In April 2018, GAULY ADVISORS took over the change management consultancy cc:langen. This expanded our portfolio of services by an important area. I would like to take this opportunity to inform you where our company currently stands, because it has developed rapidly since it was founded in 2012.
GAULY ADVISORS has successfully completed well over 100 national and international projects. Well-known DAX30 companies trust in our advice, as do large SMEs and long-established family businesses. We provide strategic and operational support to our clients in their positioning and strategy communications, in special situations such as crises or restructuring, in M&A, financial market communications and investor relations, as well as in public affairs and government relations. With offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Brussels and Zurich, we are represented at the important economic and political centers and close to our customers in Germany, Switzerland and Europe.
Our mandates have become much more international in recent years. We have worked for our customers in the U.S., China, UK, and India, among others. We are independent in our choice of international partners. For our international clients, we establish custom-tailored networks with leading communications consultancies in Europe, America, and Asia.
With the expansion of our business, the GAULY ADVISORS team has also developed and now comprises 60 people: Approximately 30 colleagues now work in consultancy at our five locations. In addition, around 30 experienced senior advisors and associated partners from business and politics work exclusively with us for our clients and contribute their many years of expertise. We have thus reached a size that enables us to advise even very large customers in complex situations. At the same time, we remain small enough to work flexibly, swiftly, and individually.
With the acquisition of cc:langen (Munich/Berlin), an organizational consultancy specializing in change management and transformation that has been very successful in the market since 2011, we now offer our clients not only strategic and operative communications in transformation processes such as restructuring or repositioning, but also the systematic design of change architectures and the targeted development of management skills and organizational competencies in companies. Ralf Langen is one of Germany’s most distinguished Change & Transformation experts, with over 25 years of experience in organizational communications and organizational change. Now, we are proud and privileged to welcome Ralf Langen as the sixth partner and a member of our management team.
And finally: Last year, we had expanded the original circle of partners, consisting of Sandra Fabian, Helge Hoffmeister and myself, to include Peter Friedrich, previously Minister in the state government of Baden-Württemberg, and Christoph Liedtke, previously responsible for global press relations at SAP. The management and further development of GAULY ADVISORS as an owner-managed company is now in the hands of experienced personages with very different professional careers and a broad range of professional expertise.