The Private Equity group conducts due diligence and strategic modeling services to help clients make well-informed operations- and facilities-related decisions which optimize their post-acquisition business model.
The GCS team analyzes current levels of output (goods or services) by facility and/or by business unit. This analysis can be a "snapshot" of a particular time or involve historical trends and forecasts. Using demand forecasts provided to us by our clients, our strategic modeling incorporates anticipated changes in the customer base to create proactive operational strategies and projected cost analysis.
The Private Equity team analyzes the target acquisition’s output capacity and models scenarios where the target's capacity is not increased. Potential opportunities to optimize the target acquisition's operations are included in the return on investment (ROI) calculations.
Our diverse client base allows us to assemble operational benchmarks including occupancy costs; conventional and third party logistics costs; lease costs; inventory levels and time to market. This information helps private equity firms understand opportunities for post-acquisition optimization.
GCS Private Equity Specialty Business is comprised of the follow strategic services:
Acquisition Due Diligence
Services designed for knowledge gathering and analysis of occupancy costs, space usage, operation costs and financial risks. Items included in a comprehensive facilities Due Diligence study are a financial analysis, an operations audit, a document review, a workspace allocations study and a risk profile. The resulting acquisition target synopsis is a swift, tactical inspection and cost analysis of a target acquisition's facilities and operations.
Acquisition Target Integration
The GCS Private Equity group analyzes the target acquisition’s real estate portfolio in the context of a portfolio integration with our client’s portfolio or in the case of a platform acquisition, becomes an integration of multiple entities including real estate and HR impact. The integration includes a real estate portfolio master plan that encompasses an internal process of measurement and control focused on the effective alignment of the organization's physical envelope with its core objectives.
Internal and External Benchmarking
This GCS Private Equity service includes cost analysis and reduction through comparing current operating costs, cost of goods, occupancy costs, returns on assets and logistics capabilities against those of similar organizations within similar markets.
Workspace Analysis and Optimization
This GCS Private Equity strategy includes the measurement and increased efficiency that an organization's work flow receives from their physical envelope. Full implementation of optimization strategies include real estate transaction management, construction management and project/program management.