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Red Tape Diligence: When Regulation = Profit Enhancement

By Jay Howard on October 5, 2016

Regulation. Probably not top of many people’s list of favorite Commercial Diligence issues. After all, compliance is often an annoyance that challenges budgets and margins.

Yet, regs can also equal opportunity: the potential to increase revenue and enhance barriers to entry. With the right plan, a well-positioned target company may profit by earning the status of “valued partner” for helping customers sort through red tape, and enjoy accelerated replacement cycles and greater upgrades, enhanced pricing, and the chance to drive differentiation from the competition.

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Topics: Adoption, Purchasing Process, Segmentation, Switching Costs, Demand Drivers, Regulatory opportunities, pricing opportunities

A Carve Out, Like All Surgery, Requires Special Consideration

By Robert Carpenter-Israel on September 14, 2016
When it comes to carve out opportunities, the business case is always made that the asset will perform better out of the hands of the parent or ‘mothership’ (i.e., too much corporate overhead charge, underinvestment, suppressing potential, etc.). But there are many cases where there is value loss from separation – and that loss needs to be understood and recovered.
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Topics: Drivers of Choice, Investigative Research, Value Proposition, Customer Retention, Best Practices, Voice of Customer

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