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Clear, conclusive analyses, comprehensible and realisable concepts as well as competent support in their implementation - these are demands that you rightly place on us. They are fundamental characteristics of our consulting and our self-image.

Your objectives and the economic development of your company are always the focus of our future-oriented solutions and our operational activities.

Your trust is our constant incentive to act in a committed and innovative manner. We develop solutions that pursue the goals of the important parties involved. This is the basis and guarantee for the feasibility and actual implementation of the agreed projects and measures.

By using consultants with many years of experience and our quality management, we guarantee you services that bring you tangible benefits.

The Company

CONVIEW Consult GmbH was founded by experienced consultants, auditors and tax advisors from the specialist areas of reorganisation and restructuring, corporate finance and interim management. We thus combine important competences for entrepreneurial decisions in medium-sized businesses.

The experience we have gained from numerous projects strengthens our conviction that we can offer you services that are decisive for the development of your company. In addition to the knowledge and skills of our core staff, we can draw on the specialist knowledge of associated partners for particular issues. In this way, we offer business know-how for every phase of your business.

We offer our support in the following areas:

  • Company Succession / M & A
  • Interim Management
  • Consulting & Corporate Finance
  • Restructuring and Turn Around Management

We would be happy to develop a working concept for your individual tasks together with you. If necessary we include all available subsidy opportunities in our offer.

The Team

Managing Director (shareholder):

Dipl.-Ing. agr. Frank Jäger

Banking specialist and management consultant, worked for several years in the financing of medium-sized companies at a major bank. From 2000, business management consultant for medium-sized companies. Self-employed since 2002, consulting partner and managing director of CONVIEW Consult GmbH. His work focuses on corporate succession / M & A, financing, restructuring and controlling. In addition, Mr Jäger was able to expand his experience through assignments as an Interim Manager in the active management of companies in critical situations.

Chairman of the Advisory Board (shareholder):

Diplom-Volkswirt, Wirtschaftsprüfer und Steuerberater Andreas D. Trapp

Partner in the supra-local law firm Assig Warttinger Trapp. He is responsible for the areas of reorganisation and restructuring, strategic corporate planning and management as well as business valuation. Further focal points of his work are the preparation of insolvency plans (according to IDW S 2), restructuring concepts (according to IDW S 6) as well as participation in out-of-court restructurings and the structuring of the tax law implementation of restructurings. In addition, he is an expert on insolvency status and general business management issues for the court.

On 21.10.2009, Mr Trapp was recognised as a "specialist consultant for restructuring and insolvency administration (DStV e.V.)".

Partner Düsseldorf Office:

Diplom-Kaufmann Thorsten Stark

Mr. Thorsten Stark has over 25 years of experience in the fields of management, corporate planning, engineering, production, financial analysis and company formation. Through his many years of experience, Mr Stark has the necessary knowledge to understand his clients' needs and to quickly find the best possible solutions for the challenge at hand.

Before founding SMC Management (now starkpartners) in 2005, Mr Stark founded and managed an IT and a mechanical engineering company. Prior to that, Mr Stark held various management positions, including for Volkswagen in Mexico and as a project manager at BCG. In addition, he worked as a senior consultant in financial risk management. Since 2015, Mr Stark has been appointed by various courts as an emergency managing director in special situations.

Gründung, Übertragung & Nachfolge

Company succession (M & A)

  • Entrepreneurial strategy
  • Family strategy
  • Successor coaching
  • Transfer / inheritance contract
  • Management Buy Out (MBO) / Management Buy In (MBI)
  • Merger & Acquisition (M & A)
  • Non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Company valuation
  • Indicative Offers (NBO)
  • Research / investor approach
  • Teaser / Management Summary
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Data room
  • Due Diligence
  • Negotiations
  • Signing / Closing

Are you facing an age-related succession? Or would you like to hand over your company to have time and resources for new ideas?
Whatever the reason for your upcoming business succession, who will help you to approach and implement this process in a planned manner?

Tax consultants, lawyers and notaries are important, but are they the right sparring partners with their specialist knowledge to accompany you on this path from A to Z? Who will help you decide whether and which family members or employees will fit into your shoes?

Who prepares your company data and presentations so that they are suitable for addressing the market? Who will do the market research and confidentially approach investors? Who will accompany you during difficult sales negotiations?

These are all questions for which you usually have to find an answer once in your life. For us it is a matter of course and daily business.

