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Industry 4.0 - Strategy meets Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2014 RPPC Pro Consult offers “Industry 4.0 - Consulting” as a core theme

Intelligent cross-linked and an increasing automation of the production as well as an IT based communication actually is changing the traditional industries in a radical way. Herewith strategic partnerships, co-operations and Joint Ventures are part of the necessary condition to build the so called “smart factory”.


Die productive industries are active and successful in progress to reinvent oneself. After difficult years at the beginning of the millennium and after worldwide finance crisis now the economy is booming again. Here the term “Industry 4.0” is not only referring to the so called “Web 2.0”, but stands for a new period of economical prosperity, especially in Germany. Firstly formulated 2011 at the Hannover Industry Fair the term Industry 4.0 got a program of the German Union of science1.


Factsheet of the topic Industrie 4.0


  • Informationing of the traditional industry through the 4. industrial revolution2
  • Flexibilization and individualization of all processes from the development via the production until the distribution
  • The „intelligent factory“ is transparent and efficient in its resources
  • Customers and business partners are directly involved to the value creation process
  • So called cyber-physical-systems and the “internet of things4 are used


The company generation Industry 4.0 guarantees the complete individualization of its products as well as the cross-linkage of customers and employees via all communication and information channels at the same time realizing a flexible mass production. The most important target of the Industry 4.0 is to preserve the competitive ability for the traditional industry countries through that integrative technology level.


Necessaries for Industry 4.0 companies


  • Virtualization of the processes
    • Development
    • Individualization
    • Communication
    • Production
    • Processes by costs and time
    • Distribution & Procedures
    • Tracing
  • Process-Software for the intelligent factory
  • Process-Hardware for the intelligent factory
  • Training of the employees
  • Adaption of the customer and partner integration


The customer, the business partner, the supplier, the contractee – they all will exert more and more influence to the typical company processes. For that and at the latest as of today the concern group and also the mid-sized or even the small company should deal with the upcoming frame conditions of the economy. It is really more than only investments in new hard- and software.



The Industry 4.0 means also Mergers & Acquisitions !



Industry companies and so called industrial service-companies will build strategic partnerships or strategic co-operations. A number of companies will also merge.


RPPC Pro Consult is strategy-partner of the Industry 4.0


To realize a smart factory of the industry 4.0, know-how and competences of various sides should ally, i.e. industry and software enterprises. This will create specific partnerships. The same is with the parts of the value-added chain respectively the participants of adjoining markets and branches which were separate up to now. As experienced specialists for Strategic Partnerships and co-operations we intensively have discussed the industry 4.0 topic for being able to offer right concepts and recommendations, i.e. for strategic sharing, co-operations, acquisition or Joint Venture.


RPPC develops, brokers and supports Alliances of the Industry 4.0 !


Do you think about the topic Industry 4.0 in relation to your company? – Let’s talk about!


We support the complex topic with exactly for company tailored solutions (i.e. size, content, process organization etc.). Furthermore we are your professional competence partner with the industry 4.0 for your business strategy, but also for the necessary company brokerage.


Check list Industry 4.0


  • The topic Industry 4.0 is not a temporary phenomenon. – Don’t look in a biding way on it!
  • Get informed to the contents as well as to the actual status or developments
  • Analyze your company for opportunities in relation to Industry 4.0
  • Connect the process needs  of your company segments
  • Determine all requirements until your start with Industry 4.0
  • Add your company potentials and competitive advantages
  • Add also the market facts, your competition and the long-term trends
  • Define the characteristics of your Industry 4.0 project from the analysis
  • Structure and formulate your roadmap Industry 4.0


Our support is based on the continuous adaption of the strategy know-how for company development and for strategic partnership. For your industry 4.0 project we’d like to stay at your side.


The Management





1 – Since 2006 the Union of Science is an established workgroup (28 exalted persons from science and economy)  of the German  “Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft e.V.” (organization of founders) – Main focus is the development of sustainable Hightech-Strategies. Die Vision Industry 4.0 was developed in 2011 by the so called „Promoter-Group Communication“. The preliminary report is available since April 2013.


2 - Industrial Revolution:

1)        Mechanization through water and steam power

2)        Mass production through the use of electricity and first period of automation

3)        Digitization through the use of electronic and information technology, 2. Period of automation

4)        Informatization of production, distribution and communication


3 - As “Cyber-physical system” is called the combination of informatical software-components and mechanical resp. electronic parts. Such a combination communicates via all available data infrastructures, i.e. the internet (comp. Wikipedia).


4 - As „Internet of things“ is called a number of small and intelligent devices, which communicate on-line and which replaces more and more the functions of classical PCs. In addition they support the user at general or specific activities (comp. Wikipedia).



Business Segments

Strategy and Growth Consulting

If you want a bit more SUCCESS!


Based on our extensive experience we analyze the companies of our clients in detail. We identify chances as well as risks, and find the right opportunities and solutions for a successful future.


Strategy Consulting / Growth Consulting:

  • Company analysis
  • Analysis for corporate strategy and growth
  • Corporate planning
  • Development of strategies, competitive advantages and specific measures


For this we discuss and develop suitable strategies, models and concepts for your prospective success.



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We are your business broker for SMEs located in Germany, Europe

Today every corporate leader or top manager has to attend to all topics of mergers & acquisitions. We are experienced business brokers and M&A consultants in Europe with our headquarter near Frankfurt a.M.:


  • Business sales
  • Business acquisitions 
  • Transaction consulting
  • Company appraisals
  • Market screening
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Company mergers


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Business Marketplace - Offers

Here you can find a special selection of our business brokerage M&A projects.


Righthand you get to our up-to-date offers and requests regarding


  • Business Sales Offers
  • Business Acquisition Requests


We are glad to provide you further information and talk to you about our internal opportunities. Please contact us directly to discuss your intention.


PS: Our business marketplace is always up-to-the-minute at your disposal!




Research & Target Sourcing

We offer to our business broker customers the efficient search for suitable objects as well as the complete market screening


Even today it becomes more and more important to find the best and right business partner. For that the research as well as the contact handling is crucial to the success.


For you and for your company we find:

  • Target profiling
  • Market Sreening 
  • Research process


On the basis of our longstanding experience we exactly know how it works. We’d be glad to support your search.



Company Appraisals

Theory is patient. – We prefer both, theory and practice!


As your business broker we also offer analyses and valuations. Therefore we determine real values, potentials and needs, but also the risks. We know how to appraise the facts.


Company Appraisal – our offers:

  • Company Appraisal as Assessment Report
  • Company Appraisal as Value Estimation
  • Continuation Forecast – IDW Standard
  • Situation Analysis
  • Evaluation of Future Viability
  • Due Diligence


With 20 years of experience we offer you realistic valuations for marketable company values as one of our business brokerage services.




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