Since 2002, SATOV has been the leading alternative to ‘big consulting’ for private equity.
Our clients call us to answer questions on their target such as:
How much will the market grow? What can change the trend?
How sticky is the customer base? What could cause attrition?
What are the most significant competitive threats?
Are there opportunities to increase gross margins? What can make them move in the wrong direction?
We are ready to perform Commercial Diligence at a moment’s notice to meet exclusivity timelines.
Once a deal has been struck, we quickly shift our attention to realizing the goals of the investment thesis. We help our clients:
Gain alignment with management on the vision and strategy
Plan for the first 100 days
Prioritize growth opportunities
During the course of the investment, we are a trusted partner to shareholders and management as they seek to maximize the value of the investment. We help our clients:
Facilitate strategic planning exercises
Dive into customer strategy to accelerate growth
Explore cost savings opportunities
Identify M&A opportunities
Tuck-in acquisitions and mergers can bring a distinct set of challenges. We bring our post-merger integration experience to bear and help our clients minimize short-term disruptions and maximize long-term value.
What our clients say:
“Large consulting firms are hit and miss. You never know if you’re going to get the A-Team but you’re always getting charged the A-team price. SATOV provides a consistent, top-tier offering that scales to fit our needs”Large US FundPartner
“SATOV got on the ground and up to speed quickly. We were on a tight diligence timeline and they did whatever it took to get the job done”Large US FundPartner
“SATOV does mid-market strategy better than anyone else. They created a strategy that our management team embraced and could execute in our investment horizon”Mid-Market Canadian FundPartner
"SATOV developed a growth strategy in the retail services industry for one of our portfolio companies. SATOV’s strategic thinking was top notch, and it was coupled with practical and actionable recommendations that enabled us and the company to see a clear path to growth."Joe Shlesinger - Managing DirectorClearspring Capital (Former Managing Director, Bain Canada)
"We have hired SATOV on more than one occasion to perform due diligence for us. They do a great job getting up to speed on opportunities and giving us sound and objective viewpoints to make investment decisions."Pete Samson - Managing PartnerIronbridge Equity Partners