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The property industry is facing an acid test. Employees fear losing their jobs due to automation and many companies are struggling with shrinking sales markets. Our quarterly Restructuring Update offers you solutions to issues relating to turnaround, reorganisation, insolvency and distressed M&A. Our authors categorise new developments and point out options for action. You will find these five focal points in the first quarter of 2024:

Get to know Christoph Köllmer

Christoph Köllmer has been the new Partner for Insolvency since 1 October 2023. In an interview with Florian Rieser, Head of Turnaround & Restructuring in Germany, Christoph Köllmer talks about what fascinates him about providing business advice in insolvency proceedings and how his Master of Law helps him in the restructuring of companies.

Securing liquidity in the property industry

Current developments in the property industry are in a precarious situation. Reports of halted major construction sites are piling up in the news. Peter Wiegand, Partner, and Dr Kristin Kriemann, Senior Manager, will show you how you can use transparency and scenario-based planning calculations, among other things, to critically examine your existing business model and align yourself for the future.

Automation helps with business reorganisation

One fear of many employees is the loss of their job due to fully automated processes. This particularly affects the manufacturing industry, where automation is favoured. KPMG specialists Peter Wiegand, Partner, and Manfred Sommer, Senior Manager, explain that economic crisis and investment in automation are not mutually exclusive and how you can allay your employees' fears of automation solutions.

Implementing a wind-down strategy for a controlled reduction

Sales markets are shrinking and business models can no longer keep pace with economic developments: Affected companies should prepare for this upheaval. Christoph Köllmer and Manfred Sommer describe how you can master the reduction with detailed planning and set the right priorities in project management. Discover the added value of a wind-down strategy with flexible end scenarios.

"Cutting costs and staying out of jail": cutting costs when money is suddenly tight

Learn from Patrick Cowley, Global Head of Turnaround & Restructuring, KPMG International, how you can save costs and set the right priorities in a financial emergency and despite high time pressure.

Download the KPMG Restructuring Update, Issue Q1/2024 now and benefit from the insights of our restructuring experts