Corporate Consultancy
Area I
Corporate Consultancy
Area II
Corporate Consultancy
Area III
Corporate Restructuring
(Business Re-Engineering)
Business Strategy
Implementation/Execution of Measures Resulting from Consultancy Concepts and Recommendations
(Examination and Valuation of Business Plans and Business Concepts)
Industrial Engineering
IT / Information- Technology
Corporate Reconstruction and Rescue Packages
Marketing and Sales
TQM/Total Quality Management,
Certification Preparation and Coaching for ISO 9000/9001 ff.

Mergers &
Joint Venture/ Cooperations
Financial Services

Personell-Consultancy (Top-Management and Middle-Management)
Personnel Strategy/Planning
Public and Government Administration (Public Sector/ Ministerial Sector)
Economic Development
Innovation Management
Knowledge-based Management






Corporate structures which have developed over decades can inhibit a company's performance potential because it is only in very rare cases that these structures have been adapted to meet the constantly changing conditions of the market and the economy as a whole. The line of thought expressed in comments such as "that's the way we've always done things" and "it's always worked for us" has a negative impact on a company's productivity, market position, cost structures and, in the final analysis, on profits.

Counteracting such tendencies before they become damaging by adapting structures, organisation, corporate potential and resources to new performance criteria and current trends in the market environment can help a company to avoid crisis situations and substantial financial losses.

A neutral, unprejudiced and specialist consultancy that strategically reassesses and realigns structures and performance and does not ignore social factors creates new staff/workforce efficiency and corporate success.

The main features of the consultancy process are:

  1. corporate diagnosis with analysis of trouble spots, potential and structure analysis, recommendations for corporate restructuring
  2. development of a corporate plan for implementation of:
  • strategic planning, reorientation of potential/resources, strategic information management systems

  • development of efficient structures and processes, restructuring of the organisation, improving competitiveness through benchmarking

  • setting up and design of new management and personnel structures, work group processes, performance and quality management

  • planning, organising and optimisation of managerial and technical processes including cost minimisation (cost/utility and results accounting, investment planning, production optimisation, financial planning), controlling

  • development, organisation and implementation of an integrated cost and performance management

  • overall planning of implementation, execution of implementation






Every entrepreneur fears the words "rescue package". After all, such an eventuality calls into question the very existence of the company. Only extensive and drastic measures will help to save the company or lead to the creation of a core unit or part of the company that will be able to survive.

Rapid and thorough reorientation is required in terms of both a company's potential and resources as well as its financial basis, the cost-to-performance structures, organisation and products. No struggling company will be able to survive unless painful measures are undertaken - in the vast majority of cases a systematic rescue package will mean a new future.

In cases where companies are constantly battling against negative factors such as financial bottlenecks/liquidity problems, sales difficulties, repeated complaints about products and services, losses and progressive costs, they should immediately seek professional and specialist advice from CIRO. New credit lines can help to postpone the collapse of a company - they cannot alter fundamental structural problems. Adopting a wait-and-see approach before moving to implement a rescue package only costs more money and endangers the company's existence.

The key features of the consultancy involving CIRO's interim managers are:

  • analysis of trouble spots - immediate strategic program to maintain productivity of key potential and resources, rescue recommendations and plan

  • development of sector, market, product, competition and personnel strategies - immediate reorientation measures

  • drawing up plans and development of efficient corporate processes in order to concentrate existing potential and resources in viable areas of productivity and functions within the company

  • streamlining management and personnel organisations, work group processes, reorientation of personnel performance

  • financial and cost management/controlling, financial and investment planning, financial strategy and procurement of financial resources

  • implementation of future reorientation, time-(interim) management





Strategic alliances in order to concentrate resources and capacities both in the technical field and in terms of market strategies as well as in the area of financing are becoming increasingly significant in business and industry as companies strive to profit from synergies and competitive advantages. Such alliances can take the form of cooperations, joint ventures or the complete take-over (merger) of companies. Alongside these M&A features, the question of legal succession in companies and start-ups by young entrepreneurs are further factors of concern in transacting the sale or purchase of companies.

Extensive preparatory measures are required prior to the transfer of ownership of a company in order to achieve optimal advantages and maximum success for both the company seeking to sell and the company seeking to purchase. An absolute precondition for successful M&As is that the client is provided with specialist consultancy and that the required know-how is employed in the technical, managerial, financial and valuation phases of the project. Absolute confidentiality and "fair play" are at the core of the cooperation between client and M&A consultant.

