A successful system
The ten specialised departments into which our
business is divided form both the engine and the
bedrock of the company. Through these we devise optimum solutions for our
investment concepts, from the initial market analysis to the final
project development company.
1. Project Selection
A hand-picked team of technicians, scientists, auditors and management consultants conducts an initial
preselection of projects. The projects on the preselection list are then subjected to the precise and stringent
scrutiny of the process known as ‘due diligence’. Only
then is the final decision taken on whether or not to go
ahead with the various projects.
2. Project Management
The project management is involved in the selection
of projects right from the start, being responsible for
the coordination and realisation of all stages. Tasks
include the development and implementation of terms
of reference together with all attendant technical and
contractual activities, as well an intensive controlling
role. Project management also ensures compliance
with all technical specifications and contractual terms
of reference and goals in this area.
3. Administration and Accounting
Together with our auditors, this department provides
key support in the preparation of forecasts, as well
as providing the project development companies with
advice on and support for the introduction or modification of their accounting systems. We pay special
attention here to the integration of the individual computing systems into a complex and comprehensive
information and communication system involving
financial accounting, cost and performance accounting, cash-flow statements,
budgeting and operational evaluation. The detailed findings on the corporate
planning of project development companies obtained
by this department of NANOINVEST facilitate collaboration in the field of operational controlling.
4. Investor Care
Working together with personal financial and securities
advisers, the purpose of this department is to inform
investors and distribution partners of the latest situation and pass on news about the project development
companies. Investor care thus plays an intermediary
role between the project development companies and
capital investors and is responsible for the implementation of administrative terms of reference and the
global execution of the concepts. Right from the start
the process of building up the project development
companies is at the fore here. The continuous monitoring of information also enables this department to
fulfil a controlling function with respect to the project
Alongside devising financing plans, a major component
of NANOINVEST’s service portfolio involves assistance
with their concrete implementation. To this end, through our partners we enter into
distribution contracts with various financial service institutions and firms.
The department is concerned not just with the acquisition of said institutions
and firms but also the provision of care for existing distribution partners through
training and informational events. Part of this process involves regularly passing on the information
gained from our investor care to our distribution partners.
6. Subsidies and Outside Finance Consultancy
Where necessary or expedient this department is called in to assist in designing the overall finance
package, especially when there is a need to prepare the financing foundations, contact banks or negotiate
contracts for the taking out or granting of loans and the arrangement of security on said loans.
7. Risk Management
The Risk Management department is responsible for preparing and implementing the often extensive legal requirements
governing corporate control and transparency
in the project development companies. The principal tasks here are the analysis of potential technical
and economic risks, devising appropriate countermeasures
and the development of an auditing system.
An internal team from our Consulting Services department is responsible for dealing with this sphere,
in cooperation with reputable external accountancy firms. We set great store by this field of operations
because it is the only way of guaranteeing comprehensive
support for the project development companies
and companies in which we have invested. Many companies are not in a position to implement a risk
management system under their own steam because
they lack the necessary in-house experts and specialist
knowledge to deal with the legal requirements in this sphere. It is here that NANOINVEST risk management
steps in, providing the specialised expertise necessary
to put professional solutions into effect.
8. Coaching and Training
To ensure the efficient realisation of the various project development companies’ goals, we provide personnel who we
train in-house to deliver an intensive coaching and training programme. This applies especially to the fields of
project management, administration and accounting,
as well as investor care.
9. Publicity Work
The publicity department is responsible for the planning,
design, coordination and production of all advertising
materials needed in connection with the launch, placement and image building of the project development companies.
The tasks include advice on the preparation of attention-grabbing sales brochures carefully tailored to
their intended readership.
The publicity department is also responsible for targeted,
effective press work, maintaining continuous media contacts and preparing press releases and press kits,
as well as sending them out to individual
press distributors. The department also organises and conducts press conferences and keeps records of publications.
The department also provides consultancy services for the project development companies,
right from the start phase through to market consolidation, on issues
relating to advertising, sales promotion, corporate identity and public relations.
10. Preparing IPOs
From an early stage we analyse the project development companies’ prospects in relation to
possible initial public offerings. This department is responsible
for initiating the measures necessary to prepare them
for the stock exchange, as well as being available to
assist the project development companies in selecting the partners it
will need, such as an issuing bank
and the necessary legal and accountancy/auditing