Strategic Services is prepared to discuss a wide range of potential projects with corporate clients, investor groups, or others. We believe that listening to clients’ needs is the only way to ensure that we are serving them well. The Offerings outlined below are therefore intended to catalyze discussions as opposed to constraining them.
Strategic Services provides buy-side transaction advisory services to clients in all phases of their acquisition programs, from target screening to close. In this work we go beyond spreadsheets and scenarios to understand the qualitative drivers around critical sensitivities. By putting real-world error bars around model inputs, we provide output that is objective and impartial rather than biased or politically popular.
Solid execution during the first six months after close is absolutely critical to capturing the value a transaction is intended to bring. Incentive systems, internal and external messaging, rationalization of product lines and pricing are a few examples of considerations upon which the economic success of a transaction will hinge. Strategic Services manages integration processes using proven tools and techniques.
As businesses grow, many find that their accounting systems and processes have lagged, especially in terms of budgeting and variance analysis. In other cases, management does not have the operational dashboard of key performance indicators necessary to complement financial performance metrics. These situations leave management teams “flying blind,” without the necessary data needed to make decisions and improve results. Strategic Services can help, not just by bringing proven approaches to these problems, but also by understanding the differences between theory and practice, and by respecting the constraints present in each client’s specific organization.
Strategic Services’ well-rounded perspective uniquely equips it to evaluate the level of fit between a client’s strategy, operations, and capital structure. We can also assist in the evaluation of alternative financing vehicles or capital structures, whether as part of a refinancing, recapitalization, or expansion project.
Many companies find that time constraints prevent senior personnel from working on projects that truly do deserve attention. Situations such as these are an excellent match for a versatile external resource such as Strategic Services. Examples of this type of work include scenario or sensitivity analysis, evaluation of a product launch or entry into a new market, asset utilization analysis, or cash flow sources and uses.
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