Our clients view us as part of their team, helping with the big decisions by giving honest and impartial advice.
Is your businesses strategic plan sitting in a drawer gathering dust? Or are you winging it with no formal business plan at all, as most family owned and privately owned business do?
Businesses that go to the effort to formulate a professional strategic plan, set clear strategic goals and then map a very clear strategic course of action to achieve them, are those businesses that succeed.
Having helped hundreds of businesses achieve success, we know the ingredients of a winning strategic plan and how to ensure involvement of all critical players in the business.
Over time we have developed our own unique and proven step-by-step strategic planning approach. This not only brings structure to an otherwise complex, and sometimes confusing process, it also ensures the optimal use of your team’s valuable time as well, and delivery of the most practical and easy to apply solutions.
Once your strategic plan has been formulated, you’ll also benefit from our considerable practical experience to help you implement your strategic plan on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that it adds maximum value to your business.
We will always be on-hand to offer on-going support and advice to you and your leadership team, and to make revisions and updates to your business strategic plan and direction when required, or when circumstances change.
In this age of technology and information, we have more business data than ever before. Yet too many business decisions are made on gut-feel or “common sense” rather than being base on facts and evidence.
At MVP Financial we have worked with hundreds of businesses helping them formulate their financial budgets and forecasts and make sound, evidence-based decisions by looking at what the numbers say. So if you’re about to make a big decision, we can “run the numbers” and look at the financial implications of various decisions, no matter how complex. We can then help you assess the impact of these scenarios on your business’s strategic plan and help you identify the best way forward.
Furthermore our team is also very experienced in running financial due diligence exercises, playing out financial what-if scenarios, building complex property and other project financial models and conducting company valuations.
We want you and your business to be as successful as you can be, so we’ll make sure you’re informed before making important decisions, and that you understand all the options and the likely financial outcomes in your business strategy, business transaction or project.
Early planning of how you’ll exit your business is the best road to a smooth transition to the next phase of your life. Plus a clear succession plan will maximise the value of your business as it shows how your business can operate without you.
Whether you’re looking to sell-up or hand-over to the next generation, a carefully thought out business succession plan means you’ll maximise the fruits of your hard work over the years and leave on the best possible terms.
At MVP Financial we have considerable experience and a proven track record in helping business owners exit their businesses seamlessly, with minimal stress, whilst maintaining the value of the business. We also have significant expertise at mentoring the successor to ensure a smooth handover to help them get quickly up to speed and manage the transition process with all business stakeholders.
We prefer to use the term ‘high-level’ business coaching and business mentoring as we’ve come to believe that business coaching is a very over-used term, and quite often a service offered by people not suitably qualified to do the job.
We offer a one-on-one, very hands-on, business coaching and business mentoring service which aims to help you through challenging or unique business circumstances by drawing on our considerable and varied hands-on business experience and academic knowledge.
Our high-level business coaching and business mentoring is designed to help business owners through some of the most challenging situations and provide you with practical real world solutions to improve your business and support you in implementing your business strategic plan.
Our knowledge and experience means we can help make the very complex aspects of business seem far more simple, to not only help you formulate an outstanding business strategic plan, but also a step-by-step action plan to implement that strategy.
We will in essence become part of your leadership team, helping to bring focus, implement effective structures, policies and procedures to systemise your business, helping you take it to the next level.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a business, merge your business with another, restructure your business and ‘spin-off’ part of it, introduce new shareholders into your business, or recapitalise (refund) your business, then we would strongly suggest that going it alone is never a good idea.
Here at MVP Financial we have considerable experience in this area and can help you secure the best outcome for your business. We can provide an independent and impartial assessment of the potential opportunity you are considering. This includes everything from evaluating your strategic options, carrying out a professional valuation of the opportunity, designing and facilitating the most appropriate funding options, assisting in the negotiation process, and the conclusion of the legal requirements and documentation.
We can then also assist in the post-transaction implementation process, which from our experience has a significant impact upon the future success of the transaction.
Up to 80% of all new businesses fail within the first 5 years. Furthermore, in their natural lifecycle businesses face one challenge after another, some of which can threaten their continued survival.
Dealing with a business in crisis is an extremely emotional challenge for the business owner and leadership team. Our considerable experience in this area has shown that business owners and leadership teams in crisis very often don’t know what to do, are too close to and emotionally invested in the business and its people, which significantly reduces their ability to make sound business judgements, assessment and extremely hard decisions.
Often business owners and leadership teams in crisis situations loose self-confidence in their ability to make the right decisions, and very often in the case of family owned businesses we see considerable stress, fear and at times potentially damaging family conflict. This all leads to a complex cocktail of different business dynamics.
At this stage to ensure survival of the business you need expert, impartial advice from an independent 3rd party to quickly take control of the situation and stabilise the business. Once stabilised, and pulled back from the brink of business failure, only then can the business owner and leadership team focus on turning the business around and getting it back onto a sustainable path to good health and profitability.
At MVP Financial we have proven business rescue and turnaround skills and extensive experience of working with businesses in crisis. We have practical ideas and strategies to quickly turn those businesses around and get them back to good health.
Having worked with hundreds of businesses we are no longer surprised to learn that a new client business is delivering very poor net after tax profitability, or worse still has been constantly delivering a loss for a number of years.
Add to this the reality that most family owned and private business owners complain of working too hard, working long hours, experiencing too much work stress and not having the work-life balance or lifestyle they had hoped for. Ask yourself why do you do it? What are you going to do differently to change the situation? And how can you improve the business performance to improve profits?
Our experience shows that often a business can plod along year after year, never delivering the financial results and reward the business owner-managers had hoped for, and simply wearing the business owner and management team down under workload and work-stress. Under these circumstances management spends a considerable amount of time worrying about and managing cash-flow from one period to the next, rather than working on the business in a focused effort to achieve growth, and increased success.
To put it very bluntly, this typically occurs because the business-owner and management team do not have the required business knowledge and experience to improve the business and ‘take it to the next level’ – often referred to as professionalising the business. They simply don’t know what needs to be done, in what order of priority and for what reason.
This is an area that MVP has considerable experience in, and when clients take our input and guidance they almost always experience notable improvement in their business results very quickly.
We will conduct a thorough assessment of your business, develop a professional business improvement plan and then advise and help you in implementing that business improvement plan.
As all companies, both non-ASX listed companies and ASX-Listed companies, develop, experience change or engage in transactions, developments or opportunities, they will most often require additional funding, which typically comes in the form of debt funding or investor equity funding.
MVP has extensive experience in raising debt and equity funding for both private and ASX listed companies. Our team has considerable knowledge and experience in working with companies to get you investor ready, from the clear articulation of the business strategic plan, formulation of the financial forecasts, the formulation of a professional valuation, the drafting of professional Investor Information Memorandums or Prospectuses, the facilitation and management of the ASX IPO process, right through to the raising of suitable funding from our extensive investor network. Our team also has considerable experience in sourcing and structuring suitable debt funding.
“MVP’s support has been instrumental in the development of our new strategic plan.”
“The MVP Capital team helped and nurtured us to dream big and realise that our accomplishments are only the size of our own belief systems.”
"Our experience typifies MVP’s professional, no nonsense commitment in getting the job done for its clients."