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A&D Manufacturing Relocation Plan Review

For a PE add on acquisition in Aerospace & Defense manufacturing, Quantum completed a relocation review.  The target had plans to relocate its manufacturing location to a new site.  Quantum’s role was to assess the feasibility and risks in the relocation related to customer qualifications, equipment move planning for CNC machines, inventory and production planning, […]

Microelectronics/Radios Add On ODD and Carve Out Planning

For a PE portfolio company that designs and manufactures Defense and Space micro-electronics / radios, Quantum completed the ODD and Carve out planning of an add on acquisition that specialized in high performance radios.  Quantum assessed the target’s functional maturity in Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply chain.  Quantum conducted end-to-end process mapping, reviewed the backlogs with […]

Industrial Maquila Add-On ODD and Synergy Assessment

For a PE industrial/A&D manufacturing portfolio company with multiple plants in the USA, Quantum conducted operational diligence and synergy assessment of an add-on acquisitions with plants in AZ and Mexico (maquiladora).  Quantum mapped processes, conducted operational analysis and assessed the maturity and efficiency of the target’s manufacturing, procurement and supply chain operations.  Quantum also assessed […]

Industrial Add on ODD and Synergy Assessment

For a PE portfolio company that manufactures and distributes industrial products, Quantum conducted Operational Due Diligence and synergy modeling for a large add-on acquisition.  Synergies included consolidation of manufacturing plants, channels and distribution centers, SKU rationalization and organizational integration. Quantum modeled the existing capacity by each process at the receiving plants and modeled how the […]

Defense Electronics – Add On ODD

For a PE owned Defense and Space electronics company, Quantum conducted an add-on assessment of a highly engineering focused signals intelligence company.   Quantum was part of the buyer’s team, and managed other consultants as part of this diligence.  We conducted a detailed review of the target’s product development roadmap, compared it with the buyer’s capabilities […]

Space Microelectronics company – Add On ODD

For a PE owned Aerospace and Defense focused microelectronics company, Quantum conducted Operational Due Diligence of an add-on space microelectronics company.  Quantum compared the processes and operating models of buyer and target across functions – Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Supply chain and Go-to-market, and assessed maturity and scalability.  Quantum assessed potential for synergies in manufacturing, procurement and […]

UK Industrial Add On ODD and Integration Planning

For a US based truck accessories manufacturer / market leader with a UK footprint, Quantum conducted ODD, synergy assessment and integration planning for the acquisition of a UK based competitor truck accessories company. Quantum conducted site visits to the buyer and target’s UK manufacturing and parts distribution locations.  Quantum’s synergy assessment focused on identifying and […]

Aerospace machined components – Platform ODD

For a PE company’s new platform investment in a manufacturer of highly engineered machined components for thermal management of electronics, Quantum conducted Operational Due Diligence and estimated EBITDA improvements and CapEx requirements over investment horizon. Quantum conducted site visits to 2 manufacturing locations, conducted a maturity assessment of processes, manufacturing efficiencies/ Lean, order fulfillment, equipment […]

ODD of an Aerospace Microelectronics Company

For a PE Platform investment, Quantum conducted ODD of an engineering-driven mid-market manufacturer of Software Defined Radios and RF Sensing technologies for aerospace, defense and commercial markets.  Quantum assessed the engineering, product development, supplier management, manufacturing, knowledge management, HR and other processes to identify improvement potential, develop risk mitigation and assess scalability.  Quantum estimated the […]

Microelectronics – 2 Add on Assessments

For a PE owned microelectronics company, Quantum completed back to back 2 add on assessments, involving 3 manufacturing locations.  The target companies products included highly engineered substrates, dies and packages and hi-reliability products for aerospace, defense, medical and other sectors. In each of these ODDs, Quantum assessed the maturity of processes, opportunities for EBITDA improvements, […]

Glass Fabrication Plant – Operations Turnaround

For a North American glass fabricator, Quantum led an operational turnaround program at  one of its highly automated manufacturing plants. Quantum conducted a quick assessment of the operating issues affecting plant performance.  Quantum worked closely with the plant team to develop  a comprehensive program that addressed all of the operating processes from purchasing to customer […]

Micro Electronics Add on Integration and Plant Closure

For a global microelectronics / semiconductor services company, Quantum led an add-on integration.  The major workstream was footprint consolidation – the closure of 1 US manufacturing plant and moving production and operations to 2 other US based plants.  The move involved 4 services, 1 of which was completely new to the acquirer and with a […]

Semi Conductor Add On Assessment

For a PE owned semi-conductor processing company, Quantum completed an assessment of a potential add on acquisition of a competitor with 3 manufacturing plants.   Quantum conducted a detailed assessment of each of the processing plants, and developed an integration framework and EBITDA savings estimates from integrating the operations of the 2 companies.

Chemicals Roll Up and Operations Stabilization

For a mid-market PE owned chemicals company, Quantum led a 12 month engagement to integrate 6 acquisitions and also to stabilize operations at the consolidated central bottling/packaging plant. Quantum set up a PMO structure, built functional integration plans for each of the acquired companies and managed the integration.  The scope included raw material procurement savings, […]

ODD of an electrical components manufacturer

For a PE client considering a platform investment in an electrical component manufacturer with 2 manufacturing locations and a complex global supply chain, Quantum conducted an Operations Due Diligence and supply chain risk assessment.  The site visits were conducted observing strict Covid-19 protocols.  Quantum developed an assessment of manufacturing and operating processes, ability to support […]

Add on assessment for a fiber optic company

For a PE owned fiber and cable connectivity manufacturing company operating in aerospace and defense verticals, Quantum conducted an operational synergy assessment of an add on acquisition in an adjacent space.  Quantum assessed the operating processes at the target’s manufacturing plant, identified opportunities for EBITDA improvements and developed a post-close operating agenda for the target.

ODD – Industrial Add On Acquisition

For a PE portfolio company that manufactures and distributes pipe fittings and connections, Quantum conducted an Operational Due Diligence and synergy modeling for the potential acquisition of a competitor.  Synergies included consolidation of manufacturing plants, foundries, channels and distribution centers, SKU rationalization and organizational integration. Quantum modeled the existing capacity by each process at the […]

ODD – Global Semiconductor Components Company

For a PE portfolio company in aerospace micro electronics considering an add-on acquisition of a significantly larger, high reliability global semi conductor components supplier, Quantum conducted ODD and operational synergy assessment.  The Quantum team visited 8 plants in the US and UK to conduct overall operations assessment.  The team developed integration strategy for manufacturing plants […]

Industrial distributor – Operational Assessment

For a recently acquired hardware distributor with 0ver 75K SKUs,  Quantum conducted a detailed post-close operations assessment. Recommendations included consolidating  DC network from 16 to 8 locations, changes to inventory policies, classification and stocking levels, e-commerce fulfillment policies, sourcing & rebates, DC operating procedures, etc. Management has fully accepted the recommendations and is implementing in […]

Industrial Distributor-Operational Assessment and Implementation

For a recently acquired fast-growing industrial parts designer/distributor with 20K SKUs, significant Asia sourcing, Quantum conducted a detailed post-close operations assessment. Quantum identified transformative changes in business model, processes and systems, to enable the business to scale to 2X in a few years. The changes include service level definitions, sales processes, SOIP and inventory levels, […]