Projects

In the following is a record of the selected confidential projects and assignments we have successfully completed since 2010. This list of reference projects is broken down to categories as follows: due diligence projects, strategic investment evaluations, market analysis, M&A advice, operations and profit improvement, and sales of business intelligence services.

Market analysis

 

  • Competitive landscape of the release liner market, and strenghts and weaknesses of the key players in North America
  • Review of the current pulp market dynamics, price behaviour and major changes in supply and demand globally
  • Current performance and key competitive advantages of some major paper and packaging players in Europe
  • Current market dynamics and competitive landscape of FBB (folding boxboard) business in Europe
  • Global market demand growth of paper and forest products and impact on wood supply and forestry practices when mitigating climate change
  • Review of the sack and kraft paper supply, demand and competitive landscape in Europe
  • Review of the European graphic paper market dynamics and competitive landscape
  • Specialty papers market segments with key demand drivers and competitive landscape for a global consulting firm
  • Review of containerboard market competitive landscape in Turkey for a global advisory firm
  • Expert interviews on the packaging market trends in USA
  • Market research on the future of disruptive technologies in paper and board for a major market research company
  • Review of the waste paper market dynamics in China for a major global investment firm
  • Market evaluation and competitive landscape of fluidized bed boilers in Europe for an energy firm
  • Market outlook of the European containerboards industry for a global investment firm
  • Newsprint paper sourcing options in Asia for a global consulting firm
  • Value creation opportunities of the best performing European paper, packaging, pulp and timber producers for a global management consulting firm
  • Review of the key players and their strategic positioning in the European cartonboard market for a global investment firm
  • Benchmarking of market approach and global sales organizations in paper industry for a major European consulting firm
  • Review of the recycled fiber based packaging value chain and paperboard grades in North America for a major consulting company
  • Global kaolin markets - key product segments by volumes, commoditization, value creation and competitive landscape for a European consulting firm
  • Market pulp demand growth in China and current key drivers of supply and demand for a North American investment firm
  • Supply and demand development and outlook of the European containerboards and corrugated box market for an investment firm
  • Market review and competitive landscape of cartonboard producers and converters in China for a global consulting firm
  • Competitive landscape of a North American coated paper producer for an investment firm
  • Worldwide cartonboard market and success factors of key players for a major consulting firm
  • Review of the competitive landscape for specialty paper producers in Europe
  • Review of global recycled fiber pricing dynamics for major investment bank
  • Global markets and competitive landscape of consumerboards for a major consulting firm
  • Global recycled fiber pricing dynamics for a North American private equity firm
  • Competitive landscape of liquid paperboard and converting for a major consulting firm
  • Review of liquid paperboard and converting markets worldwide for an investment firm
  • Competitive positioning of a European medium-sized containerboard company for a global investment bank
  • Review of pulp capacity changes worldwide for a global investment bank
  • Key success factors of European folding box board for a North American industrial company
  • Review of the European cartonboard market, competitive landscape and cost structure for a major management consulting firm
  • Growth estimation of the digital printing market for a global industrial chemicals supplier
  • Review of the global pulp and paper machinery market, key drivers and players for a European investment firm
  • Current market trends and competitive landscape of the European containerboard industry for a major investment bank
  • Competitive landscape of a major European packaging company for a private equity firm
  • Review of commercial information providers in the paper and forest industry for a global consulting firm
  • Second opinion on a European paperboard market opportunity for a global consulting firm
  • Market analysis of the European paperboard sector for a European investment firm
  • Specialty paperboard market trends in Europe for a global packaging company
  • Review of contract practices in different paper industry segments for a global consulting firm
  • Market analysis of industry maintenance providers in Europe for a European investment firm
  • Market analysis of specialty paperboard for a packaging company
  • Review of market position, competitive landscape and future options for a North American mining company

 

Strategic investment evaluations

 

