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Acquisitions and minority investments are an important part of our transformation

Skilfully combining strengths for the best business ecosystem of tomorrow

The world around us is constantly changing. Simply watching is not an option for us. We are curious about the unknown. We have passion for change and stand for substantiated confidence in transformation. An essential part of our strategy is to move from being an integrated service provider to being an integrated service and product provider. That is why we systematically seek out opportunities in innovation and why we not only consistently take care of the digital training of our employees but also build new ecosystems for a wide variety of partners. We optimise our structures and processes in order to be able to offer our customers existing products and services with the best conditions and also new products, services, and business models.

This is the only way we can fulfil our purpose, “Build trust in society and solve important problems” now and in the future.

Especially when it comes to technical know-how and technology, the trick is to be able to develop the best offers by combining competencies with the – mostly technical – qualities of partners. That is why we are also expanding our business ecosystem via mergers and acquisitions (in compliance with the applicable professional regulations). Because we believe:

  • Only by learning from and with others and continuously expanding our competences can we proactively move forward and offer our clients the best possible solutions to their problems.
  • Innovative ideas arise everywhere – systematically recognising and using them is the key to success in today's world. Innovation management is therefore enormously important for us.

“Our customers' problems are multifaceted and complex. As a #CommunityofSolvers, we focus on the right balance between human-led and tech-powered. This also means that we bring new expertise and technical know-how through acquisitions and investments into our team. By doing so, we strengthen our platform strategy to solve the major challenges of our customers together.”

Stefan Frühauf,Member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer at PwC Germany

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Steve Derz

Steve Derz
Head of Corporate M&A EMEA

Acquisitions and minority shareholdings: two important pillars of our innovation agenda

At PwC Germany, we pursue innovations as we are continuously looking for new ways to improve our quality, offerings, and services.

It’s not uncommon to see the best innovations emerge when joining forces and thereby then drive the transformation forward. As a cornerstone of our long-term company strategy, the topic of innovation is valuable and fascinating. While we are driving it forward internally, we also get inspiration every day from what happens out there.

We remain open-minded to a wide range of investment opportunities and joint business activities. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, owner, founder, or family office looking to explore a full or partial sale of your business to a PwC member firm or looking for a strong and reliable cooperation partner for your transformation, we look forward to exploring and developing new opportunities with you.

“My Corporate M&A Team and I get called in whenever there are ideas to grow PwC via acquisition of another company. We are buying companies for all PwC offerings (incl. Advisory, Assurance and Tax & Legal services and software) and across all countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Thereby every other month we bring a new company into the PwC network. So if you have any ideas regarding a potential acquisition, just send me an email. Maybe we can soon do many great things together here at PwC ...”

Steve Derz,Head of Corporate M&A EMEA

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Steve Derz

Steve Derz

Head of Corporate M&A EMEA, PwC Germany

Stefan Frühauf

Stefan Frühauf

Member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer, PwC Germany