One of the largest distributors of agri-inputs in West Africa had pursued an aggressive growth strategy and faced liquidity challenges. Its shareholders mandated OCA to conduct a business diagnostic to understand current challenges and to develop and recommend a new financial strategy
OCA’s diagnostic quickly and effectively identified opportunities for operational improvement across geographies and business lines including in the company's product portfolio, pricing guidance, fixed costs, inventory management, asset utilization, working capital management and financial structuring.
Open Capital presented our findings to investors and management at in-country workshops. Our recommendations included opportunities to improve the company's balance through working capital management, debt restructuring, and equity recapitalization.