Portfolio and transaction consulting

Portfolio and transaction consulting

Sustainable, above-average growth is difficult to achieve in the medium term without effective digitization of a company’s operating model. However, technology is not a means to an end and many standard solutions available on the market in particular do not deliver the desired business impact if they are not applied in line with the requirements of the business model and deeply integrated into the operating model.

The prerequisite for accelerated ‘digital’ growth is therefore a fundamental understanding of the most important value drivers of a business model (e.g. customer acquisition & monetization, purchasing, operational efficiency), the coordinated use of digital technologies and their sustainable linkage in processes and organization and efficient control mechanisms for management and shareholders.

As a long-standing digitalization partner, we support private and institutional investors in identifying, quantifying and implementing digital growth levers during transactions or in their existing portfolio companies.

In addition to due diligence consulting and conceptual design, we closely support partners during implementation through combined business and software teams in order to sustainably integrate new solutions into the company’s operating model in the context of existing capabilities and to ensure efficient steering of initiatives by management and shareholders.

Digital due diligence
Hypotheses on value levers
Concept development
Concept implementation

Digital due diligence

We analyze your portfolio company and define a growth and digital strategy

Range of services:

  • Analysis of the portfolio company: markets, competition, business model, monetization, product, organization.
  • Analysis of the digitalization potential
  • Derivation of growth and digitization levers
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Hypotheses on value levers

We analyze your portfolio company and define a growth and digital strategy

Range of services:

  • Analysis of the business model and the degree of digitalization of existing investments.
  • Gap analysis to best-in-class competitors
  • Derivation of hypotheses on growth and digitization potential
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Concept development

We create value-creating concepts on the basis of the analyses

Range of services:

  • Strategic realignment
  • Realignment of the business and monetization model
  • Setting up and testing of business cases
  • Development of customer and product-oriented target organizations
  • Implementation planning
    Decision template for further action and future investments
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Concept implementation

Concept implementation

We are the right operational partners to realize the potential of your portfolio company

Range of services:

  • Business execution by experienced business builders
  • Technical implementation of products and systems by 300+ developers
  • Recruiting and onboarding of new team members for implementation
  • PMO and tracking of the implementation progress
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Managing Partner

Konrad Hintermair

Contact About Konrad

Konrad is one of the founders of DevelopX and leads the company as Managing Partner. He founded DevelopX in 2019 as a partner of TruVenturo, one of Europe’s leading company builders in the digital space. Prior to founding DevelopX, Konrad was responsible for founding and scaling several tech startups at TruVenturo and realized several successful exits.

After studying materials science, Konrad worked for several years as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Hamburg, advising companies in the manufacturing, high tech and chemicals sectors. Konrad holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and lives in Hamburg.

As an engineer and passionate entrepreneur, Konrad works with companies in the energy, industrials and logistics sectors and advises our private equity clients in due diligence or portfolio optimization.

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Partner

Dr. Armin Höll-Steier

Contact About Armin

Before joining DevelopX in 2021, Armin spent more than 10 years as a manager/principal at the top strategy consultancies Bain & Company and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), advising corporations, mid-sized companies and private equity funds on strategic issues and the operational implementation of measures. Armin also looks back on more than five years as Managing Director at Germany’s largest comparison portal CHECK24, where he successfully managed and scaled the property insurance division as well as the insurance center.

Armin holds a PhD from LMU Munich in Capital Markets Research, a Master of Business Research, a Diploma in Business Administration from LMU Munich and a degree from the startup and entrepreneurship school CDTM (Center for Digital Technology and Management) from LMU and TU Munich.

At DevelopX, Armin focuses on optimizing customer-related processes and digital customer journeys. He focuses on the Insurance & InsurTech and Banking & Fintech industries.

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Partner

Michael Hab

Contact About Michael

Michael has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of venture building and the development and implementation of digital strategies for innovation and business model transformation. He has assisted different companies in diverse industries in successfully executing numerous projects with a focus on both B2B and B2C.

Before joining DevelopX, he was responsible for various major projects and the expansion of the Venture Building Service portfolio as a partner at Etribes and as a Principal at dgroup/Accenture.

Following his bilingual studies (German/French) in economics and social sciences at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) with a specialization in management, he joined a CRM software startup, which was later acquired by SAP.

At DevelopX, Michael focuses as a passionate strategist on business model innovation, digital strategies and digital operating models with a particular emphasis on areas such as B2B, healthcare, and FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods).

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Partner

Chris Heeg

Contact About Chris

Prior to joining DevelopX in 2021, Chris had already gained entrepreneurial experience as founder of a start-up in the mobile fitness space and worked as Commercial Lead at an established software engineering boutique. There, he oversaw the implementation and evolution of complex digital products. Prior to that, Chris spent most of his career in management consulting, supporting clients in large-scale transformation and restructuring programs.

Chris studied technical physics at the Technical University of Munich. As a partner at DevelopX, he implements large-scale software development projects across industries and consults as an expert on the use of new technologies such as web3 or AI. Chris has a passion for decentralization and digital art.

Other business areas

Business building

The focus of our work is on identifying and validating value-generating digital business models and their stringent implementation in the interaction between product, marketing & sales, operations and organization. As a long-standing industry partner, we also know the special challenges that established companies face when building disruptive business models and actively support critical project phases with regard to strategic planning, budgeting of investment decisions, as well as the operational and cultural connection between existing and new organizations.

Digital strategy and implementation

We specifically address the key value drivers of your business model and thus optimize your internal value creation and customer interactions. Our data-driven approach ensures measurable and sustainable results.

Software services

We develop individual software solutions for complex challenges. With flexible and scalable software services, we respond to the needs and budgets of our customers. With our 300+ software development experts, we build specialized teams for web and mobile applications through to cloud and data applications. We deliver software to the highest quality standards, quickly and on budget.