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How we work

All projects are bespoke, and will involve a combination of the following elements to generate the data and evidence we need to support our recommendations.

  • Comprehensive Psychometric Assessment.
  • Extensive Referencing – named and unnamed.
  • Individual Structured Interview.
  • Employee Engagement Survey.

Management Due Diligence (MDD)

Who are we backing and how are they running the business today?

Can the team scale and grow with the business?

What needs to change to make the required transformation?

How do we support and work with the team?

Are there any red flags?

Our dedicated referencing team are able to generate a breadth and volume of referees that our time poor clients cannot. This forms the confirmatory basis of our MDD process. Our interviews and individual assessments then helps us look to the future and advise on how to structure the team and support the individuals to achieve the specific goals of the investment thesis. Our approach is solution focused, ensuring that risks are clearly articulated, and recommendations to mitigate these risks are provided.

C-Suite Candidate Selection

Adding to any management team is a sensitive process. Mistakes cost time, money and emotional capital whereas the right hire can rapidly transform an underperforming business function.

Comprehensive assessment and referencing of final stage candidates allows investors and existing management to compare candidates, and have peace of mind that an informed, evidence based decision can be made. It will also remove any unconscious bias and de-risks a hiring process as much as possible.

C-Suite Candidate Selection

Adding to any management team is a sensitive process. Mistakes cost time, money and emotional capital whereas the right hire can rapidly transform an underperforming business function.

Comprehensive assessment and referencing of final stage candidates allows investors and existing management to compare candidates, and have peace of mind that an informed, evidence based decision can be made. It will also remove any unconscious bias and de-risks a hiring process as much as possible.

Management Reset

Following an investment, plans do not always run smoothly. Individual agendas, differing expectations or team members who struggle to match the pace of growth required can lead to arguments, broken trust, and ultimately a lack of clarity over how to move forward.

An investor or board member will be aware there are issues, however, it can be difficult to fully understand the facts or identify the changes required to move the business back towards the value creation plan. An independent, third party investigative management reset can identify and articulate the problems, document issues and provide clear, informed recommendations about the changes in the management team required, allowing the situation to move forward positively for all parties involved.

Employee Engagement

Retention and engagement of employees has a higher ROI than acquisition or recruitment however the emphasis is often on the urgent (we need to fill a role), rather than the important.

The management team directly impacts the culture of a business, which in turn impacts employee engagement. Higher levels of employee engagement are directly related to presenteeism, retention, productivity and customer service ratings. With a detailed understanding of the management through our MDD process, we can make recommendations to help improve engagement, and further contribute to value creation.

 

Employee Engagement

Retention and engagement of employees has a higher ROI than acquisition or recruitment however the emphasis is often on the urgent (we need to fill a role), rather than the important.

The management team directly impacts the culture of a business, which in turn impacts employee engagement. Higher levels of employee engagement are directly related to presenteeism, retention, productivity and customer service ratings. With a detailed understanding of the management through our MDD process, we can make recommendations to help improve engagement, and further contribute to value creation.

 

M&A Cultural Compatibility

An in-depth cultural compatibility assessment is a key aspect of any M&A due diligence project and the subsequent value creation strategy.

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