Since 2001, this consulting business has focused on leadership, team and organizational agility, a topic that is key to continued success of any organization today, not only in a disruptive environment like Covid-19.
They provide insight and foresight through assessments, coaching, as well as seminars to medium and large enterprises to help them effectively anticipate and respond to a VUCA environment.
Their research-based IP includes a trademarked model that is registered with the US Patent Office.
The sale includes a comprehensive portfolio with an integrated suite of online assessments, tools, guidelines, learning materials, brochures, report templates and more, all built on many years of collected data points. This is a fundamental curriculum toolbox.
Furthermore, the business has an international network of affiliates who provide consulting services to their clients under a revenue share agreement. These affiliates completed a certification process on the methodology and the tools of the business.
The same certification process is also sold to clients for their internal consulting/training arm (train-the-trainer concept).
This business is suited for a buyer that is familiar with the concept of agile leadership and business agility, or someone that provides other consulting services to a similar target group and is looking to add business agility to their portfolio.
In the past, the owners’ consulting services were the main source of revenue. The last few years they have shifted to the affiliate model. With this proof of concept, a more aggressive expansion of the affiliate network is one option to drive future revenue.
Focus on expanding the affiliate network and tailored marketing initiatives are currently not fully capitalized opportunities for growth. Creating an Online on-demand learning platform leveraging the agile model, or adding a subscription based service are other options for expansion.
The large consulting businesses like Accenture, Deloitte, McKinsey have started to increase their attention and on agile leadership and agile organizations, and there are also various kinds of small agile methodology providers. This business stands out from the competitors by its comprehensive library of tools and its deep and broad know-how of the methodology.
The seller is willing to remain with the company as needed to assist in the transition and training of the new owners, or to assist in driving revenue for an extended period.