Business / Operational Assessment

FDP's business and operational assessments allow us to provide our clients with a clear and unbiased picture of the challenges they are facing.  The distillation of this information allows us to clarify the challenges being faced and assist our clients with the development and implementation of strategies to successfully overcome those obstacles. The challenges could be the loss of a major customer, industry price fluctuations, or other factors impacting the company's profitability.  

Our business and operational assessments include:

  • Finance and cash management
  • Sales and marketing strategies
  • Revenue channel analysis and development
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Production and inventory control
  • Purchasing and procurement, including vendors and sourcing relationships
  • Distribution and logistics

Fort Dearborn also advises secured lenders and other creditors in a variety of circumstances, including prospective lending situations where field audits or underwriting have identified concerns that require a more thorough investigation.

Highlighted Engagements

$65M
Revenue

sauerkraut manufacturer with farming operations and olive distributor

$60M
Revenue

construction equipment dealership and construction supplies distributor

$60M
Revenue

designer and contract manufacturer of thermoset and thermoplastic assemblies

$40M
Revenue

producer and distributor of maraschino cherries

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

Sep - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Motor Distributor

Fort Dearborn Partners served as a financial advisor for the refinancing of a $3.5M Line of Credit and $2.2M mortgage for a $20 million Illinois-based motor distributor coming... Read More

Sep - 20

Jim Sandberg Joins Fort Dearborn

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Jim Sandberg has joined the firm as a Senior Associate.

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Jul - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Private High School

Chicago, IL - Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that we served as exclusive financial advisor to a private high school for the refinancing of $13,000,000 in... Read More