Based on years of experience, Contigen is a trusted adviser to companies and investors who are engaged in strategic, operational and financial restructuring.
Our main priority is the management of sustainable restructuring concepts that affect both - market and competitive environment but also the specific factors influencing their success. Contigen acts as the Restructuring coordinator as an objective expert and neutral third party that provides numerically reasonable recommendations to address the interests of executives, shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders. With over ten years of experience in strategic, operational and financial restructuring, we offer a comprehensive solution for its management and a "one-step" approach for a changing company.
Independent Business Review (IBR)
If an external estimate of the company in distress is required, Contigen can use its detailed expertise and extensive restructuring experience to identify the risks and opportunities that are used to evaluate returns, profitability and cash flow according to the current plan. Particular attention is paid to the viability of the organization structure and its ability to succeed in a future competitive environment. Using benchmarking and best practices from industry and the set of tools we use to achieve operational excellence, we also provide specific recommendations on how to improve profitability and liquidity - often beyond what was planned in the original plan. Therefore, our IBRs are more than formal reviews and provide real added value to the organization.
Draft restructuring plan
We build on our detailed knowledge of current market trends and critical success factors, our extensive experience in operational improvement methodology and our clear understanding of the needs and possibilities of various financial instruments (including capital / lent capital) in developing successful restructuring processes and recommendations. We are engaged in this approach with an integrated approach and build our restructuring concepts on four pillars:
> Strategic reposicioning: Emphasis is placed on key markets and potentially profitable business areas. Business activities that do not provide added value are terminated or transferred.
> Value-added business model: By making changes to our organization's structure based on value analyzes, we optimize core business entities such as customer portfolio, products, and technology with respect to its key competencies to ensure compliance with the new strategy.
> Operational excellence: We emphasize the slimming of organizations and processes. This work focuses on simplifying production and operating processes and increasing efficiency and effectiveness using such methods as Lean and Six Sigma. In addition, purchases and the entire supply chain are optimized.
> Financial restructuring: Based on strategic change, the business value added model and business excellence programs, we determine liquidity needs and requirements for a sound capital structure through integrated financial planning. This forms the basis for a funding concept that optimally balances interests and freedom of decision-making of all stakeholders.
Professional support for implementation
Contigen draws on an extensive knowledge base on industries and methodologies that help implement restructuring projects quantitatively and methodically.
Areas of expertise include, among others, the following areas:
> Strategy and Growth
> Sales effectiveness
> R & D productivity
> Production optimization
> Lean Management
> Supply and management of the supply chain
> IT & Operations
> Organizations and processes
> Mergers & Acquisitions
Program management and communication
Careful monitoring of project implementation is the key to its success. It is also important that all stakeholders are informed about current state of implementation and potential problems are communicated in a transparent way. Effective communication allows you to identify implementation barriers in the initial phase and they can then be removed.
We help implement restructuring programs in many ways, including:
> Monitor implementation and achieve planned improvements - if needed, use the programme management tool
> Providing regular reports to management, owners and financiers about the company's latest performance (revenue, profits, liquidity), status of project implementation, potential problems and necessary responses
> Implementation of ongoing liquidity management (including planned liquidity forecasts, liquidity support steps and possible problems)
> Support for communication activities related to the restructuring program within the company and external stakeholders