In addition to contributing to AID's regular off-the-shelf publications, our senior
analysts have long acted as strategic advisers and consultants on matters concerning the
current and likely future health of the automotive industry and its individual members in
Europe, the USA, Asia and Japan. AID's consultancy service covers both passenger car and
commercial vehicle manufacturers, its suppliers and their commercial well-being.
Allied to that is the ability to assess, often at short notice, current and future
market and sector developments, including the key issue of future product action from
various industry participants. Such analysis has a strong bearing on the competitive
strength and staying power of individual industry members and their ability to either
flourish or wilt in future years. In short, we are confident in making objective
assessments of likely future winners and losers.
We are able to assess the varied commercial implications of a takeover or merger, be it commercially or financially. This includes likely target lists of willing or desirable partners and identification of advantages and drawbacks, split into short, medium and long term. We can provide input to an in-house team or work alongside external service providers. It goes without saying that total confidentially is guaranteed.
Apart from our specialist knowledge on the industry and strength and weaknesses of industry members, we have the ability to back-up proposed scenarios and "statement on current company health" with factual data, including the analysis of hard-data with salient trends. This calls for extensive and detailed data on market patterns that extends a long way beyond the data quality generally available to non-industry members. Expressed simply, our factual and comprehensive data-base is seen as a key ingredient to any objective assessment. And that, it seems is where AID is streets ahead of most industry consultants. We have been in this fast-moving business for more than 15 years, which, we believe, speaks for itself.
While our investigative health-checks on industry members are fairly searching, backed
up with hard factual data, we do not, however, specialise in a
'searching' and highly
specialised financial assessment. This field, we believe, is best left to fully qualified
financial data wizards. All in all, if the task in hand is split into the two following
distinctive areas of specialisation:
WE AT AID ARE FULLY QUALIFIED, WHEN APPROACHED, TO DEAL COMPREHENSIVELY AND EXPERTLY WITH ALL MATTERS REGARDING THE COMMERCIAL FIELD
Finally, if instructed to undertake an investigation - say, pros and cons of a planned strategic share acquisition, merger, or even hostile takeover - we guarantee total confidentiality.
Why don't you contact us when considering your next autoindustry project?