Information and communication technology

The information and communication technology (ICT) industry is changing and developing faster than almost any other sector. Business models are changing rapidly, due to the technical development of hardware and software and the increasing fusion of information and communication technology. What is useful today will be obsolete tomorrow. New business models such as software as a service (SAAS) and cloud computing are presenting major challenges for ICT companies. They offer big opportunities, but they are also associated with high levels of risk.

Companies are growing at an unprecedented rate – and disappearing from the scene just as quickly. The few highly successful companies, such as Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Cisco, Google and Facebook, obscure the fact that many companies in the ICT industry face major problems. For small and medium-sized software companies and consultancy firms in particular, the usual problems of SMEs are magnified. The organisation must correspond to the growth of the company. Companies that do not produce anything "tangible" often find it difficult to secure funding. The constant need for innovation puts pressure on their results. The personnel situation often presents an obstacle to growth.

Due to our experience in the high-growth industry of information and communication technology, we possess the appropriate expertise to support ICT companies with the following issues in all phases of the life cycle:

  • Stabilisation of the company’s value
    Integrated monitoring of the value drivers in the form of annual value appraisals helps you to increase and maintain the value of your company in the future.
  • Advice and expert opinions on complex valuation issues
    Implementing the complex requirements of various valuation scenarios in a pragmatic and target-oriented way helps to give you a solid and comprehensible valuation that can be used as a decision-making basis. We can provide an expert opinion on the valuation of software as part of an annual audit, or as an assessor in relation to purchase price allocation (PPA).
  • Transaction-oriented consulting – security for company acquisitions
    Critically assessing your intended acquisition and validating the business plans of the target company can protect you against acquisition and integration risks, create transparency and thereby make the acquisition safer.
  • Compliance management – stabilisation of critical processes
    Process-oriented early identification of compliance risks protects you against damage that could threaten your company’s existence and safeguards your company's success.

Contacts

Helmut Brendt
Stephan Michels

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