Quantum Strategic Advisors | Newton, MA | 617-916-1826

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We have completed over 40 engagements, advised on $10B+ of deal value and $240M+ of EBITDA improvements

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 utilization, supply chain and procurement, labor management, safety and other key processes. Quantum developed recommendations for operational improvements and estimated the EBITDA improvements from the recommendations.  Quantum also assessed the sufficiency of CapEx plans and recommended adjustments for investment considerations

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 EBITDA improvement potential and investments required for growth and scaling.

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, potential risks and synergies with the  buyer.   Areas assessed included manufacturing efficiencies, quality/yield, productivity, cost management, constrained supply chain and vendor management, equipment maintenance/CapEx, continuous improvement, etc.

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 significant need for knowledge transfer. Quantum developed a detailed work plan that  included value stream mapping, equipment needs assessment, customer qualifications plan, training and knowledge transfer plan, production coordination, testing and ramp up, hiring/HR considerations etc.  Quantum led the PMO to integrate both manufacturing and back office.  Work was completed to excellent client satisfaction, despite having to work through Covid-related restrictions.

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.

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 growth and risks in the supply chain.

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 – 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 that included closing 2 of the target’s locations and moving production over to the acquirer’s plants.  Quantum developed the synergies and one time costs in operational and organizational integration.  Quantum was retained to lead the post-close implementation

Add-on Synergy Assessment for A&D Components Manufacturer

For a PE portfolio company in aerospace & defense, evaluating an add-on acquisition of a components manufacturer and repair service provider, Quantum conducted operational diligence and add-on synergy assessment. Quantum worked closely with the client’s team to identify and assess specific synergy opportunities in manufacturing including production consolidation, sourcing, organization and SG&A. Quantum developed the synergy estimates, one time costs and an integration implementation plan.

Aerospace electronics components ODD

For a PE client focused on aerospace investments, Quantum Strategic Advisors conducted an ODD of a leading high reliability electronics components manufacturer with 5 manufacturing sites in the US. Quantum assessed the potential for EBITDA improvements through operational initiatives including – footprint rationalization, product consolidation, sourcing, productivity improvements and pricing. Quantum also outlined platform investments to support continued acquisitive growth.

Order to ship cycle time reduction

For a lower middle market “Build to Order” electronic components manufacturing service provider, Quantum conducted an assessment of its order to delivery cycle times and identified opportunities to reduce lead times by 50%. Our client provided very high quality production services but customer dissatisfaction with lead times was limiting growth. Quantum collected detailed process data using templates, conducted process observations and analysis to identify key issues affecting cycle times at every step in the process. Quantum facilitated internal discussions to identify solutions to reduce lead times by 50%.

Aerospace electronics roll up

For a middle market PE firm, Quantum conducted operational assessments of 3 highly specialized aerospace electronics companies. For each target, Quantum assessed the stand alone improvement opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, organization and G&A. We also assessed potential synergies in a roll up scenario integrating with other targets under consideration.

Aerospace acquisition and plant move

For a $3B diversified aerospace manufacturer, conducted operational due diligence and detailed pre-close planning for the acquisition and integration of a North American aerospace manufacturer with 2 plant locations. The Quantum team assessed synergies in manufacturing, organization and G&A. Developed a detailed plan to move production to the buyer’s manufacturing locations and transition to an integrated organization. Quantum has been retained to lead the integration

Electronics Manufacturing Plant – Buy and Move

For an aerospace and defense semi-conductor manufacturer, conducted diligence and detailed pre-close planning for the acquisition and integration of a carve out of the micro-electronics division from a parent company. Developed detailed work plan and one time costs for moving the manufacturing plant and headquarters to a new location, and estimated EBITDA impact.