Restructuring, merger & operating model

zeb’s formula for success: giving organizational structures and processes a competitive edge.

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Dr. André Ehlerding | Director
Friedrichstraße 78 | Q 207
10117 Berlin
Germany
Germany

enhancing operating models. This enables us to make a significant contribution to the improvement of your performance and results. To achieve a successful implementation, we use structured process models, proven analytical methods and tools, well-founded benchmarks and innovative approaches for strategy, process and organizational development. We support our clients with their restructuring plans, with creating efficient governance structures and with the end-to-end optimization and efficiency enhancement of bank and insurance-specific operational processes. Furthermore, we can help you with the optimization of sourcing strategies and the enhancement of trade processing platforms. By the same token, zeb is the right partner for the strategic preparation, conceptualization and execution of merger and integration processes. Test our consulting services — we look forward to showing you that we can turn every new challenge into an opportunity.


Our Services

Merger and integration management

Tie the knot in business.

“Think big”—a motto that also applies in the insurance industry. As strategic options for insurance companies, mergers and acquisitions of participations have always been important instruments for corporate development and growth. On the one hand, they allow a direct increase of market shares and on the other hand, they promise profitable income and cost synergies. But decision-makers should not underestimate the challenges: merger and acquisition processes are complex and time-consuming. They cause integration costs and necessitate a common business strategy that needs to be developed in advance. Professional support is necessary in order to ensure that the different corporate structures and cultures are merged effectively during the transition period.

zeb can offer comprehensive expertise regarding the support of merger and integration processes. In terms of supporting mergers between medium-sized credit institutions in Germany, we already hold a market-leading position. You can benefit form our long-standing experience throughout all stages of the process: we start by carrying out a holistic assessment of the added value of mergers, subsequently provide you with competent support for all merger and integration processes and finally assist you with the post-merger integration. We are looking forward to placing our merger and integration management know-how at your service. From the initial analyses until the final merger—and beyond.


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Restructuring and cost management

We develop your potential.

To get and stay on the road to success, you need to adjust the course now and then. Restructuring individual segments or the entire company can contribute significantly to achieving a sustainable efficiency increase and long-term business success. In order to reach these aims at full speed, it is often necessary to make significant changes to the value chain and to redefine the scope of the required capacities. This makes restructuring measures very challenging projects, which are perceived as particularly important from the internal as well as the external perspective. We at zeb can draw on long-standing project experience in the field of restructuring, cost optimization and productivity enhancement. We support a variety of renowned companies in focusing on their core business, working with proven methods and reference models. In this context, we focus particularly on value orientation and sustainability. Let zeb become the driver of your success—we can offer you an extensive range of services. It comprises, for example, a comprehensive turnaround management including analyses of the market and financial key figures and the definition of the ambition level. Furthermore, we offer a professional cost management for optimizing material and personnel costs. And, last but not least, we support you with an implementation management that contributes to ensuring sustainability, e.g. by tracking the applied measures and find main key figures.


Your contact person
Michael Herkert | Partner
Phone: 
+49-89-543433-354
Email: 
mherkert [at] zeb [dot] de
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Sourcing & shared services

Tap the right sources.

What does your business model look like? Everything from a single source? Or maybe rather: hand in hand with expert sources! In response to the increasing competitive pressure and the high volatility in the money and capital markets, many insurers revert to focusing more on their core business. This way, they profit from cost advantages of specialized providers and keep one part of their costs flexible, while making their own business models simpler and clearer at the same time. Thus, it may well be beneficial to tap external sources for certain tasks. However, sourcing also involves a number of challenges: for example, an institution-specific definition of the appropriate degree of vertical integration is important, especially with regard to back office, administrative and central support functions. When outsourcing services to external providers, it is important to find the right provider and to manage it effectively.

zeb advises insurers with regard to the definition and implementation of an adequate sourcing strategy. We support the transfer of services to already existing external providers as well as the foundation of required service providers and shared service centers. In addition, we operationalize the cooperation between different insurance companies. Let your insurance business profit from our extensive expertise and let us optimize your operational and sales excellence even further.


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Operational excellence & process management

Because we know that you can do better.

The road to success is not an easy one, especially in the insurance sector. On the contrary, it is a complex undertaking. Nowadays, an outstanding business development depends on a multitude of factors. Insurance companies have to adapt continuously—to new regulatory frameworks, changing customer needs, the dynamic competitive environment and the increasing volatility of the economic cycles. The success of a business model depends decisively on the efficiency and flexibility of the underlying operating model.

As a competent partner, zeb supports you with teams of experienced consultants throughout the process of developing and carrying out an operational excellence program. We align your service offer based on value-adding activities, develop sustainably efficient processes and work flows and establish a process management that is oriented towards quality and efficiency. The service portfolio of zeb offers you a balanced combination of lean management, program management, quality management and quality assurance as well as team excellence measures and the redesigning of business processes. We at zeb work with passion and motivation to pave the rocky road to success for you and to bring about sustainable improvements for your business.


Your contact person
Dr. André Ehlerding | Director
Phone: 
+49-30-473753-105
Email: 
aehlerding [at] zeb [dot] de
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