Silver, Platinum, Gold – The triad of our principles

In the consultations, members of our team focus on different aspects. Our aim is to give you a feeling of security, so that you can devote yourself to your own interests free from worry. To this end, we have developed the following advisory principles for ourselves:

  • We advise our clients in an understandable, individual and solution-oriented manner.
  • Through permanent knowledge management in our firm, the topics/ issues relevant to our clients are continuously monitored. This enables us to communicate preemptive advice quickly if required.
  • We maintain an empathetic and cooperative relationship with our clients and within our team.

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National and international tax consulting

One of our core competencies: providing comprehensive support for tax issues and obligations.

Our special services include national and international tax law, corporate taxation, tax structuring and the development of transfer pricing systems with appropriate documentation and representation before tax authorities and courts. In addition, we provide binding information on all tax and business management issues. Thus, for some clients we are the outsourced tax department – for others the specialised consultants in all “tax-related situations”.

Accounting and annual financial statements

Preparation of annual financial statements for companies and freelancers of all legal forms and groups of companies according to the German Accounting Code (HGB) and IFRS.

In accordance with German tax law, we give “technical and balance sheet / accounting policy” advice accompanying the preparation and auditing process. This advisory role also applies to clients who do not use our accounting services.

We also offer:

  • software-supported development
  • implementation of planning
  • controlling
  • reporting projects.

Financial and payroll accounting services

Today’s market shows that an increasing number of entrepreneurs expect a service process chain that extends from financial and payroll accounting to participation in corporate management. This is achieved through meaningful reporting and the preparation of income and liquidity planning. We have prepared ourselves to meet these expectations, especially in this area, with increased use of the technical possibilities of digitisation. We use the diverse possibilities of digitisation under the motto: natural common sense is still superior to artificial intelligence. The result is a customised rather than a standardised use of digitised tools with our clients.

Compliance consulting in accounting

Due to rising regulatory requirements, the topic of compliance is becoming increasingly important for companies, regardless of their size, The tax authorities are taking a stricter approach to findings during tax audits if the principles of proper accounting (GoB) are not complied with or no internal controls have been set up for this. Also and especially because of the increasing use of automation tools in accounting, the topic of “internal control systems” (ICS) is gaining more significance. We support you both in the development and in the implementation of appropriate risk-oriented control instruments for your compliant accounting.

Comprehensive design advice for company formations and restructurings/ M&A advice

Companies and entrepreneurs experience and sometimes require changes – these usually necessitate a carefully and creatively developed “tax design”. Mergers, splits and spin-offs, changes of legal form, contributions, formation and liquidation concepts, etc. are the instruments we introduce and implement in realisation-ready concepts. In doing so, we take into account legal, economic and accounting aspects.

We concentrate on: pricing and plausibility checking (evaluation, business planning), tax and accounting concepts, financing, process control, negotiation support and implementation issues.

Financing concepts for entrepreneurs and investors

Achieving and / or maintaining a financing structure that is appropriate for a company or investment is a fundamental goal and a constant challenge. The use of medium-term planning ensures transparency and is a prerequisite for a target-oriented financing mix and its consequent terms and conditions structure. In addition to classic bank financing, the following financing sources are all components of a customised solution:

  • equity
  • hybrid capital
  • leasing
  • factoring
  • purchase financing
  • crowd financing.

Last but not least, the financing of digitisation projects is an increasingly important component in our digital world.

Succession concepts for business and private assets

Successful succession concepts in the private and corporate spheres are challenging, as many diverse interests and framework conditions have an impact, not least “the family”. We develop solutions with the help of the instruments:

  • taxation
  • financing
  • redesign / restructuring of partnership agreements
  • family statutes
  • family companies
  • foundation solutions
  • inheritance law regulations
  • management and supervisory structures.

We accompany the process intensively and communicatively. This increasingly includes (inheritance) tax optimisation and its practical implementation.

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Get to know our team

The extensive expertise we have gained in a wide range of consulting projects for medium-sized companies and families allows us to view the complementary topics of “business and tax” as a whole. In doing so, we place the interests of our clients in a goal-oriented focus. Our enthusiasm for challenges allows us to always develop optimal and suitable solutions. We offer complementary support in the development or modification of business models, as a provider of ideas and impulses, or as a moderator in strategic (succession) issues.

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An essential quality feature of our services is that, depending on need and necessity, we can draw on an independent but tried and tested network of experts. This cooperation with our partners enables us to achieve optimal and individual results for our clients in the following advisory services:

Auditing: Statutory and voluntary audits of (consolidated) annual financial statements in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB) and IFRS, independent expert opinions for company valuations, Fairness Opinion.

Legal advice: Especially for Mergers & Acquisitions, crisis and restructuring advice, succession advice, company and stock corporation law, etc.

In the case of company acquisitions and sales, professional national and international search for a suitable buyer/seller.

Financing concepts require compatible financing partners. We actively accompany such sensitive search processes. In doing so, we can draw on our many years of trusting cooperation with banks and equity investors.

International tax consulting: In our cross-border consulting projects, we regularly work with cooperation partners abroad.

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