  • Review of the current developments and major projects in new wood based materials and chemicals for a European private equity firm
  • Review of the major pulp mill projects globally and their estimated impact on supply / demand balance and pricing dynamics for an investment firm
  • Strategic positioning, competitive lanscape and financial performance of a major industrial packaging producer in Italy for an investment bank
  • Strategic positioning and competitive lanscape of a major Southern European cartonboard producer for an investment bank
  • Competive landscape and key producers of CLT (cross laminated timber) in Europe
  • Strategic positioning and segment specific competitiveness of a Southern European specialty papers producer for an investment firm
  • Strategic positioning and performance of a containerboard and corrugated packaging producer in Italy for an investment firm
  • Strategic positioning and performance of a European containerboards company for an investment firm
  • Biomass tradeflows and investment opportunities in bioenergy for a private equity firm
  • Competitive landscape and performance of major European paper and packaging players for a Middle Eastern investment firm
  • Paper industry consolidation scenarios in Europe for a North American private equity firm
  • Strategic positioning and competitive landscape of the European publication paper players for a global investment firm
  • Market outlook and competitive landscape of the US coated paper players for a North American investment firm
  • Strategic positioning and competitive landscape of a paperboard and packaging company for a North American investment firm
  • Review of release liner market, key players and competitive landscape for a European private equity firm
  • Product segment performance of the European paper and packaging sector for a North American investment firm
  • Market pulp capacity additions and impact on global supply/demand balance for a North American investment firm
  • Market pulp outlook (demand, supply, pricing) and repercussions on the performance of major paper and packaging companies for a North American investment firm
  • European graphic paper conversions to containerboards and their impact on competitive landscape for a North American investment firm
  • Competitive landscape and strategic positioning of the key players in the European cartonboard market for a major European investment firm
  • Market outlook, competitive landscape and financial modelling of a European graphic paper company for an investment firm
  • Review of market dynamics, trends, competitive landscape and opportunities in the European graphic papers industry for a global investment firm
  • Opportunities in the European cartonboards market for a global investment firm; capacity changes and conversions of graphic paper assets
  • Feasibility of a recycled market pulp mill for a private investment firm
  • Competitive landscape and market outlook of major containerboard producers in Europe for a North American private equity firm
  • Competitive positioning of the major publication paper producers in Europe for a global investment bank
  • Global benchmarking of competitiveness in forestry, pulp, paper, and paperboard for a major consulting firm
  • Global landscape of paperboard packaging, including consumerboards and containerboards, for a major investment bank
  • Review of global liquid packaging paperboard market for a North American investment firm
  • Strategic positioning of a major European paper company for a global investment bank
  • Strategic positioning and performance of a major engineering company for an investment firm
  • Competitive landscape and market outlook of the European paper industry sector for a major investment bank
  • Strategic positioning of the major publication paper producers in Europe for an investment firm
  • Rationale of maintenance outsourcing in paper industry for a global investment firm
  • Competitive positioning of major suppliers in greenfield pulp mill projects for a global investment firm
  • Competitive landscape of the European paper industry for a North American private equity firm
  • Strategic review of a European paper company for a global hedge fund
  • Global competitive landscape and intercontinental trade flows of boxboard for a major consulting firm
  • Review on the strategic position of a European paper company for a global private equity firm
  • Competitive landscape of the European paper industry for a North American investment firm
  • Competitive position of a major pulp producer for a North American investment firm
  • Strategic positioning of a forest industry company for a major investment bank
  • Competitive positioning of kaolin producers for a North American investment firm

Due diligence projects

 

  • Member of the buyer side due diligence team on a paper mill M&A project in Europe
  • Member of the expert review panel for the forest industry transformation investments in Canada
  • Due diligence of operations, markets, and strategic viability of a European paper company for an investment bank
  • Operational and technical due diligence of a European medium-sized paper company for a European private equity firm
  • Operational and technical due diligence of paper and packaging assets in North America for a North American investment firm

Operations and profit improvement

 

  • Review of personnel productivity of a specialty papers producer in North America
  • Benchmarking and calculations on wood yield of a large Asian pulp mill for a major management consulting firm
  • Improvement of mass yield (fiber and fillers) for a European recycled newsprint mill
  • Advisor in developing a business process outsourcing solution for a global business services firm
  • Global benchmarking, gap analysis and improvement opportunities of mill maintenance performance for a North American paper company
  • Competitive benchmarking of the European coated and uncoated paper producers for a consulting firm
  • Benchmarking of paper and pulp mill maintenance costs for a consulting firm

M&A advice

 

  • Seller side advisory on a minerals mine and processing plant in India
  • Estimate on a paper company cost structure and detailed allocation for a global financial services firm
  • Strategic analysis of consolidation options in the paper industry for a major investment bank
  • Analysis on paper mills and assets of an acquisition target in Europe for a North American investment firm
  • Estimate on closure costs of selected paper mills in Europe for a global investment bank
  • Review of merger synergies in a paper industry related acquisition case in Europe for a European investment firm
  • General analysis of a paper industry merger case in Europe for a global investment bank

Sales of business intelligence services

 

  • Sales and marketing of a China market resarch report on Boxboards in Europe and North America
  • Business intelligence tools and analysis for pulp & paper producers and industry suppliers in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom
  • Pulp and energy market modeling and forecasting for industrial companies in Europe