Breweries and the beverage industry

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A declining and highly-competitive market – that's the challenge

There are currently around 1,400 breweries and about 79 million hectolitres of beer brewed every year in Germany. From a volume standpoint alone, the market is declining significantly. In terms of producers, the market power is exercised by international brewing companies. Where customers are concerned, it lies with beverage wholesalers and supermarkets. At the same time, there is an unprecedented variety of beer specialities, from alcohol-free beers and beer mixtures and new small breweries (up to 3,000 hectolitres) who are pushing their product onto the market. Staying in this environment is a challenge.

In addition, for many medium-sized breweries, succession has recently taken place, or will take place in the near future, which is associated with additional insecurities, risks and opportunities.

Exclusive industry knowledge and comprehensive consulting – that's our solution

The basis for our consulting is our experts’ sound knowledge of the brewery and beverage industry which they have acquired over decades. Our consulting experts assist you in investing in or selling companies, transferring brewery operations and private assets on to the next generation, valuating breweries and property as well as financial statement and valuation issues in annual reports for breweries (such as empties, low-value assets, investments, deposit systems and sales financing) comprehensively, and from one source.

As a certified service provider, we are also at your side to optimise your internal electronic bookkeeping systems, as well as with (partial) outsourcing of your financial accounting. We support our medium-sized, owner-operated breweries to stay on top of things. You have the security that industry experts will ensure these framework conditions are met and will find optimal structural alternatives for you.

Technical competence in every situation – that's our ace

We have conducted an annual brewery key figures analysis for years. In the context of a survey, we gather data with which we can create industry averages. Each participating brewery receives its own key figures which are compared to industry averages. An added-value service that our brewers greatly value.

In addition, we support you in the context of our brewery business analysis (total cost calculations). We determine the total costs per hl of product, compare these with the industry average, and determine together with you concrete measures to improve them. You thus have a strong advisory network of industry experts in every life-cycle phase who bring and assess for you relevant decision-taking information and show you optimal business alternatives.

This is what we do for you:

  • Tax, transactions and successions consulting specially for the brewery and beverages industry
  • Property tax
  • Accounting, financial statements and audits
  • Introducing bookkeeping systems and internal control systems
  • Creating annual reports and consolidated financial statements
  • Taking over (part of) accounting (financial accounting and payroll accounting)
  • Outsourcing business processes (such as dunning and payment transactions)
  • Industry analyses
  • Key figure comparisons
  • Controlling, reports, financial and cash planning
  • Tax compliance
  • IT services
  • Consulting on creating business plans
  • Consulting on selecting the right legal form
  • Creating tax-optimised corporate structures
  • Founding partnerships and corporations


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