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Services for Corporates

Working with Incumbent Management

Through our Postern Strategic Diagnostic Review we are able to assist in identifying key issues, outline areas for business strategy and operational improvement, where possible stress/distress lie and implement corrective action, as well as identify growth strategies and optimise stakeholder positions, de-risking and maximising financial returns.

Whether your company needs turnaround and restructuring, market re-positioning, validation of a business plan, strategy development, or management guidance, Postern can help get companies back on their feet and reaching their full potential.

Transformational Management

Postern pioneered team based, ‘hands-on’ transformational management. We assess through an “active management review” carried out by our experienced business practitioners, the issues faced by the business and its management. We are able to supplement and organise the senior management team of a business, as appropriate, to focus on these critical issues. We recognise the experience and skill of incumbent management. But, we also appreciate that bad habits, strategic fixations, lender pressure, fear of failure and inability to innovate, are important barriers to change. At Postern we are experienced at changing where change is necessary.

Operational Assessment

Postern has helped hundreds of companies return to profitability and increase their enterprise value using our pioneered team based, ‘hands-on’ executive transformational management.

We assess through an “active management review” carried out by our experienced business practitioners, the issues faced by the business and its management and operations. We are able to supplement and organise the senior management team of a business, as appropriate, to focus on these critical issues.

 

Cash Manangement

Developed from expertise gained from many medium and large company restructuring and transformational assignments, Postern has built a sophisticated ‘hands-on’ cash management system. Our experience is extensive as many of our assignments often come to us with acute cash-flow problems. Using our own proprietary systems for cash management, we are also able to provide training for client staff as and where necessary, allowing management to once again concentrate on the issues that led to the cash problems free of distraction.

 

Services for Corporates

Postern = Exprience
Postern’s Restructturing team have specialist skills snd crisis management experience

Example Case Study

A Listed International Engineering Consultancy

Postern was asked to review this business which had negative net assets, debts in excess of £13 million and a very poor trading record. Postern’s report, outlining the way forward, included the following proposals:

  1. The disposal of an overseas subsidiary
  2. The disposal of a UK based subsidiary
  3. A rights issue
  4. Bank negotiation for debt forgiveness
  5. A substantial reduction in the group’s overhead cost base
  6. Elimination of £20 million of loss making turnover

Postern was then invited to carry these proposals through, and in addition:

  1. Introduced a cash management system, keeping the group within its banking facilities
  2. Negotiated property transactions resulting in improved utilisation of space in the UK. Restructured operations internationally

Particular Areas of Focus

  1. Cultural change management – team language fluency – e.g. English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch;
  2. Operational clarity, focus and management assessment;
  3. Financial clarity (to more often than not confused, data driven, MI packs);
  4. Growth strategies and tactical approaches and initiatives;
  5. Highlighting deficiencies operationally, financially, in business strategies, or in management;
  6. Providing requisite management support and mentoring – CEO/CFO/COO;
  7. Running and implementing corrective actions to increase enterprise value;