Tag Archives: restructuring

Package and Manage Sale of Entrepreneur-Led Business to an ESOP

Industry: Experiential Education & Travel Function: Executive and Finance Location: HQ Domestic, Operations Global The founder-entrepreneur was a researcher-author who had built a multi-million dollar experiential education and travel business steadily over a period of three decades. He was sixty years old and evaluating options for the continuity of the business as he stepped aside, eventually “retiring” to a reduced

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Business Restructuring: Implement Technology & Sales Strategy

Industry: Automotive-Trucking Function: Executive Management Location: Domestic US In 2005, American La France – one of the oldest and best-known manufacturers of large custom trucks (trash, ambulance, and fire) was sold by its parent Freightliner to Patriarch Partners. As part of the transition from Freightliner, ALF attempted to implement a complex enterprise-resource-planning system to help track orders, configure vehicles, and

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Restructure Organization for Productivity and Business Growth

Industry: Global Industrial Equipment Manufacturer Function: Finance Location: Global A $4.5B multinational industrial automation company had grown organically over many years, leading to widely decentralized functions, a heavy overhead burden and slow execution performance. The firm had sold off pieces of its business portfolio, but had not reduced staff functions and corporate overhead commensurately. We joined an effort in progress

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Design Global Organization For Business Growth

Industry: Specialty Chemicals Function: Executive Management, Commercial Operations Location: Global A $2.5B global chemical company was formed by spin-off/ sale from GE to private equity in 2006 – selling three “pieces” of GE’s Advanced Materials business. The PE firm “bought out” the existing joint venture partners, combined them with the wholly owned subsidiary, and sought to create “one” global company

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Build Productivity to Support Business Growth

Industry: Commercial Insurance Function: Business Management, Operations Location: Domestic Facing a business imperative to grow, our client (the US division of an international commercial insurance giant) discovered that administrative inefficiencies, poorly integrated systems, and organizational breakdowns were limiting client-facing time for underwriters and account development staff. These labyrinthine and performance-sapping processes had arisen as “work around solutions” generated by unintegrated

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Develop Growth Vision and Execute Business Strategy

Industry: Medical Devices OEM Manufacturer Function: Executive Management, Strategic Planning Location: Domestic US The new CEO of a technology-based medical device original equipment manufacturer wanted to revamp his management team and instill a new culture of innovation and performance. Working with the management team, we helped to rationalize the initial complex mix of business lines and strengthen the portfolio of

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