TCO Transition Company AG
Bahnhof-Park 4
CH-6340 Baar
Phone: +41 41 726 77 20

«tran·si·tion [ tran zísh’n ]
process of change: a process or period in which something undergoes a change and passes from one state, stage, form, or activity to another.»


«Belux AG’s successful sale has been essentially affected by TCO’s professional, very structured proactive work. TCO succeeded to respect both the ownership and Belux AG’s interests in a respectful and sensitive manner. TCO is a business partner of high integrity which I would assign again any time.»

Beat Zwahlen, CFO Vitra International AG, member of group management

"Failure is not
an option"

„Conflicts of interests are prevented by TCO’s independence. The result is an unbiased advisory service to our clients“



René C. Schum


Strategy & Tactic
Processes & Organisation
Finance & Evaluations


Mergers & Acquisitions
Restructuring / Fit for Divestiture
Corporate Development
Succession Planning
Corporate Finance
  • Long-standing experience in leading complex and international M&A and advisory projects

  • Content and process-oriented support of comprehensive change processes

  • Lead and execution of strategy processes

  • Coaching of executives

  • Dr. rer. Pol., Universities of Berne and Fribourg

  • Schweizerische Volksbank (asset & liability management, finance & controlling)

  • Credit Suisse First Boston Zurich and London (M&A department)

  • 1999 formation of Schum Project / TCO

  • Acquisition
  • Divestiture
  • Merger
  • MBO / MBI
  • Post Merger Integration
  • Evaluation of strategic options

  • Development of strategies (content)

  • Steering the strategy process (meta level)

  • Operational, financial and strategic restructuring

  • Sustainable preparation of the divestiture

  • Realisation of value optimisation potential

  • Working capital management

  • Fit for the future

  • Integrated consulting ( M&A / legal / tax)

  • Implementation

  • Coaching

  • Creation and validation of financial models

  • Valuations with state-of-the-art methodologies

  • Support of equity and debt financing



It is our pleasure to have a first personal discussion with you. Following this our team will work out a tailor-made draft of your project.

progressive   |   creative   |   systematic

Mergers & Acquisitions

Management Advisory

Dr. René C. Schum, Senior Partner

© 2003 - 2017 | TCO Transition Company AG | Bahnhof-Park 4 | CH-6340 Baar