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NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH LAB INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURER
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Neuroscience Research Lab Instrument Manufacturer: Establishing Growth Outlook And Competitive Positioning

Conducted customer & market due diligence to establish target’s growth outlook and line expansion/acquisition opportunities. To this end, Gotham:  established neuroscience research growth outlook; conducted interviews with academic and non-profit research laboratories; built robust view of products and competition via a bottom-up effort; built a market sizing model based on ~100K NIH grants; and developed a software monetization strategy. Gotham’s robust and fact-based assessment provided our client confidence in moving forward with the acquisition.

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Precision Medical Device Component Manufacturer
Delivery Performance Turnaround at Precision Medical Device Component Manufacturer: Rapid Backlog Reduction and Sustainable Delivery System

Rapidly reduced backlog and created a robust delivery system. Backlog reduction effort included rolling out prioritized schedule, developing and implementing debottlenecking strategies, creating a cross-functional team resolving issues that were stopping scheduled jobs. Robust delivery system initiatives included: 1) turning on the planning and scheduling functionality of the ERP/cleaning up system data and parameters, developing SOPs for data entry, training the workforce on the SOP; 2) improving the accuracy of time estimates by revamping engineering process; and 3) reducing quality defects by 20%. Within 3 months, on-time performance improved from 59% to 93% while lead time shrunk from 13-16 weeks to 10 weeks, with backlog reduced in half.

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CLINICAL TRIAL PACKAGING COMPANY
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Clinical Trial Packaging Manufacturer: Establishing Growth Outlook And Competitive Positioning

Conducted a 3-week customer & market due diligence to: establish market size/growth outlook; understand insourcing risks and substitution threats; and establish the target's reputation/competitive positioning. To this end, Gotham: conducted 26 interviews with clinical trial sponsors (pharmaceutical and biotech companies), CRO, CMO, and CPO companies; assessed substitution threats; identified and profiled key clinical trial packaging competitors; established clinical trial growth outlook in light of COVID-19; and built a bottom-up market sizing model based on individual clinical trial level details. Our client was able to move forward on its bid with confidence and successfully closed the transaction.

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Medical Packaging Manufacturer
Market Due Diligence of Medical Packaging Manufacturer:  Validating Domestic and International Growth Prospects and Assessing Single Supplier Risks

Conducted 2-week market due diligence to validate target’s domestic and international growth opportunities, assess risks associated with its reliance on single source supplier, and identify potential acquisition opportunities. Interviewed packaging industry experts and medical device customers; researched DuPont’s Tyvek manufacturing processes/capacity, competing packaging material technologies, and domestic/international medical device industry demand drivers/trends; and leveraged government and industry data to develop a robust fact base, including “bottom-up” medical packaging size/growth model, International market profiles, and potential adjacent-market acquisition targets. Gotham’s findings enabled our clients to confidently move forward with their Round 2 bid.

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Custom Plastic Extruder
Market Due Diligence of Diversified Custom Plastic Extruder:  Validating Growth Potential in Key End-markets and Assessing Technology Risks

Conducted 1-week market due diligence ahead of the final bid deadline to validate growth potential in its key end-markets and assess technology risks. Analyzed the competitiveness of plastics extrusion technology vis-à-vis alternative technologies and established the market and competitive dynamics of the overall extrusion specialty products. For each of the target’s 6 core end-markets, Gotham:  (1) established growth dynamics by looking at key market indicators; (2) evaluated the target’s competitive strengths, including price, technology and material considerations, relationships with OEMs, compatibility with regulatory requirements, and geographic advantage; and (3) reviewed product and channel dynamics. Gotham’s findings enabled the client to make bid decision with confidence.

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Medical Products E-Retailer
Operational Due Diligence of Medical Products Ecommerce Retailer: Deciphering and Controlling Outsourced Distribution Cost Structures

Modeled the warehouse, outbound freight, inventory, and inbound freight cost structures of a 3rd-party logistics company in the midst of contract renegotiations and a move to a new warehouse. Identified $1.3MM in financial exposure and weaknesses in contracted outbound freight pricing which drove operational instability, resulting in a 22% reduction in the acquisition price.

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