Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A market: for entrepreneurs: it's all about selling their life's work

Interview with Robert Neufeld, Partner and Head of Distressed M&A / Co-Head Corporate M&A at enomyc

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?

Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A market: for entrepreneurs: it's all about selling their life's work

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?

Strategy and Corporate Performance

SME suppliers: Two is better than one

The energy crisis, skyrocketing raw material prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of skilled workers are presenting the German automotive and supplier industry with unprecedented challenges. Small and medium-sized suppliers specializing in combustion engine drive components, chassis and C-parts in particular must fear for their future.

Strategy and Corporate Performance

Compromise instead of strangling: The survival kit for SMEs

While many are still on holiday or have just returned nicely refreshed, the buyers of the large car manufacturers and their "opponents", the sales professionals of the suppliers, have long been warming up for the upcoming price negotiations. This year, the talks are likely to be particularly difficult because many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are in deep water. However, giving up is not an option.

News

The Editor's Pick: Eight reading tips for your summer reading

Since then, our editors have conducted more than 30 expert interviews in which experienced industry experts have shared their insights. These include Rita Herbers from Hamburger Volksbank, economist and psychotherapist Bessie Fischer-Bohn, Holger Rabelt from Commerzbank AG and many more. To mark our third anniversary, we have put together a selection for your summer reading in the form of our Editor's Pick: Reading highlights that have been particularly well received.

Real Estate

The need for consulting will continue to grow

In the real estate industry, there seemed to be only one direction in recent years: upward, and quite steeply. But Corona, the Ukraine war and the resulting supply chain problems have brought the boom to a standstill, and materials and capacities are in short supply. What developments will shape the market in the coming years? And how will companies' consulting needs change as a result? We asked Matias Otto about this.

Strategy and Corporate Performance

Soft landing instead of free fall: A rip cord of facts, figures and data

What’s more the crisis mountain of supply chain stoppages, material and personnel shortages continues to grow: high energy and material costs are looming. "A toxic cocktail," is how Uwe Köstens, founding partner of enomyc, sums up the situation. Crisis is his business: he has been advising on SME issues for more than 22 years. But how can companies manage a less bumpy landing in the new reality called "crisis"?

Strategy and Corporate Performance

Operational supply chain optimization: Recommendations for medium-sized companies

The disruption of global supply chains was seen as a short- to medium-term problem when the Corona pandemic struck home. Since the outbreak of the Ukraine war at the latest we now know things will never be the same again. This makes initiating a few key measures at operational level all the more urgent. These are simple to implement, but vital for dealing more flexibly with the new uncertainty.

Career

Why we rely on reverse mentoring

Mentorship seems to be on everyone's lips at the moment, despite it being basically nothing new. And indeed, one mentorship model is disrupting the classic old-teach-young method. It's known as "reverse mentoring" and with this the Golf generation learns from the zoomers, the boomers from the millennials - vice versa and across departments. At companies like Microsoft, the CTOs learn from the next generation, they say.

Strategy and Corporate Performance

From dealer contract to agency model: Why car dealers don't lose out

Material shortages, delivery stoppages, rising energy costs. Sustainability targets, digitalization and electromobility: the automotive industry is under pressure to transform like almost no other. There is no choice in this. It is compelled to transform itself, must reinvent itself, must question the tried and tested - such as network structures, contracts and sales systems - and it is doing so. A conversation with Jan Brandt, interim manager and expert for turnaround and new business models.

Strategy and Corporate Performance

Leadership tool? Dashboard!

Are your scrap levels too high? The machines all running at optimal capacity? Have customers paid on time? Controlling your company based on defined KPIs can be a challenge without a dashboard. Senior Consultant Nantwin Apffelstaedt reported on this in detail in Part 1 of our "Dashboards" series. But how do you turn a dashboard into one that brings true impact to your company?

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