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Financing & Controlling

Consulting
Corporate Finance

  • Integrated business and financial planning
  • Controlling & Reporting internal / external
  • Investment, financing, growth
  • Cash flow analysis / liquidity management
  • Strategy
  • Change management
  • Company succession

Entrepreneurs are lonely fighters. In particular, (sole) shareholder managing directors usually have to make forward-looking decisions for the company "solo".

It is therefore good to have a competent partner at one's side to help create a sound basis for decision-making and to provide support in weighing up alternative courses of action.

We often support our clients over many years, sometimes in loose contact, sometimes intensively in important projects, entirely according to individual needs and current requirements.

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Sanierungsberatung & Insolvenzberatung

Restructuring and Change Management

  • Out-of-court settlement
  • StaRUG
  • Restructuring advisor
  • CRO
  • Restructuring expert opinion IDW S6
  • Insolvency § 17 InsO
  • Imminent insolvency § 18 InsO
  • Over-indebtedness § 19 InsO
  • Obligation to file for insolvency § 15a InsO
  • Insolvency petition
  • Self-administration § 270 ff. InsO
  • Protective shield proceedings
  • Self-administrator
  • Administrator
  • Plan insolvency
  • Insolvency plan IDW S2

Oh dear, things are not going well. Earnings are plummeting and you may already be running out of money. The banks may already have noticed and are putting you under pressure. Now it's time to keep a cool head, analyse clearly, act in a planned and courageous manner, and take back the reins of action.

We are happy to provide you with the full range of support. Whether you need to develop a concept of measures, prepare a restructuring plan in accordance with the IDW S 6 standard or intensively accompany the restructuring over a longer period of time.

Very importantly, we work on behalf of the company or the entrepreneur. The interests of other parties involved, such as banks and employees, are taken into account to the extent that is appropriate and expedient for successful implementation.

The range of reorganisation procedures extends from out-of-court settlements, the StaRUG, protective shield proceedings to reorganisation via insolvency in self-administration according to § 270 ff. InsO. The preparation and negotiation of the insolvency plan in accordance with the IDW S2 standard is a core task here. The choice of restructuring procedure is determined by the individual situation and the best prospects of success.

Thanks to our many years of experience in this field, we have an extensive network of specialised advisors, experts and specialist lawyers whom we can call upon if necessary.

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Sanierungsberatung & Insolvenzberatung

Interim-Management

  • Project Manager
  • Authorised representative
  • Authorised signatory
  • (Second) Managing Director
  • Executive board
  • Self-administrator

Is an important member of your management team absent or in need of replacement at short notice? Perhaps you have a special project coming up that you can't possibly manage alongside your day-to-day business? Or has your company run into difficult waters?

Here we can provide you with targeted support for a clearly defined period of time. Our interim managers are available to you flexibly and with a high level of professional competence, be it as project managers, authorised representatives or even in corporate responsibility as managing directors or board members.

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Abstract of projects

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Company succession (M & A)
Corporate Finance
Restructuring
Interim-Management
Profilstahl Delitzsch GmbH
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Consulting , M & A , Company Succession

Profilstahl Delitzsch GmbH

The main field of activity of the traditional company is the production and trade of bright and rolled steel in a wide variety of profiles and dimensions. In addition to the standard formats, cold-drawn special profiles are produced to customer from 4 mm² up to a cross-sectional area of 2,016 mm². The range of services is complemented by our own toolmaking and service departments.

Due to differences of opinion among the shareholders about the future strategy and management of the company, the company found itself in an existential crisis. The first task was to secure liquidity in cooperation with financiers and management and to stabilise the company's performance so that an investor process could be initiated. Once this was achieved, the shareholders agreed on a trustee to represent their interests in the sales process.

In cooperation with starkpartners, around 300 potential interested parties were identified and contacted with an anonymised brief exposé. There was unexpectedly lively interest, so that after a few weeks a selection had to be made from several offers received. Now it was possible to enter into due diligence and contract negotiations with the desired candidate. It took less than four months from the initial approach to the transfer of the company to the investor. The former shareholders could then enjoy their well-deserved retirement in the certainty that their financial situation was secure and their life's work would be continued.

We wanted to fill the CFO position very quickly. We would not have succeeded without CONVIEW Consult. The expertise of CONVIEW Consult and Frank Jäger regarding financing options was particularly helpful for us. Thus, the entire financing structure could be reorganised and optimised. This paved the way for 3D-Micromac and we were even able to strengthen our company situation during the Corona crisis.

