100-Day Planning

Advancing the right path toward improving the business and creating value from Day One

At a time of rapid change, this process guides businesses through the initial anxiety and potential disruption of an M&A transition.

The transparent, pragmatic goals, detailed action plans, and supporting benchmarks in a 100-day plan enable management teams to respond swiftly to impediments, make “quick wins,” and keep the process moving ahead.

Best initiated during the diligence process, 100-day plans include a combination of quickly achievable wins and longer-term initiatives. All require monitoring and metrics to enable accountability and course corrections to achieve expected outcomes.

Our experience with the dynamics of a newly acquired business gives our clients valuable perspective on creating and executing on 100-day plans.

Data on Day One is king. Ensuring that the right information is available in the right format to be able to produce needed reports, KPIs, and management dashboards enables the business to get started off on the right path

Additionally, our background as business operators enables us to assume finance functions on an interim basis. More often, our engagements mean bringing an increased level of sophistication to the newly acquired business’ processes, driven by the sponsor’s financial objectives and needs.

Acting quickly and concisely is crucial toward getting started the right way. However, we’re also highly attuned to the human element of a transition. Navigating existing relationships, histories, and personalities; being receptive and adaptable to concerns; and acting as an intermediary between sponsor and acquired business is as necessary toward achieving goals as is pragmatic metrics.

Mitigating uncertainty, building confidence, and activating 100-day plans with metrics and diplomacy – it is all necessary toward getting off on the right foot. Our navigation through these efforts is a high-touch approach that improves decisions and mitigates risk in the real world that your business operates in.

Our Expertise

We focus exclusively on M&A and the private equity investment lifecycle: transactions, transitions, and transformations of businesses.
Clients turn to our professionals to identify and solve their most complex M&A finance issues, such as carve-outs and challenging integrations. For more details, download our capabilities brochure.


Evaluating the financial details of a deal — from thoughtful and robust financial due diligence to financial modeling and navigation of capital markets — is key to shining light on an opportunity. Our M&A transaction services help with the granular financial details so our clients can close more deals.

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The post-close transition of a business is a sensitive and critical period in the investment lifecycle. Our M&A transition services can help ensure continuity and implementation with minimal disruption, especially in the finance department.

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Significant change means development but can also introduce risk. Our M&A transformation services help to develop and execute thoughtful strategies that preserve underwritten value while simultaneously de-risking change and creating enterprise value.

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Industry Experience


While consumers demand the latest in technology on their commutes, deal competition is fierce to lead the sector.


Building Products

In an industry where external factors loom large, successful value creation through M&A allows for steady growth.


Business Services

The push to deliver services faster and more effectively to consumers has created an active M&A market.


Consumer Goods

Driven by strong competition, the sector presents increasingly diverse opportunities for deals.


Entertainment & Media

As the industry changes to keep pace with consumers and technology, M&A facilitates the hunt for one-of-a-kind assets.



Under pressure from changing legislature, compliance requirements and consumer needs, healthcare deals must be conducted thoughtfully.



Oil and gas, metals and mining, and power and utilities see strong growth factors driven by innovation and efficiency.


Power & Energy

As the needs for power increase worldwide, new opportunities arise for savvy private equity firms to take advantage of M&A trends.



To better catch consumers’ attention, the industry looks to M&A deals to broaden its opportunities for value creation.



In a sector where business innovation is particularly likely to create value, tech deals need focus and attention to mitigate risks.


Transportation & Logistics

As more companies in the sector consolidate, value creation comes from both expanded offerings and innovative technologies.


Other Industries

Our background in operations, investment banking, private equity, and capital markets makes us indispensable in any M&A deal.