We live the values of entrepreneurship and advise our clients as we would our own companies. We demonstrate tact and finesse in our collaborative efforts and our clients value our cultural sensitivity and integrity. Together with our clients, we develop solutions that are both practicable and intelligent. Together, we achieve proven, long-lasting project results. In this section of the site, you can read some of our client testimonials. We would be glad to put you in touch with our clients if you wish to find out more.

FOSTEC advised us as part of the commercial and technical due diligence of the Capture Media Group. The team's market and technology expertise helped us greatly to understand the full range of market specifics and to formulate the value creation strategy for the transaction. We appreciate the openness of the team, the high speed of execution and the willingness to discuss even the most sensitive aspects of the business model. We will be happy to work together on further transactions.
Philipp Schweizer, Partner of Saturnus Capital AG
FOSTEC advised us in the context of a commercial due diligence of an Amazon power-seller. The team's market and technology expertise made it very easy for us to enter the industry. In addition to the commercial due diligence, we appreciate the team's networking approach, which has also given us good ideas for recruiting digital talent and operational development of our acquisition.
Ferdinand von Hammerstein, Managing Director of INVICTO Holding GmbH
FOSTEC & Company had made a significant contribution to multiplying our capital investment with the investment in the Feelgood Shop, from the commercial due diligence to the implementation of the growth and efficiency program. The proprietary know-how of FOSTEC & Company in the e-commerce sector is unique on the market.
Matthias Heining, Managing Director of Finexx GmbH
FOSTEC & Company has already successfully supported us in several projects in the area of commercial due diligences. As a financial investor, we appreciate the high technological competence and extensive experience in the area of digitalization of processes and business models, especially in connection with E-Commerce. Markus Fost and his team are characterized above all by their entrepreneurial approach and impressive network. This creates added value that goes far beyond pure analysis. If required, partners are also involved, e.g. in the area of IT due diligence, in a way that efficient solutions from a single source can be guaranteed.
Jean-Marie Hofbauer, Partner of PINOVA Capital GmbH
FOSTEC & Company is the first address for us in the German-speaking region when it comes to commercial due diligence in the technology sector, digitalization and E-Commerce. The team around Markus Fost is able to identify critical red flags as well as growth potentials for value creation in a short time. FOSTEC & Company is a reliable partner that delivers on commitments at all times and works qualitatively at Tier 1 level.
Tobias Lienhard, Investment Director of CIC Capital AG
FOSTEC & Company supported us in entering the PAN-European Amazon business. From the potential analysis, risk assessment and the development of the entry strategy to the operational support in the creation of business plans, team building, marketing and contract negotiations, the FOSTEC & Company team was able to convince us across the board. Thanks to the expert knowledge of FOSTEC & Company in the field of online sales, a well-structured and cooperative partnership, we were able to keep to our tight schedule and achieve the goals we had set.
Roman Gorovoy, Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter of ELECTROSTAR GmbH
Markus Fost has given us a clear and helpful insight in the journey suppliers can and need to choose to work with Amazon as a platform to sell our Home Improvement products. The detailed overview and analytics is certainly something where there is a need to get more familiar with. So if you need to get on the journey, give Markus a call.
Jeroen de Voogd, General Manager Benelux of WD-40 Company
Markus Fost and his team from FOSTEC & Company are our partners in the development and expansion of our Europe-wide activities at Amazon. Expertise, experience and goal-oriented advisory skills were and are of great benefit to us in achieving our quantitative and strategic goals. We will continue to consult FOSTEC & Company as a competent consultant in the future.
Lars Schilling, Managing Director
Together with Markus Fost from FOSTEC & Company, we reviewed our Amazon strategy in a short project at Julie & Grace. The result not only gave us many valuable insights into Amazon on the vendor and seller side, but also concrete, directly implementable recommendations for action based on our sales data. In the following months, these helped us to sustainably improve our sales results via Amazon.
Timo Voswinckel, Managing Partner (formerly Project Manager McKinsey & Company) of JULIE & GRACE GmbH
At the invitation of IGEPHA, Markus Fost explained at a seminar in Vienna how Amazon "ticks", what role Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo could play in pharmaceutical online trade and which Amazon business models would make sense for the pharmaceutical industry. The members of our interest group benefited greatly from the Amazon expert's explanations and were able to take away many suggestions for adapting their marketing strategies.
