maconda prepares commercial due diligence for the acquisition of a control and automation technology manufacturer
epis is a manufacturer of customer-specific engineering solutions. The product range includes components for the control of machines as well as modules for the input and transmission of technical commands, so-called “Human Machine Interfaces”. The core competence of epis is the customer-specific development of solutions for machine and system manufacturers down to a batch size of 1. In addition to the development and implementation of customer-specific control system concepts, the medium-sized company also offers its customers extensive services for the entire service life of their products.
Key aspects of the commercial due diligence included analyzing the underlying driving markets and customer markets (including the textile industry) as well as evaluating current technical developments. We also assessed epis’ strategic positioning in the competitive environment as well as in terms of relevant industry trends – such as Industry 4.0.
maconda has many years of experience in engineering and an understanding of innovative future technologies like Big Data, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. This, paired with extensive experience in supporting company transactions, allowed the maconda team to quickly develop a qualified analysis of the company in addition to its relevant markets and competitive environment.
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