Corporate and Business Strategy

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Within the vast world of companies and business strategies, ACN's expertise focuses purely on the areas where we are confident we can satisfy our Clients' most demanding needs. Our specialisation in Corporate Strategy revolves around the following areas:

Senior Corporate Management Processes:

defined as the systems and standards used to regulate interactions between the stockholders, the General Assembly and the Board of Directors. These include the roles, modus operandi and best practices for the efficient management of the company governance through the Board of Directors, its Committees and the interaction with its executive team.

Doctrine and Basic Policies of the Business:

we define as such the formulation and/or updating of the company's basic policies, its mission and values, strategic aspiration and strategic objectives, the definition of the SWOT analysis of each business and the Strategic Competitive Advantage. All of this constitutes the cornerstone and the principles that must underpin the Strategic Plans and their application in Annual Plans and Annual budgets.

Analysis and assessment of corporate structures:

in most cases, the businesses are a portfolio of cost/profit centres with different degrees of maturity, potential, profitability and use of the finances and other resources of the Corporation. The other fundamental structure is the organisation of the management staff that serves the company's business structure.

Strategic Planning Management and Operational Planning:

these fundamental Senior Management processes must be adapted to the peculiarities of each business environment. In each case we assist Senior Managers in the preparation, execution, inspection and follow up of these processes. We aim to ensure that these processes are carried out with the highest professional level while minimizing the intervention of external consultants. Formulation of growth strategies: innovation, organic and geographic expansion: each business must grow if it wants to stay "alive".

The growth type must be understood clearly and in each specific case: natural sustainable growth, accelerated growth, 'cancerous' growth, etc. Normally a single company has several strategic options for its growth plan, but with a different particular emphasis on the selected options according to the specific circumstances of each case.

Geographic Expansion:

is an obvious type of growth but identifying where, how and at what speed is an art. At ACN we have more than 40 years of experience in this field, in North and South American countries, in the EU, in Russia and Eastern Europe, in Mediterranean and Middle East countries, in South Africa, Pakistan and India.

Acquisitions, Mergers and Joint Ventures:

constitute another strategy for growth (or for financing growth). However, this is a specialty that requires skill and experience to identify what is worth or not worth doing, when and at what price and what formula should be used. ACN has successfully completed 11 projects of this type, in 8 countries, during its more than 25 years of experience in this field.

Corporate Financing:

our experience lies mainly in the area of determining financial requirements, the assessment of options and the process for the issuing and efficient management of Bonds and Shares. Andorra la Vella - Principat d'Andorra