The following case studies are snapshots of how our expertise can be applied to companies like you.
The RTL case-study is a classic example of bringing real industrial experience to help grasp and turn around a situation where an undoubtedly brilliant initial R&D-focused team failed to achieve early market success due to underestimation of what, however genuinely ground-breaking a product may be, a reliable manufacturer has to look like.
Lumi is an excellent example of the value of a high growth, web-based communications technology needing to constantly think ahead to the next stage of funding and ensure early steps are taken to make it investable line this up. Lumi is now emerging as a world leader in both large scale real-time audience engagement and in high-capacity, often instant market research and polling.
International Resource Exploration Company
Expansion through acquisition is one thing – having the internal structures and resources to manage stakeholders and comply to the complex International Financial Reporting Standards is another. This US oil and gas exploration group needed support that would increase stability in the group’s forecasts, help them manage investor expectations and enhance processes to support future profitability.
When over-expansion leads to a debt-for-equity swap, then turn-around is critical. Energis, once the UK’s 3rd largest B2B communications company, needed expertise to turn pounds to profit, quickly. Through the right support, revenue doubled in the first year, sales exceeded £500m, and new routes to market were established, eventually taking this organisation to successful acquisition.
This UK clean-tech company was ready for growth, but needed help. Water Intelligence was looking to secure bridge funding and complete a reverse takeover with US company American Leak Detection Inc. Through the provision of CFO and Interim CEO services, this company’s long-term survival and growth were secured, leading to a fundraising of £400k and a successful takeover negotiation.
After a 5-year decline in performance, Tarmac Toplock needed radical business transformation. Once serving as Europe’s largest aircrete factory, strategic review and implementation identified the need for new commercial, management and supply-chain strategies and an urgent turnaround in staff morale. All of which helped to fund a £25m investment programme and company turnaround across all 16 sites.