The central challenge is to provide financial resources on time and as needed – especially in times of crisis. Cash flow is allocated to the most promising business activities, investments and projects, taking into account the respective risk profile, and is also used to continuously secure liquidity. In this context, we often support our clients in restructuring projects and financial engineering to secure liquidity and operating cash flow for further development. This includes measures to reduce costs in order to stabilize the bottom line as well as an optimization of the credit and debt constellation.
After cash flow hedging and stabilization, the broader challenge is to identify reinvestment options that lead to a sustainable increase in enterprise value (or discounted cash flow). We support our clients with a proven approach to evaluating investment options that ensures sustainable consistency with strategy while maintaining a short- and medium-term return perspective. This approach is applicable to investments targeting organic growth as well as external growth options. In the area of growth, we provide our clients with targeted support throughout the entire M&A process: Identification of acquisition targets, detailed analysis of targets and shortlisting, due diligence, valuation and post-merger integration. In the end, the decisive factor is whether a transaction generates real value or whether the synergy potentials realized clearly exceed the purchase price paid.
The optimized structuring of project financing is also an important aspect in the allocation of financial resources. In this context, the formation of project companies and offshore financing should also be considered on a case-by-case basis in order to expand the possibilities of an individual company’s balance sheet. But we also support our clients in improving their liquidity in day-to-day operations: with our proven working capital management approach, we optimize all relevant levers, such as inventory management or accounts receivable and payable processes.