Turning ideas into reality.

We engage in various activities through our operating businesses, pursuing a mutual goal that ties it all together: turn ideas into reality. Whether these are our own, or those of our clients. Our one-stop-shop capabilities allow an interdisciplinary approach to tackle challenges from several sides. As a result, our clients can draw on a wealth of experience and benefit from efficient processes.

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Private clients

In our private client business, we concentrate exclusively on financial services.

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Business clients

Together with our partners, we are able to cover the entire business and product life cycle in a demanding market environment. Depending on the stage, we focus our business activities on innovation, improvement, sustainability or renewal. For more information on how we help our clients and how our businesses work together for a common purpose, see below.

Our activity in context of a product life cycle

Business risk Sales Exit Decline Maturity Growth Introduction Development Extension Phases Renewal Sustainability Improvement Innovatation Activity Partner Management Consulting Financial Services Digital Technologies

Development stage

During the development phase, the focus is on product innovation. After the conception the product is created within the framework of a project and prepared for market launch. Early-stage project financing options are usually limited to own funds and angel investments, as it is unlikely for a start-up company to service debt. Several solutions are available for established companies, whereby the type of financing mainly depends on decissions regarding capital structure. From the company's perspective, this phase is characterized by a negative cash flow and a high economic risk.

Features and challenges

  • High costs
  • No sales
  • No profits
  • Negative cash flow
  • High business risk
  • Project funding

How we help our clients

  • Second opinion
  • Market research
  • Competitor analysis
  • Strategy development
  • Business case development
  • Business and financial plan
  • Capital procurement
  • Project management
  • Software development
  • Digital marketing

Introduction stage

In this phase the market launch takes place. We now focus on product improvement, process innovation, and increasing market share through digital marketing campaigns. Thanks to our agile approach, feedback and findings from data analysis can be quickly implemented in the software and aligned with marketing efforts. At this stage, venture capital financing is an option for emerging companies with high growth potential.

Features and challenges

  • High costs
  • Low sales
  • No profits
  • Negative cash flow
  • High business risk
  • Project funding

How we help our clients

  • Capital procurement
  • Project management
  • Digital marketing
  • Software development
  • Software implementation
  • Process innovation

Growth stage

In the growth phase, we continue to focus on product improvement, process innovation and increasing market share. In addition, we help scale a product or start-up to support growth. In order to finance product improvement, diversification of the product range or increase market share, growing companies with a proven business model can resort to debt or private equity financing.

Features and challenges

  • Strong sales growth
  • Profits peak
  • Positive cash flow
  • Increase in competition
  • Increased debt capacity
  • Medium business risk
  • Project funding
  • Scaling up

How we help our clients

  • Capital procurement
  • Project management
  • Digital marketing
  • Software development
  • Software implementation
  • Process innovation
  • Process optimization

Maturity stage

In this phase, our main focus is on sustaining market share, differentiating the product, increasing revenues, improving profits and evolving the value proposition. Companies that have been able to position themselves successfully in the market and have proven their ability to service debt have the opportunity to resort to senior and mezzanine debt in addition to expensive equity capital for further project financing.

Features and challenges

  • Sales slow down
  • Profits decrease
  • Positive cash flow
  • Saturated market
  • Low business risk
  • Sustaining market position

How we help our clients

  • Capital procurement
  • Project management
  • Digital marketing
  • Software implementation
  • Process innovation
  • Process optimization
  • Process improvement

Extension stage

The product or company has passed the maturity phase and is approaching the end of its life cycle. If this is to be extended, we focus on renewal and can help adapt to changing business environments. Repositioning may involve investing in new technologies, expanding into new markets, making changes to an existing product or developing a new one. The product life cycle then starts all over again, while the business life cycle continues.

Features and challenges

  • Sales decrease
  • Profits decrease
  • Cash flows decrease
  • Saturated market
  • Low business risk
  • Repositioning

How we help our clients

  • Capital procurement
  • Market research
  • Competitor analysis
  • Strategy development
  • Project management
  • Digital marketing
  • Software implementation
  • Process innovation
  • Process optimization
  • Process improvement