Performance Optimisation, Merger Integration & Interim Management
FTI Consulting has deep expertise in enhancing company value. We have extensive experience across the deal lifecycle and with critical corporate situations that gives us a clear perspective on where value exists and how it can be optimised. We take a unique approach to clean energy merger integration — we consider deal structure, industry sector and such unique client requirements as filling management voids — to customise the integration approach to deliver maximum value.
Our Service Offerings
The success of a restructuring, merger, acquisition, spinoff or divestiture may depend on how quickly management voids can be filled or missing management capabilities can be added for a certain period. FTI Consulting carefully maintains a team of seasoned energy professionals with C-level experience who are prepared to fill the void when clean energy clients face leadership, financial or operational challenges. These C-level executives have filled the following roles: chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, chief restructuring officer, controller and treasurer.
Companies often need short-term assistance to properly manage the budget and timetable for the construction and/or installation of a clean energy facility or other critical programmes. FTI Consulting has extensive experience in providing resources to ensure that a client’s budget and timeline are met, establishing root costs of deviations, developing measures to get projects back on schedule, and establishing specific governance structures to track the implementation of the measures to assure that final targets are achieved.
Companies that have clean energy facilities that are up and running but not meeting expectations — i.e., disappointing cash flows, technical mishaps, etc. — call on the highly experienced professionals at FTI Consulting to analyse existing conditions and propose and implement financial and operating improvements. This process helps our clients maximise efficiencies at their clean energy facilities, and achieve improved profitability levels and operational standards. Based on our long-term project experience, we identify the most relevant operational improvement levers and secure that they are successfully implemented.
Cash & Working Capital Management
Our clean energy team includes professionals with the strategic, operational and financial background to assist clients in developing realistic, optimised plans to improve cash and working capital positions. We customise cash flow forecasting, modelling, monitoring processes and working capital management, and inventory management.
Merger Integration & Carve-out Planning
The success or failure of a merger often is dependent on the successful integration of cultures, processes, assets, personnel, IT, and business practices. These are complex initiatives that need to be managed carefully. FTI Consulting professionals, in our Corporate Finance and Economic Consulting practices, have deep experience in providing critical integration support where necessary to sustain the merged business’s operational and financial performance. Where a clean energy company acquires only a portion of another, e.g., a wind farm maintenance capability, FTI Consulting carve-out specialists can prepare a deal that will deliver the right people, the right assets and the right infrastructure to the acquiring company, and provide follow up to ensure successful integration of the acquired assets.
In transformation phases, when a new CEO, COO or CFO joins a company, for example, there are many issues that need to be addressed and prioritised urgently, reviewed quickly, or tabled until later. Because of the vast experience of FTI Consulting clean energy professionals, we are often called upon by new management of a clean energy company or facility to create a plan for the first 100 days. This prioritises specific tasks accompanied by an actionable plan for each – including responsibilities of others involved and a timeline, providing a fast, controllable and efficient ramp-up or change process for new management.