When it comes to making business decisions, we believe that a rigorous, data-driven and fact-based approach prevents top management from making short-sighted choices. Among a panel of professionals with various backgrounds and expertise, ranging from strategy consultants, financial modellers to data scientists or valuation experts, we carefully design a team of individuals to provide you with quantified, precise and relevant insights. We support you and your team in your projects from strategic planning and analysis to effective implementation and measurement of the benefit. Please see below some examples of the types of service we can offer.
Types of services we can offer
Accuracy’s approach to strategy is one based on facts and figures.
Our expertise lies in data-driven quantitative assessments to support your major strategic and/or investment decisions. Whether at corporate or business level, we help you create value for shareholders and shape your executive agenda: detecting market opportunities, reviewing portfolio strategies, quantifying strategic growth options, validating investments and disposals, building or reviewing business plans. We support private equity firms, banks and corporates on acquisitions, disposals and refinancing in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of their transactions.
Customer insights come from massive amounts of disparate data. We believe that marketing and sales can strongly benefit from advanced analytics. From strategy to back-office operations, from customer segmentation to product assortment choices; our teams are dedicated to leveraging and translating these data into acquisitions, upsell/cross-sell opportunities, loyalty or retention initiatives, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of your sales investments. We can provide you with data-driven strategic plans and concrete tools for marketing and sales, including prediction models, simulators, metrics and processes to measure impacts.
Over the past decade, risk management experienced dramatic transformations in many industries. Regulation requirements suggest this trend will continue in the future. We assist our clients with the impact of these new regulatory requirements and help them to better manage market volatility and liquidity risks. Whether you are a financial institution or a corporation, through the implementation of advanced statistical models, our teams can help you manage and optimise your risks such as the credit process from origination to monitoring, treasury management and balance sheet risks in trading operations or compliance with regulatory requirements.
We are finance experts with extensive experience in transforming finance functions into value-creation units that act as a strategic partner to the business, going beyond standard reporting and providing answers to questions raised by decision-makers in every part of the organisation. We work with CFOs on top-of-mind areas of interest, including financial strategy, balance sheet management, finance function operating model and risk and crisis management. The rigour of our analytics and our fact-based approach to planning allow business leaders to make more informed and more robust decisions.
Our best-in-class analytical rigour can help transform your processes and build new capabilities in your operations. In the areas of manufacturing, procurement, supply chain, service operations or capital projects, our data-driven approach applied to your processes aims: to enhance quality and productivity (for instance, in production planning and scheduling or optimising the supply chain); to identify cost-savings and areas for optimisation (price negotiation and volume-pooling strategies, models and metrics to track results); to meet shifting market demand; to develop and design new customer services; and to maximize the return on capex investments.
Digitalisation projects often require reassessing corporate goals and strategy, adapting organisations, redefining roles and responsibilities and setting up a solid change management to ensure a rapid and smooth adoption at all levels. The in-depth knowledge of corporate needs coupled with modeling and development capabilities enable Accuracy to accompany the digital projects within your organization, from the initial idea, the designing of new frames to the quantified improvement. Our agile approach ensures an efficient deployment within your organization – from data collection to iterative development of easy-to-use tools, from data processing to team training.
When you are considering the sale or transfer of intellectual property (IP) or wish to protect IP assets, we provide a precise and independent valuation of such assets, e.g. trademarks, patents, licences and other IP rights, in various industries.
Cross-border restructuring processes may give rise to transfers of shares, intellectual property (IP) and other (intangible) assets. To support the transfer of such assets at arm’s length, we provide independent valuation reports of these assets to our clients, aiding them in their discussions with domestic and international tax authorities.
In value-to-size industries, costs synergies are considered one of the major benefits arising out of mergers. In order to confirm the potential of a major M&A operation, it is essential to value the potential for medium-term cost synergies precisely.
For S&P 500’s boards, cost synergies are more tangible and easy to secure than expected revenue synergies; they are a major driver of their Go / No Go decision.
To assess cost synergies, we build a multi-disciplinary team composed of industry experts as well as economic and financial experts.
We work on both bottom-up and top-down sizing methods to provide as much comfort as possible to the board of Directors. We source critical information from industry experts to challenge and strengthen our modelling.
Our work enables directors to make and back their decisions at an early stage of M&A operations. We can then assist them throughout the transaction process, via due diligence engagements and valuations, or through SPA and post-integration issues.
The Blockchain ecosystem is moving fast, presenting a treasure trove of opportunities, but it is hampered by major risks that need to be managed.
Blockchain has become an unavoidable subject for deciders and investors. While complex, it holds the potential to revolutionise our way of life on a scale not seen since the creation of the internet, and economic players cannot ignore it. It represents a world of opportunities, be it through making systems more fluid and rational or opening up new markets and investment opportunities. Still in its infancy and developing its structure, the Blockchain ecosystem and the crypto-asset market should be approached with caution and rigour, with rationality and expertise.
We capitalise on our specialised Blockchain knowledge centre, with a multidisciplinary approach combining technology, economics, finance and strategy. We aim to build the bridge between the traditional economy and new Blockchain innovations, all while assisting our clients – corporates, financial institutions and investment funds – in taking advantage of these strategic changes. We also work side by side with start-ups with tremendous potential, which have already started to redesign the future.
Our team, composed of recognised experts with in-depth knowledge, has worked on various projects and has written the following book: “Blockchain – vers de nouvelles chaines de valeur”.