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The following notes include illustrative examples of advisory services provided to clients by Meacham Woodfield principals.

  • INTERNATIONAL BOTTLING AND DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS
    • Principals of Meacham Woodfield have sourced, negotiated and consummated the acquisition of large soft drink bottling and distribution operations both domestic and foreign. Among the activities in these assignments were the formation of an investment syndicate, creating and implementing the capital access strategy required to acquire these assets and provide sufficient working capital to assure successful re-launch in key markets. As part of the growth strategy, the principals identified roll up targets and negotiated with the owners for their acquisition. Post closing activities included leadership in structuring an initial public offering and listing on NYSE. Ultimately, the assets were sold off separately to various new investors.
  • INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO, FOOD AND BEER MANUFACTURER
    • One of the principals of Meacham Woodfield, while acting as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, led world-wide C-level business and IT life-cycle initiatives for this consumer products manufacturer and marketer.  These initiatives included the development and implementation of organization changes, IT strategies, operations consolitation, security and business reengineering across multiple geographies; and for major business acquisitions. Hands-on experience in manufacturing, logistics, marketing, sales, finance and human resources systems development.  The introduction of standardization and a shared services delivery model demonstrated significant savings and IT performance efficiencies to the businesses.

  • IT SERVICES PROVIDER
    • Principals of Meacham Woodfield led a restructuring and repositioning of this provider of Microsoft IT services to healthcare and other clients on behalf of the private equity sponsor. The work included management realignment and recruitment of a new senior management team, trade creditor management plan, institutional debt restructuring and recapitalization with secured parties followed by consolidation via merger with another IT provider, increasing sales and a move to positive cash flow.

      During this engagement, principals of Meacham Woodfield also held the roles of Chairman, CEO and CIO with full operational responsibility for financial performance and new business development.  Ms. Foreman was a guest speaker and systems expert in the healthcare industry on topics of healthcare reform,  services development and technology strategy.

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