"The increased Enterprise Value at sale has been worth twenty five times the project costs. This is a very worthwhile Project!" - Investment Director
Packaging for fresh food (Private Equity)
2 Consultants, 9 months
A threefold increase in profit prior to the business sale
- Profit tripled to £4.1 million
- Increase in Enterprise Value of £12.7 million
Why did this private equity firm bring chartwell on board?
The client already had a substantial share of the UK market, not expected to grow significantly. The Private Equity owner wanted to achieve maximum enterprise value and was looking to improve profit margins. An opportunity assessment was carried and £2.7 million of cost savings were identified in areas including manufacturing efficiency and material usage – the client’s objective was to realise these cost savings within 9 months.
Results of the 9 month project
The team achieved an increase of 46 % in thermoforming efficiency, £2.7 million in cost savings, making the business three times as profitable for no capital expenditure. The business was sold shortly after the project. The increased Enterprise Value as a result of the improvement work was £12.7 million.
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