Exit Planning for Manufacturers

We combine our experience as company operators and M&A advisors to help you create value and exit on your terms.

Consulting for Manufacturers

Making your California manufacturing company more attractive to investors not only creates strategic sale opportunities, but also improves results if you plan to transfer ownership to family or management, or hire a CEO and retain ownership long term.

Exit Strategies’ advisors have experience working with product and contract manufacturing companies in industries such as food and beverage, precision metal forming, electronics, semiconductors, electrical, medical, machining, machine automation, chemicals, coatings, plating, electro-mechanical assemblies, custom cable and wire harness, lighting, wood, plastic and others.

Our in-depth manufacturing company Assessment is designed to identify gaps in market value and marketability, and constraints on growth such as:

  1. Manufacturing capacity issues
  2. Cash flow and/or access to credit
  3. Business model
  4. Size or competitiveness of your target market
  5. Process and equipment bottlenecks
  6. Customer satisfaction
  7. Product quality
  8. New product development
  9. Supply chain issues
  10. Management talent and engagement

Based on our Assessment and an understanding of your personal goalswe can work with you to identify strategies to significantly enhance value and marketability, and bring about the desired changes.

We offer California manufacturers a complimentary initial consultation and plant walk-through. After an hour or two together we can usually determine whether we can make a difference.


Our Manufacturing Experts

Bob Whitlock has led advanced manufacturing and sales organizations for most of his 30+ year career; most recently as president and general manager of contract manufacturing companies serving the aerospace, semiconductor and medical device industries. Bob’s role with Exit Strategies is to help company owners and their management teams identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow, increase shareholder value, and prepare for future ownership transition. To help companies achieve operational excellence and increase profits, Bob identifies opportunities and implements strategies to improve manufacturing quality, yields and throughput using various lean principles and techniques. Company-wide continuous improvement, leadership and human resource development are cornerstones of his approach. In short, Bob can analyze your manufacturing business and work with you to prepare and execute a plan to increase its value and attract interest from strategic and financial buyers.

Al Statz is a respected merger and acquisitions industry veteran specializing in manufacturing and industrial distribution sectors. Prior to founding Exit Strategies, Al was president of IDC, an industrial automation controls manufacturer acquired by Danaher. In his 15 years with manufacturers Parker Hannifin and IDC, Al was responsible for many notable achievements in operations, engineering, sales, marketing and business strategy that drove growth and profitability. He has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA.

Email Bob Whitlock or call 707-540-3243.