(C) Corporate / business development and growth


  • Structuring and preparation of internal or external growth strategies regarding new markets (countries, customer segments) or new products (horizontal/vertical development, innovation) trough in depth market knowledge (e.g. customer demand, competitive landscape, general market structure/trends)
  • Building of robust business cases (incl. profit/loss, Cash flow, balance sheets)
  • Hands-on support to boost implementation (e.g. identification of sales leads, (re-) structuring of organization, designing of key processes)
  • Develop a comprehensive perspective on potential acquisition targets within a given region (focus on emerging markets)
  • Identify short-list of targets through external assessment and create a rough perspective on synergies
  • Perform strategic due diligence on selected target by dimensions market, synergies, business plan/valuation and feasibility
  • Assess target`s business plan and quantify financial effects/synergies of acquisition
  • Broad access to automotive relevant databases (e.g. volume forecast; perspective on OEM cycle plans; access to supplier databases)
  • Access to financial data for M&A projects
  • Global partner network to ensure deep local and specific insights as well as primary data (e.g. personal interviews in mother tongue, specific databases)

Investing in new technologies or just incremental optimzation of our well selling existing portfolio? Following the customers request to open a plant in Eastern Europe or even in China or expanding the existing production location? Enlarging our existing organisation through organic growth or acquiring competitors or even suppliers to expand the value creation?
The question how to extend our client’s business are manifold and complex. SAC helps to develop a lasting business strategy through robust and relevant analysis based on the proven data in combination with creative and realistic concepts. Based on that, we support to develop a profound business case to compare various options and ensure the realization  through holistic and milestone-oriented KPI systems as well as hands-on support during the implementation.

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