Mergers, Acquisitions, and Start-ups

Mergers and Acquisitions

 
If you are about to acquire or have recently acquired or merged with another organization, you are no doubt aware of the significant challenges associated with integrating organizations.  Merging cultures, functions, and operations are complex and critical tasks. You may also be faced with the need to restructure acquired operations and to rapidly improve their financial performance. 
 
In these and other cases, we can provide the business skill, integration experience, and restructuring expertise required to ensure that you receive desired business results.  
 

Start-ups

 
Are you in the process of developing a business model and business plan for a start-up company?  Our partners can collaborate with you to create business plans that include all of the essential elements of a comprehensive competitive strategy.    A well thought-out competitive strategy will enable you to shape your business model to maximize its competitiveness and business success.  Including all of the following elements in your business plan is essential:
 
  • Market analysis
  • Competitor analysis and competitive positioning
  • Competitive advantage
  • Target markets and target customers
  • Product and service strategy
  • Operations strategy
  • Sales and marketing strategy 
  • Financing strategy
 
 After you have a complete business plan we can assist you with your private placement and funding your venture.  We can provide alternative ownership structures for you to consider that maximize your value in the deal structure.  Our entrepreneurial experience can help yo make wise decisions about your ventures strategy and structure and most importantly, your investment.

Practice Leader



Mergers, Acquisitions, and Start-ups
Practice Leader

Client Impact

UK Contract Manufacturer

 

Following the purchase by a US-based company, a UK-based contract manufacturer required post-acquisition integration services to align its systems and processes with those of its new parent corporation. In addition to a full ERP and Quality Management System implementation, a comprehensive supply chain and materials management strategy was developed and implemented incorporating Lean Enterprise methodologies. New warehouse systems including barcode and serial number tracking were introduced greatly reducing the number of inventory errors and increasing the efficiency of the warehouse operations.

 

The entire supply chain was revamped to incorporate a pull-based order signaling system with dynamic 13 week forecasts of demand. The process included evaluating, training, and negotiating terms with suppliers throughout the UK and Europe as well as the development of a web-based supply chain communication system. The result was a decrease in purchasing costs of 50%, a reduction of product lead time from 6+ weeks to 1 week, and a substantial reduction in warehouse space and inventory levels.