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India Manufacturing – Opportunity in a Crisis

India Manufacturing – Opportunity in a Crisis

The ancient Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor, Chanakya, is credited with being the architect of the Mauryan empire, which grew to rule over more than 2 million square miles by c. 150 BCE. Alliances and opportunism lay at the heart of his success. When...

Getting back in the game

Getting back in the game

“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” - Rocky Balboa COVID-19 has thrown a sucker punch to many...

Creating a strong culture

Creating a strong culture

Building a culture that attracts, develops and retains strong talent is a holy grail for many organizations. But what does that kind of culture look like and how does one build it? Instilling a strong culture means having a core set of values that the organization...

Insights from Customer Research for PE investments

Insights from Customer Research for PE investments

Insights from Customer Research for Private Equity Investments The due diligence period for a prospective investment is highly intensive for an investment team as they pore over company financials, engage in multiple rounds of discussions with the management team,...

Importance of proactive communication

Importance of proactive communication

The importance of sharing bad news proactively Consider the following case study: You are the CEO of a privately-held company. Over the past several months you have been in a series of discussions with an investment firm regarding a capital raise for the business....

Sowing the Right Seeds in a Portfolio Company

Sowing the Right Seeds in a Portfolio Company

A reprioritization of strategic initiatives at a company can become a tussle between entrepreneurs and investors. In general, investors will look for a focus on a narrow, well-defined and tested set of opportunities; whereas entrepreneurs, while pursuing those...

Ensuring Sustainable Advantages

Ensuring Sustainable Advantages

How do you ensure sustainable competitive advantages? It’s a discussion that happens several times. We meet several passionate and energetic management teams seeking growth capital to take their businesses to the next level. As we learn more about their business and...

Importance of Internal Communications

Importance of Internal Communications

The importance of internal communication "I suppose we should have spent more time discussing this within the organization and building the internal conviction for the product." We were speaking with the senior management of a company recently when they mentioned that...

Building Organizational Agility

Building Organizational Agility

The geopolitical turbulence and global economic volatility over the past few years have bolstered the view that uncertainty is the new normal and is here to stay (or rather, to continuously change) for the foreseeable future. To be competitive in an ever-changing...

Importance of strong IT infrastructure

Importance of strong IT infrastructure

As you like IT (A contemporary approach to streamlining business processes with inspiration from the 16th century Bard) When asked about the strength of their businesses, entrepreneurs of small and mid-sized businesses describe the differentiation of their...

Making Working Capital work for you

Making Working Capital work for you

"Cash is king." This is a popular phrase in the financial world. The premise of the saying was founded in the rationale that in times of uncertainty, the liquidity of an entity is the best gauge of its sustainability. This saying is even truer for small and mid-size...

M&A – Turning the odds in your favor

M&A – Turning the odds in your favor

M&A – Turning the odds in your favor Research indicates that only half of mergers and acquisitions succeed – implying that the odds are similar to a coin toss. Moreover, more than 80% of companies surveyed globally, who have gone through an M&A transaction...