INDUSTRIE CONSULT INTERNATIONAL M&A GMBH
Industrie Consult is a bank independent consulting firm in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Real Estate, which has been operating nationally and internationally since 1991. Our clients primarily include medium-sized family companies, international corporations as well as financial investors, e.g. private equity funds or family offices and institutional real estate owners. We advise our clients on the acquisition and sale of companies, participations and mergers. Moreover, we assist companies and investors in the structuring and procurement of financings throughout the entire range of equity and external capital, as well as in all real estate-related issues and tasks. In more than 30 years, Industrie Consult has built up a pool of transactions that enables us to be a competent partner for our clients in all major industries and markets.
PROF. DR. TIMO SCHINKOTHE
PARTNERAfter graduating in biology incl. IT Prof. Dr. Schinkothe became a graduate Doctor of Medicine and worked at the oncology clinic of the University of Cologne for several years.
He has been active in the business world for many years, e.g. as Managing Director of the companies TumorTec GmbH, TIAN Medical Consulting GbR and Evimed Online GmbH.
He taught at different universities, both at home and abroad. At present he teaches at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich and also heads the Institute of Innovation and Medicine, Munich.
Prof. Dr. Schinkothe joined Industrie Consult in 2012 and primarily advises German and international clients involved in the health care and IT sector.
FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNERAfter having completed his studies with a degree in economics at the University of Siegen, Rudiger Goll first worked for Volksbank Siegen as credit clerk. Later on he joined Bayerische Vereinsbank in as corporate accounts officer at its new branch in Dusseldorf. He acted in an advisory capacity to both medium-sized businesses and big international groups of companies.
He then joined Banque Paribas where he built up the bank’s German and international M&A business and became the sector’s managing director.
In 1991 Rudiger Goll founded Industrie Consult. He is the company’s managing partner and also the co-founder of the international euroMerger Group.
PARTNERRodryk Schönfeld has been working as a partner for Industrie Consult since 2018. The graduate industrial engineer has more than 20 years of professional experience in M&A, strategy consulting, private equity as well as CFO and managing director in a medium-sized company.
After graduating from the Technical University of Braunschweig in 1998, he worked as a management consultant for Roland Berger in Berlin and Warsaw (Competence Center Restructuring & Corporate Finance), UBS Investment Banking, Sal. Oppenheim (M&A) and Mediobanca (M&A). Prior to joining Industrie Consult, he was CFO and managing director of a medium-sized company in the sports industry with sales of around € 100 million, which he had previously acquired as investment director for a family holding headquartered in Hamburg.
PARTNERAfter completing a bank apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Benjamin Steinkrüger studied business administration at the Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands, and at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
After working for Thyssen Krupp Stahl AG, Duisburg, and Sal. Oppenheim jun. & Cie., Cologne, Benjamin Steinkrüger joined Ziems & Partner, Cologne, a renowned management consultancy specialised in the support of companies in difficult situations, where he worked for five years. As a consultant, he acted in an advisory capacity to medium-sized companies throughout Germany with special focus on the automotive supplier industry, the wood-processing industry, the real estate sector and the media industry.
In 2012 he joined Industrie Consult as partner and primarily advises medium-sized companies in the manufacturing and service sector.
RAINER W. THOMAS
PARTNERRainer W. Thomas joined Industry Consult as partner in 2001. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in top management positions and stands out due to his extensive, in-depth knowledge in the management, development and restructuring of companies. These activities also include acquisitions and divestments of companies and business units.
Mr. Thomas knows our clients’ perspective from his own experience in negotiations with strategic and financial investors.
PARTNERMr. Zhang studied at RWTH Aachen University and majored in automotive engineering. After the graduation, he worked for a German automotive supplier both in Germany and China. After that he joined a German automotive consulting company in Shanghai and provided the Chinese und German clients with quality, commercial and technical consulting as well as commercial due diligence.
Since 2015 he has been working as Sino-German M&A expert and has been exclusive advisor in plenty of Sino-German M&A deals in the automotive, machinery, automation, new materials and medical technology sectors with project valuations ranging from 50 million to over 1 billion EUR. Mr. Zhang has gained profound cross-border M&A experience in a wide range of fields. Mr. Zhang holds a master’s degree from RWTH Aachen, Germany and a bachelor’s degree from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China. Mr. Zhang speaks Chinese, German and English.
DR. THOMAS HASENPFLUG
In 2020 Dr. Thomas Hasenpflug joined Industrie Consult as a partner. He advises our clients on national and international transactions, primarily in the medium-sized sector.
Dr. Hasenpflug worked in the metals industry for 25 years before he went into consulting. In his activities in Germany and in the USA he was responsible for transaction management, financing and strategic development. During this time, he guided and managed both domestic and international M&A transactions in the mid-market sector. Dr. Hasenpflug also supervised the implementation of transaction projects and restructuring processes. He has also done research activities in the field of charitable and non-profit organizations.
Detlef Kalthoff has been Senior Partner at Industrie Consult since 2023 and is the contact person for all real estate related topics. He acquired his broad and impressive expertise over 35 years in “Real Estate”. For more than 20 years, he held managing director positions at well-known players in the industry and advised national as well as international institutional and private investors in the focus areas of portfolio management, investment and transaction management, asset management and property management.
Mr. Kalthoff studied real estate economics at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and holds a diploma from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (London), of which he is also a member (MRICS).
Boris Lücke has been working for Industrie Consult since 2023. His particular focus is on digital business models, technology, telecommunications, media and financial services. During his several years as managing partner of a management consultancy, he was able to provide his clients with comprehensive advice in the areas of digital transformation, business development and M&A activities. Prior to that, he spent more than 15 years in Germany in senior positions at telecommunications groups and as an executive at digital media and marketing companies.
After studying business administration, Michael Keinert began his professional career with an international auditing company in 1982, during which time he obtained both professional examinations (tax consultant, auditor). After ten years, he moved to a medium-sized, manufacturing pharmaceutical company, where he became Head of Corporate Finance for five years. He then held the position of commercial managing director in two companies in the telecommunications industry. In 2001, Michael Keinert moved to an international consulting firm, where he worked in the areas of private equity and restructuring. He then took over the sole management of an internationally active, medium-sized company for high-performance filtration systems. From March 2013 to December 2018, Michael Keinert was a member of the Executive Board of a medium-sized holding company in the energy supply sector, where he was responsible for finance. From mid-2016, he was also appointed Spokesman of the Executive Board. He has been an independent management consultant since January 2019 and, in addition, a partner of Industrie Consult since July 2019.