Philosophy

We firmly believe that business success is a source of happiness. In our experience, a successful turnaround can bring this happiness back to a company.

Business models that have been profitable for years come under pressure from a rapidly changing environment. Minor adjustments are often not enough to overcome these challenges.

This is where we come in. No one said it was easy.

We say: We can work it out.

We love working with numbers and people. Both are necessary to achieve lasting success. Historically developed structures must be questioned and complexity reduced. Our aim is to provide workable, bespoke solutions.

Our clients appreciate clear, well-founded decision recommendations. Implementation is part of our mission, always in a way that is respectful and on an equal footing.

 

Services

Interim

Management

Assuming executive functions
(management, executive board,
CFO, CRO, supervisory board,
advisory board), commercial
management of companies and
external project management

Restructuring and turnaround management

Design and implementation of
financial and operational
restructuring, reorganisation plans
and discussions with banks

M&A and

equity financing

Consulting, guidance and
execution of business transactions,
due diligence, business
successions, networking with
equity providers

Controlling

services

Design and implementation of
controlling and cost accounting
projects, consulting and guidance
on investments, restructuring and
post-merger integration

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References

»Christoph Kurtz not only offered suggestions but also implemented complex projects in a short time with a high buy-in from all stakeholders.«

Jessica Schwarz, Managing Director of SIG Germany GmbH and WeGo Systembaustoffe GmbH

»As CFO of Domoferm, Christoph Kurtz made a significant contribution to our success. He is a good analyst, but also thinks strategically and especially gifted at dealing with people and building relationships.«

Kerstin Gelbmann, Managing Director of Austro Holding (formerly also chairwoman of advisory board of Domoferm Group during collaboration with Christoph Kurtz)

»For Christoph Kurtz, the interim management at (our holding) Tüchler Ausbau GmbH was not just an assignment but a matter of great personal importance.«

Christof Gämperle, Head of the Austria & Romania Division of Implenia and member of the Group Executive Board of Implemenia AG, Dietlikon

»I have worked with Christoph Kurtz for many years in various capacities and I therefore feel qualified to call him a conscientious, qualified and loyal businessman and manager. I thoroughly recommend working with him. The way he deals with stakeholders is respectful yet goal-orientated.«

Erhard F. Grossnigg, E.F. Grossnigg Finanzberatung, Founding Partner of Austro Holding

»While others get lost in complexity, Christoph Kurtz breaks issues down into manageable, workable solutions.«

Walter Karger, Managing Director of Austro Holding and Ankerbrot GmbH & Co KG, Vienna

 

Team

Christoph Kurtz

Managing Director

Several years of experience on operative turnaround management in the industrial sector (at E.F. Grossnigg Finanzberatung, Austro Holding and ExxonMobil among others). After his studies at Stanford GSB, he founded Kurtz Management & Advisory GmbH, focusing on restructuring and corporate finance.

Manuela Nagel

Senior Consultant

Several years of experience as Controlling Director at an industrial firm. The focus of her role was financial, personnel and production controlling as well as close cooperating with management as part of the restructuring.

 

Contact

Office

Am Belvedere 8 – QBC 3 / 8th Floor

Entrance: Gertrude Fröhlich Sandner Straße 3

1100 Vienna

office(at)kurtz.co.at

+43-1-71728-426

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