View Clarity on cashflow for Irish retail chain

Clarity on cashflow for Irish retail chain

Business Issue: A retail chain in Ireland was losing money and had run into cashflow problems. Their suppliers were no longer prepared to supply goods on credit and all purchases had to be paid for in cash before delivery. The company’s staff retention had also become a major problem. Background: The retail firm owned and…

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View Case Study: Start-up Investment Bank

Case Study: Start-up Investment Bank

Background: Start-up business had successfully raised enough capital to start trading as a start-up investment bank in a new jurisdiction, although other parts of the group have been operating for a little under 2 years. Financials were required for regulatory license approval in addition to an updated business plan, 5 year financial projections, capital planning,…

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View Case Study: Business Turnaround

Case Study: Business Turnaround

Background: The business had been relying on internal accountants/bookkeepers to provide the compliance and the managing director took his eye off the ball as he was away from the office most of the time due to family illness. The organisation had multiple sites for distribution in Ireland which had a limited financial budget. Weak finance…

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View Case Study: Scaling Up

Case Study: Scaling Up

Sector: Online Gaming Concern: The business had reached a strategic inflection point and the owner recognised the need to decide if he should continue to run the company as a life-style business, or embark on a scaling-up project in order to build the business, and possibly prepare for an exit over the next 4-5 years….

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View Case Study: Improving Race Meeting Profitability

Case Study: Improving Race Meeting Profitability

  Sector:Motorsport Venue Background: The company had a number of revenue streams including the hire of the circuit to race clubs.  Although a core activity this was proving to be one of the least profitable income streams and the Board were considering discontinuing the activity. In favour of more profitable income streams Challenge: The challenge…

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View Case Study: First-time FD for a growing software company

Case Study: First-time FD for a growing software company

Sector : Online Gaming Background: The company had just completed a significant equity raise to fund a pivot from games making to building a platform for distribution of games. The investors required a finance person to free up the time of the MD, implement appropriate financial processes, improve the quality of management information and external…

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View Case Study: Business Improvement and Creating an Exit

Case Study: Business Improvement and Creating an Exit

Background: The company was a third generation family business manufacturing and distributing sportswear garments from its premises in Yorkshire. The business was quite profitable but had no concept of financial controls and financial reporting. There were no management accounts and no ability to understand where the profitability lay. Underlying this was also the two brothers…

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View Case Study: Venture Capital investment in E-Commerce Start-Up

Case Study: Venture Capital investment in E-Commerce Start-Up

Background In late March 2016 EFM were approached by a UK based venture capital group. The VC had made a six figure start up investment in an E-Commerce business in 2015 with an agreed first stage financing level and timescale to launch online trading. The Challenge By March 2016 it had become clear that progress…

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