Building value through efficient operation

Value creation is the primary objective of private equity managers and there are several ways this can be achieved.

During the deal process the performance of detailed operational due diligence is often overlooked due to various time constraints. This is, however, an opportunity to generate significant value by improving the operational efficiency of a shipping business. This is an area where private equity should be seeking to add significant value, particularly when markets are challenging.

Moore Stephens is routinely approached by private equity firms who are looking to improve their knowledge of the shipping markets as well as the intricacies of a specific business and how their operational practices can be improved or completely overhauled.

We are supporting our clients and highlighting opportunities by answering the following frequently asked questions:
  • What is best practice?
  • Are the fees industry standard?
  • What should I expect from my commercial and technical managers?
  • Is the corporate governance fit for purpose?
What issues have fallen through the gaps?Without an experienced independent adviser with specialist sector expertise, private equity firms run the  risk of missing opportunities to add value (and return to their investors) in areas where they have most influence.

Moore Stephens has considerable experience in working with shipping companies in improving corporate governance, corporate structure, reporting, risk management, benchmarking and budget management.

For more information please contact me.


Anthony Cunningham

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