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CARVE-OUT SERVICES

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and ContinuServe recently announced the first of its kind agreement between a Cloud Services Provider and a leading services firm focused on needs of Private Equity (PE) firms and their portfolio companies.  Specifically, the agreement between the firms focuses on streamlining the process of setting up the IT infrastructure for Carve-outs and Divestitures.

A key problem facing PE firms when they purchase a carve-out is that it does not typically come with back-office services or systems.  Those typically stay with the larger corporate entity that sold the business.  Historically, the newly carved-out company has had to build these systems and functions themselves often with a high expense.  Aside from the cost, there is often a substantial amount of risk in migrating to the new systems and services as many other changes are also occurring during the divestiture process.

The agreement between AWS and ContinuServe focuses on developing the tools, methods, and organizational capabilities for both firms to help PE firms rapidly build the new back-office infrastructure for their carve-outs at markedly lower cost and with lower risk.  This is accomplished through the creation of systematic methods, templates, conversion tools, and rapid response teams that can quickly scope out a solution and plan to rapidly execute the carve-out in a high-quality, low cost manner.

In addition, AWS and ContinuServe will focus not just on migrating operational systems and processes, but using AWS’s advances tools and services to build next-level capabilities to allow significant competitive advantage.  For example, AWS and ContinuServe recently worked with HCI Equity to execute a carve-out.  In the course of the transition, they built a scalable Data Warehouse that can be used to rapidly integrate data from multiple systems and present critical information needed to optimally run the business after the carve-out transaction.  AWS and ContinuServe used next generation tools like Red Shift, Lambda, and Athena to create a Data Warehouse approach that is repeatable and scalable.

The AWS and ContinuServe teams on working together on several client engagements and also building new solution sets to allow continued innovation for the carve-out market.  “This is just the beginning.” said Pradeep Khurana, Managing Director of ContinuServe.  “Carve-outs are a main focus for our firm and we expect our partnership with AWS will allow us to leadership position as a key service provider for this market.”

ContinuServe is a leader in providing outsourced IT and Financial Business Process Outsourcing services to Private Equity Firms and Corporate Buyers. We help buyers acquire carved-out divisions or product lines. ContinuServe provides these shared, back-office services so that carve-out transactions can happen more quickly and cost-effectively. We focus on providing these Finance and IT functions, while the buyer can focus on growing revenues and strategic opportunities. We help to de-risk, simplify, and accelerate the M&A Carve-out process, so that you can complete more deals and earn higher returns.

Our Carve-Out Capabilities

Carve-Outs are Hard:  Value creation is critical, but execution risk is high and Carve-Out transitions can be challenging.  See how ContinuServe can help.

RAPIDLY GENERATE VALUE

How can I quickly stabilize the business while also identifying areas of operational leverage and opportunity?

How can I create a low-cost, high-performance platform for my IT and back-office functions?

MINIMIZE RISK

How can I minimize ‘Day 1’ operational snafus?

How can I mitigate the risk of large-scale organization change?

How can I minimize the financial risk of delayed transition?

MANAGE SEPARATION COMPLEXITY

How do I coordinate all the different parts of a carve-out project?

How do I manage stakeholders with potentially non-aligned agendas?

How do I make good technology decisions?

How do I successfully migrate from the Parent’s back-office onto a nimble, right-sized environment?

ContinuServe provides comprehensive carve-out services to support the full-lifecycle – from Deal Preparation to On-Going Managed Services

ContinuServe’s REO (Rapid Execution and Operations) Services includes an optional proven network of services providers allowing us to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for critical carve-out services

ContinuServe’s Specialization in Carve-Outs, Proven Network of Service Partners, Low-Cost/Rapid Implementations, Integrated Technical and Functional Back-Office Managed Services and Focus on Continuous Improvement allows Unprecedented Opportunity for our Clients to Maximize the Value of their Investment

ContinuServe’s ability to provides BOTH Technical and Business Process Managed Services allows for unprecedented opportunities creating a true growth platform for your back office

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