Strategic decisions can have a major effect on businesses and their stakeholders. They can also impact business structures, processes, technology and staff. Decision making is a never-ending process, which takes courage and requires sound foundations.
GCG experts can develop individual concepts and strategies for growing a business, accessing new markets and creating realistic business models. This approach ensures that any resolved measures can be implemented successfully.
Our team of multidisciplinary and multilingual corporate consultants have long-standing experience in the internationalisation of companies. GCG has a strong presence and an established network in all key growth regions around the world. We have knowledge of industry-specific success models from all over the world, which we adapt to each firm’s specific circumstances. Collaboration with our local experts enables us to guide companies as they enter new foreign markets, from strategic planning to problem-solving in operational implementation. At the same time we always take into account the specific strategic, legal, tax and staff characteristics. For foreign expansions through acquisitions, we provide support in due diligence processes and structuring strategic deals. We demonstrate how activities in various markets can be intelligently combined, thereby facilitating optimised profitability across borders.
There are few issues as sensitive in business life as succession planning. Ultimately, it is about your life’s work – and the not easy task of letting go emotionally. For this reason, GCG handles the preparation and implementation of succession. We find the optimal solution, leaving you free to focus on your day-to-day business. For some, achieving a good succession is a family matter, while others consider it an MBO/MBI, selling to third parties or, in rare cases, going to market. And the emotional factor involved does not make this one-off event any easier. Having a discrete, experienced partner who deals with all valuation issues, tax, legal and financial aspects is paramount. GCG experts can advise throughout the succession process, showing the options available and dealing with details such as conducting negotiations and assessing offers on your behalf.
Failing to see strategic crisis in time can often have dramatic effects, such as unachieved profit and return goals, and an undermining of the business’ financial strength. Furthermore, in front of unexpected circumstances, a business may be incapable of an appropriate response. The situation can then escalate quickly into a liquidity crisis. GCG experts can advise businesses in crisis as well as their banks, investors and shareholders about financial, operational and strategic restructuring and repositioning. They can also help businesses implement rationalisation strategies.