M&A: Merger Integration

M&A: Divestitures, Spins


Operational Improvement



 Find value in all the unexpected places

Value means total firm value that can be achieved by efficient use of the firm's assets, investing in value generating projects, and mitigating the various outside risks facing the organization in the business environment.

Finding trails, paths, or avenues to unlocking value that is an important step in that process. It is often the case that coming up with the answers is one of the the most complex challenges facing executives: there are many moving, inter-related parts that move together and have to be taken into account, many of them uncertain. And they all come with "baggage": historic trends, dependencies on previous actions and agreements, and other issues determining the organizations current state.

Probing risk and reward

What is your risk tolerance--have you quantified it? What is the reward that you are looking for--what are the paths to achieving it? Do you have the facts and the history? How do you think about the many issues surfacing every day? What are the levers you employ to deal with them? How good and reliable are your numbers? Are the organization's processes appropriately handling them? What are the side-effects of your initiatives? What do your dominant investors think about today?

Our integrated approach to these challenges facilitates the management of value generating issues and brings to light the trade-offs that must be managed. It draws upon insights generated by corporate finance and decision-making under uncertainty to put corporate decision-making in an effective frame familiar to executives: risk, reward, contingency.

An integrated approach to value

Our integrated approach to challenges can dynamically respond to changes in the business environment by:

  • Mitigating complexity's uncertainties - uncover what are the specific, unique uncertainties and risks facing the organization, documenting them, developing mitigation strategies
  • Rationalizing the issues and pain points stemming from complex problems - make the proliferation of issues manageable, select most impactful for value creation or destruction
  • Anticipating side-effects of problems as well as of their solutions - evaluate options, flexibility, contingencies, scenarios that are expected to affect the organization