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How Profitable Are You Really? It Might be Time to Re-Examine Your Finance Function

After a year and a half, many of us have grown used to the upsets that have resulted from the Coronavirus pandemic. While people have been feeling the pressure at home, around the world, businesses have been affected by the rising prices across supply chains worldwide.  The cost of production and distribution for raw materials and goods alike have been driven up by a conservative approach at the start of the pandemic wherein manufacturers, expecting a massive downturn in consumer spending, cut back. Of course, that spending didn’t stop, and supply chains found—and still find—themselves overwhelmed. This has only compounded [...]

The SWAT Team Approach to Achieving Big Goals Fast

Do you need to accelerate your ability to execute against goals? Speed and agility are often critical factors in achieving strategic objectives—but there are a few situations when it matters most: Scaling your financial function and operational capabilities in support of aggressive growth aspirations Turning around a distressed company Standing up a carved-out business unit Integrating acquisitions or joint venture operations Preparing to go public In each of these scenarios, your business is likely tackling a number of challenges concurrently, which creates stress points and requires everyone to juggle multiple responsibilities. Accomplish more with a proven, coordinated SWAT team [...]

SPAC or IPO for Going Public?

Are you considering becoming a public company? Do you need more capital but are finding private financing difficult? Going public can provide long-term capital for growth, but taking a company public is a major undertaking. A traditional IPO is complicated, time consuming and requires extensive disclosure. Some smaller companies turn to a SPAC (special-purpose acquisition companies) as an alternative. What is a SPAC? A Special Purpose Acquisition Company is a public company specifically created to raise money and purchase a private company, taking that company public via merger while shortening the standard IPO process. Investors invest in the SPAC for [...]

Five Smart Tips to Consider Before Selling Your Business

Putting your business on the market can be intimidating. It may feel like there are endless loose ends to tie up, and limited time to do it. Before you even begin the process of selling your business, though, there are some things which can make the process much smoother. If you’re thinking of divesting, keep the following in mind. 5 Tips for Selling Your Business 1. Start Early. A business has a lot of moving parts, which makes transferring them even more work. Making a long-term plan for a business several years out is one thing, but when you’re selling, [...]

Is your organization positioned to take advantage of CPG challenges post-Covid?

It has been a challenging couple of years for CPG. Supply chain issues, demand volatility, and the inability for consumers to safely shop in the physical world have added a level of uncertainty that has rocked marketers to the core. But among these challenges there are also countless opportunities to follow the consumer to that “new normal” which is now part of every household’s vernacular. What does the “new normal” mean for CPG? We can find some clues by looking at grocery, where the shift to premium brands (“premiumization”) has increased across all income levels. The pandemic pulled people out [...]

Benefits of Using Interim Leadership to Fill Sudden Gaps on the Executive Team

How well can you weather the disruption of a sudden departure? A key executive has suddenly left your company, possibly at a critical time, leaving a gap in institutional knowledge, uncertainty in the minds of direct reports, and instability in the leadership team. Finding a quality replacement is a long and time-consuming process. Interim leadership can provide continuity, stability, and forward momentum as you search for a permanent replacement. In this edition of Executive Issues & Insights we explore key insights drawn from the extensive C-suite and Board experiences of the NextLevel team on how an interim executive can [...]

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