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Exit Preparation/ Positioning

We help maximize portfolio company exit valuations through considerable and detailed planning well in advance of targeted exit timeframes. Our work begins with a fresh view of the company’s growth prospects and operational realities; and includes a well thought-out, executable plan for future value creation - creating a strategic blueprint for the next owner.  We then support the creation of selling documentation by providing a robust, compelling growth and operational story.

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Building Products Manufacturer and Distributor
MSA-Level Growth Strategy Highlighting Location Expansion Opportunities at Leading Building Products Distributor:

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.

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Truck Parts Distributor
Developing Growth Strategy in the Outsourced Service Market for $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.

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Juice Manufacturer/ Co-packer
Network-wide Operating System to Turn Around Performance at Foodservice/Co-pack Juice Company

Turned around plant performance by implementing basic plant operating system (downtime, waste, and scheduling). $600K in run rate cost savings captured by the end of the 6-week engagement, with tools and processes in place to capture the rest. Building on the initial success, rolled out the network-wide standard operating procedures to the other 2 plants during an 8-week Phase II effort with additional savings of $2-2.5MM expected. Company generating record EBITDA (60+% improvement in EBITDA) and the PE firm decided to market the company for an exit.

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Surgical Training Products Supplier
Defining A Niche Market and Establishing Competitive Positioning at Surgical Training Products Supplier

Defining A Niche Market And Establishing Competitive Positioning Surgical Training Products Supplier:  Conducted market and competitive analysis of a niche, information-poor market to help an investment bank develop a clear and credible narrative regarding market size, market structure, competitive dynamics, and growth opportunities for an offering memorandum. Gotham: 1) Conducted ~50 interviews of training sponsors (medical device companies, professional associations, universities) and training venues (independent labs, medical device company labs, university/teaching hospital labs); 2) Established competitive landscape by profiling major competitors (business model, size, geographic scope, certifications, training facilities, distribution centers, international presence); and 3) triangulated market size by using 3 different approaches (training venue-based, training sponsor-based, competitor-based). Gotham’s market analysis provided the solid understanding of market size/structure, buying processes, competitive landscape, and growth opportunities needed to credibly market their company as a leader in a growing market.

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Specialty Electronics Component Supplier
Establishing Niche Market Positioning and Multi-pronged Growth Strategy of 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.

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Consumer Electronic Device Provider
Developing Multi-brand Growth Strategy in Preparation of PE Exit at 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.

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Rapid Operations Improvements

 

Due Diligence

Industry Expertise

 
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Consumer
 
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Food & Beverage
 
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Healthcare
 
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Industrials
 
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Energy
 
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Services

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