How Do We Create Value

Nicolet Capital’s portfolio companies benefit from the extensive operational expertise and specific industry knowledge of their existing management. We work closely with these management partners in areas where our experience with similar businesses accelerates the company’s strategic development. While the needs of each company are unique, below are several past examples where we have provided support.

Value Drivers

Specific Initiatives / Areas of Improvement

Organic Growth & Profit Improvement
  • Pricing strategy and product level profitability analysis
  • New market assessment
  • Sales, new customer acquisition and customer service strategy
  • Efficacy of R&D and product development processes
  • Procurement leverage
  • Working capital and cash flow improvement
  • Identify and analyze opportunities for capital investment
Acquisition Growth
  • Identify strategic needs that are best addressed through acquisition
  • Leverage industry expertise to develop acquisition pipeline that proactively targets strategic interests
  • Manage origination, negotiation, financing and diligence processes
  • Develop integration plans and provide implementation support
Management Development & Board Resources
  • Recruiting C-level management talent and departmental leadership in Procurement, Sales, Marketing, R&D, FP&A and Plant Management
  • Building sales, marketing and technical development staff
  • Realignment of organizational structure to unlock growth potential
  • Incentive compensation plans that reinforce value creation
Administrative Assistance & Best Practices
  • Enhance budgeting, financial reporting and dashboard metrics
  • Upgrade IT infrastructure
  • Coordinate financing, insurance, legal and other external corporate resources
  • Assistance with commercial contracts
Other Strategic Support
  • Positioning and messaging of key investment considerations to potential buyers upon exit
  • Selection of advisors and assistance in sale process

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