Munich/Cologne, August 10, 2021: The digital consulting and software company valantic and wdp (www.wdp.de), one of the leading strategy and implementation consultancies for digital business models and digital transformation, are joining forces with immediate effect. wdp, which is headquartered in Cologne, helps businesses digitalize their value creation, products, processes, in M&A processes and reorganizations. wdp draws on a wealth of experience from more than 600 projects and the EUR 2.5 billion-plus transaction volume it has managed to date.
wdp stands for highly competent C-level strategy consulting, operational excellence in digital business models, transaction consulting and highly selective personnel development. Over 600 demonstrably successful projects and enthusiastic customers are compelling proof of this. Its clients come from key industries such as retailing, industry, services, media, e-commerce, finance, logistics, mechanical and plant engineering and tourism. Weekly business news magazine Wirtschaftswoche has distinguished wdp on a number of occasions, including first place in the M&A category. Business journal brand eins, as well, has named wdp Best Consultant 2021 in the three categories of digitalization, mergers & acquisitions and healthcare.
The company is run by three partners, Philipp Wachter, Daniel Tschentscher and Christoph Nichau, and operates the three business units Management Consulting (MC), Value Creation (VC) and Transaction Services (TS).
Philipp Wachter is the leading mind behind Management Consulting (MC) which addresses the challenges for overall digital entrepreneurial strategies, improving customer-facing processes in sales and marketing as well as product and solution transformations. MC raises businesses of very different levels of digital maturity to a new, more successful digital level.
Daniel Tschentscher, who is in charge of Value Creation (VC), works together with his team of high flying interim managers to promote operational excellence in mission-critical areas such as process optimization and IT. With VC he serves in particular the value creation needs of private equity funds.
Christoph Nichau is responsible for the Transaction Services (TS) business unit which differentiates itself from its traditional market peers through its unsurpassed expertise in commercial due diligence (CDD) and technology due diligence (TechDD). The key industries addressed by TS include software providers, digital platforms, professional services, e-commerce and disruptive technologies in the areas of mobility, environment, finance and healthcare.
“We are very proud to become part of valantic, a company that melds the best experts in digital transformation into a highly performant unit. Our customers will also benefit from this. wdp’s proficiencies in business and digital strategy complement valantic’s in-depth, operational implementation strength perfectly,” says Philipp Wachter, founder and Partner Strategy Consulting at wdp.
“Together with valantic, we are evolving into the leading transaction consultancy for digital and technology-driven business models in the D-A-CH region. With valantic’s 100%-owned digital strategy consultancy, Intargia, we are gaining the concentrated experience of over 15 years of IT carve-outs and more than 250 transactions,” adds Christoph Nichau, Founder and Partner Transaction Services at wdp.
“With wdp, we have gained a new partner that will further strengthen our expertise as well as our strategy and digital consulting competence at the C-management level. Our companies share the same strategic DNA and the same passion for resolutely driving our customers’ digital success. Our multinational customers and the midmarket will benefit from this greatly,” says Holger von Daniels, CEO and founder at valantic.
Dr. Holger von Daniels, CEO and Founder at valantic
Christoph Nichau (l.) und Philipp Wachter (r.), Managing Directors at wdp – a valantic company
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