Shareholders, financial institutions and other key stakeholders often require an impartial commercial or independent business review to be carried out. This review may be required in circumstances where a viable business is under performing or in distress. Alternatively, it may be required to establish the viability for potential funding or investment in a business.
Undertaking this type of review calls on skills from a variety of professionals, with experience of business advisory, corporate finance, and insolvency to explore all options and to present a clear and concise business review for presentation to the key stakeholders.
As a financial advisor, we act for all stakeholders in a business including:
- directors and shareholders;
- creditors and bankers;
- government departments and agencies; and
- potential investors.
Our multi-disciplinary team of financial advisors have carried out numerous reviews across a variety of industry sectors to assist stakeholders in their decision-making, tailoring our approach to meet the specific requirements of each case. Our financial reviews focus on identifying key risk areas and action points and addressing any specific issues/concerns that may be identified.
We bring commercial and industry knowledge, analytical skills and technical knowledge to all our engagements.
Our reports are concise and focus on key objectives and recommendations for the business. The reports include:
- an overall assessment of the business including short and medium term cashflow implications;
- an assessment of the key business drivers and underlying assumptions;
- an assessment of the strength and capability of management; and
- overall recommendations and steps required for successful implementation. (including advice in respect of strategic options, operational options, and/or exit strategies, where required).
A more coordinated restructuring
Where a more coordinated restructuring is required, we can identify the solution for “right sizing” the business, preserving value and formally reviewing strategies for the stakeholders. Our financial advisors will examine the current situation and provide practical and workable solutions.
For more urgent decisions
Where circumstances necessitate urgent decisions, our financial advisory team are available at short notice to undertake a “high level look see” and to report on appropriate action.
Our multi-disciplinary team draws on the experience of our integrated corporate finance, corporate recovery, restructuring and tax team to provide honest, clear and concise advice to our clients.
Financial and business planning
Decision makers today are continually challenged to cut costs, increase revenue, improve financial performance and achieve projects and strategic goals.
The challenge is in marrying conflicting priorities:
- driving the business forward; and
- protecting the organisations financial assets.
Successful organisations need every part of their structure to provide value. At RSM, we believe the finance function should be no different. Today's finance function shouldn't be just a support operation. Rather, it should be a true partner within the organisation, actively contributing to its strategic aims and objectives.
Organisations can achieve this by reducing their transaction processing effort and freeing resources to focus on value-adding activities like decision support. Our team of financial advisors believe that driving performance in finance does not have to mean additional costs. By identifying inefficiencies and non-value-adding processes we can improve the service you offer and deliver a capability that reflects the demands of your organisation. Our finance function advisory service starts by determining the current situation. In this, we focus on four key areas:
- capability and capacity;
- organisational alignment;
- process and reporting; and
The finance function needs to be aligned to the business strategy and provide financial analysis and insight to support corporate decision making. With a global network of professionals, RSM helps CFO's and senior finance executives make their finance function more efficient, effective and aligned to the overarching business strategy so that the organisation can realise and sustain value over the long term.
Our experience of working with a broad range of clients across a wide spectrum of the economy has given us the insight and capability to enable your organisation to deliver its objectives. We’ll achieve this together through putting in place the right technology, people and processes in finance.
For more information about how RSM’s Financial Advisory team can help your business, contact us.