Get to know us
Speer is a strategic advisory firm based out of the Amsterdam region (the Netherlands) specialised in commercial due diligence engagements.
Our team consists of high-impact strategic advisors with longstanding experience, supplemented by a rich network of sector & industry experts.
Our approach is notably pragmatic and efficient, as you would expect from a boutique firm. Drop by our office for coffee or give us a call and we are pleased to tell you more about us.
Every case vetted by +30 experts. That is what we call reliable.
Our structured methodology guarantees top-tier strategic advisory results. Every project initiates with research into available sector intelligence and a good conversation with (target's) management. No plain vanilla 'deskresearch' but intelligent Search which delivers much more insights on market & competitor information. If needed accompanied with (real-time) consumer buying-criteria surveys insights.
Experienced strategy consultants with deep subject-matter sector expertise analyse the available information condensing this to key value-adding insights.
For each engagement we perform additional sector expert interviews aimed to test specific points of attention relevant for the case. Our findings are the result of inputs collected from 20-30 expert opinions. A balanced and reliable view of risks, but very much also the opportunities.
To quantify strategy is our specialism. According to our standards 'Strategy' should be tangible and impact on figures & financials should be transparent. Only then, the impact of strategy is measurable and recommendations are direcly translated in tactical and operational tasks & activities. Alignment with other advisors is key, such as with your financial due diligence advisor, so as to come to a uniform set of findings.
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The advantages of Commercial Due Diligence
Our value add
With more insights and knowledge of the market, you are able to have more in-depth discussions with target management.
From the Seller's point of view, you are excerting more trust and show sincere interest in their product and market. Your are able to build on the relationship based on market understanding and will differentiate from other (financial) buyers in the transaction process.
Your investment is independently vetted on its commercial risks. Potential opportunities have been ironed out for you to include in internal investment committee decision-making, without these opportunities being translated into transaction value.
Through testing the key value & cost drivers and their underlying assumptions with viewpoints of sector experts, you will get a solid viewpoint on realistic business plan financials.
In many cases the CDD findings lay the groundwork for updating the strategic plan and businessplan after the transaction and initiate a revised set of actionable improvements to the business. We provide you with all you need to support you during and after the transaction.
Speer = pragmatic and efficient. As it should be.
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The vibe of a start-up but no new-kid-in-town. Speer is founded by former Accuracy strategic advisory partner Reinier Huisman (also ex-KPMG Transaction Services / Corporate Strategy, ex-eBay strategy/M&A) with the belief that strategic advisory services should be made more broadly available in the domain of mid-market deals by doing things different.
A compact team, more recognisable in the market and efficien in delivery through the focus in activities. But this also makes us more challenging for junior team members. Do you want to start your career with rocket speed and find it interesting to work in the M&A environment with mostly private equity as clients? Read more here...