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Practical Insights (Blog)

Baby Boomer Retirement : A Significant, Sustained Opportunity for Private Equity

The middle market is about to see sustained interest from PE firms

The sale of baby boomer businesses offers a significant opportunity for private equity. However, it also presents some major challenges. Dan Ginsberg, EVP Private Equity (mid-market) discusses these challenges and considers what both company owners and PE sponsors can do to overcome them.

Topics: Private Equity Private Equity Consulting

Due Diligence to Acquisition to Rapid Results: First 100 Days

Accelerating measurable value, reducing risk and driving successful integration post M&A

According to surveys, 70-80% of all integration projects fail to deliver the anticipated value. This is mainly due to firms not having a clear and aggressive strategy for integration from day one (or even before). Evidence suggests that the first 100 days are critical to long-term value creation. As a result, a 100-day plan is now a part of the closing stages of almost every M&A and PE transaction and integral to any strategy to increase valuation within a relatively short period of time.

Topics: Private Equity Food & Beverage mergers and acquisitons operational due diligence

The Packagers' Imperative: How to 'Uncommoditize' a Commodity?

Joseph Esteves, Vice President Industry Partner, Maine Pointe, looks at the dilemma currently facing the global packaging industry and discusses why a better understanding of the forces at work in the value chain is the key to survival and growth.



Topics: global supply chain packaging

Building a Global Platform for Sustainable Growth

 A collaborative, cross-functional approach is the key to driving improvements across multiple acquisitions

Aggressive growth based on multiple acquisitions has become a relatively common strategy for companies looking to break into new markets, gain competitive edge or acquire new products and technologies. However, successfully merging multiple companies, processes and business cultures is not without its challenges.

Topics: Total Value Optimization global supply chain

Repercussions of the Escalating Trade War Between US and China on the Supply Chain: Who is Really Losing?

As the tit-for-tat tariff war between the US and China continues, Joseph Esteves, Vice President Industry Partner, Maine Pointe, looks at the potential impact on US manufacturing and its effect on medical and life sciences companies. He considers the steps leaders should take right now to remain competitive and protect margins if the proposed tariffs become reality.

President Trump won the 2016 election with his tough policies and promise to, “Make America great again.” The recent 25% tariff on Chinese imports in the US is proof that he is prepared to take bold and controversial actions to make good on that promise.   

Topics: Industrial Manufacturing & Services global supply chain Tariffs

Five Key Factors to Creating a Demand-Driven Supply Chain

Making sales and operations planning (S&OP) work

Many organizations struggle to forecast client demand and align their operations to respond accordingly. Maine Pointe’s procurement, operations and logistics practice leaders outline five critical success factors that will ensure effective demand-driven sales and operations planning (S&OP).

Topics: Strategic Procurement Operations Excellence Logistics digital supply chain demand-driven supply chain

Logistics Outlook: Overcoming Challenges in an Era of Rising Rates

Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP, Logistics, discusses some immediate steps transportation providers need to take to maintain competitiveness as market, industry, and legislative issues force rate rises.

For the last couple of years, there have been constant murmurings among logistics providers about an impending rise in rates. It’s safe to say that threat has now become a reality.

Topics: Logistics Supply Chain Performance

Overcoming Carrier Capacity Challenges and Disruptive Logistics Models

As freight congestion nears crisis point in North America, David Kleine, EVP Aerospace, Industrial Manufacturing & Services, and Bob Gernon, VP Logistics, at Maine Pointe, outline how supply chain collaboration and optimization is the key to unlocking billions of dollars of revenue for CEOs of carriers and shippers alike.

Topics: Logistics Industrial Manufacturing & Services

How Will Tariffs Impact US Steel,  Aluminum and Titanium Manufacturers' Supply Chains and Operations?

Following President Trump's announcement of steep tariffs on many imports of steel, aluminum and titanium David Kleine, EVP Industrial Manufacturing & Services, Maine Pointe, takes a brief look at the impact on supply chains and operations, and highlights four questions industry CEOs need to answer.

Topics: Industrial Manufacturing & Services Supply Chain Performance Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

CEOs Need to Act Now to Avoid Transportation Crisis Hitting Their Business Hard

Many CEOs in North America don’t yet realize how this crisis is building to significantly hit growth, margins, earnings, customer service and even corporate survival. Steve Bowen, Chairman & CEO, Maine Pointe, explains why a win-win solution is the only answer.

Topics: Logistics supply chain transformation cost, cash, growth