Transformation & Restructuring

Companies in Crisis: Hit it Hard and Hit it Early

Interview with Martin Hammer, Managing Partner at enomyc

Cheap Gas, Cheap Life, Cheap Money: A large portion of Germans have only known growth and prosperity. The Boomers helped build this flourishing state, while the Millennials were born into it. And now? The fat years seem to be over. The usual formula—higher, faster, further—no longer works. What are the new parameters for growth and prosperity? And how should we approach them? A conversation with Martin Hammer.

Transformation & Restructuring

Companies in Crisis: Hit it Hard and Hit it Early

Cheap Gas, Cheap Life, Cheap Money: A large portion of Germans have only known growth and prosperity. The Boomers helped build this flourishing state, while the Millennials were born into it. And now? The fat years seem to be over. The usual formula—higher, faster, further—no longer works. What are the new parameters for growth and prosperity? And how should we approach them? A conversation with Martin Hammer.

Interview

StaRUG x Leoni AG: How Has the Case Changed Restructuring Practices?

The StaRUG x Leoni AG case is making history in corporate restructuring. Specifically, it represents a paradigm shift. According to the summary of the restructuring plan, the expected return for the shareholders affected by the plan in the next best alternative scenario was 0%. This has never happened before. How has this case affected restructuring practices since then? Who are the winners and losers? And what opportunities or risks does StaRUG hold for LLCs? Ralf Ehret, Partner and Head of Debt Advisory, provides insights.

Strategy & Corporate Performance

Best Practices for SMEs: Achieving Greater Success through Strategic Assortment Optimization

Optimizing the product range involves far more than just updating the product and service offering. Rather, it is about drawing a sharp line between profitable and market-relevant products and those that tie up resources without generating corresponding returns. Anyone who dares to take this step should not shy away from complex processes, comprehensive data analyses and a structured examination of market dynamics.

Interview

Don't Hate. Imitate. What Can Germany Learn from China?

"Human beings have three ways to act wisely," once taught Confucius. "First, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest." Is China taking the easiest path? And will it be bitter for Germany? How economic policy and SMEs might react to China’s economic trajectory is discussed by Christian Zeller, partner at enomyc, in this interview.

Digital Strategy

Seeding GenAI: Cultivating Organic Growth in SMEs through genAI

Disruptive technologies such as genAI are becoming increasingly important in the business world. This presents the upper midmarket segment with the challenge of not only understanding these technologies as a trend, but also applying them in practice in order to best increase efficiency and innovative capacity. Concerns that the barriers to entry are too high for SMEs are unfounded, says head of innovation at enomyc and author, Franz Wenzel.

Interview

3 AI myths from the SME sector

What do you think: What impact will artificial intelligence have on your life? Do you follow developments with risk appetite or skepticism? One thing is clear: AI is a pioneering technology. It triggers noticeable changes. And it provokes. Even myths. We spoke to Mario Trapp, Partner in Restructuring & Transformation and Head of Digital Strategy, about this. How does he himself use AI in professional practice? Should companies already be hiring Chief AI Officers? And which AI developments make even him uneasy?

Interview

Could have, would have, supply chain

EU Supply Chain Act: Are the FDP's veto and timing justified and helpful? What does the economy gain now - apart from perhaps time? We interviewed our new partner Dr. Tim Bauer. He himself comes from a family of entrepreneurs and believes that Regulations have increased significantly in recent years - also in terms of complexity. In addition, the EU Parliament often lacks an eye for SMEs. Why should companies still act proactively now? Why focus firmly on competitive advantages through clean business practices?

Digital Strategy

From Idea to Implementation: How Innovations Change the Consulting World

New technologies and ground-breaking innovations are topics that most of us would expect to find in Silicon Valley rather than in German SMEs. The long list of German SMEs whose products and solutions are in demand all over the world shows that this is not the whole truth. The secret of their success: above-average innovative strength. The Top 100 competition honours precisely such companies. This year, enomyc is also among the winners.

Strategy & Corporate Performance

Consumption slump and short-time working instead of kitchen acquisition: The situation in the German furniture industry

According to official figures, the turnover of furniture manufacturers and retailers fell by 5 to 7 per cent last year, with a drop of almost 12 per cent for living room, dining room and bedroom furniture. enomyc industry expert Marc Fahrig spoke to Jan Kurth, Managing Director of the German Furniture Industry Association (VDM/VHK) and Markus Meyer, President of the German Furniture and Kitchens Trade Association, about the causes of the crisis, current priorities and new opportunities.

Strategy & Corporate Performance

Big Data: How companies make their data talk

It’s a horror scenario for any company: losing one your highest-revenue customers. The management wants to know how the loss will affect the operating result. The consequences for turnover, inventory, material and personnel costs also need to be identified as quickly as possible. In theory, this is the time for management control. In practice, however, this is often hopelessly overwhelmed.

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