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Commercial Ambulance Service Provider
Customer & Market Due Diligence of Commercial Ambulance Service Provider: Establishing Local Market Competitive and Labor Dynamics

Conducted 4-week customer & market due diligence to establish local market and competitive dynamics in each of the target’s 23 local markets, including:  a detailed picture of the competitive landscape; age demographics, insurance coverage, and EMT employment and wage trends; a fact-based assessment of hospitals’ and 911 systems’ use of commercial ambulance service providers. Gotham conducted interviews with hospital and 911 systems, an online survey of hospital decision makers, and an online survey of EMTs/paramedics, as well as established growth opportunities from both market share gains and acquisitions. Armed with a solid fact base, our client moved forward with confidence to close the transaction. 

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PROPANE DISTRIBUTOR
Customer & Market And Operational Due Diligence Of Leading Propane Distributor: Determining Branch-level Margin Expansion Opportunities And Market Position

Conducted 2-week customer & market and operational due diligence to:  validate capture of pricing and operating efficiencies at acquired companies; establish local market dynamics and target’s competitive positioning; and assess regulatory and substitution threat. Gotham: surveyed ~750 propane consumers in target’s service areas; identified/profiled key competitors and conducted 32 competitor interviews in target’s local markets; analyzed zip-code-level propane supply, consumption, pricing, and heating degree day trends; determined pricing optimization and segmentation opportunity; assessed substitution threat from natural gas, electricity, and heat pumps; and analyzed pricing, delivery, and backoffiice expenses at 25+ acquisitions. Comfortable with the target’s opportunity to acquire family-owned local propane distributors and capture pricing/operations improvements, our client was able to move forward with an aggressive but well-informed bid.

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Heavy Equipment Rental Company
Rental Operations Improvements for Heavy Equipment Rental Company:  Diagnosing Performance Deficiencies at Data-rich But Information-poor Branch-based Underperforming Business to Identify EBITDA Improvement Opportunities/Plan for Their Capture

Identified $6.4MM in quick-win EBITDA improvement opportunity in rental, parts, and services businesses by analyzing the company’s revenue drivers, cost structure, and equipment utilization. Working with management, developed a detailed 6-month implementation plan to enable rapid capture of operational improvement opportunities and to establish long-term strategic initiatives to drive top- and bottom-line growth. Management is successfully implementing value creation plan and, within 3 months, has already captured $3MM in EBITDA improvements (vs. same quarter in previous year).

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JANITORIAL SERVICES PROVIDER
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Leading Janitorial Services Provider: Establishing COVID Impact And Local Market Competitive Dynamics

Conducted a 3-week customer & market due diligence to establish market size and growth outlook, assess target’s competitive positioning in its local markets, and establish the impact of COVID and wage increases on target’s business. Gotham:  conducted anonymous interviews and surveys with janitorial services buyers (customer and non-customer); deciphered competitive dynamics in this highly fragmented market; developed a competitive database for each of target’s local markets; and built a market sizing model. Gotham’s assessment clarified our client’s key market and competitive dynamics concerns and gave them the confidence to proceed with the investment.

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Water Well Services Provider
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Water Well Services Provider: Establishing Market Dynamics And Growth Outlook

Conducted a 3-week customer & market due diligence to establish the competitive differentiation and validate the growth opportunities of the target. To this end, Gotham:  created a robust market sizing model establishing the current inventory of wells as well as a drilling forecast segmented by end-market; conducted interviews with municipal and C&I water well customers and government agencies; established the competitive landscape and market share of key players; and uncovered attractive geographic, service line, and end-market expansion opportunities. Gotham’s assessment armed our client with a solid understanding of market dynamics/growth outlook and the target’s reputation/competitive positioning, allowing our client to pursue the transaction with confidence.

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Corporate Event Services Provider
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Leading Event Services Company: Conducting Pre-management Meeting Assessment Of Market Position And Recession Risk

Conducted 2-week early (before management meeting) customer & market due diligence to establish demand for the target’s products, understand the competitive landscape/availability of acquisition candidates, and assess the target’s cyclicality exposure/recession risk. Gotham: conducted 130 interviews with customers and other industry participants; developed a robust, bottom-up view of the competitive landscape; built a market sizing model; established corporate events market dynamics and trends; and modeled the impact of recession on the target’s products. Our client made an early decision to stop pursuing the opportunity as the recession risks outweighed the limited potential to generate outsized returns, thus saving a few weeks of precious deal team time.

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