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.
Cyber-attacks put the crown on polycrisis. They are extremely sophisticated and criminals are often several steps ahead. Experts have long known that attacks cannot be avoided. What matters is how companies react to them. "Incident response" instead of "headless chicken mode": How does that work exactly? What should be the first steps in an emergency? Philipp Seebohm from AON shares insights and recommendations from eight years of cyber risk management.
Our seven most-read blog articles since the beginning of the year: what do they have in common? Definitely advice and expertise: possible scenarios and smart strategies. Retrospectives on yesterday's mistakes and outlooks on tomorrow's business models. It's great to have you with us all this time! We thank you very much for your loyalty as a reader and wish you a relaxing summer break and inspired reading!
If somehow there is always a crisis, how do you deal with it? What skills do managers need to avert the crisis and how do they succeed in aligning an organisation as a perpetual motion machine? We talked about this with Prof. Dr. Henning Werner, Professor for Transformation, Restructuring and Turnaround at the SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg.
"What kind of working environment do you want in order to stay motivated and work in an optimal way?" This question was the starting point for the renovation of enomyc's Stuttgart office. The newly designed rooms at our familiar location at Kleiner Schloßplatz 13 are now officially open. An inviting ambience, flexible and usable workplaces and state-of-the-art technology reflect the company’s good understanding of New Work.
Christmas and the turn of the year are a time for reflection. The last few years have been demanding for all of us in many respects, both in business and in our private lives. We would like to thank you, dear readers, dear business partners and especially our experts, our colleagues and our editors for your continued support and the always high level of interest in our interviews, professional articles and podcasts.
2022 was a difficult year for many companies. While the Corona pandemic in the form of fragile supply chains has not quite been overcome even after almost three years, galloping energy costs, rising interest rates and a threatening shortage of staff are creating new, additional risk factors. An interview with Martin Hammer and Uwe Köstens about the current situation, the outlook for 2023 and why restructuring experts are often "buzzkills".
It's not technically that far yet, but it shouldn't be long before Germany is "officially" in a recession. According to many economists, the country is facing a major wave of bankruptcies. Young, innovative companies in particular are acutely threatened by a lack of reserves, high energy prices and the slump in demand. But does this forecast stand up to closer scrutiny?
Mergers and acquisitions are always a difficult task. When they take place on an international level between several countries, all with a different business approach, the shovel becomes much wider. What skills are needed to handle the task professionally? And looking at current Franco-German relations: Does M&A have what it takes to positively influence the economies and politics of both countries? A conversation with Ian Kayanakis, Managing Partner France, and Head of Corporate M&A at enomyc.
From SAP Hana to Scams: Almost everything is involved. New means, such as digital transformation, but also new challenges, such as cyber attacks, do not leave the role of CFOs cold. Will the CFOs of the future have an additional mandate? Will they also need cutting-edge digital skills? Or even a split of their role? Markus Oberndorfer, director at enomyc, talks about this.
We are in the midst of the energy crisis, watching prices skyrocket and the recession is already upon us. The rule for companies is that they must pass on the increased factor costs to the market, but at the same time radically reduce their costs. What should be the primary focus now? What options are available to companies, and which areas of the company are crucial for overcoming the crisis?
enomyc wants to grow further. The M&A business plays a central role in this. Only recently, a new, internationally active team was introduced for this purpose. Robert Neufeld is on board as Head of Distressed M&A and Co-Head Corporate M&A. How does he assess the further development of the market in the coming months? What makes a transaction successful and what is particularly important in the midmarket?