I would also like to emphasise the quick familiarisation with our rather complex business model as well as the extraordinary personal identification. We always had a management colleague and never a consultant or interim manager "on board".

Uwe Wagner, CEO
3D-Micromac AG
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3D-Micromac AG

We wanted to fill the CFO position very quickly. We would not have succeeded without CONVIEW Consult. The expertise of CONVIEW Consult and Frank Jäger regarding financing options was particularly helpful for us. Thus, the entire financing structure could be reorganised and optimised. This paved the way for 3D-Micromac and we were even able to strengthen our company situation during the Corona crisis.

I would also like to emphasise the quick familiarisation with our rather complex business model as well as the extraordinary personal identification. We always had a management colleague and never a consultant or interim manager "on board".

Uwe Wagner, CEO

3D-Micromac AG develops and produces highly innovative machines and systems for laser micromachining in industrial use as well as for analysis and research purposes.
The special competences of 3D-Micromac AG are laser technology and optics, precision drive technology, control technology and software. This special know-how and experience in the field of laser micromaterial processing form the basis for the successful development of the company.

3D-Micromac AG's laser systems are used in medical technology, thin-film processing, the manufacture of solar cells and displays, as well as in the production of semiconductors, micromechanical systems (MEMS) and wireless communication (RFID).
With its latest product developments in the field of µLED display production, 3D-Micromac is well positioned.

3D-Micromac is well prepared to serve and equip key manufacturers in the next generation of display technology. This provides an important basis for continued growth.
Due to a vacancy that arose at short notice, CONVIEW Consult provided a CFO in the person of Frank Jäger, who managed the company's commercial processes throughout the Corona crisis, assisted with two rounds of capital increases and supported the restructuring of working capital financing.

CONVIEW Consult proved to be a reliable and competent partner in the company succession, always striving for the best possible compromise for both sides. From the first purchase price negotiations to the structuring of the framework conditions, together with our tax and legal advisors, to support with financing, we could always rely on the advice and, above all, action of CONVIEW.

Dennis Wagner, Managing Director
MSC Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH
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MBO

MSC Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH

CONVIEW Consult proved to be a reliable and competent partner in the company succession, always striving for the best possible compromise for both sides. From the first purchase price negotiations to the structuring of the framework conditions, together with our tax and legal advisors, to support with financing, we could always rely on the advice and, above all, action of CONVIEW.

Dennis Wagner, Managing Director

MSC Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH has been operating a software system house since the 1990s and has its own software products, in particular the FACTO merchandise management system and the BBCOM library software. In addition, hardware and software from third-party suppliers are sold and extensive IT services are provided.

A company succession due to age was on the agenda. After an initial external search for investors, three employees joined forces for a management buy-out.

CONVIEW Consult first initiated the investor process and then accompanied the takeover process as part of a succession project funded by the Free State of Saxony. The task was to determine a fair company value for both sides, to accompany the financing of the project and finally to draft the contract in cooperation with the tax and legal advisors.

Stefan Bergmann, Geschäftsführer
SB Metall- Glasbau GmbH
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Consulting

SB Metall- Glasbau GmbH

Stefan Bergmann, Geschäftsführer

SB Metall- Glasbau GmbH specialises in steel construction for the manufacture of antenna masts for mobile communications. SB Metall- Glasbau's product range includes radio masts for mounting on existing buildings, free-standing tubular lattice towers, angled masts and steel structures that are also used in related areas such as overhead line construction.

In recent years, the company has grown strongly to an operating performance of around € 14 million at last count and has had to expand its production capacities several times. This has been challenging, not least due to travel restrictions during the Corona pandemic and the recent turbulence in the steel market. In addition, the recruitment and integration of qualified personnel into the work process is an important task for the rapidly growing company.

CONVIEW Consult has been advising and supporting the company for many years in strategic decisions, the preparation and implementation of investment projects and the acquisition of subsidies and financing.

Moddemann group
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Consulting , Corporate Finance

Moddemann group

The Moddemann Group manages several farms in Saxony and the Czech Republic. In addition, properties such as two city estates with a riding facility suitable for tournaments, numerous horse stalls, gastronomic facilities and shops are part of the group's land holdings.

As part of the strategic concentration on arable farming, a dairy farm formerly belonging to the group with 500 dairy cows and 700 ha of arable land was up for sale. In cooperation with starkpartners, CONVIEW Consult managed the entire M & A process from the search for investors and anonymous approach to the final negotiations and notarisation.

