Axel Gester responsible for the new ‘Hager Board Services’ division

Axel Gester responsible for the new ‘Hager Board Services’ division

Horton International’s partner in Germany, Hager Unternehmensberatung, is strengthening its focus in an important market segment. With direct effect, Axel Gester is taking over the Hager Board Services division in addition to his previous responsibilities in Financial Sponsor Coverage. 

With ‘Hager Board Services’, Hager’s experts support investors such as private equity companies, family offices and other investment companies in their search for suitable industry experts, starting in the pre-investment phase. With their industry expertise, they assist in the evaluation of potential target companies within the framework of commercial and technological due diligence. Following the successful takeover of companies, the companies receive support in filling advisory board positions in the portfolio companies.

The filling of advisory board functions is also undertaken for family businesses. Although not always required by law, experienced advisory boards create enormous added value for family businesses in leading the management team, developing strategy and many other challenging business situations.

The ‘Hager Board Services’ division assists in filling industry experts and advisory boards as well as appointments for statutory supervisory and control bodies in companies, with suitable personalities for the supervisory board (DE) or the board of directors. (CH).

“Boards of directors and supervisory boards are increasingly in the spotlight because investors, regulators and the media expect them to build and maintain strong corporate governance and achieve success in the marketplace. As companies increasingly go global, effective business leaders need diverse talent to support growth against a backdrop of constant technological and economic change,” says Managing Partner Martin Krill.

Hager Board Services brings together global experts and advises owners on how to select the best advisory or supervisory boards, taking into account their existing talent and the company’s objectives.

With the increased focus of this line of business, we support owners in optimising the effectiveness of their control body and thus also the effectiveness of their management,” Krill continues. 

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