100 Days of Active Ownership: The Key to Success

Corporate Finance/Restructuring | Business Reporter (Reprint)

October 22, 2015

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The early days following a change of ownership or restructuring are vital when it comes to preserving or enhancing the value of a business. The most important thing is to make sure the firm is delivering change every single day. Speed is of the essence, not only for companies facing insolvency, but also for a company which has been taken over by private equity owners in a vanilla acquisition. Therefore in the first 100 days the new owner needs to take control, get ‘under the bonnet’ and develop a granular view of the plan developed during the investment case. Put simply, they need to quickly set the energy and reinforce the daily tempo from the top down.

In this article Michael Vivian, managing director at FTI Consulting, explains how a 100-day plan can be used as a key tool which experienced advisers use to galvanise a team, prioritise actions and drive quick wins.

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