Private Equity Portfolio Co. Growth and Profitability
A Challenge Case Study Presented at Univ. of Michigan
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Private Equity Portfolio Company Growth and Profitability
A Challenge Case Study Presented at the University of Michigan
EVANSTON, IL, July 12, 2017. Paul Vragel, President of 4aBetterBusiness, developed and is presenting at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Weekend MBA program on July 22 a Challenge Case Study on growth and profitability in a private equity portfolio company.
"This case study has a lot of moving parts," says Vragel. "Founder-led business, independent sponsor, new CEO, employee buy-in and participation as well as growth, integration and profitability challenges." The case is based on an actual implementation led by 4aBetterBusiness.
Teams will present their proposed solutions to the situation described in the case, followed by an interactive discussion of alternatives presented and review and discussion of the solution implemented including the immediate buy-in achieved with employees and the actual, transformational results achieved.
4aBetterBusiness, Inc., is a leading implementation-based consultancy, founded in 1989, that works side-by-side with management and employees, achieves immediate employee buy-in to change and transformational results in valuation, growth, profitability and customer satisfaction.
For companies facing challenges with growth, operating effectiveness/efficiency or persistent issues with cost, quality, delivery, inventory, product development or culture, 4aBetterBusiness achieves Transformational Results through Operations. Other services include opportunity assessment or assistance, including with acquisitions or integrations; streamlining processes before implementing large-scale IT projects; and establishing process-based systems with integrated consideration of risk (e.g., for ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS 9100 certification)
Results include 75% increase in valuation, within 18 months, in company sale to a Fortune 500 buyer; 30% increase in earnings in 6 months; scalable, flexible processes that supported and enabled 2X sales and 3X earnings in 18 months; increased on-time delivery from 50% to 96%+ while reducing inventory by 22%, and record numbers of Perfect Attendance Awards.