Succession Monitor

Business Successions of German SME

Successions of German SMEs

Numbers 2013 - 2018


of entrepreneurs aged 60+


companies looking for a succession


female successors

Succession Monitor 2019

Study on company successions of the years 2013 - 2018

The Association of German Guarantee Banks, Creditreform Rating and the Competence Center Entrepreneurship & Mittelstand of the FOM University of Aplied Sciences have evaluated successions from 2013 to 2018 for a scientific study.  The study provides information on predecessors / successors, the companies before and after the transfer, and the transactions at the level of the federal states and economic sectors.

The download of Succession Monitor in English is available soon. Here you can download the pdf in German:

Who's behind?

VDB Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken e.V.  

Creditreform Rating AG

KCE KompetenzCentrum Entrepreneurship & Mittelstand

The majority of jobs in Germany depend on the success of handing over the business to the next generation.

Prof. Dr. Holger Wassermann

Project manager, KCE

Presentation of Succession Monitor 2019

17.09.2019, 09:00 |  FOM University of Applied Sciences Bismarckstr. 107, 10625 Berlin 

The presentation of the  Succession Monitor took place at the FOM Berlin.



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Prof. Dr. Holger Wassermann
KCE KompetenzCentrum für Entrepreneurship & Mittelstand der FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management
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