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maconda news June 2016: Consumer goods & Retail

In the past year many clients have relied on the clear assessments and personal commitment of maconda, especially when it comes to consumer goods and retail.

Below you will find a selection of recently accompanied projects and ongoing activities that may be useful to you.

Enjoy reading!

Your maconda team

Strategy & value enhancement

Retail chain

Together with a retailer with more than 300 outlets we developed and initated a strategic and operational realignment. This included, inter alia, extensive analyses of outlets and locations, assortments as well as selective approaching of alternative suppliers.

Commercial transaction services

Perfumeries and beauty

Cologne-based maconda team has advised CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of Douglas. The project centered around the detailed analysis of store operations of Douglas ...

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Strategy & value enhancement

Residential space lighting

As part of a strategy review for a leading German manufacturer of residential space lighting, we identified and analysed new business segments with attractive growth prospects. A comprehensive market and competitive analysis served as a basis for the strategy review.

Strategy & value enhancement

Food - Manufacturing and retail

Strategy projects in the food sector included, inter alia, a potential appraisal in advance of a strategic decision for a leading German manufacturer of pasta. The project centered around identifying new business opportunities and evaluating their future prospects.

Vendor factbook & commercial due diligence


Thanks to our extensive track record in supporting M&A transactions as well as various strategy projects in the packaging industry, we were mandated several times for analyses in the global plastic packaging market, on sell as well as buy side.

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Market and company analysis

Department stores - one-stop-shopping

maconda’s retail expertise was in demand for analysing the German department store industry. We have already delved into the colorful world of department stores on several occasions as part of strategy projects and commercial due diligence assessments ...

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Commercial due diligence

Pet food

The cat is out of the bag - maconda supported medium-sized private equity investor BPE on the acquisition of Seitz, one of the leading German private label manufacturers of high-quality pet food for dogs and cats ...

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Market Due Diligence

Premium and custom muesli

Mix your favorite muesli – maconda assisted Genui Partners in the acquisition of shares in mymuesli, the leading provider of premium muesli. maconda performed a due diligence, appraising the growing muesli market as well as the related cereal market along with its fundamental drivers and the unique positioning of mymuesli ...

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Commercial due diligence


Extensive experience in clothing retail and the textile industry as well as an established reputation regarding commercial due diligence services helped the team at maconda gain a new mandate from private equity investor NORD Holding ...

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Commercial transaction services & value enhancement

Special offers and promotional products

We extensively analysed the market for special offers and promotional products for discounters, food retailers, DIY stores and furniture stores during the course of several commercial due diligence assessments and strategy projects. Thereby, we evaluated both, manufacturing as well as retail side.

Commercial Transaction services

Call center

maconda supported one of Germany's oldest private equity investor with an analysis of an established contact center-provider focusing on outbound services. In the course of the due diligence process, we analysed the intransparent market for contact centers, the opportunities and threats regarding the most important customer groups as well as the customer structure of the target.

maconda insights

Cologne team strengthened - Deniz Solak joins maconda

Deniz Solak joined maconda in April 2016. Prior to joining maconda, Deniz spent six years with Kline & Company in London and Brussel as a consultant. Afterwards, he worked as a transaction adviser with Ernst & Young in Dusseldorf gaining further insights regarding commercial due diligence and transaction advisory. Deniz speaks German, Turkish, English and French.

Selection of our recent activities, which may be useful to you
  • Packaging(flexible and rigid)
  • Lighting
  • Cruises, tourism, leisure industry
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensor technology
  • Luxury and mainstream fashion
  • Smart home und smart industries
  • Food, inter alia convenience food
  • Pet food
  • Jewelry
  • Bicycles and spare sparts
  • eCommerce / omni channel
  • Contract logistics
  • Wholesale in various industries
  • MedTech (dental technology, surgical technique)
  • and many more!

About maconda

maconda is an independent consulting firm. We help our clients enhance their company value and assist them during restructuring and commercial transactions. Banks recognise our expertise in conducting complex commercial due diligence assessments. We are committed to a pragmatic process tailored to our customers. maconda’s multinational team of consultants and highly qualified industry experts works from Cologne, Munich and Berlin.

Our experience

For more than 20 years, we have advised companies and investors about the acquisition, development and restructuring of companies. More than 700 consulting and implementation projects coupled with more than 300 transaction projects mean that we have extensive experience in providing pragmatic support for even the most complex projects. Our clients include medium-sized enterprises, business units from major corporations and internationally operating private equity investors and family offices. Our firm is managed by partners, heading a team of experienced consultants and project managers who have gathered operative management experience and many years of industry expertise. Renowned industry experts support us in many projects. This lets us ensure that we have found the best possible way to assist our clients in solving such challenging issues as the operative development of their companies.