Performance Improvement & Restructuring

We’re on your side with deep and proven operations experience

Why Cascade Partners?

Because we’ve been active owners, operators, investors, and board members, we know how to help businesses improve their operations, financial management and oversight. Our unique combination of middle market knowledge – including understanding its constraints and nuances – and our operational expertise enables us to rapidly identify and address the root causes of issues – such as a broken balance sheet being a symptom of a deeper operational issue.

Whether we’re taking a client’s business to the next level, advocating for them with investors or lenders, or driving more cash flow – we’re the partner to help make it happen.

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Sustainable Solutions

With our hands-on approach, enhanced experience leading in-plant operations, driving growth at the Board level, and having been business owners ourselves, we do more than suggest a plan.

We stay the course, working shoulder to shoulder with client teams to:

    1. Implement the plan
    2. Build in accountability
    3. Measure success
    4. Prepare teams to operate independently

Performance Improvement

Business dynamics have never evolved faster. Leading organizations recognize they cannot wait until a crisis arrives to make changes. They need to take a proactive approach to developing their company. Management teams and operational leaders can benefit from an outside perspective to continuously improve performance, drive revenue growth, and improve cost structure. Cascade Partners provides clients with a team that has a broad depth of experience helping organizations evolve.

Our collaborative and proven process has delivered positive, result-driven outcomes for scores of businesses across industries. We work closely with clients to define their needs, goals and expectations. We then collaborate closely with them to implement performance improvement changes to help them realize those goals.

Our Performance Improvement Services include:

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Operational Improvement

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Business Process Improvement

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Lean Six Sigma for Production and Services (Lean Enterprise)

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Supply Chain Optimization

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Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Improvement

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Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

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Leadership Coaching & Transformation

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Interim Management

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Financial and Operational C-Level and General Management

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Operational Due Diligence

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Post-Merger Integration

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Restructuring

The one certainty today is uncertainty. Disruptions resulting from global events and market fluctuations are common. We help stabilize businesses with transformational restructuring solutions designed from a financial and operational perspective. Cascade Partners combines our shop floor leadership experience, financial expertise, and success as C-Suite executives to identify critical challenges impacting a business’ success. Whether leading operations, redefining supply chain or unlocking cash embedded in working capital, Cascade Partners brings hands on leadership to implement necessary changes. When resources are needed, we can provide interim or crisis management and act as chief financial officer, chief operating officer or chief restructuring officer.

We do the heavy lifting

Managing consistent communication, conflict resolution, alignment of interests among stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, secured and unsecured creditors, and communities is stressful – especially when still running day to day operations. We understand that and manage these unique and often delicate interactions. Faced with these critical and perhaps unfamiliar issues, shareholders and debtors need an experienced advisor to help them preserve value, repair relationships with creditors, restructure debt, or if necessary, find a new lender.

 

Our Restructuring & Turnaround Services include:

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13-Week Cash Flow Preparation

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Cash Flow Management

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Creditor and Debtor Negotiation

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Asset Rationalization and Preservation

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Operational Turnaround

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Management Restructuring

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Balance Sheet Restructuring

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Crisis/Interim Management (CFO, COO, CRO)

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Asset and Shareholder Value Preservation

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Asset Divestiture

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Negotiate with Special Assets Groups and Loan Workout Officers

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Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

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New Senior or Junior Lender Identification

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Alternative Finance Sourcing

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Additional Equity (Capital) Infusion Sourcing

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Inventory, Headcount, and Other Asset Rationalization

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Advise Debtor on Unsecured Creditor Matters

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Inventory, Headcount, and Other Asset Rationalization

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Liquidation

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Bankruptcy and Receivership

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Experienced Team

Our extensive experience as investors, board members, operating executives and advisors, combined with decades of experience in operational improvement, restructuring and deep industry knowledge allows us to truly partner with clients and their stakeholders. We quickly stabilize the business, diagnose issues, collaboratively develop an action plan for change and work side by side with the client to implement a strategic plan to drive the best possible outcome. We go a step forward in working with the team to ensure they can continue down the path to success working independently.