Managing Director & Partner
Uwe Berberich joined Boston Consulting Group’s Düsseldorf office in 2010. He is a core member of the Corporate, Finance & Strategy, Industrial Goods, and Energy practices. Uwe is also a part of the Corporate Finance task force and BCG's work in M&A and post-merger integration.
Uwe has a strong focus on corporate transactions and has worked with clients in industrial goods, health care, consumer goods, energy, and financial industries.
At BCG, his recent work includes a major spin-off including an operational carve-out, a cross-border pre-merger assessment via clean team, and several end-to-end divesture projects for major industrial companies and private equity firms. He has also worked on several buy-side efforts for corporate and private equity clients.
Prior to BCG, Uwe worked in the financial services industry for five years.
Companies need to build their “M&A muscle” across all aspects of the process, from target identification through integration.
No matter how advanced the negotiations, both buyers and sellers can take certain steps to improve deal execution. Creative thinking and agile ways of working are critical.
Companies that sell only existing shares enjoy higher total shareholder returns than those attempting to raise fresh funding—across multiple time horizons.
Some factors generally regarded as important, such as timing and the number of underwriters, appear to have little or no influence on the IPO valuation.
There is plenty to do before the CEO of a newly public company can ring the bell. The key to minimizing the risks of underperformance is to get the preparation right.