Accountants &
business advisers

Family-owned businesses

Family-owned businesses

Long-term perspectives – lasting support

Family-owned companies are the backbone of the German economy and are characterised by the unity of management and ownership. These special features are also manifested in their specific objective which is not, as is the case with anonymous public corporations aligned to a short-term increase of goodwill or short-term profit maximisation, but to the preservation of management and ownership structures as well as to the permanent continued existence of the family-owned company.

This strategic alignment requires a holistic consulting profile which, on the one hand, provides support for the company in the tax and auditing areas, but at the same time also places the interests of the shareholders /family at the centre of things.

Consulting for family-owned companies is therefore a special area on which we focus. Here proprietors find the quality of consulting that they need for their company.

Personal consulting built on a solid foundation

Here we provide you with the principle of partner support. A fixed partner is responsible for you, the client. He understands your objectives, knows your business model and leads a team of experts that has been put together specially for your needs.

This generalist consulting approach is based in our network on experienced partners who have partly been advising their clients for decades now. Many of them have multiple qualifications as public accountants/auditors, tax consultants or lawyers. In that way it is ensured that you have a competent contact person at all times on all subject areas.

Integrated into the consulting activity is, in each case, a fixed team of highly qualified employees which is staffed on an interdisciplinary basis. Our philosophy in this case is to provide you in the long term with stable structures for a complete range of consulting services all from one and the same source.

Due to our integration into the national and international PKF networks we are in a position to involve proven specialists for particular specialist issues in consulting at any time.

You can find more detailed information on the main area of family-owned companies in our PKF special issues.