Lansdowne has in-depth industry expertise from our track record of successful consulting projects and the long-term experience of our partners and consultants in leading positions at global industry players. In addition, our global network of subject matter experts and advisors consists of senior executives and managers from leading corporate players across an array of industries.
In addition to our industry expertise, we are specialized in supporting the Private Equity Sector and offer a seamless portfolio of consulting services along the entire transaction value chain for both strategic and financial investors.
Our focus sectors are listed below:
Of the many automotive trends guiding us towards 2020, four key issues stand out. Each one requires an urgent and proactive response from any player intent on securing a successful future in this intensely competitive market:
- Rise of alternative power trains
- Autonomous driving
- Geographical shift of major sales growth and production capacities to emerging markets
- Further increase in the number of car models, segment proliferation and customer behavior change
How can Lansdowne help?
Lansdowne’s senior team has a solid track record of designing and implementing successful solutions for the world’s leading automotive companies. Lansdowne is a preferred partner for leading global automotive firms due to our deep understanding of the industry’s fundamental business and financial issues as well as profound customer insight. Lansdowne Partners Simon Dorris and Christian Boettcher are regular contributors on automotive issues for major media outlets, such as the BBC.
In today’s challenging times, Lansdowne offers the highest level of automotive industry expertise and world-class capability to add value to your organisation. We provide a full range of consulting services to automotive entities, such as:
- Market entry strategies
- Supply chain development and optimisation
- Dealer relationship management and optimisation
- Initiation and implementation of asymmetric (R&D)-partnerships
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Lansdowne Consulting is the ideal partner for private equity and venture capital firms. Our team’s long careers in international, strategic consulting, M&A expertise and deep industry insight across multiple sectors enables us to support your investments across the entire lifecycle.
Our wide range of services includes commercial / technical /red flag Due Diligences, investment portfolio optimization, 100-days planning, Post Merger Integration and restructuring support for struggling portfolio companies.
What makes Lansdowne unique is that we leverage the experience from our own entrepreneurial activities, including the acquisition of special situation companies. This competence is one of our key differentiators and offers significant value add to our clients since we understand first-hand the investor’s perspective and the specific challenges they face.
The traditional energy and process industries (chemical, petroleum, gas, paper, steel and metal processing) are characterized by high capital requirements, a cyclical global market environment, intensifying competition from emerging countries and increasing resource scarcity. As a consequence, the sector winners will be those companies with the greatest flexibility and adaptability to the market challenges.
Corporate Strategy & Transaction Support
Lansdowne Consulting has acquired deep expertise in the process industries through numerous projects and line management roles with leading sector companies and their key customers and suppliers. This enables us to develop holistic strategies and measurable solutions for our clients’ most pressing challenges. Clients entrust us not only with growth strategy development, but also tap into our support for mergers & acquisitions and strategic investments.
Cost Reduction and Working Capital Improvement
One of Lansdowne Consulting’s core competencies is the design and implementation of cost reduction programs for the process industries. This includes working capital improvement, strategic sourcing of direct and indirect goods and services, and productivity improvement.
The retail industry has experienced a progressive revolution since the late 1990’s due to changing consumer shopping habits and alterations in the competitive landscape. The impact of this shift has been a major upheaval among established store-based retailers who have become the targets and increasingly the victims of the four key trends and “unstoppable forces”:
- Large Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
- Hard Discounters
- Remote Shopping (Internet & Catalogue)
- Electronic Market Places & Second-hand Market
How can we help?
Lansdowne’s focus is on supporting and guiding retailers to face up to the four “Unstoppable Forces” and develop solutions to ensure their long term competitive advantage through innovative business models.
Our retail team is composed of deep-rooted retail experts and industry executives with wide ranging experience across the entire spectrum. Lansdowne’s consultants have worked for more than 40 leading retail and consumer companies and have delivered in excess of 120 projects. Our deep expertise covers the entire retail spectrum including strategy, customer loyalty, format mix, category management and operations:
Lansdowne helps industry leaders in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) sectors to tackle CEO agenda issues ranging from value growth strategies to operational improvement. Our TMT experts work with the client’s leadership team and frontline managers to develop new capabilities and approaches – and then ensure they are applied effectively to create real-world results. Over time we have developed these abilities into a suite of profit and performance improvement products that have helped some of the largest players in the sector become more successful.
Lansdowne helps industry leaders in the liberalized and converged telecommunications industry to develop value adding growth strategies with above market performance. Moreover, we support our clients to improve the customer experience, increase revenues and cost positions and design optimal strategies and organizational structures to achieve future growth in their core and adjacent markets.
Lansdowne supports media players with the ever evolving digital revolution with innovative and value creating business models and strategies to leverage their core assets. We provide our clients with end-to-end support to implement these strategies and achieve operational excellence.
Lansdowne collaborates with leading vendors and developers in the fast changing technology industries, particularly with providers of telecommunication equipment, handsets and customer premises equipment, consumer electronics and IT services. We design and implement optimal and tailor-made “Go-to-market” strategies to help our clients achieve sustainable and long lasting market success.
Our Government practice builds lasting relationships with the world’s leading public sector organisations by helping them to address their most urgent and complex challenges. By offering our clients project teams that combine deep public sector experience with functional and situational expertise, we have successfully transformed the effectiveness and efficiency of public institutions, enabling them to better fulfil their mission to the public.
The scope of our engagements is broad, ranging from high level design to implementation. At a strategic level, our role focuses on direction setting, creating pragmatic and achievable delivery roadmaps and ensuring the right team is brought to bear on the delivery challenge. We then roll up our sleeves for the implementation and drive towards a result working as one integrated unit with our client, doing whatever is required for success and responding flexibly to the challenges and roadblocks we may encounter along the way.
Our recent work has focused on three areas:
- Designing and implementation cost reduction initiatives across the public sector
- Ongoing transformation and efficiency drive across government
- Leveraging big data for more efficient and improved government services
- Emerging state-building challenges in the international development community