Not only does CIRO meet the very highest standards in all these respects: we also profit from additional assistance from expert legal councillors, tax experts and specialists from the world of banking in achieving the very best results. When facing the complexity of an M&A process, and regardless of the individual specifics of the transaction, the client company need turn to one partner only: CIRO's M&A expert. This ensures absolute confidentiality as well as direct and rapid decision-making and implementation processes.

The main features of the consultancy are:

  • determining tasks leading to the achievement of strategic objectives (sale/purchase, merger, joint venture, cooperation, strategic alliance)

  • examination of corporate status and business environment

  • drawing up a report on corporate valuation according to German Institute of Auditors procedures (economic/tax valuation)

  • development of a "sell and/or buy" strategy

  • drawing up a corporate profile and determining corporate market value

  • implementation-execution: determining real and active interested parties as well as suitable negotiating partners

  • bringing together parties, supporting negotiations as well as assistance (mediation) in signing of contract





CIRO develops solutions for Germany's federal states, municipal authorities and local authorities, always tailored to individual requirements in all areas of administration, economic development and infrastructure development as well as business promotion, with special emphasis on:

  • Restructuring/improved efficiency (reengineering)

  • Creating organisational structures in functions and processes

  • Planning, implementation and execution of economic and infrastructure development as well as business promotion measures

  • Creation and extension of public service corporations, safety and relief organisations, and economic development organisations

  • Planning, implementation and execution of performance/utility strategies, service and economic development marketing

CIRO is active in the following areas of public sector institutions:

  1. ministerial administration and parliamentary administration/organisations
  2. regional administrations, state/local and municipal authorities
  3. state- and city-owned services and organisations/operating companies
  4. waste disposal services and environmental protection
  5. public security and safety organisations (police/fire services)
  6. social insurance providers, health insurance providers
  7. hospitals, homes and facilities for the elderly, rehabilitation centers
  8. transport networks, air traffic, tourist industry
  9. economic development corporations
  10. international organisations and federations

The considerable experience gathered by our consultants in these fields ensures that public sector institutions will receive a problem-oriented, individual, qualified and expert consultancy tailored to specific applications. The know-how and experience gained from the implementation of measures in national and international authorities plays a role in each individual consultancy and the search for solutions. This enables implementation proposals to be developed down to the last detail, ensuring that the institution in question can in the future look forward to improved efficiency in structural and process organisation as well as substantial reductions in costs (easing of budget pressures).

Economic development and business promotion together with all the accompanying activities aimed at infrastructure improvement impose tough demands on the integrity and responsibility as well as business management skills and capacities of the responsible figures from the fields of politics and business. It is only by working together in a coordinated and cooperative manner and on the basis of trust, that the various people, institutions and companies involved can guarantee economic success.

The absolute priority of all economic development and promotion activities is the creation of an efficient infrastructure with a balanced economy structured according to sectors, products and services that provides the basis for a stable and developing labour market. Resulting synergies create further market potential and resources

The CIRO consultancy is tailored to examining and determining a business location's potential and resources, to developing a viable, long-term and successful economic promotion and development plan as well as a program for attracting businesses to the location, and to drawing up a plan of action for the implementation and execution of a program of product, production, organisational, marketing and logistic measures to develop the business location and canvas new companies or start-ups.

The main areas of the consultancy:

  • examination of the potential and resources of the location and the surrounding region (infrastructure, economic structures, human resources/levels of qualification in workforce, logistic resources, business environment, etc.)

  • developing an economic development and business promotion plan (promotional measures and incentives specific to the location, infrastructure measures, sector synergies, project measures, etc.)

  • drawing up a detailed catalogue of tasks and measures with guidelines for the implementation and execution of locational development and expansion, marketing, entrepreneur-oriented project acquisition and project realisation, project organisation, location-specific early warning system, economic development strategy, as well as the targeted deployment of existing capacities and resources.

  • recommendations and guidelines for the future planning of economic policy with the aim of stabilising outside influences

The broad experience gathered by CIRO consultants helps to create long-term economic success and substantially ease budgetary pressures for district and local authorities by creating a business environment that attracts companies and is conducive to start-ups. At the same time, a viable service framework is developed in public administration, permitting business-oriented decisions to be taken in response to short-term requirements.