Due Diligence Practice

Commercial & Operational Due Diligence

Javelin Group provides a comprehensive and differentiated approach to commercial due diligence (buy-side and vendor) in the retail and consumer sectors.

Javelin Group wins Financial Services Firm of the Year – UK in Corporate Vision’s Financial Services Awards 2016.

Javelin Group wins Best Commercial Due Diligence Practice – UK in the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards 2015.

Javelin Group wins Retail Strategy Consultancy – UK in the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards.

Javelin Group wins UK Operational Due Diligence Team of the Year in the Acquisition International M&A Awards 2014.

finance_monthly_global_award_2014Javelin Group wins Internet & eCommerce Firm of the Year in Finance Monthly Global Awards 2014.

acq5_global_awards_2014Javelin Group wins UK Operational Due Diligence Adviser of the Year in ACQ Global Awards 2014.

As a retail and consumer sector specialist, we go beyond the traditional scope of ‘commercial’ due diligence (market, competitors, customers, proposition). We integrate all elements of value creation and ‘operational’ due diligence (store rollout, digital/online growth, product management, business processes, logistics, IT and MIS) for both buy-side and vendor due diligence.

This provides a comprehensive evaluation of a target or vendor’s market, company, growth plans and management teams. The specialist skills of our functional teams, across the retail value chain, from source to store to customer, enable us to deliver this differentiated approach.

We have delivered critical thinking in more than 75 Commercial & Operational Due Diligence assignments in the past 5 years.

Recent due diligence work has been completed on the buy-side for Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa on the acquisition of Allegro (Polish ecommerce marketplace), LDC on the acquisition of Vital Ingredient, ECI on the acquisition of Imagesound, and TPG on the acquisitions of both Poundworld and Prezzo. On the vendor side we have recently completed work on The Cotswold Company, Long Tall Sally, sofa.com and Fat Face.

Commercial & Operational Due Diligence Diagram

Please see below for commercial & operational due diligence clients, or contact Michael Fine at michael.fine@javelingroup.com or on +44 (0)20 7961 3200 to discuss your requirements.

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Commercial & Operational Due Diligence Practice

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Michael Fine

Director, Commercial & Operational Due Diligence

Michael Fine runs our Commercial & Operational Due Diligence practice. His 20+ years of experience combines investment recommendations for private equity corporate and other investor clients, with strategy and performance improvement work for retailers and consumer goods brands. Recent clients include private equity firms such as KKR, Advent, BC Partners, Bridgepoint and Living Bridge, and retailers and brands such as Matalan, New Look, sofa.com, Timberland, Kurt Geiger, Nike and the Post Office.