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Due diligence

Commercial due diligence

AMI Consulting has completed a number of commercial due diligence programmes related to business development, acquisition, financing and re-financing. AMI Consulting has extensive and detailed knowledge of plastic processors, processing economics, processor strategies, processor business plans/planning. AMI Consulting has an unrivalled database of market reports.

AMI Consulting has acted across a broad spectrum of scope including:

  • Assessing, validating or generating business plans and strategies.
  • Analysing market size, growth, structure and structural changes.
  • Accessing competitor strategies.
  • Providing customer and supplier perspectives.
  • Presenting to secondary financiers.

Projects have been completed both in Europe and in NAFTA on markets that have included blow moulding, calendering, composites, compounding, film extrusion, industrial film, injection moulding, packaging film, rigid film, sheet extrusion, covering PVC, PP, PET and other polymers

Case study

AMI Consulting reported on a business with novel technology and a proposition that required its customers to change established manufacturing practice. The novel technology was positioned to benefit from structural changes underway within the downstream industry. The questions assessed were the probability of the company delivering on its sales plan, an analysis of threats to the business plan, an assessment of the strength of the defensibility of the technology and the level of resources required.


Technical due diligence

AMI Consulting has completed a number of technical due diligence programmes using a combination of in-house personnel and external technicians. AMI reports have helped acquirers not only to make technical evaluations of their targets, but also to develop their technical strategies once acquired.

AMI Consulting's scope has typically included:

  • Plant, equipment and capex assessment.
  • Production efficiency and cost, and product quality.
  • Manning levels, skills and organisation.
  • Technology and inter-material/process competition.
  • Research and development.

Projects have been completed both in Europe and in NAFTA on processes that have included blow moulding, calendering, film extrusion, industrial film, packaging film, rigid film, sheet extrusion, covering PVC, PP, PET and other polymers.

Case study

AMI Consulting reported on a multi-sited operation providing a detailed assessment of the production assets, capex requirements, site development, actual and optimal manning, accident and safety records, organisation/ organisational development, process technology, application know-how, new product development. On completion the client reported 'AMI's Commitment has been greatly appreciated as indicated by the fact that we have recommended to our colleagues to use you again'.


Clients

AMI Consulting's due diligence clients have included banks, business unit managers, venture capitalists and others. Typically AMI Consulting's clients are amongst the strongest performers in their fields.


To find out more about AMI Consulting's work on due diligence please contact Jon Nash