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Everest Assets Group (EAG) is set to revolutionize IT, AI, and Cybersecurity investments over the next decade.

REVOLUTIONIZING ACQUISITION STRATEGIES

EAG Combines AI with Cutting-Edge Algorithms for Immediate and Explosive Growth in IT and Cybersecurity firms

Introduction

By harnessing the power of bespoke algorithms, we have redefined the landscape of identifying, valuing, and acquiring companies in the thriving IT and Cybersecurity sectors.

Our algorithms alone have consistently delivered outstanding results, with an average increase in Net Asset Value (NAV) of 1400% and a surge in Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) of up to 40%. Join us on this transformative journey and be a part of the future of investment.

 

The Power of Bespoke Algorithms

At Everest Assets Group, we believe in data-driven decision-making. Our bespoke algorithms are meticulously crafted to analyse a target company's historical financial records, website, and published press articles. By incorporating the full spectrum of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS), our algorithms accurately estimate the potential to improve NAV and EBITDA. With unparalleled precision, we identify opportunities that others might overlook, enabling us to unlock substantial value and propel our portfolio companies to unparalleled success.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In a world brimming with technological advancements, our excitement soars to unprecedented heights as we witness the transformative power of our AI (operated under license) unfurling before us. With each passing day, our AI's ability to propel the performance of IT and cybersecurity companies becomes more evident, igniting a flame within our hearts. Through its relentless pursuit of perfection, our AI unravels weaknesses and inefficiencies that plague these industries, offering a bountiful array of innovative solutions to fortify our digital fortresses and streamline IT services. As we embrace this remarkable frontier, we all stand on the precipice of a new era, one where AI not only safeguards our digital realms but elevates the very essence of human ingenuity and security.

 

Accelerating Due Diligence

Traditional methods of identifying acquisition targets are time-consuming and laden with uncertainties. Our algorithms revolutionize this process, providing a comprehensive and efficient analysis of potential targets. By examining a company's financial performance, online presence, and external media coverage, our algorithms offer a holistic understanding of their current standing, and future, prospects. This streamlined approach expedites due diligence, reduces risk, and empowers us to make data-driven investment decisions with confidence.

 

The IT and Cybersecurity Advantage

In today's digital era, the IT and Cybersecurity sectors play a pivotal role in safeguarding businesses from escalating threats. Everest Assets Group's algorithms possess the unique capability to evaluate companies operating in these sectors, allowing us to identify synergistic acquisition targets that align with our strategic goals. By leveraging advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, we ensure that our portfolio companies are at the forefront of innovation, providing them with a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

 

Our Commitment to IFRS Excellence

Everest Assets Group leaves no stone unturned when it comes to precision and accuracy. We adhere rigorously to the entire range of IFRS and IAS reporting standards, ensuring our algorithms deliver insights that go beyond superficial financial figures.

 

By scrutinizing the nuances of financial reporting, we uncover areas for improvement, thereby bolstering the Net Asset Value (NAV) and enhancing the EBITDA of our target companies. Our commitment to excellence sets us apart and ensures that every investment opportunity is optimized for success.

 

Analysis, due diligence

M&A integration

Sharpening Culture, Organisation, People, and Systems

Navigating the Path to Success

 

When EAG acquires a company to join forces with through an acquisition, the process of integrating their operations becomes a mission critical endeavour. EAG is highly skilled in effective post-acquisition integration – a business area that requires careful planning, strategic decision-making, and a keen understanding of the key characteristics that define this complex undertaking. As EAG seeks to optimize synergies, find (and release) hidden assets, streamline operations, and maximize value creation, our well-executed integration process becomes paramount.

 

Within Everest Assets Group, as a company planning to grow via acquisition, our successful post-acquisition integrations will necessitate communicating our clear strategic vision.

 

Our target companies must fulfil a compelling rationale for their acquisition, outlining at an early stage the expected benefits and synergies that will arise from the combination of our respective businesses. This vision serves as our guiding light throughout the integration process, aligning stakeholders and providing a sense of direction amidst the myriad challenges that will inevitably arise.

