1. Technology Assessment
We provide detailed analysis to evaluate the potential for new technologies within the food industry including ingredients, nutraceuticals, nutrition, supplements and equipment. We provide insight into feasibility, market adoption, regulatory issues, and competitive landscape. Over the past twenty years we have conducted numerous technology assessments in food and food ingredients, supplements, nutraceuticals, and other nutrician related technologies. We have also conducted assessments for new food equipment technologies.
2. Market Assessment
Market assessment includes an evaluation of current and future markets for theclient's existing and potential products. This includes conducting a segmentation analysis of customers as well as understanding the competitive environment.
3. Opportunity Identification
We look at market opportunities for new products and technologies, considering future trends, regulations and competitive landscape. We often help clients find strategic partners or acquisition targets to capitalize on opportunities.
4. Strategy Development
Our strategic planning services include helping clients understand the market opportunities and the gaps that exist within their current capabilities to exploit those opportunities. Many clients find it useful to have us create industry scenarios looking several years into the future. This serves as a guideline for their on-going strategy development. This often involves assembling a roundtable of industry experts and facilitating discussions through our scenario planning process.
5. Due Diligence & Acquisition Support
We analyze the technology portfolio and market position of target companies for private equity investors and corporations evaluating potential aquisitions. We provide key insight that helps investors evaluate true market potential and valuation. We are often used as an independent party to evaluate management's outlook for their business. We also help clients identify potential targets for aquisition based on their product portfolio, intellectual property, core competencies and growth strategy.
6. Technology Management
Many clients seek to understand how their organizational and technology capabilities line up with their goals for entering new markets or shifting their position within the value chain. The client's internal technology management structure often does not adequately support the future direction of the company. The Food Group provides citical insight based on benchmarking industry leaders to guide clients in their management of their technology organizations.