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Technology

The technology sector is facing disruptive change driven by cloud, social, mobile and digital technologies. Challenged with new business models and rapidly evolving technology and markets, companies need guidance on where to focus next. FTI Consulting is a leading advisor to tech companies around the globe in the software, hardware, services, Internet and semiconductor sectors. Our professionals have decades of experience, and many come from within various technology companies, enabling them to provide insight into the interrelated strategic, operational, financial and technological issues facing the industry today.

Companies, their executives, equity holders and creditors all rely on our experts’ guidance throughout all stages of a company’s life cycle. We provide strategic, financial and operational advice with hands-on implementation for business model innovation and transformation, M&As, divestitures, due diligence, integration and separation. In addition, we are experts in interim management, balance sheet restructuring as well as valuing intellectual property (IP), copyrights and royalty streams across a broad range of technology sectors. We provide recommendations honed by analytical rigor and with expertise developed over years of industry experience.


How We Help

Forecasting, Valuation & Transaction Advisory

Clients rely on our valuation and industry experts who understand the complexities of forecasting assets and businesses in dynamic markets. Our professionals bring a unique depth of IP valuation, financial analysis, industry insight and practical experience to all client engagements.

Financial opinions and valuation services include:

  • Transaction-based opinions
  • Fairness, solvency, collateral valuation, IP and intangible asset valuation, and going concern opinions
  • Financial reporting opinions
  • Purchase price allocation and goodwill impairment
  • Portfolio valuations for private equity funds, hedge funds, banks and other capital market constituents
  • Incentive compensation, options and “cheap stock”
  • Revenue recognition for multi-element licensing arrangements
  • Derivative valuation opinions

Tax planning and reporting opinion services include:

  • Estate and gift tax opinions
  • Enterprise, minority interest and asset valuations
  • Equity/share-based incentives and compensation for services

Financial, strategic transaction advisory support services include:

  • Forecast preparation assessment
  • Strategic alternatives and transaction structuring support
  • Transaction due diligence (forecast assessments and development, independent valuations)
  • Transaction support for capital raising and M&A efforts

Information Technology

Businesses should invest in technology to either to maximize operating efficiency, or to sustain competitive advantages in the markets they serve. The seasoned technology professionals at FTI Consulting focus on technology transformation — linking IT to strategic business goals in order to reduce costs or out-innovate the competition. Learn more about how we can help re-imagine your business digitally as well as help with planning and implementation.

Interim Management

Companies all face strategic, operational, financial or market-driven challenges at some point, but, if challenges are not handled well, they result in loss of investor support and confidence. During critical periods or when they want to achieve specific critical goals, investors and owners engage our senior professionals who have executive leadership experience, including at the C-level, for interim management assistance. Our interim managers can quickly assume C-level or equivalent roles in client organizations, and draw on their extensive experience advising and collaborating with boards of directors and executive teams to help clients succeed in turnaround scenarios, transactions, integrations, and crises.

Litigation Support

The world’s top law firms and organizations rely on our comprehensive litigation support and investigative, consulting and expert witness services. Our team of technology experts includes certified public accountants, certified fraud examiners, valuation experts and insolvency professionals, among others, with expertise in networked industries, antitrust and IP.

Utilizing our deep technology industry experience and our financial and operational know-how, we understand complex situations quickly and articulate critical issues clearly in writing and in the witness box. As a result, we have been directly involved in some of the most historic, high-stakes cases of the past decades.

Merger & Acquisition Integration/Carve-Outs

For acquisitions to succeed, they need expert-driven advisory from specialists who know the industry and understand the M&A integration process. With expertise in a more than a dozen industries and experience in more than 100 integration projects, our senior professionals partner with management to ensure adoption of best practices, continuity of customer experience, and focus on culture and analytics.

Profitability Improvement

When it comes to performance improvement for our clients, we take an approach that includes revenue enhancement as well as cost controls and operational efficiency. When you partner with us, we evaluate the key operating metrics that drive value, the procedures and processes that impact decision making, and the external trends that influence revenues. Armed with facts and our experience in best practices, we help you develop and help implement the right processes and strategies that improve results.

Restructuring

Our team’s in-depth, industry-specific operational experience and world-class financial expertise has allowed us to lead the restructuring league tables consistently. Clients benefit from our approach to restructuring that combines industry knowledge and bankruptcy and reorganization skills. Our professionals have a highly respected track record of stabilizing overleveraged companies, resolving balance sheet issues, assessing operations, restructuring debt and maximizing value to constituents.

Our restructuring team helps clients improve liquidity, conserve cash and manage working capital with services that include:

  • Contingency planning
  • Stakeholder negotiation
  • Divestiture analysis
  • Debtor-in-possession and exit financing options

Strategic Communications

Our clients benefit from our strategic communications team’s industry expertise, experience with a broad range of organizations from startups to multinationals, and relationships with key influencers. We provide a world-renowned comprehensive suite of integrated communications services, including:

  • Corporate and employee communications
  • Financial communications
  • Public affairs
  • Creative engagement and marketing communications
  • Strategy consulting and research
  • Crisis communications

Strategy Development & Implementation

Clients lean on our team’s in-depth knowledge of hardware, software, networking, IT, semiconductors and tech-enabled industries around the world. Our professionals come from within the industry and, as a result, have a thorough understanding of the interrelated strategic, operational, technological and financial issues facing the industry today and how they will in the future.

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