M&A Insights – Management Information

For some management information can be as simple as a monthly P&L or weekly cash flow forecast, however identifying key forward looking metrics within specific areas will not only display confidence in a potential acquirer’s mind, it will also evidence sound business processes and management.

Monthly P&Ls are taken as read, but what other information do you use to manage the business? Do you know where the profit is being earned and, more importantly, where it is not. Cash is the lifeblood of any business – do you have a cashflow forecast?

What are the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your business? Tracking these over time and understand the associated trends will help you manage the business and can be used as an early warning indicator should performance start to suffer – and in time to do something about it.