There are more than 3000 PropTech companies in Europe. Many of them, founded after 2010, were first attracted to the large size of the real estate market, and the opportunity to transform an industry that has not felt the pressure to digitalise until recently.
Fundraising for IoT and Smart Energy management
Investaura was mandated for a €15 million growth capital fundraising by Discovergy, a German provider of smart meter gateways (SMGW) and energy analytics solutions. The company is experiencing strong traction with its customers in the energy, real estate, and retail industries.
IoT solutions for the housing industry
Traditionally conservative, asset-heavy and performance-driven: the housing industry is ripe for significant deployment of IoT solutions in the years to come. Innovation is often hard, but this is exactly where external industry specialists can help.
Strategy for a software provider to the Commercial Real Estate industry (CRE)
Strategy is the science of looking into the future, the art of identifying transformative options, and the courage of making the most suitable choices.
Finance and Project Management for complex FTTH projects
Launched in the spring of 2013, the ‘France Très Haut Débit’ Plan aims to cover the entire French territory with very high speed Internet access (more than 30 Mbps) by 2022. The cornerstone of the Plan is the massive deployment of FTTH technologies across the country.
Fixed Asset Valuation and Fair Value Measurement
Investaura Management Consultants was engaged by a major telecom group to perform a comprehensive valuation on non-current assets in the telecommunications network operations run by the client in four countries.
Sell-side M&A: making transactions more successful with commercial and financial factbooks
When business owners and management at small and mid-size companies engage discussions with financial or strategic investors, they embark on a journey that they often vastly underestimate, both in its complexity and its duration, because they have never experienced it before.
Business Planning and Valuation
A large number of managers worldwide engage in the preparation of business plans, whether in a start-up, mature company or M&A context. Unfortunately, the results are not always convincing, or correct!
Buy-side M&A: Target Search and Due Diligence
For most companies, the process of target screening and selection is challenging, especially in foreign markets and uncharted waters. Buyers can greatly benefit from external professional support to improve the quality of the fit right from the start, and increase the chance that the journey will lead to destination.
Mergers & Acquisitions in the consolidating airport industry
Notwithstanding the 2008-2009 downturn, the world air transport market has demonstrated strong growth in the last decade, both in terms of passenger numbers (+62.8% between 2007 and 2018) and freight volume (+40.6% over the same period).
Expanding to Germany via cross-border M&A
As many European SMEs have reached the limit of their growth potential in their home market, expanding to neighboring countries is the natural next step for many. Investaura is currently helping a number of European clients grow via M&A in Germany.
Winning Intelligent Transportation Systems ‘mega deals’
The global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market is expected to grow at 12% per annum from $36bn in 2015 to $64bn in 2020. Financing transport infrastructure via toll payment solutions is the major part of the market. We know what it takes to win.
Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting
Investaura has recently completed a major Budgeting, Business Planning and Costing project for a telecoms service provider. The service provider had been struggling for a number of years, using Excel tools that nobody really understood and that delivered inconsistent results to the board.
Capex & Opex Planning, Business simulation
Investaura consultants master the science and the art of developing realistic and accurate models of innovative technologies and businesses. The use cases are very diverse and comprise in particular:
Customer & Product Costing and Profitability Analysis
Investaura is pleased to present its new whitepaper on Activity-Based Costing and Profitability Analysis, which provides a step-by-step roadmap for a successful implementation over a 5 week period.
Service costing for regulatory or retail pricing purposes
Many telcos don’t understand the cost of their services and the drivers of their profitability well enough. In many cases, prices for telecom services are set too low by the marketing team, with dismal consequences. Whether you are an FTTx or a Mobile service provider, Investaura experts can help you.
Business Process Review and Improvement
Investaura has recently completed a project to review and improve the 100+ processes of a telecoms service provider, covering Networks, IT, Marketing, Sales, Finance, HR and Wholesale.
Regulatory accounting and Accounting Separation remedies
Investaura has recently advised a telecoms group on its regulatory accounting strategy and its response to the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) concerning accounting separation remedies.