“SBDS supports developing companies by formulating business and communication strategies, by searching for partners, for investors, for (strategic) buyers or customers and by structuring, negotiating and implementing (financial) transactions

Thomas Ellenberger


Developing business and consulting are our passion! We are committed to an holistic approach and support our clients with tailor-made services suitable to their specific characteristics and individual needs.

We believe in creating value through

  • Working in variegated teams – with different academic and practical expertise complementing each other. Flexible addition of specialists
  • Comprehensive multi-sector approach
  • Utilise external and independent views

We like to be creative – both networkers and lateral thinkers – we try new ways and do not shy the less obvious.

Being engaged with ideas, innovations, new technologies and applications, social phenomena and also with difficult topics and situations helps create value for our customers.

Services offered

Corporate Finance / M&A

  • Search for investors / support with capital raising
  • Search for (strategic) buyers
  • Search for acquisition targets
  • Support our clients throughout the entire transaction process (preparation, contacting and conducting presentations to potential investors or buyers – due diligence – valuation – negotiations till deal closing)

Turnaround / Restructuring

  • Strategic, financial and operational analysis and assessment
  • Development of turnaround and business plan
  • Support during implementation

B2B / B2C market entry and market development

  • Research of market information
  • Support the development of the storyline and communication materials
  • Identification and contacting of potential partners and customers in Switzerland and abroad
  • Structuring, negotiating and implementing deals

Media Services

  • Development of a “News Strategy”
  • We favor generating content, based on a journalistic approach – by delivering exciting contents, we create opportunities to propagate the brand and the messages in the editorial environment
  • Distribution of content – efficient use of offline, online and social media

Strategic Consulting

  • Broad experience with strategic, financial and operational topics
  • Analyses, evaluations and recommendations for action
  • Support during implementation


Thomas Ellenberger

Founder and Managing Partner of SBDS GmbH, Project Manager

  • Extensive experience in business building and as a management consultant
  • 14+ years track record in client acquisition and management in the B2B sector
  • Foundation of SBDS GmbH in 2016
  • Prior professional background includes activities in asset management (Rasini Fairway Capital Ltd., Swiss Capital Alternative Investments AG) and strategy consulting (McKinsey & Company, Inc.)
  • Professional experience in a large number of countries in Europe, lived in Germany for 5 years and in UK for 2 years
  • MA in art/orchestra conducting from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK); BA in business administration and MA in quantitative finance from the Universities of St. Gallen and Zurich; CFA and CAIA charterholder

Valérie Montavon

Research, Administration, Office Management

  • Longterm experience as Executive Assistant and Recruiting at McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Higher Education from Int. School of Tourism, Zurich and Business School Baden

Reference Clients

CLA SA, Delémont

CLA Clinical Laboratory Automation SA

RedCloud Technologies Ltd., London/UK

RedCloud Technologies Ltd., London/UK

ESM AG, Zürich

Mice Market

INR SA, Moutier

INR SA, Moutier

Joulia SA, Biel

Joulia SA

Organising Committee 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship AG, Zug

Organising Committee 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship AG, Zug

Stuberholz, Schüpfen

Swiss Cyber Gate AG, Zürich

Reference case Designergy SA „Supermodule – innovatives Bauen mit Photovoltaik“


Alderstrasse 38
8008 Zurich

Thomas Ellenberger
+41 79 528 70 67