Thought Leadership

Will Grocers Succumb to the Current Retail Crisis?

Posted | News, Retail, Thought Leadership 

We’ve recently seen an unprecedented number of retail store closings. Retail bankruptcies in just the first half of 2017 have already surpassed the number of retail bankruptcies for the entire year of 2016. If supermarkets follow in the footsteps of other retail segments, then 2017 could be disastrous. Joining the list of bankrupt companies are […]

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Strengthening the Fundamentals: Critical Building Blocks on the Path to Grocery Success

Posted | News, Retail, Thought Leadership 

With Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods, pundits are speculating what the reaction and next move should be among grocers struggling to survive. Grocers already face intense competition, not only from traditional supermarkets but from a wide-ranging array of other retail channels, including supercenters, warehouse, limited assortment, specialty, discount and convenience/drug stores.  Given the entry […]

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Thoughtful 100-Day Planning

Posted | News, Performance Improvement, Thought Leadership 

Reduce Risk Without Adding Time In today’s competitive M+A market, the push to close deals quickly is stronger than ever. Fewer proprietary deals are on the table and more firms are bidding on each opportunity. As a result, a lightning-fast but still effective buy-side diligence, complete with a vetted 100-day plan, is critical to a […]

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LM+Co Capital’s Q1 2017 Newsletter

Posted | LM+Co Capital, News, Thought Leadership 

2017 is on par with 2016, Albeit with Some Trepidation

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Choosing the Best Road for a Successful Exit

Posted | News, Performance Improvement, Thought Leadership 

You’ve sourced a proprietary deal, invested millions in a company and dedicated countless man-hours throughout the past several years enhancing the business. Now it’s time to sell and realize the return on your investment. But today’s uncertain market is telling you otherwise. In a period defined by low earnings growth, financial sponsors are finding it […]

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LM+Co Capital’s Q3 2016 Newsletter

Posted | LM+Co Capital, News, Thought Leadership 

LM+Co Capital is pleased to present our Q3 2016 middle market update, which highlights the key trends impacting US M+A and Capital Markets activity through the first half of 2016. Overall M+A and asset sales deal flow has slowed in this low-growth earnings environment and private equity firms have narrowed their focus to the purchasing […]

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LM+Co Capital’s Q1 2016 Newsletter

Posted | LM+Co Capital, News, Thought Leadership 

LM+Co Capital is pleased to present our Q1 2016 middle-market update, which highlights the key trends impacting US M+A and Capital Markets activity at the end of 2015 and into 2016. Hampered by the significant fall in oil + gas prices, as well as significant global macro headwinds, deal flow in the US middle-market is […]

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Middle-Market Oil Field Service Companies: Fighting Zombie Loans in the Oil Patch

Posted | Energy, News, Thought Leadership, Turnaround + Restructuring 

Plummeting energy prices have dramatically increased the number of failing middle-market Oil Field Services (OFS) companies. These zombies in the oil patch can’t stem the virus of negative cash flows despite cutting labor costs, operating expenses and capital budgets. They are still trying to operate but often not paying all their obligations to lenders, vendors, sub-contractors, employees and other […]

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Technology in Today’s Retail Environment: Obsolete Organizational Structures and Capability Management

Posted | News, Retail, Thought Leadership 

LM+Co, through its Performance Improvement and Value Creation practice, regularly advises retail businesses struggling with different aspects of four key problems prevalent in the industry today: Disruptive Models and the New Retail Experience Costly and Inefficient Information Technology Poor Customer Data and Business Intelligence Tools Obsolete Organizational Structures and Capability Misalignment The common thread woven throughout […]

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Technology in Today’s Retail Environment: Poor Customer Data and Business Intelligence Tools

Posted | News, Retail, Thought Leadership 

LM+Co, through its Performance Improvement and Value Creation practice, regularly advises retail businesses struggling with different aspects of four key problems prevalent in the industry today: Disruptive Models and the New Retail Experience Costly and Inefficient Information Technology Poor Customer Data and Business Intelligence Tools Obsolete Organizational Structures and Capability Misalignment The common thread woven throughout […]

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