A UK hospitality company needed urgent and varied support during a period of post-acquisition integration. Our embedded specialists successfully accelerated their project timeline by six months through clear organisation, active listening and a solutions-oriented approach.

Fast facts

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£230 million turnover

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16 acquisitions over 12 months

Implementing finance integration following expanding geographical footprint

Implementing finance integration following expanding geographical footprint

The challenge

Following a number of bolt-on acquisitions to a portfolio company within UK hospitality, a private equity (PE) house identified the need for support in managing a number of priorities requiring urgent attention. These included a range of legacy issues to work through, with external statutory reporting deadlines fast approaching – all against the backdrop of a finance team low on bandwidth and relevant expertise.

The solution

We mobilised a coordinated team of individuals on a placement basis to work alongside the existing finance function. The team was organised on a phased approach to ensure rapid deployment, seamless integration and minimal disruption. We matched the technical and soft skills required to execute a tactical integration project of this nature.

Injecting a proactive energy and taking a solutions-oriented approach was key to success, along with demonstrating empathy for an already pressured department undergoing change.

The results

Our team was able to successfully accelerate the remediation project timeline by six months and help the business get back to business as usual (BAU). Having embedded finance placements also allowed management to focus on meeting their additional reporting commitments to the PE house.

About our team

Our financial accounting advisory services (FAAS) team can help you deliver on business-critical projects by providing flexible, scalable resources, and financial reporting expertise. We collaborate with large corporates, medium-sized businesses, and not-for-profit organisations – working with your finance team to deliver the right outcomes for you.

Emma Davies

Emma Davies