Navigating the COVID-19 crisis

When switching to “crisis mode", companies are required to handle many interdependent challenges simultaneously, like:

  • executing liquidity measures
  • ensuring critical operations
  • reducing cash-out
  • reshaping business models.

Our task force of experienced consultants and healthcare experts provides you with competent advice and a one-stop-shop approach in the face of all pressing challenges.

If you have any questions, you can reach our task force via
crisis-taskforce@goetzpartners.com  or +49 89 290 725 133 at any time.

ACTING FAST
BUT STRATEGICALLY

This is the time to act fast, but strategically. Setting up a virtual war room with the authorization for rapid decision making is vital. To gain transparency on how your business is impacted by the crisis, stress testing the P&L and cash reserves is an effective measure. This will determine the further action plan and all operational and financial measures throughout the immediate crisis phase and recovery. Turbulent times also call for a stringent communication scheme to inform and align with all relevant stakeholders.

goetzpartners serves as your strong partner in tackling these challenges by building a robust strategy and accompanying the adjustment of your business model with lasting impact after the crisis.

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Protecting
the Portfolio

The global COVID-19 outbreak is sending shock waves through the world economy and has serious implications for the private equity industry. Since PE firms may have multiple underlying companies that are each facing multifaceted challenges, portfolio managers need to take decisive and holistic action now.

The  goetzpartners Transaction Advisory Group supports financial sponsors in mastering the current portfolio, strategic and liquidity needs. We support you in stress-testing your business plan on the base of our crisis scenarios, implementing operational measures, and reshaping the business. Jointly with our clients, we create strategies that help private equity firms and their companies in not only surviving the crisis, but also keeping an eye on emerging opportunities and improving long-term business model resilience.

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APPLYING FOR
SUPPORT

In an unprecedented effort, governments and supranational bodies are launching comprehensive support programs in order to ease the economic burden of the current situation. We provide you with an initial overview on support schemes and relevant application processes in Germany.

The situation is highly dynamic and evolving as we continuously update the information deck. Please feel free to reach out to our experts to explore short-term public support opportunities.

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Contact

Dr. Gunnar Binnewies

Dr. Gunnar Binnewies Principal
Management Consultants

 Philipp Widmaier

Philipp Widmaier Managing Director
Corporate Finance