Corporate Succession


Here in the Neckar-Alb region, the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) and Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) are here to assist you, regardless of whether you're looking for a company successor or are interested in taking over a company yourself. A pool of skilled consultants can help design the operational handover, accompany you during the entire process, and answer any and all questions you may have regarding corporate succession.

For the first time in 2013, the chambers of industry and commerce recorded more owners looking to hand over their company than young entrepreneurs willing to take them (DIHK Succession Report 2014). Looking at it from a purely mathematical perspective, there’s just one possible takeover candidate for every five company owners in the industry looking for a successor. Seize the chance and talk with us about succession opportunities in the region!

Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK)

The Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts helps those interested in taking over an existing business. The clarification of investment and financing needs, analysis of the current market situation and industry competitors, and support with the business valuation are just a few examples of the way the Chamber of Crafts can help.

Experienced consultants can outline the opportunities and risks of the undertaking and help you successfully realize your goals. The Starter Center at the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) even assists successors in completing the necessary formalities to help ensure a smooth takeover.

The complementary services of the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK) include the following:

  • Monthly workshops and group consultations about starting a business
  • Individual consultations on the following topics:

             ­ - Planning full or part time self-employment
             ­ - Corporate takeover and corporate succession
             ­ - Business valuation
             ­ - Business plan check
             ­ - Funding and financing advice

Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Chamber of Crafts (HWK):
Sylvia Weinhold

Business Consulting
Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts (HWK)

+49 7121 2412-130

Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

Together with its partner organizations, the Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) offers many possibilities for making new contacts and expanding your professional network.

The IHK Exchanges help you to find company owners interested in corporate succession, commercial space and real estate for your company, as well as a comprehensive database for your business partner search:

IHK Exchanges

Company Emergency Management

The very existence of approximately 14% of all companies is threatened by the illness or death of an owner, usually due to a loss or lack of regulation of important information, powers-of-attorney, and responsibilities. Oftentimes, a smooth continuation of the business could have been secured in advance with very little effort.

There should always be a contingency plan in place to prevent unnecessary damage to the business. The "IHK Emergency Manual for Companies" contains suggestions, guidance, and tools for the most important steps in the successful management of your business affairs.

Your Contact at the Reutlingen Chamber of Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK):
Regina Stracke

Moderator Business Succession
Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) – Business Creation and Support

+49 7121 201-138