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Pragmatic Growth Strategy

Case # 147

Specialty Electronics Component Supplier:  Built a solid fact-base of company sales, market position, and competitive dynamics by analyzing 7 years of customer sales/customer data, conducting 170 interviews and 1,900 online surveys of customers/prospects, and building a bottom-up market sizing model. Established company’s position as a niche leader using an original use-based segmentation based on customers’ component needs across the product life cycle. Developed a multi-pronged growth strategy to achieve 14% CAGR growth (vs. 6% overall market growth) by leveraging company’s end-market presence and In Operations segment strength. Gotham also analyzed the impact of pricing on volume and established end-market mix, not pricing, was the driver of recent decreasing flagship catalog brand sales volume. Gotham’s work allowed management to position the company as a niche leader and to begin implementing a credible growth strategy to prepare for a successful eventual exit.

Case # 139

Consumer Electronic Device Provider:  Established feasibility of multi-brand strategy to support a transformative add-on acquisition, created company’s domestic and international growth strategy to position the company for a successful exit in 18-24 months, and developed an actionable strategic plan.  Effort included:  interviewing 160+ government officials, competitors, consumer/influencers, and other industry participants; researching market, competitive, and regulatory dynamics; building robust state-by-state market size/growth and cannibalization models; and developing multi-brand, Canada entry, and product line expansion strategies. Gotham’s assessment and recommendations allowed the client to move forward with the add-on acquisition and enter Canada, as well as start executing near-term aspects of growth plans to set stage for exit.

Case # 131

$1B Automotive Parts Distributor:  Built solid fact base of market and competitive dynamics in the outsourced automotive service in order to pin down the growth opportunity in this segment. Analyzed key industry data, interviewed 100+ independent service centers, assessed competitive landscape, and modeled economics to establish market attractiveness and growth potential, including key demand drivers/trends, business synergies/risks, competitive positioning, and size/profitability of future network. Gotham’s exit preparation and positioning allowed the company and its investors to paint a clear picture of the source of the next leg of growth and sell the company at a rich valuation.

Case # 120

$1B+ Manufacturer And Distributor Of Building Products:  Built model to establish potential number of locations based on addressable market, growth potential, and competition in each of 361 U.S. MSAs. Identified and prioritized 200 additional retail locations for expansion.

Case # 108

$35MM Flow Controls Products Distributor Serving The Oil & Gas Industry:  Developed growth strategy and identified levers to triple revenue in 3-5 years. Developed detailed prioritized plans to implement the new strategy. Created sales force effectiveness plan to professionalize inside sales and develop outside sales force.

Case # 100

$700+MM Catalog Company: Put in place necessary fact base and analytical processes to enable proper pricing decisions in a market with distinct-price thresholds. Created pricing guidelines and robust pricing process. Immediately applied to reprice 1,100 items, with a projected margin increase of $1.3MM.

Case # 98

$700+MM Catalog Company: Worked with the senior merchandising team to develop capabilities and strategies for all key elements that constitute strategic merchandising -- assortment strategy, new product introduction, catalog/web placement strategy, product lifecycle strategy, and pricing strategy. With strategic approach, CatalogCo now meeting SKU targets, properly planning media placement, and able to identify and fill gaps in assortment.

Case # 96

$700+MM Catalog Company: Led transformation of merchandising group from item-pickers for catalogs to fact-based multi-channel category managers. Started with assortment optimization, quickly yielding ~$7MM in savings. Then developed processes for all key elements of strategic merchandising and supporting planning and reporting tools. Transformation has positioned CatalogCo to grow top-line and EBITDA via fact-based precision and a new agility in new product, placement, and ad-spend decision-making.

Case # 72

PE Owned $400MM Steel Container Manufacturer: Analyzed three complementary market niches for investment potential. Researched the current market for the product, projected growth, and profiled the key acquisition targets in each niche. Highlighted the key market drivers; technology trends; and relative advantages and customer base. Provided key information for the company's acquisition strategy and identified the strongest acquisition target.

Case # 33

Buyout Portfolio Power Electronics Company: Developed a pragmatic growth strategy to grow an unprofitable $25MM revenue business to a $100MM, 20% EBITDA business within 4 years. Effort included first developing the target product strategy based on market segmentation and analysis, competitive assessment, and product portfolio and capability analysis, and then creating product development, sourcing, branding, marketing, and channel strategies. Initial annual savings target of $2.7MM accomplished within a year before top-line growth kicked in.

Case # 27

North American Frozen Mexican Food Manufacturer: Constructed methodology and models to view profitability by customer, product, and channel. Results led new management to refocus product development/growth strategy on profitable products. Management succeeded in doubling revenue of profitable products and private equity owners sold firm to a strategic buyer in 3 years for a 26% compound annual return on investment.