M&A DUE DILIGENCE

While extensive due diligence services exist addressing areas from finance to operations, Nottingham Spirk is the only firm to examine an organization's growth potential exclusively through the lens of innovation.

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The Missing Piece in Your Due Diligence Effort

Innovation is critical to the success of your potential acquisition.

Among current firms and offerings across industries, due diligence efforts during the M&A process do not effectively examine, envision and enact the innovation potential within organizations. Nottingham Spirk's innovation-focused due diligence process rigorously uncovers opportunities for impactful market disruption.

Innovation Uncertainties

The due diligence process is typically an underutilized opportunity to strategically address innovation uncertainties and envision a clear path forward. Uncovering an organization's capacity to innovate is critical to assessing its growth potential. Innovation is complex and ambiguous. It takes significant effort to effectively implement innovation in an ongoing, sustainable manner. Organizations must confront and navigate the questions below to maximize innovation value creation. 

Questions we help answer:

  • What does it mean to innovate?

  • Who leads innovation?

  • What qualities, characteristics & skills are needed?

  • Who funds innovation? 

  • What are the critical opportunities to innovate?

  • What forces cultivate innovation?

  • What is the ROI on innovation?

The Innovation Imperative

Why Innovation Due Diligence Matters

Nottingham Spirk disrupts on functionality AND cost across all aspects of the product development process —an imperative effort revealing immediate and future actions to maximize the value of  your acquisition.

WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION STANDS TO LOSE

WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION STANDS TO GAIN

Threats in overlooking innovation due diligence

Benefits attained through innovation due diligence

Unrealized product line extensions & new product development

Compelling development opportunities

Missed opportunities to enhance product design & functionality

Maximized ROI & market share through disruptive innovation

Undiscovered ways to maximize efficiency & cost savings

Increased profitability

Overlooked opportunities to enhance role in industry leadership

Strengthened competitive position & industry leadership

Under-utilization of strengths, capabilities & partnerships

Identification of needs, pain points & white space to enact change

Unclaimed market share

Engagement in a human-centered approach re-framing challenges

Threat of obsolescence

Actionable, future-focused view of innovation

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Looking ahead, not in the rearview mirror

The ability to innovate disruptively — not with incremental tweaks to existing lines but by expanding into adjacent categories or, even better, creating new ones, as the Bassinest did — is a powerful variable in a company’s worth. However, it’s difficult to measure. Traditional due diligence efforts look at history, because that’s where the data is. Innovation due diligence looks at possible futures, therefore, calling for different methods of evaluation.

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