Cambridge Retail Advisors Announces Private Equity Consulting Services to Maximize the Success of Mergers and Acquisitions

Advisory Services Help Private Equity Firms Identify, Screen and Integrate Retail Acquisition Targets for Maximum Value Creation

Boston, MA – September 30, 2020 – Each year U.S. companies spend more than $2 trillion on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and the failure rate of these transactions has been estimated at 50%-80%, based on numerous studies. The primary reasons for the low success rate of M&A transactions are: failure to match acquisition candidates with the M&A strategy and the optimal way to integrate and create maximum value of acquired companies.

“Each retail acquisition candidate brings with it a unique set of challenges and opportunities,” said Hunter Harris, managing partner at Cambridge Retail Advisors (CMA). “Acquisition success, or at least improving the chances of successful value creation, begins with a clear understanding of your acquisition strategy and the critical success drivers to be evaluated during due diligence and mastered during implementation.”

CRA private equity consulting team helps private equity firms:

  • Conduct an objective due diligence for a 360-degree view of acquisition targets
  • Guide a successful post-acquisition integration
  • Design and build a strategic technology and process roadmap to optimize performance

CRA leverages proven methodologies and deep retail domain expertise to optimize processes and results for several areas, including:

  • M&A Operational Due Diligence
  • M&A Integration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Turnaround
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Brand Re-positioning & Customer Journey Analysis
  • Working Capital Improvement
  • Strategic Information Systems Planning
  • CFO as a Service (CFOaaS)

As part of this new vertical market strategy, CRA is partnering with PE Advisors LLC, a management consulting and advisory practice focused on driving value enhancement for private equity companies and their retail holdings.  “We are thrilled to be partnering with Cambridge Retail Advisors, a trusted partner that we have worked with on many projects over the last decade,” commented  Jeff Warzel, Partner and founder of PE Advisors.

To learn more about CRA’s private equity servicess, contact or call 617-880-9355.

About Cambridge Retail Advisors

Cambridge Retail Advisors (CRA) is an innovative and independent retail store and restaurant consulting firm dedicated to providing superior service and enduring value to our clients. CRA combines its consultants’ deep retail and restaurant business knowledge and cross-functional capabilities to deliver and implement client specific strategy, technology, and process solutions. The firm’s unique combination of industry focus, knowledge-based approach, and rapid, end-to-end solution deployment helps clients achieve their maximum business potential. CRA’s consulting services include:

Strategy                                                Business Intelligence               Business Process Optimization  

Point of Sale (POS)                              Mobile POS                               Store Systems and Operations

Payment Security                                  CRM                                         Customer Experience & Engagement 

Order Management                              E-Commerce                             Merchandise Management

Unified Commerce                                Supply Chain                             Micro-fulfillment

CFOaaS                                                 Private Equity

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About PE Advisors LLC

PE Advisors LLC is a management consulting and advisory practice focused on driving value enhancement for private equity companies and retailers.  We bring a proven methodology of value creation that combines expertise as management consultants with real world C-suite executive experience.  We create value through collaboration, curiosity, and an execution mantra of THINK-PLAN-DO.  Core capabilities include: business strategy, large-scale project management, acquisition integration, supply chain optimization and business process improvement.

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