ValueCorp is an independent high direction consulting firm, specialized in corporate value building based in Montreal, Canada, working worldwide.
ValueCorp's consulting approach was developed from Wolfgang U. Molina experience in serving clients, on topics such as strategy and business valuation since he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and after the firm founding in Caracas in the mid-1995, to help companies in enterprise value analysis of strategic decision making based on value creation. He’s based in Montreal since 2005, where he added a post-MBA from McGill University to his PhD in Applied Chemistry + MBA educational background.
A Strategic Approach to Build Corporate Value
ValueCorp developed an integrated approach seeking to increase corporate value by focusing on management activities to increase the organization’s capabilities to generate increasing cash flow in the short and long term. Organic growth promoted by solving the reinvest or cash out trade-off, while keeping operating risks manageable.
By decentralizing decision making at the operational level, promoting fact-based discussions, benchmarking-inspired innovations and team building around managers responsible for each of the company’s value driver, the organization is enabled to progressively take strategic steps in expanding the business in the most profitable way.
Decisions such as whether or not keeping a particular client, selling in a market-segment, discontinuing a product, launching a new service, changing commercial conditions or investing in new facilities, are made after completing a well-informed ‘planning-execution-evaluation-learning’ cycle.
Hints for improvements are generated by comparing planned performance against real results at the end of each operational cycle. This approach also helps to develop better and better planning capabilities making the business more predictable, less risky and more attractive for investors. Budgets and projects execution becomes core natural tasks for departments and individuals. What they plan is visible for everyone in the organization and becomes their commitment vis-a-vis the whole staff. Sharing goals and progress accomplished helps to simplify and summarize everyone’s mandate and responsibilities.
Assessing company’s cash flow with a comprehensive view of all its components allows decision makers to evaluate the impact of executed actions on key indicators. For instance, operational and financial managers can jointly evaluate how changes in corporate payable taxes of a particular initiative would reconcile with the company’s tax planning strategy.
ValueCorp methodology is about continual improvement focused on value creation. This approach encourages horizontal communication and data sharing, so significant progresses and best business practices are copied and spread across the organization. Over time and after having exhaustively explored every available alternative to create value, corporate officers are enabled to decide conscientiously, for instance, on the acquisition of a competitor to boost growth, or to spin-off a business unit which does not fit within the corporation.
This approach improves corporate governance focusing managers on value creation and strengthening implementation capabilities with long term vision, which means better business insights to detect opportunities and a better business foresight to visualize the future.