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ALTIOS Group and Maier+Vidorno build the #1 international market expansion advisory firm dedicated to small and mid-cap companies

Paris, Cologne, New Delhi – 3 May 2021

Making Companies grow through new vibrant markets

Altios (450 people, 28 global offices in 22 countries) and Maier+Vidorno (350 people, 7 global offices and leading business consulting firm in India), announce they are merging their international resources. Leveraging their respective strong international expertise, marketing, and client management experience, with their international in-country delivery capabilities the two forms will establish the most comprehensive end-to-end international support platform dedicated to small and mid-cap companies expanding and operating globally.

1st international support network
for small & mid-cap companies
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32 global offices in 22 countries

The new network – operated in-house by Altios and Maier+Vidorno – provides a full range of professional services acting as a renowned trusted partner to support companies at every stage of their international journey on a worldwide scale. Services including global growth strategy, partner search and venture validation, local sales and business development, accounting, payroll and tax services, HR solutions including recruitment, outsourced employment and HR advisory services, cross-border acquisition, and site location for greenfield investment.

A new dimension spanning the globe

The alliance of Altios and Mzier+Vidorno creates a leading international market expansion services firms to allow companies to grow and navigate in different geographical locations with comprehensive, effective, and affordable solutions:


Over 50 years of combined experience in international trade and investment for growing companies


A unique and powerfum integrated international network of over 750 professionals in 32 global offices


A local presence in the worlds growing markets and key emerging hubs : USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland/Eastern Europe, UAE, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore/South East Asia, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Australia


Operational solutions for every step of internationalization: Strategize – Expand – Set up – Invest


150+ validates and recognized partners in 50+ countries around the world


2,500+ market assessments completed, 3,500+ partners identified & checked, 1,500+ legal entities incorporated and administered,2,500+ C-Level recruitments, 450+ cross-border investment projects

We know what it takes to succeed internationally, and our clients benefit from it as a result

This merger aims to create long term value for our clients who believe that internationalization is a key asset for their growth strategy. The 8,500 Altios client companies all over the world will benefit form an increased network and extended expertise on the Indian market which is the 7th largest market in the world. The 1,500 M+V German-speaking client companie will benefit from Altios local presence in 22 countries to instantly access onto multiple major markets and fuel their growth on a worldwide scale

Altios has been supporting businesses to expand internationally for 30 years, with a considerable increase in interest in our business model in the past few years” says Bruno Mascart, President and Co-Founding Partner of Altios. “Altios and Maier+Vidorno have a shared vision and our partnership enables us to take a big step forward achieving this. Our combined platform will add tremendous value to international companies, our strategic partners (Banks, Investment Funds, Trade Associations, Governments Agencies) and those seeking to expand their own international footprint” Says Bruno Mascart

“There is a rapidly increasing demand for the type of integrated practical international expansion support services Altios and Maier+Vidorno provide. Having only focused on South Asia and in particular on India, our existing and future client base are now able to access a truly global support platform to accelerate and streamline their own international expansion” Said Klaus Maier, President and Co-Foundind Partner of M+V. “With a focus on increasing international trade and cross-border investments, we are working closely with ambitious businesses and other international partners to deliver the most focused, comprehensive and effective international expansion platform available.”

In an international context directly impacted by Covid-19, business leaders can no longer travel abroad and wonder about the resilience of their activities outside their home market.
Remove uncertainty surrounding the resilience of your activities outside of your home market:

/ Should I redefine my strategy and adapt my export development model?

/ How can I build an international strategy without travelling?

/ Can I open and manage new markets remotely?

/ How do I set up a new production line without going to the country?

/ Who can help me to create a marketplace within a month in China?

/ How can I develop sales without trade fairs?

/ How can I ensure my global supply chain?

/ How can I audit remotely my Brasilian subsidiary which is losing money

/ How can I manage my employees’ mobility during the pandemic?

/ How can I recruit my new local ASEAN manager based in Singapour?

/ Am I eligible for grants if I decide to develop my business in Italy?

/ Can I get trusted information about a potential target acquisition in the US?

Altios offers support every step of the way thanks to its new offer with a 4-point plan for 4 quick wins:


/ Identify your main challenges

  • International strategic review
  • Identification of priority issues
  • Markets reorganisation / prioritization
  • Development recommendations

/ Facilitate the international rebound

  • Strategic market scan
  • Audit of existing partners (agent, distributor, etc.)
  • Field support: prospecting, development, negotiation
  • Market development recommendations


/ Access local HR solutions

  • HR status internationally or in specific countries
  • Diagnosis, analysis and HR advice
  • Optimisation solution & development recommendations

/ Secure your local locations

  • Subsidiary diagnosis: Strategy, Sales, HR, Finance & Governance
  • Diagnosis of acquisition targets: qualification, market synergies, risk areas
  • Recommendations & Operational Development Plan