Health Business strategy
Whether you’re a health start-up looking to grow or an established business whose sales have stalled, HRA Global is perfectly positioned to help. Getting an outsider’s view from experts in the health and wellness industry allows you take a step back and gives you a sense of perspective on the issues at hand. Together with our knowledge of your business and our wider experience in the health industry, we can provide practical guidance on how to trigger positive growth
Mergers and acquisitions
Many international clients over the past 10 years have entrusted HRA Global to manage their merger and acquisition projects. Together our contacts in the industry and insider knowledge make us the perfect partner for health businesses looking to expand via merger or acquisition. With a great reputation for methodical work, agility, results and confidentiality, we have seen a number of high-profile M&A projects through to completion in a variety of categories.
Conducting health market due diligence is a central part of our comprehensive M&A methodology. Thoroughly evaluating potential opportunities helps reduce the risk associated with high level decision making and increases the chance of long-term success. This process can include assessing commercial factors such as solidity of current contracts, likely future margin composition, reputation of the brand and quality in the trade and perspectives from current and potential buyers. It can also go further to look at the flexibility of assets, likely NPD pipeline, fit of the assets with consumer trends and strategic position of the business against the competition.
Whether you are focused on areas of health which are as diverse as the baby food industry or the sports protein industry, we can help evaluate your options for onshoring – whether that’s finding a contract manufacturer or identifying an empty factory site for a health business. HRA Global can analyse the financial implications of the options available to you. We will take into account transport rates, raw material costs, the investment needed and the effect of exchange rates, so we can recommend a strategy suitable for your manufacturing process going forward. Potential strategies may include dividing your range across a number of contract manufacturers, setting up a Joint Venture, building a new factory or just keeping production where it is. Whatever strategy ends up suiting you best, we can help you see the process through to its ultimate conclusion.
At HRA Global, we know the market and often have a strong working knowledge of potential M&A targets. Whilst it is impossible to fully know how successful a brand will be, our insider knowledge of the industry and our expertise in the health market means we often have good insight into which brands are likely to succeed and which are likely to fail. Using this knowledge, we can advise on potential targets, while taking into account your ultimate business goals.
Contract manufacture search
The experience and knowledge we have in a wide range of health sectors means we hold good working contacts within some of the main contract manufacturers in the UK. Whether it be bottles, tubs, pouches or tubes you need a manufacturer to fill, we can guide you towards the best partner for your needs.
Factory location search
Whether you’re an international health business looking to onshore to the UK or a brand focusing on investing in their own factory, we can help you find potential factory sites regardless of who you are. For this process it’s not as simple as finding an empty site – planning permission, effluent facilities, grant funding opportunities and transportation access as well as various other factors all need to be taken into account. Being experienced in factory operations enables us to advise you on the optimum site for your requirements.
Feasibility and cost modelling
To choose the right option for your business, cost and efficiency is the ultimate factor that needs to be considered before any decisions are made. We know what to look for when evaluating competing options, how to assess feasibility and how to produce accurate cost models. By working with your in-house finance teams or accessing our own associates, we can deliver any technical financial requirements.