International capital providers, investors or investor groups and corporations are pushing into the German market. Because – “Made in Germany” is still the undisputed seal of quality of the German economy and its outstanding companies. Inevitably, therefore, many international “players” want to participate in these companies and the associated profit opportunities.

These international players operate in all size categories; but mostly in the “upper” segment. Whether listed on the stock exchange, capital market-oriented or completely free of these constraints – what they all have in common is the economic strength required to invest in the German market. And this market needs these investments to ensure that it can continue to be competitive on its own in the future.

In most cases, foreign investors invest in companies with a high number of employees. It goes without saying that dealing with such collectives requires corresponding efforts and perfectly prepared financial planning processes. Only then can “takeovers” or investments be successful.

Dealing with German pension obligations is often a problem or even a dealbreaker for foreign investors. Ignorance of the underlying legal system and, moreover, ignorance of the case law to be observed together with the inherent further usages – new shareholders often run into an unpredictable disaster with an uncertain outcome. Not infrequently, transactions are then canceled shortly before closing. Or much worse: transactions that were initially deemed successful subsequently turn out to be a bad decision. The consequences can be enormous: staff reductions, the company being faced with bankruptcy, pension payments being discontinued with a transition to statutory insolvency protection.

It is therefore also clear at this point that special solutions tailored to the individual case are required, which are the most efficient both legally and economically. It is also imperative that “new” consulting solutions are adopted in order to be able to meet the current circumstances of this time.

Basic requirements, analogous to the national implementation, in order to be able to act as an adequate consulting partner or implementer at this point are:

  • leading market access,
  • reputation,
  • market-leading leaders,
  • outstanding specialized knowledge,
  • commitment,
  • independence,
  • flexibility and
  • access to necessary implementation partners.

Kenston Pension GmbH combines all these requirements and is YOUR PARTNER for the legally compliant management of existing company pension obligations as part of the successful implementation of corporate transactions.