 

Communication and transparency are equally vital during our integration process. Open lines of communication foster trust and facilitate the smooth integration of teams, processes, and cultures. Leaders must proactively engage with employees, customers, and other stakeholders, providing regular updates on integration progress and addressing concerns or uncertainties. By fostering a culture of collaboration and inclusivity, companies can mitigate resistance and promote a shared sense of purpose among employees.

 

Another key characteristic of our successful post-acquisition integration experience is meticulous planning and rigorous execution. Integration plans must be comprehensive and detailed, covering all aspects of the business, including operations, finance, human resources, IT systems, and supply chains. Timelines, milestones, and key performance indicators should be established to track progress and ensure accountability. By adopting a structured and disciplined approach, companies can minimize disruption and accelerate the realization of synergies.

 

The integration of corporate cultures is a particularly delicate aspect of our post-acquisition process. Companies often possess unique cultures that have developed over time, shaping their values, norms, and ways of working. Recognizing and respecting these cultural differences is essential, as clashes or misalignments can undermine employee morale, retention, and overall integration success. Leaders must actively promote cultural integration, encouraging open dialogue, fostering a sense of unity, and identifying common values that will drive the newly combined entity forward.

 

In addition to cultural integration, effective talent management is crucial during post-acquisition integration. Companies must assess their talent pool and identify key individuals who will play pivotal roles in the integrated organization. Retaining top talent, ensuring proper skill alignment, and providing growth opportunities are essential to maintaining productivity and driving innovation. By developing a comprehensive talent retention and development strategy, companies can safeguard their intellectual capital and harness the full potential of their human resources.

 

Lastly, a relentless focus on customer satisfaction is paramount. During integration, companies must prioritize the needs of their customers, ensuring a seamless transition and continuity of service. Maintaining strong customer relationships and delivering on promises builds trust, loyalty, and ultimately sustains the business. Companies should proactively communicate with customers, address any concerns promptly, and leverage the combined strengths of the newly integrated entity to enhance the value proposition and exceed customer expectations.

 

In conclusion, EAG’s post-acquisition integration programme is a multifaceted and intricate process that requires careful navigation. By embracing our clear strategic vision, using the independent judgement of AI, fostering open communication, meticulous planning, cultural integration, talent management, and a customer-centric approach, we can maximize the potential for success in the post-acquisition landscape. As businesses strive to create value and unlock synergies, a well-executed integration becomes the foundation for long-term growth and sustainable competitive advantage.

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

Performance Improvement

Our Investment Approach to Elevating Business Performance and Driving Profitability

 

A Strategy to Enhance Productivity and Boost Profits

As the new owners, Everest Assets Group will prioritize various factors to drive growth in our IT and Cybersecurity portfolio companies. While the specific tactics may vary depending on the precise needs of each individual firm, here are the top ten factors we have typically emphasized to foster growth in previous appointments:

 

Market Opportunity
We thoroughly analyse the market size, growth potential, and dynamics to identify lucrative opportunities. Our focus is on companies operating in large and expanding markets, enabling us to capitalize on revenue growth and gain a larger market share.

 

Operational Excellence
We prioritize enhancing operational efficiency by streamlining processes, optimizing the supply chain, and reducing costs. By implementing lean operations, we aim to improve profitability and strengthen competitiveness.

 

Diversified Revenue Streams
We seek to diversify revenue streams by exploring new customer segments, expanding geographically, or introducing innovative products and services. This diversification mitigates risks associated with reliance on a single market or customer, thereby unlocking additional growth potential.

 

Strategic Acquisitions
Strategic acquisitions can play a pivotal role in accelerating growth. We will actively support our portfolio companies in identifying and executing acquisitions that enhance their market presence, provide access to new technologies or markets, and achieve economies of scale.

