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Digital Performance Marketing Company
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Entrepreneurial Digital Performance Marketing Company: Establishing Competitive Positioning And Recession Risk

Conducted a 4-week customer & market due diligence to establish competitive positioning, margin sustainability, and recession risk of an email acquisition and affiliate marketing company. To this end, Gotham:  conducted ~200 “warm introduction” and anonymous customer interviews and surveys; built a comprehensive database of competitor and O&O sites; dissected financial and operational data to pin down drivers of management growth projections; researched over 1,000 advertisers and publishers to establish the target’s customer mix; and built a recession impact model. Gotham’s rapid assessment of this emerging and not well defined market provided our client with clarity on market and competitive dynamics and allowed the deal team to present a robust picture of the target to their investment committee and lenders.

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DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency: Establishing Competitive Differentiation 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:  deciphered the complexity and evolution of digital marketing; conducted interviews with digital marketing buyers (including customers) and competitors; and created a digital marketing agency competitive database that profiled key competitors. Gotham’s assessment armed our client with a solid understanding of market dynamics/growth outlook and target’s reputation/ competitive position, allowing our client to proceed with confidence to successfully close the deal.

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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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