Ralf Hering

Report by Ralf Hering

Principal partner and chief executive officer

HERING SCHUPPENER, Germany’s market leader in corporate and financial communications with offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg and Brussels, works closely with the senior management of more than 150 leading companies in Germany, Europe and beyond on all corporate issues, financial transactions and in mission-critical situations.

In 2013, we advised clients in 30 M&A transactions and in the largest IPO. High-profile assignments included: the largest investment ever made by a Japanese firm in Germany; CEO transition programs in the manufacturing, telecom and travel industries; major compliance and governance issues support and restructurings in the manufacturing, financial services and automotive sectors; insolvency communications programs in the real estate industry; and strategic corporate brand positioning programs in the manufacturing, automotive and retail industries.

We also have a strong public affairs practice that acts on a national and EU level regarding regulatory issues, and a powerful healthcare arm advising the pharmaceutical industry on communications policies.

The consultancy has been consistently on top of the mergermarket rankings for M&A transactions now for a decade in volume, and in value since 2007. It also advises clients on IPOs and other capital raisings, investor relations, restructurings, and CEO transitions as well as crisis communications and other special situations in every industry sector.

In the past year, based on independent research, The Holmes Report named the firm again EMEA Best Consultancy to Work For, for the fifth time.

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