Christina Nageler, Managing Director of IGEPHA
FOSTEC & Company supported us in the development and operational implementation of an e-commerce strategy with a focus on Amazon. Mr Fost was able to convince us with his practical knowledge of the industry, his analytical approach and his friendly manner. In addition to the productive workshops, FOSTEC & Company was able to help us in particular with concrete negotiation recommendations. Flexible, professional and always goal-oriented advice. We look forward to working with them again.
Thomas Müller, Strategic Projects Manager of SanLucar Fruit S.L.
The European Tool Association engaged Markus Fost as a key note speaker at its annual congress 2016 on the topic: "Successful selling via Amazon". He very clearly explained how Amazon "works", what to look out for and what to avoid in order to sustainably do good business via this largely indispensable sales platform. We had the feeling that all participants went home with a high take-home effect.
Michael Liebhardt, Secretary General of European Tool Association CEO (Comité Européen de l'Outillage)
At an event in Vienna, I got to know Markus Fost, Managing Partner at FOSTEC & Company, as an eloquent and competent guest speaker. In his five-hour presentation on the topic of eCommerce and Amazon, he proved his expertise and we learned in detail from him about the development of eCommerce strategies for the online retail sales channel, which is becoming increasingly important for us.
Mike McFadden, Head of Sales & Field Service of GSK- Gebro Consumer Healthcare GmbH
With FOSTEC & Company, we have found exactly the experienced partner we were looking for on the subject of Amazon. It is impressive how FOSTEC understands how to support us both on a strategic level with vision and on an operational level with concrete recommendations for action. We really appreciate this sparring on a human and professional level!
Dominic Blaesi, Founder of Flaschenpost Services AG
With Markus Fost, Managing Partner at FOSTEC & Company, we were able to find an excellent guest speaker for our eCommerce event. His insightful and inspiring lecture on current topics in the field of eCommerce and pricing received much praise and recognition from the participants. We would like to thank him very much and would also be very happy about a further cooperation!
Patrick Sihler, Corporate Marketing & Sales Business Consulting and Digital (C/MSB) of Bosch Group - Robert Bosch GmbH
BTI Befestigungstechnik is a specialist for the construction trade. As a modern multi-channel distribution company, we rely exclusively on the advice of true specialists in the e-commerce field. We found this in FOSTEC & Company, which provided us with excellent guidance on the digital competitive environment.
Andreas Krebs, Managing Director of BTI Befestigungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Markus Fost and the FOSTEC team played a key role in the development of a global e-commerce strategy for our fine dining division. In particular, the experience FOSTEC brought to the table was invaluable in enabling us to achieve our objective in a very short period of time. The strategic approaches pursued were capable of meeting the requirements of a traditional, globally operating company with a strong brand image as well as accommodating changing market requirements and the digital transformation of business models. From the strategic concept to the operational planning of measures and business plans, we always felt very well advised and confident of being able to pursue a successful path in the future.
Dr. Peter Domma, Head of Online Unit of Villeroy & Boch AG
Markus Fost advised us on the development and implementation of our global e-commerce strategy in a highly dedicated fashion. This guidance covered the construction of our new website, the design and construction of a B2B portal, the modernisation of our data management practices and other strategic measures such as the development of a detailed scoring model for cooperation with pure players. Taking into account the needs of a brand-name manufacturer with a high degree of involvement in specialist trade, Markus made significant improvements to the firm’s e-commerce strategy, held discussions with various visions of the firm and, where necessary, devising problem-solving approaches. He then implemented our chosen strategy in a consistent, target-oriented manner, offering expert guidance to the relevant operational divisions. Our considerable success was achieved only as a result of FOSTEC’s detailed technical and strategic know-how and their deep understanding of the opportunities and risks of different e-commerce strategies. Markus exhibited the highest levels of commitment at all times, integrated the various divisions in a transparent and goal-driven manner and solved emerging problems quickly thanks to his in-depth technical understanding. As a result, he was able to consistently set appropriate priorities for our complex projects.
