Strategy is about making choices. About what to do and what not to do. Strategy might be an event every three or five years, but it is also an always-on process of tackling emerging problems and issues. And strategy is always about both the business and the planet. Strategy, in essence, is about unlocking the future.
Our strategy approach acknowledges that choices about the future must rely on both hardcore facts and imagination. We help identify the most critical choices you need to make, and we use analyses, experience, and creativity to design competing options that can be tested. Together with you, we make possible futures feel alive.
Your future. Unlocked.
Implement Strategy helps leading organisations tackle their most difficult strategic challenges: the complex, the unknown and the worthwhile.
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Your strategy must clearly articulate your winning aspiration, define your target market, outline how you will win, identify which capabilities you will need and define the management systems you must put in place.
We support your strategy process by balancing creative and analytical thinking when designing strategic options. We prototype possible future scenarios to make strategy tangible and use fact-based tests to validate strategic choices and ensure that the winning strategy is cascaded to all levels of the organisation, enabling it to come alive every day and create sustainable impact.
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Creating a winning strategy requires a clear winning aspiration, deciding where to play, how to win and identifying the capabilities and management systems required to achieve it.
Our team of experts employs a balanced approach to strategy design, combining creative and analytical thinking to develop strategic options that align with your organisation’s goals. We ensure that the winning strategy reaches all levels of the organisation, empowering stakeholders to make the right choices and achieve sustainable impact.
Creating an agile strategy requires a nimble, iterative approach that balances creative and analytical thinking.
Our team of experts uses prototyping to make strategy tangible and fact-based tests to validate strategic choices, empowering organisations to pivot quickly and take advantage of new opportunities. We help organisations solve strategic problems by deploying problem-solving methodologies, tools and techniques tailored to address the specific challenge.
Creating a winning strategy requires both strategic thinking and strategic execution capabilities. Our team of experts employs a structured approach to capability building that identifies capability gaps, designs capability-building programmes and builds capability through experiential learning.
Creating sustainable value requires considering a broader set of stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, communities and the environment.
Our team of experts employs a comprehensive approach to sustainability strategy that considers the social, environmental and economic impact of your organisation’s activities. We help organisations develop sustainability strategies that align with their purpose and create long-term competitive advantage.
Unleashing the full potential of sustainability to make organisations fit for the future.
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Unlock the full potential of your M&A activities and prepare for the future.
Implement covers all aspects of M&A from acquisition strategies to due diligence support over to post-merger integration and value creation planning.
By drawing on our extensive experience, we are positioned to advise strategic corporate acquirers looking to drive growth and synergies through acquisitions, ensuring successful integration. We also help private equity firms identify and assess target companies while subsequently planning and delivering on post-deal value creation.
How we help
Our M&A strategy services entail helping customers define their acquisition strategy, identify potential targets and prioritise opportunities that align with their business objectives.
Our extensive experience and industry knowledge guide customers in determining their strategic priorities, assessing the market landscape and selecting the right acquisition target.
Our market assessment services involve conducting comprehensive market research and analysis to help customers evaluate potential acquisition targets, assess market dynamics and identify growth opportunities.
We leverage our industry expertise and proven methodologies to provide customers with a comprehensive understanding of their target market, competition and regulatory environment.
Our due diligence support services provide customers with a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the target company, its operations, financials and risks and cover various topics, including commercial/strategic, operational, tech/IT and ESG.
We help customers uncover critical information about the target company that may impact the value of the deal, and we provide recommendations to address any potential issues.
Our post-merger integration services entail developing a comprehensive integration plan to ensure a smooth transition and maximise the value of the deal.
We help customers integrate their operations, systems and cultures to achieve the desired synergies and capture value quickly. We work closely with customers to develop a customised integration plan that addresses their unique needs and challenges.
Our private equity portfolio value creation services involve working with private equity companies to help them maximise the value of their portfolio companies. We develop a comprehensive value creation plan and execute it to deliver superior returns to their investors.
Our approach is data-driven approach, enabling us to identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency, optimise pricing and drive growth.
Our exit strategy services involve developing a comprehensive exit plan that maximises the value of the company and minimises risks.
We help customers assess their options for exiting the business whether through a sale, merger or IPO. We develop a customised exit plan that addresses the unique needs of each customer, and we provide support throughout the entire exit process.
Our vendor support services provide customers with the necessary support to prepare their business for sale. We help customers optimise their operations, financials and strategic positioning to increase the value of their business.
We provide support throughout the entire sales process from identifying potential buyers to negotiating the terms of the deal. Specifically, we offer vendor due diligence support within commercial, operations, tech/IT and ESG. Furthermore, we often extend our support to PE funds and portfolio companies to prepare a sound growth strategy in connection with an exit process.
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According to an old saying; “insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.” If this saying is true, strategy implementation can be seen as insane.
Research shows that more than 70% of all strategies fail to achieve their desired objectives. All too often, we see ambitious strategies realised through fuzzy implementation efforts and broken execution models. The end result is often too many initiatives, conflicting goals, an unaligned leadership team, disengaged employees, a lack of resources and over-reliance on simplistic performance management.
