Private equity firms, banks, operators, and the NHS rely upon us for commercial due diligence advice. We help clients, buy, sell, and refinance businesses across a variety of sectors. Our name is well known among lending banks, leading our reports to be used to raise debt and to support refinancing. Private equity firms rely on us to help them acquire businesses as well as prepare them for sale or IPO. Property and asset portfolio investors rely on us to give them comfort in the businesses underlying their investment.
We collect data using techniques we have developed and tested over the past decade. We build web robots to collect industry and market information on a massive scale and use Big Data to draw unparalleled insights. We send in mystery shoppers to collect data about operators and services. Our regular Freedom Of Information requests are placed into a proprietary database which we bring to bear to solve our clients problems. And we collect industry benchmarking data from operators and conduct surveys to empower our market intelligence.
Corporate operators large and small, the NHS, local and central government, and charities, use Candesic to help them solidify their position in the marketplace, expand internationally and/or diversify, protect against regulatory/technology changes and competitor moves, and develop a vision of the future of their industry. We also work for private equity firms to help them develop, monitor, and validate their investment strategy.
Our team is composed of not only experts, but also practitioners. This gives us access to industry figures like no other consultancy. For example, with 7 medical doctors on our healthcare team, we have ready access to presidents of medical societies, top clinicians in every discipline, hospital managers, commissioners, regulators, social workers and healthcare ministers. Furthermore, we use our associate pool of over 150 experts/practitioners across industries to augment our core full-time staff to create world class teams.
Our deep sector expertise and over a decade of working with operator clients has given us insights into what makes operators successful. We help clients streamline their operations, decide what services to offer in which geographies, reorganise management and divisional structure, deploy shared services, and re-invent how they deliver value to the marketplace.
Our core team of 10 consultants have 4 medical doctors, 3 PhDs, 8 MBAs, with 8 Oxbridge degrees between them. Outside Candesic, our consultants hold professorial positions on MBA programmes, lecture in medicine to medical students, advise NHS England, and conduct scientific research at Oxford University. Unlike the big consultancies, our consultants repeatingly work on the same assets in the same sectors, making them true experts. Our clients are ensured to have an expert team from Candesic that can hit the ground running from day 1 and deliver in weeks what takes other months.
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