Delwik Group does not take an identical approach to business improvement, rather we target the specific opportunities and address the individual challenges faced by each portfolio company to set a clear path for success. The Delwik “playbook” includes a number of business enhancement initiatives that can be incorporated into what ultimately becomes customized strategies and competitive advantages, if executed successfully, will build better and more sustainable businesses over the long term.
We believe having the right talent in place is critical to achieving significant business improvement. We work hand-in-hand with management to identify, develop and appropriately resource the initiatives that will drive continued value creation for businesses. We work with our management team to ensure focus and emphasis is put on recruiting, team selection, talent assessment, organizational design to establish a high-performance, high-reward culture. Additionally, at Delwik it is critical to closely align our leadership team’s competences with the business and investments we make.
Strategy & Growth
Our goal is to cultivate and refine strategies to accelerate organic growth by recognizing and prioritizing resources. We assess the potential to make progressive investments in technologies, capabilities and capacity. We also seek to reinforce growth through add-on acquisitions and joint ventures in order to enhance business offerings, market opportunity and market share.
Our extensive operating experience combined with our network of operational partners on the ground in Africa, enables us to assist our management teams in growing margin dollars through enhancements such as capacity productivity, yield improvement, operational uptime, throughput and on-time delivery rates for the businesses we are invested in. We also leverage our network of companies to ensure our clients can achieve cost efficiencies through services provided by Delwik's portfolio of clients and companies.
Cash Generation & Risk Mitigation
Delwik seeks to drive efficiencies in cash management for the business we are invested with or advising. This includes analyzing and advising on a more efficient use of working capital through the enhancement of terms, processes and the execution of other supply chain efficiencies. We also gauge the potential to enhance value by divesting non-strategic assets and product lines. Finally, we seek to de-risk our investments through customer and product line diversification as well as tackle any legacy issues affecting the local businesses.