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Electric Utility Services Company
Customer & Market Due Diligence of Electric Utility Services Company:  Assessing Customer Risk, Margin Sustainability, and Growth Opportunities

Conducted 4-week phased customer & market due diligence to evaluate revenue and margin sustainability risk vis-à-vis the target’s core business and assess geographic expansion opportunities required to create a super-regional player. Developed bottom-up CapEx and Operations & Maintenance spend model of 25 key utilities, including 10-year projections; interviewed 30+ key stakeholders at the target’s top customers and potential customers; conducted detailed analysis of the target’s jobs database and forecast; and conducted extensive primary and secondary research. Based on Gotham’s findings, our PE client significantly revised down their bid and was able to secure the target at a more favorable valuation, with a top-level expansion strategy in-hand.

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Utility Electrical Connector Supplier
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Electrical Connector Supplier: Establishing OEM And Utility Demand Outlook

Conducted a 2-week customer & market due diligence to establish: (1) utility end-market dynamics/trends; (2) purchasing behavior in the utility end-market; (3) data center growth outlook; and (4) competitive dynamics in the electrical connector market. To this end, Gotham: conducted interviews and surveyed distributors, manufacturers’ reps, OEMs, contractors, and utilities; built a utility electric connector product map; established electrical connector competitive landscape; established data center growth outlook; and determined utility connector demand outlook. Our fact-based utility market and competitive dynamics assessment allowed our client to gain confidence in the target’s growth outlook and was able to successfully close the deal with confidence. 

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Multi-disciplinary Engineering Services Firm
Operations Improvements at Multi-disciplinary Engineering Services Firm:  Improving Profitability and Revenue Performance

Conducted a 6-week operations assessment to turn around the company’s margin performance and position it for a successful exit in 2-3 years’ time. Analyzed historical project and employee utilization performance; developed target staffing leverage model; and created target business development model to improve efficiency of business development effort while driving profitable revenue growth. Our detailed assessment gave our client a solid understanding and roadmap of the levers to achieve the target margin performance (5-7% points growth); client requested Gotham to provide ongoing support through quarterly performance audits.

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GLOBAL PRECISION PARTS MANUFACTURER
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Global Precision Parts Manufacturer: Validating Revenue Sustainability In Markets Under Transformational Changes

Conducted a 2-week customer & market due diligence to validate the sustainability and growth outlook of target’s key product application/programs. To this end, Gotham:  built a model to establish impact of automotive electrification on target’s business; analyzed target’s top product applications/ programs to establish growth outlook, program lifecycle, target’s positioning, and margin outlook; conducted anonymous and “warm introduction” interviews with target’s customers; reconciled target’s financial projections against market forecast to determine how much of target’s projected growth was coming from market share gains; and established competitive landscape for both mechanical and electric parts. Gotham’s work established that target’s business was sustainable and gave our client confidence to proceed with its investment.

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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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Electric And Gas Utility Contractor
Customer & Market Due Diligence Of Electric And Gas Utility Contractor: Establishing Market Size, Competitive Positioning, And Margin Sustainability

Conducted 3-week customers & market due diligence to establish the target’s margin sustainability, reputation, competitive positioning, and growth opportunities. To this end, Gotham:  performed a utility-specific spend and competitive dynamics assessment leveraging data from 30 utilities in 8 states; conducted interviews with key transmission and distribution executives at top customers; carried out a state-by-state deep dive to develop a competitive landscape and profile key competitors; and analyzed the target’s financial data to establish a margin profile by division, state, and project size. Gotham’s utility-by-utility assessment of the target’s current and expansion markets provided our client with clarity on the target’s margin sustainability, competitive positioning, and growth opportunities, allowing them to pursue the target aggressively. 

 

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