Growth & Turnaround
Providing leadership and accelerating change to help companies emerge stronger and return to growth.
- Restructuring options
- Value Creation Services
- Cash and Working Capital Management
- Exit Management
- Distressed M&A
Helping companies unlock their potential to grow by addressing legacy and funding issues.
Due to flat growth in the EU and the strong Swiss franc, but also for other reasons, many businesses currently find themselves in a position where they are unable to prosper and grow on account of one or a combination of the following factors: financing constraints, the diverging priorities of their stakeholders, underperforming businesses, distracting or capital draining non-core assets.
Value Creation Services
Our longstanding and deep Private Equity (PE) relationships and strong track record are predicated on deploying proven PE techniques and tools to rapidly identify, quantify and deliver value across the entire value chain. Deployment of our approach means that we are sharply focused at driving results that unlock cash and enhance profits. Our Value Creation Services are also tailored to the type of situation at hand; such as acquisitions, divestments, transformations, or turnarounds.
Cash and Working Capital Management
We work with clients across the whole spectrum from healthy to distressed situations when there is a specific trigger for cash resulting from the need to finance organic growth, key projects and/or acquisitions. We support our clients over the whole of their cash agenda from the initial identification of an opportunity through to supporting them in the release of the cash and ensuring that this improvement is sustainable.
Delivering a speedy exit through an accelerated sale or a wind-down and closure.
Where the preferred option is an exit, a speedy outcome is usually preferred, and it is here that our Special Situation M&A team supports clients in looking for a prompt disposal. In other cases, where a sale is not possible or desirable, our wind-down and closure expertise enables us to assist in scoping, planning and implementing a closure.
Distressed M&A / Special situation advisory / Accelerated M&A
Delivering transactions in a timeframe of weeks rather than months.
Transactions may sometimes involve the sale of equity, businesses and assets or debt, potentially delivered via an insolvency mechanism. Whatever the case, time will be a critical factor when negotiating distressed acquisitions and disposals to a limited market, which may include opportunity funds.