 

Talent Development
We recognize the importance of skilled and motivated employees in driving growth. Our focus is on attracting top talent, nurturing strong leadership capabilities, implementing performance-driven incentive structures, and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within our portfolio companies.

 

Technology Advancement
Embracing technology is fundamental in today's digital era. We encourage our portfolio companies to invest in advanced technologies, and to share their own unique insights in such areas as automation, data analytics, artificial intelligence, security protocols, and cloud computing, to optimize operations and enhance customer experience across he EAG group.

 

Sales and Marketing Effectiveness
We prioritize improving sales and marketing strategies to boost revenue growth. This involves refining customer segmentation, expanding distribution channels, investing in targeted marketing campaigns, and enhancing customer relationship management.

 

Customer Satisfaction and Retention
Building strong customer relationships is key to sustainable growth. We emphasize enhancing customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention by improving product quality, delivering excellent customer service, and offering value-added solutions.

 

Financial Optimization

Using IFRS reporting we focus on optimizing the capital structure, recognising and valuing all assets at the current fair market price, efficiently managing working capital, and implementing robust financial planning and analysis processes. These efforts enhance cash flow, profitability, and provide the necessary resources to invest in growth initiatives.

 

Corporate Governance and Reporting
We prioritize strong corporate governance practices and effective reporting mechanisms. Transparency, accountability, and regular reporting enable us to monitor performance, identify areas for improvement, and make informed, data-driven decisions.

 

It's important to note that our approach may be customized based on the unique needs and circumstances of each investment. At Everest Assets Group, we tailor our growth strategies to maximize the potential of our portfolio companies while aligning with our investment objectives.

Analysis

IPO

Alternative Investment Market: Our Path to IPO

The EAG Path to IPO on the London Stock Market

 

Following a series of successful acquisitions, EAG intend to launch an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Our IPO intent is to raise further cash to buy more (undervalued) IT and cybersecurity firms to raise the share price still further as Net Asset Values will continue to rapidly grow following revaluation as will profitability following implementation of our (AI driven) EBITDA Performance Improvement programme.

 

The historic share price multiplier achieved on AIM (Alternative Investment Market) for our target market has averaged x23 for much of the past decade; for each GBP £1 share the market has provided GBP £23 at IPO.

 

Any firm making an initial public offering (IPO), can see its share price multiplier vary significantly based on various factors, including market conditions, the company's financial performance, growth prospects, and investor sentiment towards the cybersecurity sector. While it is challenging to provide an exact figure without specific information on a particular company, I can offer EAG’s insights into the general trends and potential range within the IT and Cybersecurity arena:

 

Growth Potential: IT/Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry due to the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats. Companies operating in this sector often attract significant investor interest, which can positively impact the share price multiplier.

 

Market Sentiment: The overall sentiment towards the cybersecurity sector and the broader market conditions can influence the share price multiplier. During periods of strong investor appetite for technology and cybersecurity stocks, the multiplier may be higher, reflecting increased demand.

 

Company Performance: The financial performance and growth prospects of the cybersecurity company undergoing an IPO play a vital role in determining the share price multiplier. Factors such as revenue growth, profitability, customer base, and competitive advantages can influence investor confidence and valuation.

 

Comparable Companies: The valuation of the cybersecurity company relative to its peers in the industry can impact the share price multiplier. If the company demonstrates superior growth potential, innovative technology, or a unique market position compared to its competitors, it may command a higher valuation.

 

Investor Perception: Investor perception of the company's management team, corporate governance practices, and ability to execute its business plan can affect the share price multiplier. A well-regarded management team with a track record of success and a compelling growth strategy may attract a premium valuation.

 

It is important to note that the share price multiplier achieved in an IPO on AIM can vary significantly based on the specific circumstances of the company and prevailing market conditions.

It is advisable to consult with financial professionals or conduct thorough research to obtain more accurate and up-to-date information on the share price multipliers achieved in recent cybersecurity IPOs on AIM.

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