Restructuring for ambitious growth

In November 2016, we undertook the Management Due Diligence on a management team in the Pharma Sector. As ever, when we showed up the management team were frazzled, having been ‘diligenced’ to death over the past 8 months, and the last thing they wanted was to be “analysed!” However, the Board found the process extremely helpful in understanding the team dynamics, and how to work better together for what will be the typical Private Equity ‘sprint.’ So much so that they invited us back to assess the whole next tier of management in order to help them better understand strengths and weaknesses, and get a sense of the deeper bench strength in the business and also for us to use this information to map out a better organisational structure to support the growth of the business. It was really exciting to see the original work we did on diligence used as a framework to completely change the structure of the business, which included bringing in new hires and developing some of the emerging talent.