>> The attitude and high level of identification with our company is exceptional. The consultants of Struktur Management Partner are focused on individual customer needs and provide tailor-made solutions, support in difficult times with a high level of personal commitment and maintain friendly relationships within the organization. The cooperation is very appreciative on both sides and will hopefully extend beyond the current contract situation. <<

Customer comment
from TOP CONSULTANT
„Benchmarking Report 2020“

Consulting environment of turnaround management

The remarkable thing about this award is the difficult, often emotionally charged and sometimes conflict-laden consulting environment of "turnaround management". It is a particular challenge for a consultant to provide continuous support to clients to their complete satisfaction when many painful business decisions have to be made at the same time. We are convinced that our exceptional 98% recommendation rate is largely due to our unique management philosophy. In contrast to "classically" managed consulting firms, we do not operate on the basis of sales and earnings at the level of the individual SMP partners. For us, only the collective performance of the entire team counts, and at the project level, customer satisfaction remains the only control parameter that is explicitly registered for each project.

TOP Consultant - Berater des Jahres 2020

The competition

Which companies are awarded the TOP CONSULTANT seal is decided by the scientific management of the competition: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink and Bianka Knoblach together with a jury. The two managing directors of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB) (Scientific Society for Management and Consulting) in Bonn conduct interviews on behalf of compamedia with reference customers of the participating consulting companies. The reference customers provide information about:

  • How professional were the management consultants?
  • How satisfactory was the consulting service?
  • What was the impact resulting from the collaboration?

According to the WGMB, the decisive factor for an award is "a customer-oriented, SME-oriented consulting service" (> further information on the test criteria).

The results of this customer survey are then evaluated together with other company data. The TOP CONSULTANT seal is only awarded to consulting firms that achieve a very good or good result in this context.

With the "TOP CONSULTANT" award, which was awarded for the second time after 2018, Struktur Management Partner has crowned its work with this year's distinction as TOP CONSULTANT 2020 and Consultant of the Year 2020. The consistent orientation of Struktur Management Partner towards the highest level of customer satisfaction and a maximum recommendation rate has thus once again been impressively confirmed.

We would like to thank our business partners for this trust and our employees for their extraordinary commitment!

  • 98%
    recommendation rate
  • 22
    customers from the last two years
  • 95%
    overall satisfaction
  • Grade:
    A

FOCUS Business:
Top Consultant 2021 in turnaround management

FOCUS Business: Top-Berater 2021 im Arbeitsfeld Restrukturierung

FOCUS magazine has interviewed more than 1800 experts about their experiences concerning the leading consultancies.

The new survey's aim was to give a transparent overview about the consulting market and the best consultancy firms – from the perspective of customers and industry peers.

Struktur Management Partner received the award Top Consultant 2021 with focus on restructuring.

This award confirms once again our uncompromising focus on maximum recommendation by our clients. Our current recommendation rate of 98% is one of the key reasons for the many awards we received from independent institutions during the last years.

Study on German restructuring market 2019

Struktur Management Partner achieves top positions in all operationally relevant fields of competence

The renowned IfUS Institute of the SRH University Heidelberg recently published its latest study on the German restructuring market. It is based on a survey of the ten largest banks in the corporate sector and the five largest commercial credit insurers.

The evaluation takes into consideration only those 14 selected consulting firms which, from the point of view of the financiers for restructuring cases of companies with more than 100 million euros, regularly come into question in the first place.

The study distinguishes between a) crisis phases and the size of the companies being advised, b) the national or international orientation of the companies in crisis and c) the areas of competence or activity of the consulting companies.

In line with our positioning as a strongly implementation-oriented consulting firm for German SMEs with a focus on turnovers of up to 500 million euros, the result of the study is as follows: along all phases of the crisis, we are among the top three restructuring specialists – for crisis companies with a turnover of up to 250 million euros we even rank first.

Struktur Management Partner is one of the top three consulting firms both in the fields of competence with the strongest operational relevance ("implementation competence", "operational restructuring competence", "mediation competence between stakeholders") and in "concept competence".

We are very pleased about this confirmation of our work and would like to take this opportunity to thank our long-standing partners in financing in particular.

Equally important is the fact that 37 of the 40 companies that we successfully helped to overcome a crisis since 2017 explicitly recommend us. We are continuing on our successful path!
(Our goal: a 100% recommendation rate as well as additional first places in the next IfUS study) You can find the complete study of the IfUS Institute here.

