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  • Building innovative financial services for emerging markets

    Our client was a provider of digital content and marketing for mobile operators across emerging markets. As one of the pioneers in its field, it  ...

  • Maximizing the African opportunity in mobile

    A global mobile operator wanted to develop a 5-year strategy and business plan to guide the CEOs of its respective African operations as they made  ...

  • The value of motorsports in switching pay TV operator

    One of Europe’s largest pay TV operators was looking to understand the value of motorsports content rights for end-users in switching pay TV operators. To  ...

  • Membership strategy for the Royal Philharmonic Society

    The Royal Philharmonic Society, the 200-year old membership organization, which commissioned Beethoven’s 9th Symphony worked with Solon to define ambitious targets for  ...

  • Acquisition of a company

    A consortium of investment bankers and private equity investors were considering buying a German cable TV network. Solon performed the operative and technical due diligence. The  ...

  • Profitable investments

    A leading Private Equity company was planning to launch a global industry fund running into the billions. The most profitable investment scenarios needed to be  ...

  • Synergies in the booming Indian mobile communications market

    A financial investor planned an engagement in the consolidation of Indian mobile communications providers. Solon was asked to assess the magnitude of technical synergies in merging two  ...

  • From Acquisition to Exit

    A private equity fund acquired an alternative telecommunications provider and merged it with another portfolio company. The alternative telecommunications provider faced many challenges throughout the  ...

  • Optimizing the activation process

    A major telecommunication company in Germany wanted to optimize its DSL activation process and asked Solon for support. Within eight months, a Solon team of six consultants  ...

  • Expansion strategy

    A rapidly growing European software company had identified the German and Northern European markets as future areas of expansion. Solon was asked to identify profitable  ...

  • Customer acquisition

    A Dutch cell phone company saw itself threatened by three new competitors that had entered the market. A new and aggressive strategy for acquiring new  ...

  • A new Free TV channel

    An international TV corporation wanted to establish a new Free TV channel on the German market. A team consisting of the client's executives, Solon media experts,  ...

  • Value-orientated company management

    A cellular phone company with subsidiaries in five European countries required a control system for value-orientated company management. Within two weeks, Solon had prepared an analytically  ...

  • Strategies for telephone and Internet products

    A major German cable operator asked Solon to help the company by defining a strategy for its new telephony and internet products. While not yet  ...

  • Digital Pay TV for Kabel Deutschland

    Kabel Deutschland strove to make cable TV more attractive via a new digital TV offering and to establish the new business sector of pay TV. Together  ...

  • Benchmarking of leading European cable network operators

    In preparation for a program to increase margins, a leading Scandinavian cable network operator was looking for best practices. Using Solon’s comprehensive network of contacts, a  ...

  • New online businesses

    A publishing house expanding its operations across Europe wanted to complement its newspaper and magazine business with an additional division for digital media. Working with the  ...

  • Opportunities in the mobile media segment

    An international media house needed an assessment on future trends and market development in the mobile media industry in order to make an important strategic  ...

  • Due Diligence for a strategic investor

    An international media house wanted to expand its business in digital media by making an important purchase in the industry. To back up the planned investment  ...

  • Two Internet subsidiaries want to marry

    The Hubert Burda and Milchstrasse publishing houses were planning the merger of their two stock-listed subsidiaries FOCUS Digital AG and TOMORROW Internet AG. Solon supported the merger  ...

  • Direct Marketing

    A leading German magazine publishing house was running a successful direct marketing and customer care business. Solon was given the task of investigating this business  ...

  • New revenue sources

    A world-famous rock'n'roll band was looking for new revenue sources outside its core business. Internet was one of the new business opportunities  considered. Solon was asked  ...