Your KERN partner in the Cologne/Bonn region and your contact for all topics relating to company succession in family businesses.
... we succeeded in finding exactly the right company for our particular niche
We had our growth strategy accompanied by the specialists from KERN. With a precise target analysis and detailed market research, we succeeded in finding exactly the right company for our particular niche. The effort involved in such a step should not be underestimated. With KERN, we have found professional support. At the same time, the succession problem of the company to be taken over could be solved substantially and in the long term.
Without Karl Rehfuß I would probably have despaired of the story long ago
Without Karl Rehfuß and his often selfless and always optimistic commitment, I would probably have despaired of history long ago. All of us here are really glad to have had exactly this CORE expert at our side in these past difficult times.
Speed impressive, form always appropriate to the situation, behaviour honest ...
I would like to thank you very much for your support during the sale of the company. The speed was impressive, the form always appropriate to the situation, the behaviour honest and unpretentious ? it couldn't have been better! Thanks to your support, we were able to conclude this project satisfactorily for all of us.
... We have achieved our goal and can definitely recommend working with KERN.
The KERN team was recommended to me as part of our company sale and, in retrospect, we are very glad to have received this tip. The negotiation process for the sale was complex, lengthy and sometimes threatened by emotional misunderstandings in the outcome. However, thanks to the great experience and skill of our KERN consultant, we achieved our goal and can definitely recommend working with KERN.
Exciting method for sustainable leadership change
MeinSTABWECHSEL is an exciting method for a sustainable change of leadership in family businesses. With amazing ease, you find your own values and needs.
At the end of the journey, the goal, path and time frame appeared to me as a 3D vision for my personal baton change. So I worked out my ?to do list? myself in the best atmosphere and with the support of KERN.
Even the particularly difficult tasks ... were solved optimally
I am happy to have chosen KERN as my advisor in my succession process. In the run-up, I also examined other offers and for me, the seriousness and security of KERN was the decisive criterion. At all times I felt that my KERN ? consultant at all times. Even the particularly difficult tasks, such as financing questions and the drafting of contracts, were solved in the best possible way. From me again and again!
Company sale professionally accompanied and implemented from start to finish
KERN professionally accompanied and implemented my company sale from start to finish. Finding a buyer was surprisingly quick and the subsequent succession process was competently accompanied and moderated at all times.
KERN has clearly opened a path for my son
KERN's coaching has clearly opened up a path for my son, with which we can now dedicate ourselves together to the project of generational change, in the sense of continuing the family business. We as parents simply cannot convey some things in the same way and help to realise how a professional coach can.
Finally time for a new life plan
Mr Greppmair from KERN assisted me with the sale of my caretaker service in Munich in an always pleasant and very competent manner. In just nine months, he managed to sell my company at a satisfactory price despite falling sales and the Corona crisis. In doing so, he made a decisive contribution to a new life plan that I had longed for for a long time. Many thanks for that!
... are surprised what great energies have been released in all of us
Change also means dealing with the culture, the goals, the responsibilities and the "rules of the game" in a company. With KERN, we have embarked on the exciting path of creating our own individual corporate philosophy and have been surprised at the great energies that have been released in all of us. For the benefit of our customers, employees and the entire company. Thanks to KERN for the targeted and professional moderation and development.
Especially the seriousness and professionalism gave me a secure feeling at all times
My pre-selection decision to 100% proved to be the right one. KERN did a really good job from the preparation of my company in an exposé, to the search for buyers, to the facilitation of negotiations and the complete implementation of my succession. In particular, the seriousness and professionalism gave me a secure feeling at all times. Our goal was successfully achieved in a good 8 months. I am happy to recommend KERN to others.
Cooperation in recent months has been characterised by professionalism and trust
The cooperation over the past months has been characterised by professionalism and trust; I, too, have always felt well represented by you, even though I have been not was your client. All the greater the compliment! MANY THANKS!
I have enjoyed working with KERN very much
I have very much enjoyed working with KERN and, as a representative of the buyer side, am always pleased when sellers ? especially family businesses ? receive holistic advice and are specifically prepared for a sale.
... how important your topics are and that you were very convincing as a speaker.
Thank you very much for your presentation at our conference. The unanimously positive feedback from the 150 members of the audience confirmed how important your topics are and that you were very convincing as a speaker from KERN.
Without the view from outside, we would probably never have reached our goal so quickly and safely
In the context of my company succession, the merger with a competitor company was the ideal solution. The KERN team, and especially Mr. Koerber, accompanied us sensitively as a moderator and process facilitator and combined the interests of both negotiating partners well. Without the view from outside and the negotiating experience, we would probably never have reached our goal so quickly and safely!
Professional and reliable until successful completion
Especially in the difficult phases, my advisor closed the gaps and paved the way for a further negotiation.
Everything was professional and reliable, meetings outside normal business hours were possible at any time.
Professionally, I feel comprehensive and in good hands, the successful conclusion is an expression of KERN competence!
I hope that family businesses will take advantage of your recommendations
Rarely has the feedback from the audience been so unanimously positive! You conveyed the topic authentically and with heart in every respect. I hope that family businesses will take advantage of your recommendations.
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Alexander Mehnert's expertise for your company sale
Born 1970. business economist (IHK), change manager (iuBH) and business coach. Experience as managing director in family businesses in the premium segment, many years of management responsibility in service companies and in the German armed forces. Intensive experience in accompanying change processes and company successions in franchise and family businesses.
Expert for business succession, Acquisition and sale of companies, Change management and cultural change in medium-sized companies. Sparring partner for transferors and transferees, moderator of sales negotiations. Partner of KERN ? Unternehmensnachfolge.Erfolgreicher. at the (legally independent) Cologne/Bonn location.
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