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 help our clients via transaction advisory and financing options across multiple industries. Our work cuts across various asset classes, industries and currencies to advise, arrange and provide funding across the whole capital structure for our clients.

We employ a wide variety of funding sources, although the final option depends on the nature of the client and their immediate/future growth plans. Key sources are through loans, equity, angel investors, grants and private institutional 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 human/systems 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 populace and/or desired groups.

An example was the engagement targeted at MSMEs and the rural disadvantaged populations (in the agricultural sector of 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.

Our main objectives during these engagements are primarily as follows:

  1. Analyse attractiveness and sustainability of the target/merged business model and its context
  2. Evaluate future cash flows and financial forecasts of the target/merged entities
  3. Identify and flag potential risks to increase the success rate of the merger or acquisition

SUPPLY CHAIN CONFIGURATION AND MANAGEMENT

Companies need to be effective at designing products/services, forecasting, acquiring resources and delivering products/services to their customers - at a lower cost, year in, year out!

We help clients to build efficiencies, eliminate waste and generate measurable ROI in their supply chain processes. We have also managed supply chains of varying sizes by assessing certain elements and building in efficiencies, eliminating waste/etc.

The elements we focus on in achieving supply chain optimisation goals are as follows:

  • Value
  • Distribution
  • Logistics
  • Information
  • Inventory
  • Cashflows
Optimisation occurs when all the elements are generating increased profits, working optimally with minimal working capital and doing these at shorter lead times.

Knowledge . Awareness . Insight . Mindfulness

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