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 performance improvement and restructuring process combines middle market knowledge—including understanding its constraints and nuances—and our operational expertise. This unique combination enables us to rapidly identify and address the root causes of issues—such as a broken balance sheet alerting us to a deeper operational issue.

Whether we’re taking your business to the next level, advocating for you 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 a plan
    2. Build in accountability
    3. Measure success
    4. Prepare teams to operate independently

Performance Improvement

Business dynamics are evolving rapidly. Leading organizations recognize they cannot wait until a crisis arrives to make changes. They need to take a proactive approach to developing their company, whether it be improving performance or business restructuring. 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 you 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 you to define your needs, goals and expectations. We then collaborate closely with you to implement performance improvement changes to help you 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 and out of your control. 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 your 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 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 backgrounds as investors, board members, operating executives and advisors combined with decades of experience with performance improvement and restructuring allows us to be a true partner with you and your business’s stakeholders.

We quickly stabilize your business, diagnose issues, collaboratively develop an action plan for change and work side-by-side with you to implement a strategic plan and drive the best possible outcome. We go a step forward in working with your team to ensure they can continue down the path to success working independently.

That’s what it means to be a partner with Cascade Partners.