We firmly believe that there is a better approach to creating strategic impact. Based on our expertise in strategic transformations and partnerships with leading strategy thinkers, we have developed a strategy implementation model to help you drive success.
Our team of experienced consultants will work with your leadership team to understand your business objectives and design a tailored implementation model that fits your unique needs.
We believe that a well-designed strategy implementation model is the key to avoiding the execution trap and maximising the returns on your strategy. Our aim is to help you create a clear and actionable implementation model that will set your organisation up for long-term success.
Our team of experienced consultants work closely with your leadership team to ensure that your strategy is executed effectively while avoiding common pitfalls.
We believe that successful strategy execution is vital for delivering sustainable impact from your winning strategies. Our aim is to help you drive success by ensuring that your strategy is executed flawlessly, delivering the intended results for your organisation.
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In a rapidly changing world characterised by technological disruptions and emerging global challenges, all businesses need to constantly evolve and innovate to achieve long-term sustainable success.
We help you take the fast track to growth and business renewal through operational, product and service and business model innovation.
We bring together cross-disciplinary teams to creatively turn opportunities into new business options and distinct value propositions. We design, co-create and collaborate. But first and foremost, we experiment to de-risk investments in new business ideas and deploy an entrepreneurial mindset to leaders and teams to improve speed, agility and impact.
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The purpose of the battle-tested concept of The Innovation Accelerator is for corporations to unleash their internal entrepreneurial talent to de-risk any investment decision from a new operational efficiency bet to a new external and adjacent business opportunity.
This unique take on the accelerator concept offers executives a systematic and repeatable system that supplements their top-down strategy thinking with bottom-up exploration with a short time to return on innovation spent compared to the traditional startup-focused accelerator
Our team of experts takes a human-centric approach to uncover emerging needs and shape new business opportunities. We collaborate and co-create to design innovative business ideas, leveraging our extensive network of internal and external experts.
Through our iterative process, we experiment fast to de-risk the investment in innovation and deliver a clear blueprint for sustainable impact.
Our team of experts design and implement innovation processes, tools, and metrics that align with the organisation's goals and objectives.
We help organisations create an innovation culture and foster leadership by engaging and empowering stakeholders throughout the organisation. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their innovation operating system delivers sustainable impact.
Our team of experts implement a de-risking system designed to help leaders and teams deal with uncertainty and manage risk better.
We help organisations build and improve experimental excellence as a core capability and a new competitive advantage vital for discovering and delivering faster than others. Our approach results in more resilient leaders and an appetite for risk-taking even in risk-averse organisational environments.
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Economics is a dedicated group of experts coupling deep economic expertise with the ability to engage people and make change happen. We master the economics toolbox and understand the human side of problem-solving. We are born out of the idea to marry deep and nerdy economics with a state-of-the-art ability to help multiple stakeholders towards a better outcome.
Through our expertise, we help businesses, regulators and policymakers solve real-world problems and are particularly strong in regulation and competition, socioeconomic impact, international trade, macroeconomics and forecasting as well as corporate finance and governance.
In our approach to working with clients, we go beyond merely giving advice. We aim to find creative and pragmatic solutions with our clients to create long-lasting impact.
Stakeholders, governments and the public increasingly see a need for understanding the societal footprint of ongoing and future business activities.
Our team of economists helps map the broader impact of sectors, businesses and technologies, going beyond the bottom line to reveal stakeholder value.
We analyse the traditional economic effects, such as GDP, productivity and employment, and supplement them with solid methodologies to assess the broader and longer-term impact, including the social, environmental, technological and educational impact as well as competitiveness and resilience
In an increasingly complex and regulated business environment, corporations need to stay on top of regulation and ahead of competition. We help organisations understand the impact of regulation through regulatory screening strategies, market power assessments, price control reviews, due diligence and asset valuation in regulated sectors.
We collaborate with regulators to design economic incentives, sector regulation and new policy interventions that work for businesses. We also help public agencies evaluate the results of their interventions and optimise their impact, including promoting inward investments, increasing exports, attracting talent and stimulating visits by foreign tourists.
Global market access allows firms to specialise in and export goods and services in which they have a comparative advantage. It also benefits consumers by providing access to a diverse range of goods and services imported at lower prices. Today, international trade accounts for over half of global economic activity.
We help governments and corporations navigate the complex nature of trade through economic impact assessments of global trade flows, design of trade agreements, single market integration, supply chain optimisation, investment location decisions and go-to-market strategies.
Trade war, energy security crisis and inflation are just a few of the multiple factors that are constantly reshaping the course of the global economy.
We help corporations go beyond the noisy macroeconomic news headlines by revisiting the validity of their current strategic assumptions, forecasting the structural changes to market conditions and the development of macroeconomic operational risks.
We also help governments understand their exposure to global supply chain shocks and develop initiatives to build more resilient economies.
Industries, markets and businesses are constantly evolving. In a complex business environment, corporations must strive to maximise their full potential.
We help private and public clients assess, analyse and design optimal corporate governance structures. Additionally, we analyse, model and forecast underlying financial effects and implications for cash flow streams, risks and incentives.