We Solve Business Problems
Clients Hire Us for Turnarounds Because:
- They have concluded their company will probably fail if they do not.
- After initial meetings, they concluded that we know what to do and how to do it—and are relieved that we will start to do it immediately.
- They thought that ASiQ’s objectivity and skill sets would enhance their company’s chances of recovery.
- ASiQ’s knowledge base and experience in repairing both the business processes and the finances of turnarounds meant to them that the client company will again have the opportunity to thrive.
Why Hire ASIQ
Clients Hire Us for Interim Management Because:
- They feared that their company will fail if they delay having the right people in place as soon as possible.
- They did not have the time or network to recruit key people whom they need right now.
- They wanted to rethink their management team strategy and want an interim solution to buy them time.
- ASiQ’s knowledge base and experience in repairing both business processes and the finances of turnarounds means that work begins at once on improving performance.
Why Negotiate Strategically
Clients Hire Us for Negotiations Because:
- After interviewing ASiQ, they concluded that we are clear thinkers who can identify, stay focused, and accomplish what they are trying to achieve better than can be done with in-house resources.
- They concluded that having a representative who negotiates as a profession will protect them against pitfalls they might step into.
- They wanted to create a buffer between themselves and the competitive, sometimes combative, negotiation process in order to allow themselves to focus only outcome.
- They had talked with other clients whom ASiQ has represented.
We Optimize Transactions
Clients Hire Us for Transaction Advisory Because:
- They valued ASiQ’s deep knowledge of the domain of major business transactions and of what questions must be asked and answered.
- They learned that we are a team of very strong strategists.
- They saw that ASiQ has a strong record of success in technology startups, mergers, and licensing.
- They thought it important that ASiQ has built very strong working relationships with small to very large patent law firms and commercial law firms.
- They believed that ASiQ’s extensive experience in working with Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Private Equity firms would benefit their transaction.
- They valued the fact that ASiQ has a track record of negotiating agreements for small companies and startups licensing to very large companies.
We Solve Problems Quickly
Clients Hire Us for Crisis Management Because:
- They conclude after meeting ASIQ that our urgency, expertise, and focus are their best means to deal with their crisis.
- They have no one on staff with the expertise or perhaps the time to deal with the problem internally.
- They want a practical outside perspective on the problem and its solution.
We Help Family Businesses
Families Hire ASiQ Because:
- They learned that we have proven helpful to families at those controversial moments when a family business is challenged to make a significant change of course.
- They valued the fact that ASiQ’s founder knows the language and culture of family business. He grew up observing the changes and challenges of a long-running family business on his mother’s side of the family. He understands the sensitivities of family businesses and knows how to respectfully and effectively navigate between family and business considerations.
- They said it was helpful that ASiQ has successfully coached and assisted families in succession planning, generational handoffs, and how to be a business-oriented family business based on the family’s goals and values.
- They were looking for people skilled at helping families and family members through changes in the roles of family members in management as well as the relationship with non-family managers.
- They required the fact that we are experienced in helping multi-generational family ownership adopt structure to become wise business owners and stewards.
- They had heard that we have the skills and know-how to help a family-owned business cope with what to do when no family member is available or ready to run the company.
We Maximize Selling Price
Clients Hire Us for Business Exits Because:
- They concluded that price and terms of an exit will be worse if they do not hire us.
- They concluded that the substantial work that ASiQ counsels must be accomplished before starting the exit is the process that will lead to the greatest success.
- They valued that fact that ASiQ’s substantial transaction experience can help them benchmark their own exit process and prospects to the market realities.
- They realized that it is not possible to concurrently manage a company and an exit equally well.
- They concluded that being a good business operator is not good training to be a good business exit planner and negotiator.
We Grow Companies
Clients Hire Us for Strategic Alliances Because:
- They have liked the idea of a strategic alliance but are not sure how to go about it.
- After initial meetings, they concluded that we know what to do and how to do it—and are relieved that we can facilitate the process.
- ASiQ’s objectivity and skill sets enhance their company’s chances of success.