Our team has a long track record of complex and challenging assignments. Our first priority is the protection and confidentiality of client information. The following anonymized case studies of recent assignments serve to illustrate our experience and our approach.


Integrity Due Diligence prior to a potential M&A transaction

Integrity Due Diligence prior to a potential M&A transaction


Client

Stock market listed global company in the entertainment industry.  

Task

Analysis of the vulnerable points of a potential target (privately owned) with regard to transparency and integrity risks prior to the launch of the M&A process.

Findings

Identification of main shareholders and assessment of potential integrity risk involved.
More transparent presentation of corporate network. 

Impact

Valuation model was revised after new internal risk assessment. Transaction was given lower priority. 

Design and analysis of a competitor matrix in a regulated industry

Design and analysis of a competitor matrix in a regulated industry


Client

Company in the entertainment industry.

Task 

Design and analysis of a competitor matrix for staffing of legal department, communications and government relations.

Findings  

Presentation of personnel configurations and main focus of competitors regarding the areas mentioned above in Germany, the UK, France and the USA together with a gap analysis of the client’s status quo.

Impact 

Fundamental shift in approach and strategic restructuring of staffing  in the relevant departments by the client.  

Risk analysis of international business partners in jurisdiction under international sanctions regime

Risk analysis of international business partners in jurisdiction under international sanctions regime


Client 

Global investment company in natural resources sector, registered abroad.

Task 

Comprehensive due diligence analysis of the business partners with regard to sanctions, corruption and reputational risks.

Findings 

Presentation of ownership and influence structures within the company, assessment of political connections of the important decision-makers, analysis of how relevant sanction are for particular business activities.

Impact

Adaption of the decision matrix with respect to risk assessment and adoption of a revised business structure to meet existing sanctions regulations.

Support in withdrawal of a company from risk country

Support in withdrawal of a company from risk country


Client 

Global company in the consumer goods sector.

Task

Comprehensive problems analysis in relation to the financial and legal structure with the goal of enabling the company to make a cost-neutral exit.

Findings 

Development of multiple exit strategies, including detailed graduated steps as a template for management decisions.

Impact  

Gradual withdrawal of the company without damaging the existing business relations in the country and without financial detriment to the company.

Development of governance structure in the establishment of an Advisory Board in Germany

Development of governance structure in the establishment of an Advisory Board in Germany


Client

Asian IT and telecommunications company

Task

Developing strategic options for the development of the business in Germany. Focus on forming an Advisory Board  and an effective governance structure for Germany. 

Findings

Identification of potential advisory board members with  the necessary intercultural experience.

Development of a targeted governance structure for the advisory board with regard to the German subsidiary’s  matrix-responsibility. 

Impact

Successful implementation of the governance structure and composition of the advisory board