Institute for Family Businesses & Entrepreneurial Succession


IFU Director

  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann

Executive Director

  • Dr. Maximilian Schreiter

Members of the Board

_Dr. Georg Flascha
_Dr. Thomas Hofmann
_Dr. Gerhard Köhler
_Stefan Leermann
_Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner

Research Associates

_Hendrik Büttner
_Max Fischer


_Leipzig Chamber of Industry and Commerce
_Association of Entrepreneurs in Saxony (Unternehmerverband)
_Industrial Association Saxony (Industrieverein Sachsen)

Mission & Vision

The Institute for Family Businesses & Entrepreneurial Succession (IFU) is the missing link between business owners of small- and middle-sized entities in Saxony looking for successors and promising business leaders who are willing and able to satisfy that need.

The Institute supports the entrepreneurial succession process by analyzing potential business owners and successors to find the perfect match between each party’s wishes and demands. Our ultimate goal is  to create a sustainable platform that facilitates the search for a business successor, which can be a long and arduous process, to create long-lasting wealth and employment in the greater Saxony area.

For detailed information about our Institute we invite you to visit the German website.


Together with you –
Right from the start


Independent and indicative –
For a fair company valuation


Comprehensive Expertise –
In all relevant areas


Evaluation of potential partners –
For a sustainable succession

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann, Director of the Institute for Family Businesses & Entrepreneurial Succession

Our Team

Prof. Dr. Alexander Lahmann
IFU Director
Dr. Maximilian Schreiter
Executive Director
Max Fischer
Research Associate
Hendrik Büttner
Research Associate
Dr. Justinus Pech
Adjunct Researcher and Business Coach