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Newsletter Delville Management November 2014

THE NEWS FROM CLUB DELVILLE

Delville Management donates a large cheque to a charity supported by Sir Richard Needham, the Integrated Education Fund that provides non-segregated schooling in Northern Ireland as a way to combat sectarian tensions.Sir Richard Needham, former First Minister Northern Ireland and former Trade Minister, was our guest speaker at Club Delville’s Breakfast meeting. To read the report written by a journalist present, please click here.

Club Delville now has over 350 members in Europe, of whom around 80 are based in the UK. It is the largest structured network of interim managers in Europe.Members include not only interim managers (mainly interim Managing Directors / CEOs, CFOs, COOs, HR Directors, etc…), but also Delville clients and experts who can support Team Delville (from private equity and firms of executive coaches, lawyers, economists).

Sean Sullivan, a Club Delville member and interim CEO, was recently named Turnaround Practitioner of the Year at the Insolvency & Rescue Awards following his work with a healthcare provider that was rocked by an abuse scandal.During our last breakfast meeting at the London Chamber of Commerce, we congratulated Sean on winning this award. He recounted his story to a journalist present at the event: you can read the interview by following this link.

NEWS HEADLINES

Client survey on interim management – a first!

Delville Management is currently conducting a survey on Interim Management among clients in the UK and Europe. The objective is to identify the emerging trends in the business from the clients’ perspective, also the differences between the UK and Europe, where our profession is often less well developed.  The results of the study will be published next January.

130 assignments completed since 2010

Here’s an overview of some of our current UK assignments :

– CIO to manage the carve out of a financial services business as part of an acquisition– Procurement Director working on the merger of  five manufacturing companies  across Europe to strengthen the procurement organization and deliver short term savings in the non-production spend

– CFO to improve cash flow and profitability for a recently merged international supplier to the oil and gas industry

– FD  to improve management reporting and consolidation for a major manufacturer

– CFO to improve reporting, cash collection and control for a recently merged systems and services company

 

Future events for Q1 2015 – save the date!

Our next Breakfast meeting at the London Chamber
-> Thursday 29th of January 2015

Networking event at the Institute of Directors
-> Wednesday 25th of February 2015

INTERVIEW

Interim Manager, a challenging but exciting profession

The former Managing Director of Prisma Presse and now Senior Advisor, Jean-Pierre Caffin provides a perspective on interim transition management … and the crisis that the press is facing.

CASE STUDIES

-Subsidiary of a major French  services group (sales revenues of €150M, 1500 employees)
-Rapid growth by acquisition
-New ERP implementation floundering in a prolonged crisis.

-Merger of a private equity fund’s Plastic Packaging manufacturing portfolio
-5 companies into one
-£2,6Bn turnover – 6500+ staff

– Worldwide leader in services and products for the oil & gas industry
– 2nd LBO – turnover of 250M€ & 20% EBIT
– Head office in Paris & Finance team in Texas
– The new private equity owner needed support from a financial consultant to improve the financial organisation and processes
Do you want to learn more about our activities? We can arrange a meeting by phone (0203 542 4181) or by email, or by clicking here.

If you want to receive the invitation for the breakfast event at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Thursday 29th of January 2015 at 8.15am, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (0203 542 4181) or by email.If you are currently seeking an executive interim manager, contact Mark Bugeja by phone (0203 542 4182) or by email.