  • 1st
    place in crisis compa­nies with a turn­over of up to EUR 250 million
  • 2nd
    place in crisis compa­nies with a turn­over of up to EUR 500 million
  • 55
    successful restructurings since 2017

• Struktur Management Partner is one of the top 3 SME consultancies

The consultancies recommended by financiers:

Periods of crisis in companies graph

Source: "Studie zum deutschen Restrukturierungsmarkt" (Study on the German restructuring market) by IFUS (Institut für Unternehmenssanierung und -entwicklung) and SRH Hochschule Heidelberg; survey of restructuring departments of the top 10 banks in the "corporate sector" and the top 5 commercial credit insurers, 2019

SMP has been confidently confirmed in its core areas of competence (coping with "earnings and liquidity crises") and, according to the respondents, is now also among the top five in the "strategy crisis" and "insolvency support" phases.

Periods of crisis in companies graph

The further to the right SMP is shown in the graph, the better SMP was rated in the corresponding crisis phase.

Source: "Studie zum deutschen Restrukturierungsmarkt" (Study on the German restructuring market) by IFUS (Institut für Unternehmenssanierung und -entwicklung) and SRH Hochschule Heidelberg; survey of restructuring departments of the top 10 banks in the "corporate sector" and the top 5 commercial credit insurers, 2019

Of the 15,000 consultancies in Germany, we are among the top 2%, clients and colleagues tell brand eins.

For the seventh time in a row, Struktur Management Partner has been voted one of the best management consultancies in Germany according to a study by the business magazine brand eins. According to the market analysis, we are among the top twenty consultancies in our core area of "Restructuring" as well as in the sectors "Machinery & Plant Engineering" and "Transport, Traffic & Logistics". The study was based on a survey by brand eins Wissen and Statista. A total of around 1,500 colleagues, or rather experts, from large management consultancies, and another 1,500 clients evaluated their experiences in the consulting industry.

For us, the result is the confirmation of our work, but above all an enormous incentive to become even better.

Struktur Management Partner is TOP CONSULTANT.

Struktur Management Partner is one of the leading consultants for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Germany - that was the result of the consultant comparison TOP CONSULTANT. The award is based on a scientifically founded anonymous customer survey. Former German President Christian Wulff congratulated Georgiy Michailov, Managing Partner of Struktur Management Partner, on this success at the official award ceremony at the 5th German SME Summit in Ludwigsburg.

Professionalism, competence and of course satisfied customers - those are the central criteria of the TOP CONSULTANT consulting comparison. The competition was launched by compamedia in 2010. Since then, the award has served as a reliable orientation aid for medium-sized companies in the oftentimes nebulous consulting market.

Which companies are awarded the TOP CONSULTANT seal is decided solely by the scientific management of the competition: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink and Bianka Knoblach. The two managing directors of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB) in Bonn interview reference customers of the participating consulting companies on behalf of compamedia. The results of the customer survey are then evaluated together with other company data. The TOP CONSULTANT seal is only awarded to consulting firms that achieve a very good or good result.

With the special award of Top Consultant 2018, which is based on anonymous feedback from 28 clients over the last two years, the consistent focus of Struktur Management Partner on highest customer satisfaction and thus a maximum recommendation rate is once again impressively confirmed. And this against the background of the particularly challenging consulting environment in turnaround management.

We thank our business partners for their trust and our employees for their extraordinary commitment!

  • >97%
    particpation rate of our clients
  • >28
    clients from the last two years
  • >92%
    of the maximum amount of points achieved
  • Overall grade:
    A-

1st Handelsblatt Award

Outstanding restructuring services in 2016

In the 1st Handelsblatt competition "Outstanding Restructuring Services 2016" Struktur Management Partner reached the final as the only consultancy with an operational restructuring case outside of insolvency: with the successful turnaround of a confectionery producer. The best turnaround, both nationally and internationally, the most successful team and the most innovative type of turnaround approach were awarded. Thanks to the great methodological consistency in the analysis phase, a value-oriented business model adjustment and the effective implementation with operational responsibility of SMP, our client quickly found its way back to entrepreneurial independence. Congratulations to them and many thanks to the jury for their excellent choice!!

  • >90%
    success rate
  • 98%
    recommendation rate
  • 52
    new recommen­dations since 2017
  • >750
    projects since foundation

Your personal point of contact:

Georgiy Michailov
Managing Partner
Dipl.-Volkswirt, B.M. (TSUoE)
Email to Georgiy Michailov
T +49 (0)221 91 27 30 - 15

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