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Our services accelerate businesses and improve company valuations

We do not stop at the planning stage. The essential value-add for clients of 2i international is our clear focus on realizing tangible and measurable operational results. In 90% of our assignments 2i international is not only involved in assessing the status quo and establishing the transparency required, but also in the elaboration of concrete implementation concepts and their operational realization.

Our customized services, individually or in combination:

  • address the key business execution demands

  • improve performance

  • manage business risk

  • exceed ROI expectations

 

The improved results of clients and venture partners are our measurement of success.

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Key success factors

  • Transparency

  • Methodology

  • Execution

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Clear process

  • We work along a clear process

  • No surprises

  • Tangible results

Business critical aspects

  • Health check

  • 7S model

  • Hard and soft facts

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Integrated execution

  • Top 5 program

  • Strategic layers

  • Operational layers

 

Three key success factors for operational excellence 

Investors/shareholders/supervisory board members do not always have the full picture of the current situation of an investment, mainly due to time constraints. With 2i:

 

  • gaps between shareholder/investor expectations  and the current/planned company situation are decreased.

  • relevant and comprehensive information is provided in board meetings.

  • information about critical issues are highly specific and allows room to act instead of react.

  • the focus is not only on financials, but also on other important areas (e.g. HR-issues).

  • target group-orientated presentation of information and data are submitted.

2i tool box:

HEALTH CHECK ASSESSMENT

  • Definition of scope and expectations of engagement as well as initial situation together with management, investors and third parties.

  • Operative due diligence assessing status quo of company and recommending roadmap for benchmarked based improvement.

  • The standard HealthCheck  includes a full 360° assessment for a complete view on the company.

  • Optional we offer a pre-packaged SmartCheck  on already identified areas of concern (Market and Sales, Structure and Organization, Strategy).

  • Duration of a full 360° HealthCheck  is usually between 4 to 6 weeks from first contact to delivery and results in a report of approx. 30 to 50 pages. 

for balanced decisions on the necessary steps

1. Transparency

  • Status quo of the company

  • Operational improvement / optimization program

  • Exit positioning and timing

The management team can not always provide the expertise to cover all critical areas. Day-to-day issues require full attention, which means there are fewer resources for Operational Excellence. With 2i:

 

  • (re-)structuring and growth issues are addressed together.

  • management focus is on most pressing issues, not just on routine issues (80/20).

  • relevant dependencies are not overlooked.

  • necessary conclusions are communicated.

  • there is enough profound know-how to manage the process of change and both its sensible and critical aspects.

2i tool box:

TOP 5 PROGRAM

  • Based on the findings of the HealthCheck, the most relevant issues are defined along the business strategy with investors and shareholders.

  • Powerful structure to focus on core measures (80/20) and to ensure a stringent and sustainable implementation.

  • Calculated EBIT per project.

  • 2i sets up detailed implementation plans and provides the necessary execution capability.

  • Engagement is based on committed milestones, not on budgeted man-hours.

for structuring and managing the necessary next steps and the related change process

2. Methodology

  • Change process

  • Proven tool box

  • Best practice

  • Focus & prioritization

Investors/shareholders/supervisory board members do not always have the full picture of the current situation of an investment, mainly due to time constraints. With 2i:

 

  • gaps between shareholder/investor expectations  and the current/planned company situation are decreased.

  • relevant and comprehensive information is provided in board meetings.

  • information about critical issues are highly specific and allows room to act instead of react.

  • the focus is not only on financials, but also on other important areas (e.g. HR-issues).

  • target group-orientated presentation of information and data are submitted.

2i tool box:

EXECUTION POWER

  • The current management often does not have the resources or needs specific senior expert support to execute the necessary measures successfully, which are defined in the TOP 5 Program.

  • 2i will provide specialized senior resources and can also take over management functions for a limited time for defined tasks if needed.

  • 2i provides proven operational and strategic experience to manage the downside as well as the upside in an efficient and powerful way.

  • 2i takes over the responsibility and guarantees to achieve the goals.

for implementing the strategy and achieving strategic / operational goals

3. Execution

  • Solve business challenges

  • Improve company performance

  • Increase the company value

 

We work along a clear process - no surprises for the parties involved

1. Investor / Shareholder Briefing

     Duration: 1 - 2 weeks

  • Initial information from the investors/shareholders.

  • Understanding of goals and relevant parameters.

  • Agree on process and next steps.

2. Assessment Phase

  • 360° Health Check or

  • Focused Smart Check

     Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

  • 360° view of the company.

  • On site.

