In 1996, Tilman Rhein, Martin Weiss and Hubertus von Wulffen found Solon Management Consulting and open the first office in Munich. They name their new company after the Greek statesman and philosopher Solon. Solon Management Consulting was advising leading industry clients and investors worldwide in the telecommunications, media, entertainment, online, cloud and technology industries. Solon supported its clients in developing and implementing company strategies, developing new business models, accelerating digitization, optimizing costs and investments as well as accompanying M&A activities from market probing to the closure of transactions.