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


sauerkraut manufacturer with farming operations and olive distributor


construction equipment dealership and construction supplies distributor


designer and contract manufacturer of thermoset and thermoplastic assemblies


producer and distributor of maraschino cherries

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

Apr - 23

Fort Dearborn advises Reliable Knitting Works

Fort Dearborn Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor for the refinancing of Reliable Knitting Works, a $125 Million Wisconsin-based Company.

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Oct - 22

Alice Chan joins Fort Dearborn Partners

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Alice Chan has joined our firm as a Director.

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Sep - 22

Bears Win Season Opener!

Not even the worst flooding in 2 years could stop the Bears from winning their season opener.

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