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Strategic financial resource

Service overview

Comentorise provides a Strategic Financial Resource (“SFR”) service which gives the required mix of financial management and governance, business and commercial mentoring and, corporate finance advice, delivered on a flexible and cost effective basis. The key to this service is delivering to the business the right skills at the right time and appropriate to its stage of growth.

This is a “sleeves rolled up” service and is designed to help the entrepreneur deal with the issue they face right now and also help work strategically to position the business for maximum value.

The service

Key features and typical scope

Example business impact

Financial governance and risk management

Ensuring statutory compliance avoiding unnecessary fines and time spent on corrective action

Providing the highest quality and relevant management information which supports smarter decision making

Ensuring monitoring and compliance with investment agreement terms

Making numbers come to life and of relevance to the management team

Robust business and strategic planning

Challenging strategy and business models

Review and prepare business plans, funding applications, investment memorandum and other documents for the senior team and external audiences

Developing a “smart” financial model that helps entrepreneurs see their vision in numbers, allow scenarios and options to be considered, supports funding and exit plans and help improve cashflow and operational efficiency

Senior team mentoring

Improving the leadership, management performance and motivation of key talent

Investor readiness and leading corporate finance activities

Preparing for and leading fund raising(s), leading acquisitions, managing a  business disposal process, tracking “buyer group”, related deal activity and positioning the business for maximum exit value

Smarter business performance and commercial support

Managing all aspects of company structure at start up and as the business changes including shareholders agreements, tax planning and remuneration planning

Evaluating the commercial benefits of all key decisions and suggesting proven performance improvement solutions

Giving access to our wide network of business contacts

Sounding board, emotional support and independent

Improving the quality of business and leadership decisions including; finance, people, systems, sales and marketing and operational efficiency.

Providing another set of “eyes and ears” for the leaders  and suggesting solutions proven to have worked in other similar situations

Businesses that typically benefit from this service

  • Ambitious growth companies focused on exit
  • Businesses where growth is being hampered by skill gaps in the senior management team
  • Investor backed businesses (VC, Private Equity or Angel funded)
  • High growth start-ups
  • Businesses getting either investor or exit ready
  • Businesses who cannot yet commercially justify full time senior financial resources
  • Businesses who need to manage outsource finance providers
  • Businesses who recognise the value of risk management and corporate governance

Also covers:

  • Commercial Advisor
  • Business Mentor
  • Outsourced FD
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Non-Executive Chairman
  • Business Advisor/Strategic Advisor
  • Investor Ready Advisor