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2021 Will be the Year of M&As and Carve-Outs - How Private Equity can Maximize Performance

Analysts predict carve-out deal value in 2021 will hit the highest level on record with some buyouts likely to be priced above 20x EBITDA. Maine Pointe’s private equity leads, Mark McTigue and Joseph Esteves look at the basis of these predictions and consider how, in a hyper-competitive market, businesses can position themselves for success whether they are preparing an asset for sale, or looking at it from a buyers’ perspective.

Topics: Private Equity M&A Carve-Out

Seven Steps to Resolve Endemic Issues in the AA&D Supply Chain

In this brief article based on their recent co-authored AA&D executive discussion document, David Grasso, EVP AA&D at Maine Pointe and Steven Melnyk, Prof. Supply Chain Management at MSU, address the unprecedented challenges currently faced by the aviation, aerospace & defense supply chain and offer seven practical steps to overcome them.

Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Supplier Risk Management Supplier Performance Management Supplier Performance Approach

Five Ways to Optimize your Direct-to-Consumer Channel; 2020 was the Stress Test, Now it's Time to Fix what Failed

Burton White, Maine Pointe’s EVP of CPG & Retail, outlines five practical steps consumer goods & retail executives can take now to optimize direct-to-consumer channels and achieve profitable growth faster than anticipated.

Topics: supply chain optimization retail CPG Supply Chain Resilience post-pandemic world Direct-to-Consumer

Starting your Digital Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Journey

In the last of their four-part series looking at the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, look at the first steps on the transformation journey and why some digital transformations are destined to fail.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Planning your Five-Stage Digital Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Journey

In the third of their four-part series looking at the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, look more closely at the step-by-step implementation plan. They ask what executives can do to ensure digital supply chain implementation delivers the accelerated results they need.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Four Ways to Build a Successful Renewable Energy Supply Chain

Glenn Hoskin, EVP Energy & Natural Resources, considers four cost-effective and competitive ways executives can achieve the renewable energy supply chain goals they have set for themselves

Topics: supply chain optimization Renewable Energy

Opportunities New Technologies Present for Supply Chain and Operations and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

In the second of their four-part series looking at the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, discuss the opportunities new technologies present and some of the most common mistakes organizations make when embarking on a transformation project.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Why your Business Needs a Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations and How to Get Started

In the first of a four-part series on the resilient, agile, digitally enabled supply chain of the future, Nathanael Powrie, EVP Data Analytics and Simon Knowles, Chief Marketing Officer, answer some frequently asked questions. They consider what it attempts to accomplish and, as businesses look to the future, explain why they believe it is integral to short, mid and long-term resilience, agility and risk reduction.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Data Analytics Digitally Enabled Supply Chain and Operations

Operational Due Diligence: Three Steps to Accelerate and Unlock Value on Your Next Transaction

The global crisis has underscored weaknesses in a boilerplate approach to operational due diligence which many private equity firms were already aware of. Maine Pointe's Mark McTigue and Joe Esteves discuss the changes PE must now make and outline three steps firms can take to rapidly unlock value on the next deal.

Topics: Private Equity Consulting operational due diligence Stabilize-Recover-Rebalance post-pandemic world

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: a £1Bn Cautionary Tale

A UK online retailer recently received a very expensive lesson in the importance of supply chain risk management. Maine Pointe's Burton White discusses why this should act as a catalyst to business leaders to urgently review their own supply base and ask themselves : Can we afford to lose £1Bn ?

Topics: Supply Chain Resilience Stabilize-Recover-Rebalance post-pandemic world