STRATEGY

  • Strategy review and development for a leading Central and Eastern European electrical power and signalling cable manufacturer
  • Strategy development and implementation at a leading Austrian Engineering Company in international plastics engineering
  • Strategy development and implementation at a leading international Start-Up (>100 employees) in the information retrieval area
  • Strategy and business plan evaluation for a High-Tech Start-Up in the Internet/telecom industry
  • Development of growth strategy through acquisitions for the brewing division of a leading Central European Beverages Group
  • Strategy evaluation & development from a business, corporate and ownership perspective for a leading CEE Beverages Group
  • Development of a new sales and distribution strategy and structure in the Austrian market for a leading Global Beverages Manufacturer
  • Development and prioritization of growth options for Austria’s leading Soft Drinks Manufacturer
  • Strategy development for the mineral water division of a leading European Beverages Group
  • Strategy evaluation and development for a leading Austrian Luxury-Goods Manufacturer and Retailer
  • Strategy development for a joint-venture between two leading German Transportation Service Providers
  • Development of a growth strategy through internal growth and acquisitions for a leading Regional Bank in Germany
  • Strategy evaluation and development for a leading mid-sized Central European Pharmaceuticals Manufacturer and Distributor
  • Strategy and business plan development for a new service group of a leading Austrian Energy Utility
  • Strategy development for a Construction Services Company, a subsidiary of a leading German Construction Group

CORPORATE FINANCE / M&A

  • Development of growth strategy through acquisitions for the brewing division of a leading Central European Beverages Group
  • Merger analysis for two leading Central European Brewery Groups
  • Analysis of potential take-over candidates in the German brewing industry for a leading Central European Brewery Group
  • Strategic due diligence for the acquisition of a large Eastern European Brewery by a leading Central European Beverages Group
  • Analysis of take-over candidates in the British and Dutch chain restaurant industry
  • Strategic due diligence of a German Department Store Chain from the perspective of a private equity investor
  • Strategic due diligence for the buy-out of one of the largest high-tech start-ups in the USA by a leading German company in the field of printing technology
  • Sale of an International Manufacturer of high precision components for the oilfield service industry to an industrial investor
  • Sale of a Stainless Steel Pipes Producer to the management team (MBO)
  • Sale of a leading Central European Aluminum Manufacturer and Processor to an industry group and to management
  • Sale of an International Engineering & Facility Management Company to a global medical device manufacturer
  • Analysis of take-over targets in Europe’s upscale hotel industry
  • Analysis of take-over targets in the British construction industry
  • IPO of a European Footwear Manufacturing Group
  • Preparation of the public offering of a Telecom Start-Up Company (land-lines, mobiles, ISP)
  • Growth strategy and preparation for the IPO of a leading Film and TV Production Company in Germany and Austria
  • Strategy and structure evaluation for the IPO of the Internet information portal of a leading German Magazine Publisher
  • IPO of a leading UK Casino Group with international activities
  • IPO of a leading European Steel and Automotive Components Manufacturer
  • Secondary offering of a leading European Specialty Steel Manufacturer

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EFFECTIVENESS

  • Process optimization and acceleration for a worldwide leader in industrial heat treatment systems
  • Organizational consulting and development (structure, work-flow and process organization, customer support, professional services, project management, top management processes) at a leading international Start-Up (>100 employees) in the information retrieval area
  • Advice to a leading European Logistics Company on the optimization of its Employee-Motivation and Incentive-System
  • Development of a master plan for the strategic organizational development of a leading Transportation Service Provider in Central Europe
  • Implementation support for local and regional transportation strategy of a leading Transportation Service Provider in Central Europe
  • Process analysis and optimization for the transportation scheduling process of a leading Transportation Service Provider in Central Europe
  • Process support for a HR-Communications Project of a leading international Aerospace Group
  • Process support for a HR-Compensation & Benefits Project of a leading international Aerospace Group
  • Process analysis and optimization of the quality improvement process of a leading Transportation Service Provider in Central Europe
  • Process analysis and optimization for the complaint management process of a leading Transportation Service Provider in Central Europe
  • Process analysis and optimization for a Regional Utility Company in Germany

EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE

  • Leadership in the 21st Century.  Effective – Creative – Integrated. Intensive workshop, in which the participants develop their own leadership style and approach, starting with a comprehensive overview of leadership functions and tools.  A proven classic with enthusiastic participants from all industries
  • Intercultural Leadership in a HiTech Company. Bilingual (English & German) course over several months for the Austrian subsidiary of an international corporation, operating in mechanical engineering.  Development of leadership skills and intercultural management skills of three levels of employees, composed of three countries (A, D, UK)
  • Life in a Fast Company. Organizational development and leadership in fast-growing companies. Intensive workshop for managers of large as well as small and mid-sized enterprises, which provides a condensed overview of the organizational development and leadership that fast-growing companies depend upon
  • Staff Appraisal, Feedback, Communication and Constructive Conflict Resolution for a Biotech Start-up. Training for a team of managers and scientific project leaders in a leading European biotech start-up company. Practical application of learning, based on the specific challenges of the participants
  • Leadership at a Software Manufacturer. Training for the management team of a fast-growing high-end software manufacturer
  • Leadership at a Tax Consulting Company. Training und Coaching of managers, specifically designed for the demands of a rapidly growing professional services firm
  • Day X - Crisis Management for Managers. Intensive workshop to train managers in targeted leadership behavior for extreme situations and crisis. A proven classic with enthusiastic participants from all industries
  • International Project Management. Intensive workshop in which participants receive a condensed overview of what is important for the management of and collaboration in international projects.  After this workshop participants understand the complete project management concept, and gain a holistic project management approach and concrete, practical and proven tools for effective international project management
  • Team development for Managers. Intensive training for team development of a group of executives to prepare for participation in a long-term management development program
  • Self-Leadership for Managers. Intensive workshop in which participants develop concrete starting points for the effective self-leadership and a long-term plan for their personal growth as a person and as a leader.
  • Time Management and Work Organization for Managers. Intensive training for executives
  • Strategic Marketing for Managers. An intensive workshop for executives, in which they gain knowledge and skills in strategic marketing
  • Deep Customer Discovery through Customer Interviews. Workshop for Managing Directors, Marketing Managers, Product Developers and Sales Managers who, through a deep understanding of their customers’ true wants, want to gain a significant competitive advantage
  • Competitive Strategy Tool Creativity. Intensive workshop for managers. Creativity and innovation as strategic instruments in the competitive environment. Creativity techniques and their application in practice. The establishment of creative organizations
  • Collaboration with International Consultants. Workshop in which the participants become acquainted with and work through the core elements of how to professionally select and work together with international consultants
  • Applying Creativity in Management Consulting. Case-based creativity training for all levels of consultants in a leading international consulting firm. The focus of the training was the importance of learning creativity techniques based on the participants’ case studies and the practical application of these techniques in work with clients
  • Customer Communication for a Leading Tax Consulting Company. Intensive workshop specifically customized for the requirements of successful customer communications in a fast growing professional services firm
  • Working with Clients and Cross-Selling in Management Consultancy. Sustainable customer relationships and effective cross-selling.  Training for all levels of consultants in a leading international independent consulting firm in the field of Information and Communications Technology

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