Ingo Claus from KERN represented me and my interests optimally
When unexpected complications arose during negotiations for the takeover of a practice, I turned to KERN and Mr. Ingo Claus. From the very beginning, I felt professionally accompanied by Mr Claus and that I and my interests were optimally represented. Thanks to Mr. Claus' negotiating skills, his objective, clear, goal-oriented communication, his efforts to find a good solution for both parties to the contract and his outstanding ability to calmly mediate and maintain an overview, a solution satisfactory to both sides (!) was quickly found for the takeover of the practice. Many thanks!
Using many examples, he described the complex process of finding a successor in a very practical way
I got to know Ingo Claus from KERN as a speaker at a highly recommended workshop on the topic of selling a company. Using many examples, he described the complex process of finding a successor in a very practical way.
KERN's help, advice & support is worth its weight in gold
As an entrepreneur with over 40 years of professional experience, you certainly know a lot about a lot of things, but in no way about "succession". :-). I can only highly recommend Nils Koerber and Ingo Claus. Emotionally, humanly and professionally, succession is one of the most difficult tasks that an entrepreneur has to solve. The help, advice & support is worth its weight in gold and has really helped us in all aspects of this very complex topic. And it all worked out.
Very much appreciated his ability to get to grips with the ins and outs of family businesses
I got to know Mr Claus in 2010 as part of an expansion project for an owner-managed company. During this time, I came to appreciate his goal-oriented approach and his ability to get to grips with the specifics of family businesses. I am happy to recommend him.
We have Ingo Claus from KERN to thank for the unexpectedly successful sale of our company
Mr. Ingo Claus had accompanied us in the difficult task of finding a suitable successor for our expert office. We owe the unexpectedly successful sale of our company to him. Mr Claus has a fine sense for tricky negotiating situations, skilfully and calmly he finds the right ideas for solutions that are acceptable to both contracting parties. Mr Claus accompanied the project with a wealth of experience, knowledge of human nature and negotiating skills. We are happy to recommend him.
... Very satisfied and would recommend Kern at any time and without reservation.
What I particularly liked about Kern and Mr Ingo Claus was the very professional and trusting way in which they dealt with me as a company seller and the interested parties. Mr Claus always acted in a solution-oriented manner and was in constant dialogue between me as the seller and the potential buyers. Even though in the end the sale was not concluded, which was due to external circumstances, I was very satisfied with the work done by Kern, Mr Claus, and would recommend Kern and him at any time and without reservation.
Organisation of a successful succession for a craft business
We were very satisfied with Mr Claus from the KERN company. In particular, his commitment helped us a lot in organising a successful succession for a craft business. We are happy to recommend Mr Claus to others.
Maintained a constant dialogue between myself as the seller and the potential acquirers
What I particularly liked about Kern and Mr Ingo Claus was the very professional and trusting way in which they dealt with me as a company seller and the interested parties. Mr Claus always acted in a solution-oriented manner and was in constant dialogue between me as the seller and the potential buyers. Even though in the end the sale was not concluded, which was due to external circumstances, I was very satisfied with the work done by Kern and Mr Claus and would recommend Kern and him at any time and without reservation.
From the very first moment, KERN understood how to create a very trusting basis for the project.
From the very first moment, Mr. Ingo Claus understood how to create a very trusting basis for the start of the project - to form a basis for discussion among the shareholders within the framework of a workshop, so that a very efficient further development of the ideas could take place within the company. We would like to thank you for this very pleasant and trusting cooperation and will gladly recommend your group of companies to others.
Klaus-Christian Knuffmann's expertise for your company sale
Born in 1961, trained and studied as a banker and business economist. Authorised consultant and lecturer of the SME OFFENSIVE for business succession. Consultant for business succession in family businesses. Certified business mediator.
Various stays abroad as well as internships in renowned management and tax consultancies, production and trading companies. Management responsibility in premium retail.
In 1991, he familiarised himself with the family business (approx. 400 employees at 5 locations) and took it over as managing partner.
Since the successful sale of the group of companies, active nationwide as a partner of KERN. Member of the Supervisory Board of ARCUS Capital AG for many years. Chairman of the advisory board of KERN-System GmbH as well as other advisory board mandates in medium-sized companies.
Mr Knuffmann's other languages are English and French.
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