Portfolio company of a US PE meets family business in Italy.

Regional company in Germany is looking for an experienced manager with multiple skills for integration and performance improvement.


Parent company

  • Turnover approx. EUR 3,000 million
  • Employees approx. 5,500

Italian company

  • Sales approx. EUR 42 million
  • Employees approx. 400

Initial situation

U.S. fund (PE) growing steadily in mobile home sector through business acquisitions. Small and medium-sized companies in particular are the target and are to be integrated immediately into the global Group with ambitious targets.

What is new for the Group is that it wants to grow in the area of electrics / electronics as an additional mainstay for the future.

One company has already been acquired for this purpose in the past; now the second acquisition has also been carried out, again in Italy. Both the existing and the new company are characterized by personal decisions, an international business and the standards such as reporting, business cases and procedures are not familiar.

Both companies are fierce competitors and have overlapping product portfolios.

A binding business plan with expected savings and synergies was created and specified centrally.

KPI Budget Actual
Sales EUR 11 million EUR 13.4 million
HC 170 165

(only the newest company)

My approach

  • Business plan: Communicate expectations and to do’s, check content for implementation.
  • Create trust
  • Estimate result by product / define and implement measures
  • Transfer of communications to the US parent (and German regional company)
  • Takeover of group reporting, definition of measures to improve results


  • Expectations exceeded (sales +20% / earnings +30% / savings +25%) for the new unit in 2021
  • Revision and presentation of a new business plan (change of business case), accepted and approved by the parent company
  • Definition of the future product portfolio initiated
  • The production capacity in high cost was adjusted
  • Merger of the two Italian companies into one entity with a neutral name of the parent company
  • Closure of a part of the business that did not meet the expectations of the new shareholder
  • Integration completed
  • Cooperation and organization defined and implemented
  • No Key MA lost in the integration
  • Higher profitability through cost optimization, leaner processes and good cooperation from the outset with the sister company (although formerly the worst competitor!)
  • Future defined and initiated

The Interim Management Provider

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