In addition, CONVIEW Consult has been supporting the group of companies for more than two decades in strategic and business management issues as well as in financing matters.

Thanks to the great commitment of interim managing director Frank Jäger, who is experienced in insolvency situations, BWF Beeren-, Wild-, Feinfrucht GmbH was able to get back on track in terms of performance. This significantly increased the attractiveness of the company for an M&A process during the insolvency in self-administration. The search for an investor, which was significantly supported by the interim managing director, was thus successfully concluded and the company was preserved under new management.

Henry Girbig, lawyer, Administrator
BWF Beeren-, Wild-, Feinfrucht GmbH
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Self administrated insolvency , Interim-Management , M & A

BWF Beeren-, Wild-, Feinfrucht GmbH

Thanks to the great commitment of interim managing director Frank Jäger, who is experienced in insolvency situations, BWF Beeren-, Wild-, Feinfrucht GmbH was able to get back on track in terms of performance. This significantly increased the attractiveness of the company for an M&A process during the insolvency in self-administration. The search for an investor, which was significantly supported by the interim managing director, was thus successfully concluded and the company was preserved under new management.

Henry Girbig, lawyer, Administrator

The BWF company regards itself as a family business with over 130 years of experience in the production of canned mushrooms and berries as well as vegetable soups and ready meals. The product range includes a selection of over 200 items. The modern production plant was newly built in the mid-1990s and expanded in two expansion stages in 2001 and 2006 to include a finished goods and dry goods warehouse as well as a deep-freeze warehouse with an adjacent temperature-controlled hall.

Due to wrong strategic decisions in the years up to 2013, the company got into an economic predicament; after a change in the management, these misalignments were eliminated. As no suitable commercial manager could be found during this phase, CONVIEW Consult provided an experienced restructuring consultant as CRO at short notice, who was appointed as a further managing director.

Although the performance-based restructuring was successful, the company achieved balanced results and showed significant growth, the cash flow was not sufficient to generate or raise sufficient funds for the necessary growth and urgently required investments in addition to paying the regular capital service.

Against this background, an investor process was initiated in cooperation with starkpartners, which could only be implemented within the framework of insolvency proceedings in self-administration due to restrictions on subsidies. Business operations were fully maintained during this time and, with a few exceptions, all employees continued to be employed by the purchaser.

Two experiences can be noted in the aftermath of our successful rehabilitation:
1. don't try it alone!
2. I can only warmly recommend you and your team. We would not be where we are today without your commitment and support. Expertise and professionalism combined with people skills and enthusiasm have been the cornerstones of success.
I would love to work with you again.

Jörg Leonhard, Managing Director
AROBA Logistik GmbH
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Self administrated insolvency , Insolvency plan

AROBA Logistik GmbH

Two experiences can be noted in the aftermath of our successful rehabilitation:
1. don't try it alone!
2. I can only warmly recommend you and your team. We would not be where we are today without your commitment and support. Expertise and professionalism combined with people skills and enthusiasm have been the cornerstones of success.
I would love to work with you again.

Jörg Leonhard, Managing Director

AROBA Logistik is active in the local and long-distance transport of frozen goods and so-called dry goods and offers warehousing services, in particular the storage and commissioning of clothing, which is subsequently delivered to the respective retail shops. There are fixed contracts with a number of customers whose orders are completely handled by AROBA in terms of logistics.

For example, the complete logistics from the manufacturer or importer to the units of a franchise chain in the region of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia are handled for one customer. For various manufacturers of frozen bakery products, AROBA regularly takes over the transports from the production sites to the central warehouses of the food retail chains.

Due to the loss of a major customer in the frozen food sector, the company found itself in an economic predicament. In particular, the cancellation of cost-intensive long-term rental contracts could only be achieved under creditor protection in insolvency proceedings in self-administration. This preserved the core of the otherwise healthy and competitive company.

As part of this assignment, CONVIEW Consult provided an experienced restructuring consultant as CRO at short notice, who was appointed as an additional managing director and managed the insolvency in self-administration. After agreement with the main creditors and acceptance of the insolvency plan by the creditors' meeting, the insolvency proceedings were lifted in a record time of only four months. Business operations were fully maintained during this time and all employees were kept on.

In a surprising turn of events for all of us, Mr. Jäger became our new managing director after the company had been taken over only a short time before.

