How can you identify and leverage company value early in the investment process? Facing increased competition and high price expectations as well as pressure on fees, we help Private Equity and investment firms to master issues that go beyond industry specifics or financial engineering. We impact on performance and people issues that may slow growth and erode the market position and shareholder value.
Screening Deal Flow Building on our long-standing experience in value creation services, Carpe Diem International helps Private Equity Firms in maximizing shareholder value at each stage of the investment process.
The earlier, the better. With our intimate knowledge of mid-cap deal flow, we can support you with bespoke services that will improve your Fund and Portfolio performance.
We can identify more value upfront, taking an “inside – out” view to screen arising investment opportunities thus complementing the deal team´s “outside – in” view.
More With our experience in operational excellence projects, we have developed a “sniff-test” that allows us to produce a C-level report for you within a few days, well before you start spending big due diligence monies.
Human Factor We will show you methodologies to systematically assess the quality of the investment target´s management against your investment strategy.
We demonstrate new techniques to design the management profile that you will need to succeed with your “must win” battles. Then you can make decisions at entry and reduce management surprises and churn during the portfolio hold period.
Direction We help you to put proper Corporate Governance structures in place and create a well-managed, sustainable, transparent and compliant enterprise.
We support you informing a strategic board that guides the company, monitors performance, and enhances the exit profile.
Guidance We train your portfolio directors to fulfil their roles on company boards according to international best practice,
in cooperation with the Institute of Directors London, and support you in succeeding in the Emerging Markets environment.
Operational Excellence We systemically identify key areas where business processes, structures and individual executives all need to change in a concerted way.
We help to affect those changes, identifying corporate cultures and removing cultural and process barriers. Our Executive Development programmes can be guided by the Management Quality Assessment, and target senior managers to improve their leadership skills and delivery of results.
Stronger Exits Our People & Performance methodology provides a way to align the company and to focus on producing outstanding operational results.
We identify the key areas of operational and management potential & risk that impact your return on investment, cash-flow or growth strategies. For underperforming businesses, we rapidly discover the critical operational and management factors, and implement an intensive improvement plan. Our broad cross-industry experience and extensive global background ensure successful delivery by hands-on senior operators.