Operations Advisory Services

Duff & Phelps advises on operational process improvement to increase efficiencies in transaction, expansion and turnaround situations that ultimately increase valuation.

We advise industry management and private equity firms on operational performance and opportunities for growth or realignment. Our clients, both those achieving scale and acquisitive companies seeking integration, require a stable and scalable operational platform. Duff & Phelps addresses the operational performance challenges that come with market disruption often driven by technology and competition to best position the platform for growth.
Key Segments of the Growth Cycle:
Pre- and post-deal for buy and sell side operations improvement analysis to support transaction outcomes of EBITDA opportunity and value creation:

  • Operations diligence
  • Merger integration

Manufacturing, procurement and distribution, logistics design and the centralization of back office functions to support rapid revenue expansion:

  • Footprint and capacity strategy
  • Operations improvement roadmap
  • Back office strategy

Turnaround and operations restructuring to restore profitability when market disruption has impacted financial performance:

  • SG&A reduction
  • Operations improvement
  • Inventory optimization

Portfolio Company EBITDA Improvement for:

  • Consumer, industrials and manufacturing business process 
  • Merger and synergy analysis for procurement, production and logistics integration

Why Duff & Phelps:

  • Senior level, hands-on engagement in pre-deal operations diligence and post-deal operations improvement 
  • Improvements in operations that yield EBITDA and free cash flow
  • An approach of equal parts instinct and analysis, while pragmatic in our methods  
  • Deliver results when opportunity value and capture is key, pressure is high and urgency is imperative


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