He very quickly and thoroughly familiarised himself with the company's technologies, some of which were new to him. His broad technical background knowledge and his quick understanding of the interrelationships were particularly helpful.

In the course of his work, he took care of the company's concerns in a very far-sighted manner and, thanks to his high level of professional competence and his comprehensive commercial knowledge, he set up a permanently sustainable financial plan. He underpinned the planning with appropriate medium- and long-term control mechanisms in order to manage the company successfully and in the best possible way with the available capital.

Mr Jäger quickly became not only the appointed administrator, but also a colleague who always had an open ear for the concerns of the employees. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him once again for his support during the difficult transition phase.

Stefan Büttner, Operations Manager
Schäfer High Pressure Technologies GmbH
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Interim-Management

Schäfer High Pressure Technologies GmbH

In a surprising turn of events for all of us, Mr. Jäger became our new managing director after the company had been taken over only a short time before.

He very quickly and thoroughly familiarised himself with the company's technologies, some of which were new to him. His broad technical background knowledge and his quick understanding of the interrelationships were particularly helpful.

In the course of his work, he took care of the company's concerns in a very far-sighted manner and, thanks to his high level of professional competence and his comprehensive commercial knowledge, he set up a permanently sustainable financial plan. He underpinned the planning with appropriate medium- and long-term control mechanisms in order to manage the company successfully and in the best possible way with the available capital.

Mr Jäger quickly became not only the appointed administrator, but also a colleague who always had an open ear for the concerns of the employees. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him once again for his support during the difficult transition phase.

Stefan Büttner, Operations Manager

Schäfer HPT GmbH specialises in the development and manufacture of high-pressure pumps and tank cleaning systems. These allow the regularly required basic cleaning of large crude oil tanks of refineries and tank farms without the dangerous and energy-consuming use of personnel in the tanks. In addition to the spray cannons used for cleaning, these systems usually include a nitrogen generator as well as a 3-phase separation system, the Tricanter, which splits the residues into solid impurities, water and recyclable product.

Just one year after the (predecessor) company was taken over by an American investor, the business got into economic difficulties in 2016 and filed for insolvency.

CONVIEW Consult was asked by the shareholder to negotiate the separation of a sub-operation - the later Schäfer HPT - from the insolvency administrator and to subsequently manage this operation. After three years of intensive performance-based restructuring, the management was handed over to a successor.

From the beginning, the proceedings were characterised by the professional continuation of business operations by Conview GmbH, in the person of Frank Jäger. It is thanks to him that all employees remained on board, even though the acceptance of the management by the staff had suffered before the proceedings were initiated. Also important for the success of the restructuring process - as is the case with any self-administration - was the constructive cooperation between Conview GmbH as part of the self-administration and the administrator. This was facilitated by the fact that they had already worked together successfully in insolvency proceedings before.

Dr. Nils Freudenberg, Administrator
Packaging Solutions Automotive
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Self administrated insolvency , Insolvency plan , Interim-Management

Packaging Solutions Automotive

From the beginning, the proceedings were characterised by the professional continuation of business operations by Conview GmbH, in the person of Frank Jäger. It is thanks to him that all employees remained on board, even though the acceptance of the management by the staff had suffered before the proceedings were initiated. Also important for the success of the restructuring process - as is the case with any self-administration - was the constructive cooperation between Conview GmbH as part of the self-administration and the administrator. This was facilitated by the fact that they had already worked together successfully in insolvency proceedings before.

Dr. Nils Freudenberg, Administrator

The company is involved in the worldwide development and industrial production, sales and service of disposable and reusable packaging systems, especially for the automotive industry. In addition to its headquarters in Saxony, the company has subsidiaries in the USA and other countries.

To compensate for liquidity bottlenecks, the shareholders had already provided the company with significant fresh funds. Due to further losses, CONVIEW Consult GmbH was commissioned to prepare a restructuring report.

Although the financial restructuring measures described in the report had been largely implemented and the performance-related restructuring had been initiated, liquidity continued to deteriorate. The main reasons for this were an unforeseeable prolonged breakdown of a core machine and quality problems with a larger order.

In the context of this order, CONVIEW Consult provided an experienced reorganisation consultant as CRO at short notice, who was appointed as an additional managing director and managed the insolvency in self-administration. After agreement with the main creditors and acceptance of the insolvency plan by the creditors' meeting, the insolvency proceedings were lifted after six months. Business operations were fully maintained during this time and all employees were kept on.

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