Consulting

We help healthy, underperforming and distressed businesses build enterprise value, preserve assets, stop cash burn, increase cash flow/profitability, satisfy obligations, and maximize exit value. Our proven process considers both financial and operational restructuring. We understand the stress as well as the value of consistent communication, conflict resolution and the alignment of interests among stakeholders including secured and unsecured creditors, shareholders, employees, customers and communities.

Our Consulting services include:

Our Proven Process

Define

Your path to success starts by clarifying the desired outcomes your business needs. Getting everyone 100% on the same page with where you’re going, how you’ll get there and how we’ll know when we’re done. We’ll help you build the team, assign member responsibilities, and establish an effective system of accountability to ensure we remain relentlessly focused on execution.

Measure

We’ll work with your team to identify your current performance baseline using facts and data. We will achieve clarity and understanding of the current state of the business, so we know exactly where we’re starting from. We can then measure the effectiveness of each process improvement made, so you always know where you are and, ultimately, when you’ve achieved your goals.

Analyze

From hundreds of successful client engagements, we’ve discovered a universal truth: numbers tell a story. Our team of highly experienced consultants will help you understand and convert your data into creative and effective strategies that build lasting value.

Improve

Execute. Execute. Execute. With your desired outcomes in mind, we’ll help your team implement the most effective solutions to achieve your goals and create measurable value. Our consultants walk with you as you accomplish each objective, ensuring accountability and helping you feel confident at every step.

Control

To help you receive R.O.I. for years to come, we’ll work with your leadership to ensure the new improved processes become part of your business’ DNA. With our help, your performance objectives will be achieved AND you’ll know the team is in place to sustain them.

Restructuring & Turnaround

We help healthy and under-performing businesses increase cash flow, profitability, and enterprise value. We work closely with management to apply leadership techniques and best practices from both a financial and operational perspective.

Performance Improvement

We take the time to educate clients about their options and help them implement their decisions, and we do it in a way that ensures a significant, positive return on investment (ROI).

Debtor Advisory

We help companies experiencing conflict or stress with their senior lender or other creditors.  In many cases, fatigue or tension is the result of a default, substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern, or a forbearance agreement.

Consulting Experience

Our Restructuring & Turnaround Management Services include:

  • Cash flow management
  • Creditor and debtor negotiation
  • Asset rationalization and preservation
  • Operational turnaround
  • Management restructuring
  • Balance sheet restructuring
  • Crisis/interim management (CFO, COO, CRO)
  • Asset divestiture
  • Liquidation
  • Bankruptcy and receivership

Our Performance Improvement Consulting Services include:

  • Working capital management
  • Manufacturing cost reduction
  • Convert fixed overhead costs to variable
  • Cost accounting implementation
  • Capacity and revenue planning
  • Inventory and supply chain management
  • Benchmarking and best practices
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Revenue enhancement/product profitability
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Process improvement

Faced with one or more of these serious and perhaps unfamiliar threats, debtors need an experienced advisor to help them preserve or dispose of assets, repair relationships with creditors, restructure debt, or find a new lender if necessary. Debtors need an advocate able and willing to negotiate vigorously with creditors, without conflict of interest.

BlueWater Partners is different.

We do not represent lenders, nor do we depend on their referrals.  We exclusively advise debtors – business owners, shareholders, boards of directors, and managers.

So, when a commercial loan officer, loan workout officer, or special assets group gives you or your client a list of consultants and encourages you to engage one of them, take a step back.  Choose your own.  Talk to BlueWater Partners before you make a decision.

Our Debtor Advisory Services include:

  • Preserve assets and shareholder value
  • Negotiate with special assets groups and loan workout officers
  • Prepare 13-week cash flow
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Interim financial and operational management
  • Identify new senior or junior lenders
  • Find alternative financing sources
  • Source additional equity (capital) infusion
  • Restructure balance sheet and operations
  • Rationalize inventory, headcount, and other assets
  • Divest underperforming or unproductive  assets
  • Advise debtor on unsecured creditor matters