Field Services Merger Assessment

For a PE owned $450M HVAC service provider, evaluated the synergy potential for merger with a loss making direct competitor to be carved out from a parent. This was an exclusive look. Developed a turnaround plan including a detailed branch rationalization model, a joint branding and advertising program and sourcing leverage. Estimated EBITDA improvement potential, months to turnaround and cash flow model as input to a bidding strategy.

Food Manufacturer Commercial Diligence

Commercial and operational due diligence of a $200M contract food manufacturer serving military and commercial channels. Assessed and validated growth projections in new product introductions with branded food manufacturer programs. Assessed improvement potential in manufacturing operations. Developed revenue and EBITDA forecasts.

Gas Distributor Diligence

Exclusive Operational Due Diligence on a $200M high growth CO2 distributor. Identified $10M EBITDA improvement potential through field operations improvements, sales force effectiveness and sourcing.

Food Distributor – Operational Best Practices

For a PE owned $12B food services distributor implemented a multi-year operational improvements program to improve EBITDA by $60M through standardizing operating practices in DCs, route optimization, increased backhauls and other operational improvements.

Field Work Force Productivity

For a PE owned $200M retail refrigeration services company with a large field workforce, implemented a comprehensive productivity management program across 2 business units to improve productivity, track construction work progress, improve bidding and manage exceptions. Improved EBITDA by 200 bps which was instrumental in the sale of the company to another PE firm.

Trans-Border Acquisition and Plant Move

Operational Due Diligence, pre-close panning and post-close program management for acquiring and integrating a $50M Mexican specialty manufacturer and moving production to the buyer’s plant in USA.

Medical Distributor Carve Out

Operational Due Diligence of a $450M Medical distributor being carved out from a parent company. Identified $8M EBITDA improvement through Sourcing, Private label and supply chain efficiencies.

Chemicals – Footprint Rationalization

For a $800M global specialty chemicals manufacturer with significant excess capacity and declining markets, developed a detailed business case and plan to rationalize its manufacturing capacity. Modelled multiple scenarios based on cost/benefits, market and competitive impacts and recommended a best fit scenario for implementation.

Software Acquisition

For a large transportation equipment manufacturer looking to build technology capabilities, conducted commercial and operational due diligence on the acquisition of a rail and logistics software company. Validated market potential and growth assumptions.

Aerospace JV and Technology Transfer

For a Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Fund interested in developing aerospace manufacturing capabilities in the country, provided consulting support to sign a Joint Venture agreement with aerospace OEMs to set up a composite manufacturing plant in the country. Modeled the economics of the greenfield operation and technology transfer and provided significant input to the JV set up.

Oil Services Merger Integration

For an upstream oil services company buying and integrating a competitor’s North American business, led the diligence and rapid merger integration. Completed integration in 6 weeks; enabled the large field work force to transition seamlessly to new processes, billing and reporting, leveraging best practices from both companies.

Parcel company valuation / strategic options

Assisted the government of Canada to evaluate strategic options for a large parcel carrier owned by Canada Post. Developed detailed financial models for commercial and operational synergies for various strategic options including IPO, sale to financial buyers, strategic buyers, etc. Advised on value to stakeholders and recommended actions.

3PL acquisition by platform company – Commercial diligence

For a PE owned global 3PL evaluating the acquisition of niche European forwarder, conducted commercial and strategic assessment of the acquisition and fit with the parent company. Assessed market positioning and operational synergies from the merger

Multiple strategy and transformation projects

Led multiple projects over years for manufacturing, transportation & distribution companies, e.g.:  Improving asset utilization and terminal productivity for a Class 1 railroad,  Operational transformation and market alignment of $6B transportation & logistics company,  Network optimization for a large automotive OEM,   Supply chain design and outsourcing for a $100M CPG manufacturer