challenge

Creation of a redevelopment concept for a manufacturer of microlight aircraft in the Czech Republic on behalf of a private equity firm

Result

Business plan with recommendation for the improvement of performance and later sales

Project duration
3 months