We Help CEOs, Owners, Investors
and Boards to Accelerate
Value Creating Growth
Access to Equity
Strong International Network
WHAT WE DO
Focused Growth Partners helps companies that need HIGH QUALITY, VALUE-CREATING GROWTH, leveraging the powerful forces of DIGITALIZATION, GLOBAL EXPANSION and M+A strategies to really deliver. We partner with the company leadership as experienced operators, with a deep, broad and global network of resources. In appropriate situations we leverage our strong private equity partner relationships to help finance change-of-control or a more sophisticated M+A strategy.
We are experienced CEO’s, C-leaders, and board directors who have driven BUSINESS TRANSFORMATIONS in our respective businesses. We understand how to drive business results and build capability to achieve high quality growth, fast. We are passionate about partnering with you to accelerate growth in your business.
In appropriate situations we help owners of middle market companies with structuring a HIGH VALUE CREATING BUY-OUT.
All of our engagements are highly customized with respect to our clients’ needs and business situation. We offer a full digital transformation effort we refer to as the “Digital Road Map” as well as customized modules to address certain immediate needs. A selection of these modules is listed here:
Through a strong partnership with a proven industry leader (CEO and/or Owner), we develop an investment project with compelling value creation strategy and execution plan for private equity funding. This usually includes finding add-on acquisitions and explicit rapid organic growth initiatives.
We will also source funding from the best PE fund for that project.
Based on specific industry insights about inflection points and growth factors, we partner with PE funds to develop a value creation strategy, map potential foundational platform companies, engage owners and operators and find strong executive talent to lead the project through close to execution.
Key to any investment is the strength of the team so we spend
We provide a variety of diligence activities for Private Equity funds: opportunity assessment, Pre-deal diligence, Post-Deal integration and 90-day planning, Strategic Value Creation plan based on industry scan, technology impact analysis etc
Projects are usually completely custom specified.
A rigorous review of opportunities for growth, leveraging digital and global business elements. Deep Customer analysis, combined with Technology and Distribution assessments, exploring “the Art of the Possible”.
Tactical process focused on helping Chief Commercial Officers maximize customer knowledge and understanding and build toward customer asset development.
Understanding data, tools, and processes.
An exploratory conversation about the various ways to start the Digital Journey and the potential impact on revenue and EBITDA growth, risks and investments, competitiveness. Understanding the key areas of opportunity.
Investment Thesis process for private equity owners, CEOs in search of new investment, or owners in search of the right exit approach. Develops a clear path forward for specific growth projections, market position, and continued growth potential. Paying specific attention to Digital and Global business acceleration opportunities
In partnership with current executive leadership and board: the development of scenario’s and impact analysis in relation to industry inflection points and/or growth factors like Technological Push, Customer need discovery and distribution/platform options.
MARIUS V. GIJLSWIJK, Partner
JOHN COSGRAVE, Partner
JAMES PEARCE, Partner
Santa Monica, CA
At Focused Group Partners we pride ourselves in our ability to help owners, operators and investors in frequently highly confidential assignments. Here we present some cases, illustrating our capabilities, but do so for the most part while maintaining utmost discretion and confidentiality. Our assignments include aspects of private equity deal origination, assessment, diligence, post-acquisition integration, and execution planning. We are all proven operating executives who have worked as partners of, or sellers to private equity funds. Our expertise lies in Digitalization, Globalization and M+A work. Sometimes we work as a personal coach or sounding board to an owner or CEO contemplating their next strategic move with their company. Other times we are asked by PE partners to assess a potential acquisition or work for a board to address a particular strategic question. A key aspect of all our work is the translation to execution and tangible results is an absolute requirement.
While we keep most of our clients confidential, we can share situational successes here:
Project on behalf of the new CEO to explore, define and recommend a value creation strategy leveraging content in the STM (Science-Technology-Medical) publishing space. A key initiative to allow diversification away from just subscription agent activities. The...read more
Completed highly confidential divestiture of an industry-leading software company to private equity. The software division was owned by a Fortune 500 company but did not fit the new corporate strategy anymore. Because the company had strategic relevance to the...read more