We are primarily concerned with maximizing shareholder value through long-term and short-term financial planning. The implementation of value-added strategies such as updating a company’s revolving credit or negotiating the restructuring of a company’s long-term debt is the service we provide second to none.
We negotiate with all financial institutions, without bias, on our clients’ behalf to deliver the most competitive term sheet available.
As our clients’ interim chief financial officer we work side-by-side with management to help the company create unprecedented value. We are steadfast to diligently compile data and present resourceful strategic plans outlining pertinent facts that substantiate our clients’ company as choice candidates to optimize its recapitalization structure.
A grant is one of the ways the municipal, provincial and federal governments fund ideas and projects to provide public services to stimulate the economy. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other programs.
Our vast experience and cutting-edge platform provides our clients with a complete library of all grants and subsidies available.
We analyze our clients’ situation, identify the needs, and research the appropriate government grants and/or subsidies readily available for this particular. We compile the business case and present resourceful strategic plans outlining pertinent facts that substantiate our clients’ company as choice candidates for acceptance of the grant and/or subsidy.
As our clients’ interim chief financial officer, our restructuring services are successful as we first investigate and analyze to understand the fundamental business strategic problem or opportunity that the company faces.
Whether the restructuring process involves a spin-off because of incompatibility with the clients’ core business, a merger to reduce operating costs and achieve important strategic objectives or downsizing labor-intensive operations, our preemptive restructuring services will generate more value than restructuring done under the imminent threat of bankruptcy or liquidation.
As our clients’ interim chief financial officer, our turnaround service is a process dedicated to corporate renewal. It uses analysis and planning to save troubled companies and returns them to solvency, and to identify the reasons for failing performance in the market, and rectify them.
Our turnaround management involves management review, root failure causes analysis, and SWOT analysis to determine why the company is failing. Once the analysis is completed, a long-term strategic plan and restructuring plan is created. These plans may or may not involve a bankruptcy filing. Once approved, we begin to implement the plan, continually reviewing its progress and make changes to the plan as needed to ensure the company returns to solvency.
Our turnaround services do not only apply to distressed companies, it, in fact, can help in any situation where direction, strategy or a general change of the ways of working needs to be implemented. As a one-stop-shop, we provide help with corporate funding as we work closely with banks and private equity firms. Our team of advisors are professional services firms (such as lawyers and insolvency practitioners) to have access to a full range of services that are typically needed in a turnaround process.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our merger and acquisition services assist our clients when two companies together are more valuable than two separate companies. When we have identified that our the client is more competitive, becomes a more cost-efficient company and creates more shareholder value, we may advise buying the other company, albeit as a merger or an outright acquisition.
The synergies created by joining both companies are the force that allows for enhanced cost efficiencies of the new business and a reason to justify the transaction. Synergy takes the form of revenue enhancement and costs savings.
As our clients’ interim chief financial officer, we advise our clients to identify the prospective targeted company, initiate negotiations, layout the new proposed financial structure, identify the appropriate financial facility to fund the merger or acquisition, finalize negotiations to close the deal, and during the post-merger or acquisition process we help to integrate the union with staff reductions, identify and implement them economies of scale, fund and acquire new technology, and help them with improved market reach and visibility.
Our lender advisory services help secured and unsecured creditors evaluate restructuring alternatives to ensure maximum recovery.
Our services help our clients reach informed decisions to maximize recoveries, such as:
- A review of cash flow projections
- Compilation of the company’s business plan and financial, including an assessment of risks and opportunities
- Review and assessment of strategic and restructuring alternatives available to the company and analysis of possible outcomes
- Valuation on both a going concern and liquidation basis
- Performance monitoring following business plan implementation
As venture capital advisors we help our clients identify the ideal partner, compile a business plan, present and negotiate the investment agreement, and close the deal. We assist both our client and investor perform the due diligence,which includes a thorough investigation of the company's business model, products, management and operating history, among other things.
A corporate divestiture is the disposition or sale of a company. Companies may also sell off business lines if they are under financial duress. Business units that are divested may be spun off into their own companies rather than closed in bankruptcy or a similar outcome.
We assist in the purchase and sale of companies. We help our clients who want to buy or sell a business. We continue to assist our clients through the transition with the transferring of ownership, negotiating of a fair price, making sure the company's finances and financial records are in order, going through escrow and closing the sale.
There is going to come a time when someone retires, leaves, or perhaps passes away. If you do not have a plan, you are setting your business up for failure. It is estimated that less than a third of family businesses survive the transition from first generation ownership to second generation ownership. Sometimes this is due to the family not having an interest in running the business, but in most cases, it is due to the lack of creating a plan. A succession plan is necessary to ensure the business lives on from generation to generation.
Our succession planning services help our clients define the goals of the company and make sure everyone is on the same page. We outline each family employee’s role and responsibilities and hold them accountable. We help them keep an open line of communication at all times. We help them address all concerns quickly and in a non-emotional manner. We help create a fair promotion and salary system that is based on individual merit and ability. We advise our client to take a management course to learn how to separate their emotions from the management process.We help to provide opportunities for advancement in your business for non-family employees. Be prepared and ask us to create a succession plan to ensure your business lives on after you are gone.
History has taught us that the myth that business cycles don’t matter is completely shattered. Put this myth aside, in the wake of economic downturns, managers must learn how to use the business cycle for competitive advantage.
Companies need to learn how to integrate strategic business-cycle management into their tool kits. Our recession proofing services advise our clients to make tactical decisions pertaining to inventory management, marketing and pricing and strategic decisions regarding capital expansion and mergers and acquisitions in order to be economically resistant to the effects of a recession.
Quite often, the long-reaching consequences of a recessionary period are too much for even the most recession-proof businesses or assets to withstand.