Electronic Product Design, Failure Analysis and Due Diligence
Bringing Ideas & Concepts To Life – Advisors in the tech industry
Peritus started life designing products for clients, and whilst we still do this we offer much more than a design service. We provide a failure analysis for field failures or production yield problems, advise IP strategies, whilst, at the opposite end of the scale we provide investors with a due diligence service on an investment proposal and help companies prepare for a due diligence process as they prepare to raise funds in Series A,B,C or VC rounds.
Some of our designs win awards and become conversation pieces for our clients. Our work has stood out for its captivating appeal, novelty and uniqueness whilst providing clients with valuable IP to bolster their portfolios and add value to their business.
Small businesses to corporate we have the experience, dedication and knowledge to help and advise in many ways;
- Bringing your projects to life.
- Improving your production yield,
- Working through critical field failures that may damage your business and providing root cause and corrective actions
- Setting up an offshore production line to increase gross margins
- Creating IP Strategies
- Preparing small companies for fund raising via Business Angels, Private Equity, Investment funds or VC’s
- Advising investors and private equity groups before investment, or trouble shooting when the investment is not performing as expected.
Our Due Diligence process
Whilst most due diligence processes focus on the business plans, calibre of the executive team, scalability of operation, forecasts and budgets, we consider technology, production and operations from different perspectives such as alignment with business plans and opportunities for cost reduction or greater efficiency.
As we originate from a technical background with a commercial awareness required to assess the opportunities towards greater differentiation, we consider the benefits of new technologies that may be introduced and that may not have been considered; and potential risks to the business reputation.
We ask in depth technical questions, because for us the product or service sometimes receives the least due diligence. We are qualified to assess the technical details and the the teams that are required to execute the business plans.
Key Benefits for the Investor
Our direction allows an investor to fully understand the merits or otherwise of the target company’s technology, and the potential for value enhancement, before it is committed to an investment. We ensure the investor gains both technically and commercially-focused pragmatic insight from relevant experts to supplement the usual due diligence processes.
Our final report puts into perspective the complete business opportunity, allowing the investor to make a sound decision on whether to invest as any risks will have been highlighted with potential solutions or mitigating circumstances, a short list shown below;
- The context of the business plan compared to the technical and operational challenges, assessing how the company has ,or is prepared for growth
- A complete technical overview of the product or service, including a risk assessment.
- Implications of any material risks both for the investor and for the company seeking investment.
- Risk assessment and plan to mitigate any risks and weaknesses
- Estimated relative priorities and indicative costs for mitigating any risks and weaknesses
- What opportunities exist to enhance value through improved deployment of technology, or value engineering.
Our final report is an actionable document. Our findings and recommendations will form an important part of the due diligence process and is invaluable to investors.
Key Benefits for Companies Seeking Investment
We use our due diligence service to prepare companies seeking investment. We review the entire business in the same way we would for an investor but looking at the report in a different way. Instead of preparing a report to an investor considering investment, we work with the company to prepare them for the due diligence process. Many companies enter a funding round totally unprepared, and as such risk losing the funding opportunity, not because the product or service was not as claimed, but because the business does not look robust enough or prepared to demonstrate it can execute against the business plan.
If your company is preparing for investment, call us today and let us help you prepare for that important introduction to the investor.
We Look Forward To Hearing From You
Please feel free to browse our website and contact us with any questions or advice on your particular requirements. If you just fancy chatting something through to see if we can help you, then that is OK too.
We work closely with all clients we engage with, we are not happy unless we are seen as your safe pair of hands. Whatever your concerns or problems, ether as a designer, executive management or an investor in a tech business we are here to help.
If you are preparing for investment we provide a preparatory due diligence service, so you can be best prepared and know what to expect. You usually get one chance in front of an investor, let us help you make the most of that chance.
We provide risk assessments for each of our engagements, allowing our clients to closely monitor the risks that can stop a program in it’s tracks. We often get asked why a product is not achieving the cost models expected, and as such we monitor program and product costs, helping clients understand how the costs in the entire chain contribute to the total product liability.
We look forward to working with you. For your Product Design, Failure Analysis and Due Diligence support please feel free to reach out.