The preservation and transfer of small and medium-sized enterprises are existential pillars of the German economy. The terms “continuing operations” and “passing on” are necessary at this point. Thus it’s crucial that owner/ family-run companies are properly structured, so that the departure of the founder generation and passing down to future generations does not lead to a loss of assets and jobs.

However, the order of magnitude must be differentiated. Smaller-sized companies with only a few employees often have different needs than larger-sized companies with several hundred or thousands of employees. These “big players” may no longer be management controlled or are already inevitably dealing with external investors and shareholdings. Capital market access should also be considered or is already being utilized.

In this context, the further treatment of pension obligations entered into often aggravates the situation for the aforementioned companies. How are these to be further treated in the context of a transaction? How can these be outsourced if necessary? How can it be ensured that the buyer is not further burdened by these? These are just a few of the questions that are evident here.

It is therefore obvious that standard consulting solutions from the textbook are out of the question for the tasks mentioned. Rather, there is a need for special solutions tailored to the individual case, which are both legally and economically most efficient.

The basic prerequisites for being able to act as an adequate consulting partner or implementer at this point are therefore:

  • leading market access,
  • reputation,
  • market-leading leaders,
  • outstanding specialist knowledge,
  • independence,
  • flexibility and
  • access to the required implementation partners.

KENSTON CORPORATE GmbH combines all these requirements and is YOUR PARTNER for the implementation of a successful corporate transaction while at the same time providing legally secure control of existing company pension obligations.