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Alexander Feth

Independent Consultant at HARRLEX

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

$950/day

Experienced professional (>10 years), with a background in industry and private equity. A strong track record in project execution and project management, even in challenging circumstances. Experience in complex and global industries, delivering value in restructuring, cross border M&A, strategy, and corporate planning.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 11 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Building Product Distribution Chemical Distribution Construction Material Distribution Hardware Tools and Equipment Industrial Conglomerates Machinery Machinery Distribution Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment Roofing, Siding, and Insulation Materials Transportation Equipment and Supplies Distribution Warehousing and Storage

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Target Sourcing, Commercial Due Diligence, Buy-and-Build, Target financing, Investor Relations, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: VBA, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: German, English, Russian

Work Experience

HARRLEX

Independent Consultant

1/2/2022

 

- Now

M&A Strategy Development: - Analysis of market conditions and trends to identify potential M&A opportunities - Evaluation of companies and their strategic fit - Development of M&A strategies to enhance corporate performance and competitiveness Due Diligence: - Conducting comprehensive company valuations and due diligence examinations (commercial DD) - Identification of opportunities, risks, and synergies related to M&A transactions Transaction Structuring and Negotiation - Development of transaction structures and models - Support in contract negotiations - Performing risk assessments and devising risk mitigation measures Restructuring Advisory: - Evaluation of the financial situation and performance of companies - Development of restructuring plans - Support in implementing restructuring measures and change management processes

InnoE - Innovative Engineering (former HSL Technologie)

Managing Director

1/6/2018

 

- 1/2/2022

- Led the turnaround of HSL Technologie, an innovative machinery and automation manufacturer, by implementing measures to address sales, cost, and internal process issues. Developed and implemented a revamped sales process, resulting in a remarkable sales growth of 60% in 2018 and an impressive 70% in 2019. Identified and tackled cost inefficiencies while streamlining internal processes to enhance operational efficiency. - Amidst the challenging circumstances of high working capital needs and external shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, orchestrated reorganization plan (German Chapter 11), which included identifying and engaging potential equity investors. As a result, InnoE GmbH was established as an independent entity by the end of 2020 through an asset deal. - Business strategy was thoroughly re-evaluated and adjusted, leading to the successful acquisition of new customers in the field of clean tech. Leveraging innovative developments, InnoE established a strong foothold among these new clients, ensuring both financial and commercial stability. Projected sales growth of over 50% compared to 2021. The ultimate objective remains to achieve profitability (EBITDA) by 2022 while preserving the company's reputation in clean tech innovation.

FaMAS GmbH - Germany's Specialist for Sourcing & Investment for foreign PE and Corporate Investors

Engagement Manager

1/1/2016

 

- 1/5/2018

- Acquired new clients and developed client relationships at the appropriate client level. - Successfully conducted and managed numerous exciting (distressed) M&A projects, demonstrating strong ability in execution. - Proficiently handled multiple projects concurrently throughout the entire A-Z of the M&A process, displaying strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently. - Led and supervised dedicated M&A project teams, providing operational guidance, and ensuring the achievement of project goals effectively in high-pressure situations. - Built a strong network of industry professionals to source deals

FaMAS GmbH - Germany's Specialist for Sourcing & Investment for foreign PE and Corporate Investors

Associate

1/11/2011

 

- 1/12/2015

- Screened approximately 300 potential transactions annually to identify viable investment opportunities for clients. - Prepared process documentation (information memorandum, teaser, etc.) as well as financial models and perform company valuations (e.g. DCF, multiples) as well as market, company and competition analyses. - Provided support and coordination for various sub-projects, e.g. leading a due diligence process at the Los Angeles, USA subsidiary of a German EMS company and offered cross-functional assistance to business division leaders.

Freelance Project Manager

1/4/2009

 

- 1/9/2011

As an interim/freelance project manager helped startups secure financing (debt and/or equity): - Preparation of comprehensive financial projections to demonstrate the viability of the business model. - Development of a compelling Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to differentiate the business from competitors. - Enhancement of existing business plans to ensure alignment with investment objectives. - Development of a polished and effective pitch deck for presentation to high net worth investors. - Implementation of project management best practices to ensure the successful execution of key initiatives.

FXM Investments

Equity Research Analyst

1/2/2008

 

- 1/3/2009

- Researching and conducting research reports to be published to clients. - Evaluating and analysis as well as preparation of business reports and statistics - Maintaining constant coverage of industry-related news, trends, and developments - Focus on small and mid-cap Capital Goods companies (Europe)

Education

Euro-FH University of Applied Sciences

Tax & Audit

1/4/2007

 

- 1/3/2013

Bachelor Thesis: Distressed M&A –ESUG and courses of action for investors

Suffolk University - Sawyer Business School

Licenses / Certificates

Wharton Online

Business Strategy from Wharton: Competitive Advantage

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