• Market Surveys
An in-depth specific fundamental marketing field research (a market survey – interviews: telephone, interviews, e-mail, location, contacts visiting etc.), focuses on understanding the spending characteristics and purchasing power of the customers, the customer experience of the performance and the marketing mix of your company and the completion, all within the business’s geographic area of operation.
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• Distribution Channels
Presenting channel and distribution options to build a competitive advantage for a business to serve customers, within the business’s geographic area of operation by analysing distribution channel selection factors (type of intermediary, role, liability, reach, skills, costs, service level, customer base, control, other advantages) and capturing (options in) allocation of responsibilities of in-house activities, (licensed) partnerships or outsourcing.
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• Sourcing and Outsourcing
Preparation, selection of potential suppliers and assistance for arrangements in contracting out of business functions (processes), procurement of direct supply chain goods like raw material and production goods, procurement concerning indirect, operational resources such as maintenance and operating supplies, and the high value, project and strategic driven procurement of capital goods and contracting.
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• Business Partnerships
Research into the possibilities and impossibilities (determining factors), based on predefined criteria relating to a specified identity of collaboration between business partnerships on possible areas such as co-shareholder (joint ventures), business services, distribution & logistics, innovation & development, knowledge & information sharing, market & sales, products & services (share product lines), production capacity (outsource).
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• Mergers and Acquisitions
Focused search in order to achieve target objects (list) as strategic management options in buying, selling, dividing and combining of companies within an industrial sector, geographic area, volume, pricing and other selection criteria. We also are able to give a verdict on corporate mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) proposals and valuations.
• Capital Funds & Investors
Examination of the possibilities and impossibilities to acquire additional capital funds to invest in a company with the purposes of furthering its business objectives. Sources of capital investments for fixed assets and/or working capital, can be funded by equity investors, banks, financial institutions, venture capitalists and angel investors. Also, we are able to provide industry sector insights of on ROI’s (return on investment) and their current corporate financing conditions.
• Sourcing Executives & Staff
On basis of an given profile we do pro-active sourcing of suitable management candidates to provide a non-verified long list (25) or short list (5), in which we are also able to extend the search by creating a verified list by contacting and inquire possible interests and personal conditions. Of course, we can also ascertain – if desired – the availability of certain individuals in key role positions of competitors.
• Business Location(s)
Made on given criteria – demographics, building & infrastructure (parking, public transport, ground plan lay-out), competition, local labour availability, future growth options, availability of suppliers & contractors, safety, zoning regulations, finance (additional and hidden costs, taxes, wages, government economic incentives), brand image (appearance, visibility, co-tenancy) – a selection lists of options for a. new real estate development (land), b. short-term or long-term lease or c. purchase of assets including optional (rented or bought) moveable property.
• Investment Research
Providing potential investors insights, data and reports – on specific topics of an industry and business’s geographic areas – for the purpose of the decision making for an investment. We are able to make comparisons, reviews or give a second opinion on business plans, capital needs and financial projections, legal identity and corporate governance, management team and directors (references), competitive edge of product/service, market plans, sales strategy, profit potential, intellectual property (protection) and technology, mitigation of risks and assets. AME offers complete or subtopics advice in investment research.