Working capital optimisation
We bring clarity to complex situations. Our operational improvement team work with businesses who wish to improve profitability and implement lasting change.
Working capital is the life blood of a business – optimising working capital and active management of cash are key to business success. That’s where we come in.
When a company is in need of a strategic assessment, whether this be due to underperformance or it nearing the end of its life-cycle, we help our clients by identifying the optimal way forward.
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Our Operational Improvement team work with clients across all stages in their lifecycle – from businesses looking to deliver on their strategy and those encountering growing pains through to mature businesses looking to optimise their performance.
Our approach is tailored to your circumstances, practical, pragmatic and focused on EBITDA and cash improvement. Our clients range from businesses with a single site and annual turnover of £10m to global multi-billion pound businesses.
Our specialisms include:
Operating Model Optimisation
Operating Model Reviews | Cost Synergy Identification and Implementation | Process Optimisation / Lean / Six Sigma | Manufacturing Footprint Optimisation | S,G&A Streamlining | Supply Chain and Procurement Improvement
Business Transformation and Improvement Planning | Programme Development & Implementation
Operational Due Diligence | Post Merger Integration | Exit Readiness
Business Case Reviews
If you would like further information, please contact Richard Austin or Stephen Cooney.
When a business is underperforming, non-core or nearing the end of its life-cycle, the board of directors and shareholders must assess the strategic options available. We will help you to identify the optimal way forward and support your business in successful implementation.
You need to understand the relative risks, costs and value outcomes related to fixing, selling or closing a business. This will enable you to make and implement the right course of action. We work alongside Operational Performance Improvement, Corporate Finance, Business Restructuring and Tax colleagues to deliver:
Integrated P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow modelling | Turnaround and business plan development | Business valuation and assessment of business sales options | Wind down plan development
This gives you and your board the understanding to make and implement the right business decision.
We will provide the level of planning and implementation support your board and existing management team require. Our flexible approach ranges from light touch advisory through to full hands on support. Our implementation support includes the following:
Turnaround: Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO)/Chief Restructuring Advisor (CRA)/Interim management roles | Sales of Business: M&A Advisory | Wind-down and closure: Restructuring Advisory | Stakeholder management and communication
If you would like further information, please contact Chris Marsden or Richard Austin
Do you need deal support or are you looking to fund acquisitions? Are you trying to increase headroom or reduce your financing costs? Has your business been lagging behind the competition or seen a deterioration in performance?
These are just some of the reasons businesses engage our highly experienced, hands on team of Working Capital experts. They judge us by tangible results measured in cash. We typically deliver;
A cash opportunity of 5 – 10% of revenue, up to 50% realisable within the first 12 months | Up-skilling of Management and Operations teams to allow them to drive and sustain performance | Embedding of an organisational cash culture
We work across the working capital cycle, from client contracting through to supplier payment, identifying opportunities to optimise working capital. We embed a “cash culture” within your business through a focus on best practice working capital processes and implementation of robust tools for forecasting and managing cash. We provide pragmatic advice and support with the implementation of technology solutions for automation. Whilst our approach is sector agnostic, each engagement is tailored specifically to our clients and recommendations bespoke to individual needs.
Our core offerings
Peer benchmarking | Working Capital maturity assessment | Data analytics and dashboard development, incl. cash release benefits and target setting | Roadmap and action planning support | Best Practice blueprint and policy design | Cash flow forecasting tools and optimisation | Finance Function effectiveness reviews
If you would like further information, please contact Jenny Shutt or David Stephenson.
PROCURE TO PAY (P2P)
FORECAST TO FULFIL (F2F)
CONTRACT TO CASH (C2C)
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