Investor Driven Deals
In today’s competitive and credit-constrained deal environment, private equity firms need differentiated insight, knowledge, and/or capabilities in order to write significant equity checks with confidence. Notch works closely with its clients to gain these advantages by leveraging executive relationships. The right executive relationship can yield:
- A credible “CEO-in-the-wings” on deals that require, or may require, new management
- Unique intelligence and insight into particular target companies and industries
- Quick and cost-effective due diligence assistance
- Ideas for transformation, organic growth strategies or add-on acquisitions
- Relationships with customers, suppliers or other strategic partners
Typically within a week of a client request, Notch identifies, screens and introduces potential CEOs, board members or consultants who can provide insights and angles to clients on deal situations. We are accustomed to working with limited and/or changing information within the dynamic deal environment. Our value relies upon our unique ability to rapidly understand deal situations, identify the types of executives who can bring value, and rigorously screen and prepare executives for productive discussions with our clients. By accessing an active “virtual bench” of talent through Notch, our clients are able to consider deals in industries that fall beyond the scope of their previous experience as well as deals with weak incumbent management teams.
Our clients find that working with potential CEOs/advisors/board members early in the process can be crucial to the future success of any private equity acquisition. Early collaboration not only provides private equity firms the opportunity to evaluate a potential CEO/advisor/board candidate over a several month period, but also enables both the executive and the investor to develop (and in some cases begin executing) strategic plans for the acquired company upon closing.