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Ralph Becker

Trusted Advisor, Interim Manager, Lawyer and Specialist Lawyer for Tax Law

Bad Reichenhall, Germany

$1,250/day

Experienced Trusted Advisor with proven track record in the transformation and optimisation of group structures, development and implementation of new business structures as well as reorganisation and restructuring of business processes

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 28 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Asset Management and Custody Banks Diversified Financial Services Durable Goods Distribution Investment Banking Investment Company and Business Development Companies Online Specialty Retail Real Estate Management and Development

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Project Management Office (PMO), Post Merger Integration (PMI), Divestitures, Venture and minority investments, Joint Venture, Financial Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Term Sheet, Investment Policy Statement (IPS), Contractual Agreements, M&A Negotiations, Bolt-on acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Buy-and-Build, Corporate Governance & ESG, Value Creation & Enhancement, Strategic Finance, Target financing, Capital Raising, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: R, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Linux, Microsoft PowerPoint, Pandas (Software), Python

Languages: German, English

Work Experience

BLUE LION GmbH

Managing Director, CFO/COO

01/11/2020

 

- Now

Responsibility and objectives: Accompanying the generation change within the Schörghuber group of companies and implementing the necessary corporate and organisational restructuring Transformation of the existing management holding company (Schörghuber Stiftung & Co. Holding KG) into a portfolio-managing holding company and implementation of a new management structure that gives the individual divisions more operational freedom and responsibility, but at the same time ensures direct family access to the individual division Reduction of the staff of Schörghuber Stiftung & Co. Holding KG from 180 FTE to 25 FTE Transformation of Blue Lion GmbH from a purely passive shareholder position to a strategic management company for the family Management of the departments "Investment Management, Investment Administration, Mandate Support", "Finance and Accounting including Controlling", "Legal and Taxes" and "Internal Administration" as CFO and COO of the company Tasks: Drafting and presenting the target image of the project to be achieved and, after the decision by the shareholders, steering the overall project as CTO Development of the strategic ideas and guidelines for the shareholders on which the restructuring was based or which were defined as the result to be achieved Selection and management of the advisors involved Management of the steering committees of the project Drafting and presentation of the project's objectives to be achieved and, following the decision by the shareholders, management of the overall project Fulfillment of the company's obligations under company law and tax law Conducting negotiations with the company's business partners Introduction of a key performance indicator system including financial and qualitative KPIs for the ongoing controlling of the targets as well as development of a dashboard based on tableau Legal advice to the shareholders, the company and the subsidiaries in the day-to-day operational business Tax advice to the shareholders, the company and the subsidiaries in the ongoing operational business Management of external law firms and auditing companies Advice on reorganisation law and reorganisation tax law Advice on the acquisition and sale of companies (due diligence, advice on integration into the group structure or demerger from the group) Introduction of an optimal group structure under company law and tax law (including documentation and implementation) Advice on foreign tax matters (AStG, double taxation agreements)

Schörghuber Stiftung & Co. Holding KG

Member of the Supervisory Board

01/07/2021

 

- Now

Next Big Thing AG

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

01/08/2021

 

- Now

Convergenta Invest GmbH

Managing Director, CFO/COO

01/01/2015

 

- 30/09/2020

Responsibility: Preservation and enforcement of the existing rights of Convergenta Invest GmbH as a shareholder in MediaSaturn Holding GmbH Increasing the value of the company by increasing the value of the shareholding in MediaSaturn Holding GmbH Objectives: Restoration of the agreed rights vis-à-vis the co-shareholder METRO AG or CECONOMY AG Increasing the value of the company by enforcing the strategic guidelines of the shareholders of Convergenta Invest GmbH Tasks: Development of a strategy to enforce the existing rights of Convergenta Invest GmbH against the co-shareholder Representation of the company in the shareholders' meeting and the committees of MediaSaturn Holding GmbH Preparation and implementation of legal disputes with the co-shareholder and selection of the assigned law firms Conducting discussions with the co-shareholder and private equity sponsors on a value-optimised realisation of the investment in MediaSaturn Holding GmbH Management of the departments "Investment Management, Investment Administration, Mandate Support" "Legal and Taxes" and "Internal Administration" as CFO and COO of the company Management and controlling of the other participations held by the company Fulfillment of the Company's obligations under company law and tax law Conducting negotiations with business partners of the Company Providing legal advice to the shareholders, the Company and the subsidiaries in their day-to-day business operations Providing tax advice to the shareholders, the Company and the subsidiaries in their day-to-day business operations Management of external law firms and auditing companies Advice on reorganisation law and reorganisation tax law Advice on the acquisition and sale of companies (due diligence, advice on integration into the group structure or demerger from the group) Introduction of an optimal group structure under company law and tax law (including documentation and implementation) Advice on foreign tax matters (AStG, double taxation agreements)

Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH

Member of the Advisory Board

01/01/2015

 

- 30/09/2020

Stadt Worms Beteiligungs-GmbH

Managing Director, CFO

01/01/2010

 

- 31/12/2014

Objectives: Reorganisation of subsidiaries and associated companies under company law and tax law Optimisation of group accounting Management of the departments "Participation Management, Participation Administration, Mandate Support", "Finance and Accounting including Controlling", "Legal and Taxes", "Compliance, Internal Audit" and "Internal Administration" as CFO of the company Tasks: Fulfillment of the company's obligations under company law and tax law Conducting negotiations with business partners of the company Introduction of a compliance system (Corporate Governance Codex, Code of Conduct, introduction of corresponding controlling instruments) Introduction of SAP/R3 (modules: FI and CO) Introduction of a controlling system (target / actual analysis based on MS-Excel) Legal advice to the holding company and its subsidiaries on day-to-day business operations Tax advice to the holding company and its subsidiaries in their day-to-day operations Management of external law firms and auditing companies Advice on reorganisation law and reorganisation tax law Advice on the acquisition and sale of companies (due diligence, advice on integration into the group structure or carve out from the group) Introduction of an optimal group structure under company law and tax law (including documentation and implementation) Advice on the establishment of various fiscal unities (taking into account, inter alia, issues of third party shareholdings in the respective affiliated companies) Advice on foreign tax matters (AStG, double taxation agreements)

Stadt Worms Beteiligungs-GmbH

Authorised representative

01/01/2007

 

- 31/12/2009

Interim mandate with a client: Establishment and management of the department "Investment Management, Investment Administration, Mandate Support" Management of the departments "Finance and Accounting, including Controlling" and "Legal and Taxes"

Betz Logistik & Lagerhaus GmbH

Head of Legal

01/10/2002

 

- 31/12/2006

Head of the corporate legal department at a client as an interim mandate following the unexpected death of the job holder and until the succession is resolved

Dr. Ebner, Dr. Stolz & Partner GbR

Lawyer

01/01/2001

 

- 30/09/2002

Associate lawyer specialising in corporate law and (international) tax law

KPMG Dt. Treuhand AG

Lawyer

01/07/1997

 

- 31/12/2000

Associate lawyer specialising in corporate law and (international) tax law

Schitag Ernst & Young AG

Lawyer

01/07/1995

 

- 30/06/1997

Associate lawyer specialising in corporate law and (international) tax law

Education

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität

Legal

01/09/1986

 

- 01/01/1993

Study of law 1st and 2nd state examination Admitted to the bar Specialist lawyer for tax law Doctorate Dr. iur.

Licenses / Certificates

Rechtsanwaltskammer Karlsruhe

Specialist Lawyer for tax law

01/01/1999

 

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