Mittelstand (SME)

Our Mittelstand team works with privately owned businesses to provide coaching, strategic and operational support to guide our clients through organisational, commercial, financial or operational challenges.

Using our many years of executive experience we help our clients to create sustainable results in optimizing their business performance by improving processes and productivity, in the manufacturing, engineering and overhead functions. In addition, we will work with our clients to enhance their asset management, to reduce their working capital and thus improve the overall liquidity.
Our team supports clients to refine/define their strategic direction and supports them to efficiently manage growth and change. In M&A projects we provide an experienced project management at every stage of the deal life cycle including the post-merger integration process.

Often the organisation and structure of privately owned businesses are not in line with best practice. Our team offer a “QuickScan” of structures, processes and procedures to identify the major risks and opportunities in the business.


Turning Strategy into Action

Delivering a Strategic Plan is a challenge for our clients in today’s fast changing economic and technology landscape. We work with our clients to drive a planned portfolio of operational projects that will drive the prioritised implementation of your strategic vision without putting the business at risk.

Financial Controlling & Treasury

Today’s business environment is driving a demanding CFO agenda. We can work with you to optimise your financial processes and structures to improve efficiency. Improve control and oversight of operations whilst maintaining compliance and audit standards.

Working Capital and Cash Flow Optimisation

Maintaining liquidity and driving operating cash flows is a complex multi-dimensional challenge. We work with our clients to quickly understand the main drivers of cash generation and provide focussed effort to develop improvements to the underlying processes to improve cash management, reduce working capital and improve the cash position.

Manufacturing Operations

We will work with your team to deliver improved performance in manufacturing operations. For example, we can enhance productivity to meet rising demand, improve quality and reduce non-conformance costs, improve equipment utilisation, or rationalise a manufacturing network.

Turnaround & Restructuring

Our turnaround and restructuring team works together with clients facing operational and/or financial challenges. Using a proven systematic approach, we will first use our QuikScan methodology to identify the core issues and determine the viability of Bonum working with our clients deliver the required results. Building on a foundation of a clearly defined program of work supported by agreed metrics, we will provide hands-on leadership and operational capacity to deliver a sustainable restructure or turnaround.

M&A and Post Merger Integration

We support our clients in answering the core question of an M&A transaction: Do the figures and the future technological and market potentials justify the purchase price? How well does the target fit into our client’s culture? Is this a risk to creating value? Can the differences be managed? After execution of a transaction we work alongside our clients’ team to manage the integration process, which allows the management to maintain its focus on the overall operations whilst we focus on delivering the financial benefits of the integration. We also support our clients on transactions from the sell side and assist in joint venture structuring and carve outs.

Client Challenges

Management Challenges

Planning, managing and financing growth

Not meeting the financial targets

Lack of transparency in financial planning and reporting

Align the equity and debt structure to finance our current and future business objectives

Evaluation of investments in assets or acquisitions

Operational Challenges

Improving engineering productivity

Projects that are missing their timeline, quality and or cost targets

Product launch costs are too high.

Reducing non-conformance cost issues to improve manufacturing profitability

Improve manufacturing productivity processes to deliver higher volumes or a greater product mix.

Transfer or consolidate current production into a new location

Increase cash flow and optimise working capital

Increasing the performance of the purchasing department

Reducing SG&A costs