In this case study, an investment bank engaged CPL Business Consultants to carry out commercial and technical due diligence on a company in animal feed and aquafeed additives. CPL’s insights were used to come to a fair valuation; the transaction was successful and completed in a timely manner.

In this project, the client was a group of banks financing a target company with products familiar to CPL. These included feed additives for livestock and aquaculture as well as artemia and brine shrimp breeding stocks.

CPL staff acted as expert analysts for technical and commercial due diligence, evaluating the credibility of the animal feed and aquafeed business plans and the likelihood of the projected sales being achieved. We also participated in management meetings and site visits, making observations and posing technical and commercial questions.

During the due diligence process, CPL reviewed the business plans for animal feed and aquafeed additives, and all specific comments relating to these were incorporated into the Data Review provided to the client. The report provided specific and general information pertaining to risks that might have been associated with the target’s activities.

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Animal Feed and Aquafeed Due Diligence

Comments on Assumptions for Business Plans

  • Business Plan Review and Sensitisation by Product

Principal Findings and Conclusions

  • Main Observations

General Risks Associated with Activities in Animal Feed and Aquafeed

  • Overview of Animal Feed and Aquafeed Additives Portfolio
  • External Risks
    • The EU
    • The US
    • China
  • Internal Risks
    • R&D

Risks for Aquafeed, Aquaculture Ingredients and Supplies Business Unit

  • External Risks e.g.
    • Competition
    • Dependency
    • Markets
  • Internal Risks e.g.
    • R&D
    • Staffing
    • Raw Materials

Risks for Animal Feed Additives Business Unit

  • External Risks e.g.
    • Competition
    • Risk of Competitors Copying Product and/or Branding
    • Growth in the Organic Market
    • Maintaining a Global Image
  • Internal Risks e.g.
    • Customer Profile
    • Product Portfolio
    • Risks Associated with Toll Production
    • Staffing
    • Risks Associated with Raw Materials

Contact Reports

  • Contact Report Summary
  • Contacts in Animal Feed and Aquafeed Additives

Overview of the Animal Feed and Aquafeed Additives Market

  • General Points
    • Legislation
    • Acidifiers as Antibiotic Replacers

Notes and Questions to Management

  • Questions to Raise in Management Meetings

Relevant Recent News e.g.

  • Competitor Activity
  • Regulatory Changes

In addition to this project on animal feed and aquafeed, CPL has worked on many other due diligence projects e.g. in protein, compound feed, premixes and additives. Have a look at our Introduction and Brochure for a description of our consultancy work.

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