Corporate Vision Issue 6

58 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 6 2018 , Based inLondon, Ciesco is a boutique corporatefinance advisoryfirm, who specialise in the digital,media,marketing and technology sectors. Thefirmadvises their clients onmergers& acquisitions andbusiness strategy. Recently, we profiled thefirmaswe looked todiscovermore about their accomplishments, suchas their awardwin inCorporateVision’s CorporateExcellence Awardswhere they received the accoladeDeal teamof theYear –UnitedKingdom. Ciesco are the Boutique Specialists Ciesco is a specialist corporate finance advisory firm, with a leadership team that have unrivalled experience in digital, media, marketing and technology. The team at Ciesco live and breathe these sectors, and unlike most advisory firms, their advice is borne out of their in-depth knowledge of the industry. They are the boutique specialists. The firm advises both entrepreneurs and business managers on growth planning, performance improvement and mergers & acquisitions. Ciesco is highly regarded in the market for its senior level access within the buyer community, globally, and its deep sector knowledge. In addition to this, both the media and marketing sectors are undergoing unprecedented change with the fusion of technology, data, digital and content. Led by practitioners from the industry, the team at Ciesco have deep experience with new media and disruptive technologies which allows them to offer their clients unrivalled market insights. Putting their extensive knowledge in a vast amount of sectors to practice, Ciesco’s core services are designed to provide owners and managers of businesses with independent advisory services. The firm advises their clients on sell-side or buy-side mandates and business strategy. Alongside this, they also advise clients on corporate divestments, MBOs/ MBIs, and work with private equity firms on their portfolio businesses. The result of such commitment to achieving excellence, is that clients choose to work with the team at Ciesco because of their in-depth understanding of the technology enabled media & marketing sector. With their unrivalled market intelligence of the buyer landscape, the firm has the ability to be able to architect unparalleled transactions. One of the services that Ciesco provides is corporate finance advice, which has been tailored specifically to digital, media, 1801CV12 marketing and technology businesses. Ciesco’s deep working knowledge of the developing key trends and companies within the space, differentiates the firm from other advisory firms. Also, their unrivalled market intelligence of these sectors provides them with a strong network of relationships with both strategic and financial buyers. In addition to this, the insights the team possess gives their clients the edge, which allows the firm to intelligently filter and source appropriate targets and partners. These are some of the areas Ciesco provides advice on: • Sell-side and buy-side mergers & acquisitions • Management buy-outs and buy-ins • Divestments and business re-structuring • Strategic partnerships and joint ventures • Fund raising for organic growth and M&A As for one of the other services the firm provides, it is how they specialise in helping clients navigate the complex new world of digital evolution and business transformation. The team at Ciesco supports their clients throughout the different stages of their business life- cycles. Alongside this, they also help their clients to create value within their businesses by providing advice on improving their performance metrics and planning for growth. In addition to this, they deliver these across the four pillars of Strategy, Operations, People and Finance. The firm’s business strategy and consulting services include the following: • In-depth strategic audits • Operational & financial performance improvements • Establishing high performance teams • Competitor analysis & market benchmarking • Optimising the business structure for growth • Market positioning & entry into new service offerings or new markets • Developing value-enhancing exit plans

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