  • Structured interviews with management and key employees.

  • Assess and analyze existing documentation.

  • Customer references as needed. 

DELIVERABLES:

  • Crisp report.

  • Clear view on the company situation and action fields.

  • Proposal on next steps.

3. Set Up Execution Program

     Duration: 1 - 2 weeks

4. Execution Phase and/or

    Continuous Coaching

     Duration: Depending on the situation

  • Based on assessment results.

  • Target definition.

  • Agree on key action field sand milestones.

  • Define role of 2i international for the execution phase.

  • Align view of management and shareholders.

  • Ensure execution.

  • Measurement of controlling mechanisms.

  • Focus and sustainability.

  • Coaching of management.

  • Clear status reporting to management and shareholders.

  • Program handover to management.

We deliver tangible results

Find here an example selection of projects we did:

Investor/Shareholder Briefing

Health Check (360° Company Assessment)

Top5 Program

Execution Phase

Continuous Coaching

  • Carve out of BigData media company from
    t-online

  • Turnaround of existing business EBIT positive

  • Holding COO Position

  • Business Case modeling

  • Exit: Strategic Business Owner in Deutsche Telekom AG

Investor/Shareholder Briefing

Health Check (360° Company Assessment)

Top5 Program

Execution Phase

Continuous Coaching

  • New positioning, value proposition and growth strategy

  • Higher quality and shorter development cycles

  • Improved forecast and controlling systems

  • Increased sales of products and services

  • Holding CEO and Supervisory Board Position

  • Exit: Lexmark (>70Mio.€)

Investor/Shareholder Briefing

Health Check (360° Company Assessment)

Top5 Program

Execution Phase

Continuous Coaching

  • New organization, new processes and performance metrics

  • Redefinition of Sales Execution Strategy

  • Increased transparency and knowledge sharing

  • Significant revenue increase (>20%)

Investor/Shareholder Briefing

Health Check (360° Company Assessment)

Top5 Program

Execution Phase

Continuous Coaching

  • Engineering Management-Buyout and Reduction # of Shareholders

  • Business Planning and Simulation Model, incl. SAAS modeling

  • Holding a Supervisory Board Position

  • Attractive Exit: Hospitality Tech Holdings LLC

Big Data media company

DMS software company

Network components company

B2B software company

 

The Health Check is generally executed along the 7-S Model and takes care of all business critical aspects.

The Health Check covers not only HARD FACTS but also – equally important for company success – SOFT FACTS.

STRATEGY

  • Business strategy

  • Operational strategy

  • Resource and capability allocation

  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions

COMPANY

SKILLS

  • Market & competition

  • Productportfolio

  • Customer structure

  • Sales/customer service

  • Businessdevelopment

  • SW development / SW quality

  • Marketing online / offline

  • Targeting / next best activity

STRUCTURE & ORGANIZATION

  • Organization in general

  • Reporting lines and working relationships

  • Decision making

SYSTEMS &

PROCESSES

  • Infrastructure, systems and processes

  • Process strength

  • Process coverage by IT-systems 

  • Ability to adapt / develop processes and systems

  • Business planning/controlling

  • Project management

SHARED VALUES

  • Common mission and vision to get there

  • Founding values

  • Innovation and Learning

  • Management culture and behavior 

  • Company / team culture and behavior

  • Internal communication, knowledge distribution and information sharing

  • Improvement cycles

  • Process usage

STYLE &

CULTURE

STAFF

  • Strengths / weaknesses

  • Capability / resource gaps

  • Staffing needs

  • Management leadership skills 

  • Focus: C-level and 2nd manage-
    ment level 

 

The Top 5 Program is our execution framework that separates the different strategic and operational layers.

Based on the findings of the Health Check, the Execution Strategy is defined along the strategic and operational needs together with the management and the investors/shareholders.

VISION &

MISSION

LONG & MID TERM

STRATEGY

EXECUTION STRATEGY

OPERATIOINAL GOALS &
OPERATING SYSTEM

          TOP 5 PROJECTS          

  VALUE SYSTEM (STYLE & CULTURE) / ORGANIZATION  

Integrated Execution Framework

  • Targeted approach and individual attention for each different layer in terms of methodology and involved parties.

  • Ensures effective connection between strategy and operational execution.

  • Starting point NOT always top down:

  1. Address „quick wins“

  2. Embed all activities in an integrated approach that covers all layers

  • Powerful structure to focus on core measures (80/20) and to ensure a sustainable implementation.

  • To ensure sustainable results, any resulting change program must typically be supported by an IT workstream