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Synergy Effects at Photovoltaics Merger

Energy and Environmental: Synergy Effects of Business Unit Merger at a Publicly Listed Photovoltaics Manufacturer  


Company Details

  • Since 1982 developer of worldwide solar farms/plants for sustainable power generation on private and municipal properties​
  • Publicly listed; more than 350 staff

Situation and Challenge

  • 2 business units providing identical services in the project business
  • In the past, frequent change of management and re-structuring
  • Loss of market share

 Objective and Tasks

  • Consolidation of the two business units into a single subsidiary
  • New organizational structure that follows re-vamped core processes
  • Introduction of divisions structure for services

Measures and Approach

  • Process analysis and process design, definition of organization design
  • Consolidation of foreign activities
  • Move into shared offices and preparations for transition of operations

Results and Achievements

  • Merger generated synergy effects
  • Focusing on core markets with higher margins
  • For the 1st time: creation of a cross sectoral business plan (blueprint, using Poland as an example) ​