axiom-e’s view To meet its objective, an organisation needs to have: a clear and realistic strategy – to achieve the vision the financial resources, controls and systems – to see it through the right management team and processes – to make it happen.
axiom-e provides various services Acquisitions Board-level advice and guidance Business planning and control Business plan preparation Company secretarial Fund raising Grooming for sale/flotation Management accounting Strategic reviews
Key services axiom-evaluation: strategic review & due diligence axiom-essentials: for start-ups axiom-expansion: for growing companies axiom-exit: when selling/floating companies The Financial Doctor: focused remedial work axiom-employment: advice on Personnel/HR issues
Examples of clients Internet companies – start-ups Publishing company – funding via DTI SFLG Electronic products company – funding via DTI SFLG World-class powerchair company – Angel funding Manufacturing company – asset finance High-tech University spin-out - £3.8m VC funding Not for profit organisation - £2.0m expansion finance Leading regional recruitment company - expansion Construction company – acquisition and trade sale
Consultants’ experience Qualified and experienced – Chartered Management Accountants – Chartered Accountants – Degrees in accountancy, business and science Sectors – Technology (IT, High tech, Pharmaceuticals, R&D) – Manufacturing (Process & job manufacturing, Construction) – Services (Recruitment, Logistics, Publishing) Experienced Finance Director/Financial Controller – Start-ups and early stage – Small companies (up to £10m turnover) – Medium companies (up to £50m turnover) – Large companies (up to £500m turnover)
Consultants’ achievements From start-up to early-stage Starting several companies – 20 in 4 years Developing small companies – 3-fold growth in 2 years (£2.6m to £8m turnover) – Initiated control & reporting framework – Improved professionalism of Board/Management Team – Negotiated with 3rd parties over financial/commercial issues Fund-raising – Angels, banks & VCs - various amounts up to £5m+
Consultants’ achievements From early stage to trade sale / exit Acquiring companies – over 30 – due diligence – post-acquisition integration Selling companies – to national & international acquirers Floating companies – sales: sold to Lastminute.com – fund raising: £28m raised on AIM (valued £186m) –