Eric Oellerer, CFO of Metabowerke GmbH
Mera Tiernahrung GmbH tasked FOSTEC with the development and implementation a company-wide e-commerce strategy. The expertise of Markus Fost in this area is truly outstanding. In his own unique way, he was able to inspire all stakeholders in the company to get behind the issue. The workshops were productive and enabled us to plan and adopt measures for implementing the e-commerce strategy. Thank you for the enjoyable cooperation!
Felix Vos, Managing Partner of Mera Tiernahrung GmbH
The FOSTEC team provided us with highly professional, target-driven support in the e-commerce field. Thanks to their broad experience, they were able to offer us valuable guidance on how to further advance our e-commerce activities, enabling us to identify and begin work on on a number of vital areas of action. We will certainly continue to cooperate with FOSTEC in the future!
René Kruk, Director of Sales, Germany of Festool GmbH
Many thanks for your excellent talk at our Global Marketing Conference. The feedback was very positive and I feel certain that the participants were able to take away a great deal of worthwhile knowledge. We discussed the content several times on the following day and integrated it into our tasks, too.
Frank Lutz, Director, Online Business Europe of LEITZ ACCO Brands GmbH & Co KG
We value FOSTEC’s work as an adviser for us and our clients. Our cooperation allows for creative freedom and is both highly efficient and driven by results. For us, this particular combination has served as a guarantee of the targeted implementation of strategies and concepts.
Kristof Schmit, Managing Director, Creative of deepr GmbH
FOSTEC offered us a great deal of professional support in evaluating the potential acquisition of an e-commerce company. The entire team’s in-depth expertise on all types of e-commerce strategies helped us to better understand and assess the advantageous business model of the target firm.
Michael Johner, Investment Professional of Capvis Equity Partners AG
FOSTEC supported the implementation of our global e-commerce strategy in a professional and highly dedicated manner.Their detailed know-how and understanding of both the local and central aspects of our brand-name business enabled us to achieve measurable success.
Matthias Körner, Global Director of Strategic Development, Sales/Distributor Markets of BRITA GmbH
For both us and the customers of ours whom Markus Fost and his team advise, FOSTEC is a highly professional, dedicated and analytically skilled partner for the development of e-commerce strategies, the integration of Amazon into these strategies and the planning of concrete implementation measures for online commerce.
Marc Aufzug, Managing Director of The Global Marketplace Group GmbH
The broad expertise of Markus Fost as a highly effective e-commerce strategist and practitioner immediately convinced us to develop our future e-commerce strategy alongside FOSTEC & Company. In-depth knowledge of conceptual implementation in a wide range of industries quickly created a solid foundation of trust in the workshops. A partner whose dedication and enjoyment of the work is impressive, but who also knows how to assess the potential for success in a realistic way.
Christoph von Wrisberg, Managing Director of Schlaraffia
In FOSTEC & Company, we've found a partner who understands both the mechanisms of the markets and our company and products. We value this service package very much and have benefited from the associated expertise. The cooperation is productive in terms of results and thoroughly professional at all times.
Wilhelm Hahn, Managing Director of Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH
FOSTEC & Company impressed us with practice-oriented, relevant knowledge that has helped tremendously in our strategy development and formulation. As we worked on developing various business models, we benefited from pragmatic, realistic assessment that helped us select the right courses of action. We look forward to the continued friendly and highly professional support of FOSTEC & Company in the future.
Jens Fischer, Director of E-Commerce of Recticel (Schlaraffia)
In Markus Fost and his team, we've found a skilled and completely dependable partner for e-commerce. Their extensive expertise in this field and ability to understand the respective markets and their mechanisms has helped a great deal as a manufacturer. Easy to work with, very professional and always oriented towards the goal.
Sven Vormann, Sven Vormann, Director of Online Marketing of HEKATRON Vertriebs GmbH
Thanks to their excellent know-how and expertise, FOSTEC & Company were able to offer us outstanding support in finding and formulating a strategy. Worthy of special mention are the up-to-date nature of their specialist knowledge and the company's capacity to adapt to requirements, which allowed us to define an individual approach.
Martin Leusmann, Managing Director of Uvex

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