Avant Advisory Group provides hands-on strategic, operational performance improvement, and financial services that help healthy companies thrive and grow and return troubled companies to solid footing. We are dedicated to middle-market companies in providing the highest quality service to preserve and create value. We are committed to all aspects of finding and driving value whether it be through operational performance improvement or deep turnarounds, financial restructuring, interim management, forensic, investigative, and dispute resolution services, or M&A support.
Big Four CPA-trained and large consulting firm financial and operational experts, former CEOs, CFOs, and other seasoned senior executives comprise our team. Avant delivers the range of capabilities, skills, and acumen needed to transform businesses and transition them forward.
Avant drives value for middle-market companies in the areas of:
Merger, Acquisition and Financing Transaction Support – We bring a dedicated team of experts to ensure informed and wise decision making. As CPAs, Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisors, and former C-suite executives, we know how to help companies maximize value. Whether to obtain new bank or alternative lender financing or preparing a Company for sale or acquisition, we are skilled in M&A and financing support.
Operational Performance Improvement – We drive for “Quick Wins” that maximize value through EBITDA and free cash flow improvement. Supply chain and logistics, LEAN/six sigma, procurement optimization / spend control, working capital management, revenue and gross margin growth, SG&A cost reduction, Information technology services are key areas in which we seek value.
CFO Services and C-Suite Interim Management – As former CFOs and Big Four CPAs, Avant professionals can seamlessly step in to provide hands-on support your team in strengthening internal and external accounting and financial reporting or to prepare a company for public filings. During times of transition, we support existing management or may serve in capacities of interim or part-time CEO, CFO, or other C-suite positions, as needed.
Operational Turnarounds and Debt Workouts – Avant brings a highly expert team of Certified Turnaround Professionals, Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, and former senior executives with the skills to address problematic situations, returning the company to profitability, restoring credibility among its stakeholders, retaining jobs, and maximizing owners’ equity. We develop and implement sustainable workout strategies to which creditors can agree, while protecting our clients’ interests.