CARTHENA ADVISORY

OUR SERVICES

We are a financial and management consulting firm focused on optimising our client’s supply and value chains. Our unique approach focuses across all operations and support functions to build competitive advantage and sustainable margins respectively – the cornerstone of our approach to each engagement. We also offer ‘bespoke’ training and development options around our listed service offerings to develop inherent skills required to strengthen operational capabilities and/or deepen support services delivery.

BUSINESS PLANNING AND FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Our approach ensures we test the business feasibility, understand the market and industry potentials (micro and macro), develop entry strategies, conduct risk/regulatory assessments and prepare detailed financial projections. Our approach allows businesses to start achieving their immediate breakthrough in the market, whilst also ensuring that tomorrow's potentials are recognised and planned for - a proven 'disruption proof' methodology!

FUNDS SOURCING FOR START-UP PROJECTS AND BUSINESS EXPANSION

We employ a wide variety of funding sources, although the final option depends on the nature of the client company and its immediate/future plans. Key sources are through loans, equity, investors, grants/funds and private finance.

PROCESS REVIEWS AND OPTIMISATION

Every organisation relies on the accuracy of its repetitive tasks to accomplish its ‘big picture goals’. Optimising a business process requires more effort than simply purchasing new software. It requires taking a critical look at an organisation’s operations and optimising the resources required to get things done. Our approach involves listing out all key components of the process, extracting potential areas of improvement and automating/optimising all essential components.

DEVELOPING INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING INITIATIVES WITHIN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Institutional strengthening is the use of existing systems/human infrastructure at the various levels of government and philanthropic/private capital to support federal and state institutions' who intend to achieve measurable social, economic and environmental outcomes.
Our work is mainly with state governments/agencies and NGOs/IDAs to achieve the needed social/economic impact across the desired groups.

An example is the MSMEs and rural disadvantaged population in the agricultural sector (Benue and Kogi States) - where through the process of accountability, ownership, inclusion and mindset cultivation, we were able to create access to capital, capabilities and markets for these beneficiary populations. Additional details of this work can be found via the header - developing institutional strengthening initiatives.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Achieving ‘real’ business synergy that mergers and/or acquisition offers is our main goal via planning, analysis and execution monitoring of critical decisions.

We ensure our approach is tailored towards achieving the synergy of cost savings, economies of scale, improved market reach/visibility and the right cultural fit to propel the new entity.

SUPPLY CHAIN CONFIGURATION AND MANAGEMENT

We help clients coordinate the movement of goods and or services from its origin through to their consumers, whilst building efficiencies, eliminating waste and generating measurable ROI in the process.

Knowledge . Awareness . Insight . Mindfulness