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

Dec - 21

Fort Dearborn Partners advises Foodservice Provider

Fort Dearborn Partners, Inc. served as the exclusive financial advisor to an Illinois-based foodservice provider and refinanced $17,500,000 of debt.

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Jul - 21

Brian Hartford joins Fort Dearborn Partners

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Brian Hartford has joined the firm as a Senior Director.

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May - 21

Fort Dearborn Advises Kanaflex Corporation, USA

Kanaflex Corporation USA (“Kanaflex” or the “Company”) is an industrial hose manufacturer with operations in Vernon Hills (IL), Compton (CA), and... Read More