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Strategy, Value Creation & Analytics

Guidance for companies and investors throughout the business lifecycle.

Focusing on your goal of maximizing value

As a business owner, manager, or investor, your main goal is to maximize value, whether facing the need to improve performance, transform the business for the next phase of growth, or evaluate a potential acquisition. These are defining moments—where business advice and guidance must be reliable, strategic, and rooted in sound data.

Our team can help. We bring thoughtful analysis, strategic thinking, deep subject matter expertise, and advanced data analytics to the table. We help companies improve or turn around their performance, develop or refresh their growth strategy, or prepare for a potential future sale.

We take an owner's mindset and a hands-on approach to assist our clients with navigating urgent and critical situations. We dig deep to find opportunities for improvement and implement strategies to achieve goals. Our experienced team has a proven record of helping clients increase revenue and margins, reduce costs, optimize working capital, improve cash flow, and maximize M&A deal value.

Common triggers for our services

  • Decline in revenue or margins
  • Increase in costs
  • Desire to accelerate growth
  • Enterprise-wide operational issues
  • Market disruption and changing business landscape
  • Product or service portfolio expansion
  • New market entry

  • Commercial diligence: validation of a target's revenue, growth, and margin sustainability 
  • Operational diligence: improved understanding of operational issues, risks, and opportunities including facility or shop floor operations
  • Synergy quantification, planning, and execution
  • Integration or separation planning and execution
  • M&A playbook development for future transactions
  • Pre-divestiture value creation 

  • Leverage data-based decision-making to transform into a data-driven organization
  • Performance and profitability analytics
  • Modernize business reporting and analytics capabilities
  • Automation of financial modelling & reporting processes
  • Custom business analytics solution development 

For businesses, typical triggers include capacity shortfalls or threats, declines in margins, expansion opportunities, and enterprise-wide operational issues.

For investors, typical triggers fall into the pre-deal and post-deal stages:

  • Pre-deal can include uncertainty about a target's capital expenditure (CapEx) requirements, identification of operational conditions, in particular, operational threats, and potential carve out identification.
  • Post-deal can include a requirement for optimization of acquisition operations, the need for development of operational integration strategies, carve-out identification, and underperforming portfolio.

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