Financial Advisory

MQuad Financial Advisory professionals work with you to cut through the complexities of today’s rapidly changing marketplace. We leverage the knowledge and skills across our global network of subject matter and industry standard experts to develop practical recommendations designed to help you work smarter, grow faster and compete stronger. This is done through our talented people, technical expertise, deep industry insights and our ability to get the job done.

MQuad professionals are working with organizations that are already considering how to have the upper hand in their respective domains and/or when recovery comes.

Are you putting in place the building blocks that will make your organization perform more effectively when the economy recovers? Successful organizations are using this time to transform their business, balancing the critical levers of cash flow — cost, investments and revenue to achieve sustainable business performance.

There are three key aspects to consider.

1. Obtain accurate information to drive business insight:

Any business today needs to have confidence in the data that’s used to report financial results, set future performance expectations, evaluate risk and understand customer interests. By creating standards, disciplines and governance around data that goes all the way down to the item level, and by using technology effectively to access it in real time, business leaders and managers can trust that the information they use to make decisions is as accurate and insightful as possible.

2. Navigate the complexity of business enterprise and make the needed structural changes:

Leaders so often turn to quick wins — concentrating on needs rather than wants — with little regard for their efficacy, lasting impact or unintended consequences. Instead, go below the tip of the iceberg, navigating the complexity inherent in the business, to make needed changes to the business model that can have a lasting impact. Take advantage of technology that can enable the business to run more efficiently. Review the overall people strategy in order to meet future talent and skills requirements. Ensure your procurement process is actually adding value by saving time and costs, rather than creating fragmented purchasing and black holes of spend.

3. Focus on sustainable performance:

Find and retain the skills you need. Build disciplines and processes that allow you to be in control of the business. And understand how to harness risk to your advantage. Be bold. If not now, when will you make major changes that could transform the way that you operate? In the past there was perhaps too much focus on refinancing rather than re-engineering, now is the time to make considered and sustainable change.

Consider the organization as a single unit. It’s not about how to make different functions run more efficiently but how to make the business, as a whole, more efficient over the longer term. Stay the course, embed the right behaviors in your business and look to a more sustainable and profitable future.

Capital markets and accounting advisory

From IPO financing to executing a debt offering to ongoing regulatory reporting, our capital markets team can help you identify new ways to access capital or focus investment where it matters most.

IFRS reporting

Major new IFRS standards for financial instruments, revenue recognition and leasing present significant challenges to preparers of financial statements. Find the latest practical application guidance here.

Financial Advisory

MQuad provide advisory services around mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, restructurings, raising capital, and forensic investigations. We also offer multi-situational capabilities including business modeling, Public Private Partnerships, and infrastructure advisory & valuations.