The agricultural sector is highly cyclical and volatile, often without proper risk controls. Mounting supply and demand imbalances, extreme weather events and tightening monetary policy create a cycle of commodity prices that pose major risk to labor-intensive commodity businesses.
CR3 helps distressed agriculture companies pivot to higher value-added activities and focus on building sustainable businesses. By introducing thoughtful and strategic business plans, CR3 transforms the health of our clients through a process designed to improve financials and mitigate risk. Our thorough assessments analyze cash flow, capital structure, assets, and capex requirements. Working closely and transparently with management to uncover specific operational challenges, we deliver discrete, data-driven, and actionable plans.
Roll-up mergers can create significant value through scale and cost savings, but not all roll-ups perform as expected. Speed of integration may be the most challenging factor when acquiring and consolidating multiple assets.
Ensuring every detail throughout the customer experience, as well as the back office, is executed according to a specific vision can lead to success, but it often means taking on functions internally that the business is not well-positioned to execute, or outsourcing functions that are best performed in-house.
This introductory article is first in a Performance Improvement series. Subsequent articles will isolate and expound upon specific tools and techniques.