Cedar has been assisting US clients for over three decades in the areas of market and business strategy across industry sectors. It has assisted over 600 clients, and Cedar's operations in Chicago include the strategic assets/brand and leadership of Technomic International, a leading US market and business strategy consulting firm, which it acquired in 2007. The team has best-in-class expertise in assessing markets, competition, regulations, products, technologies, future growth trends, and developing successful market growth and entry strategies not only in the US, but globally. Cedar has also assisted international clients, especially Asian and Japanese clients in the assessment of US opportunities and US strategy.
The team often works with private equity clients looking at US and global opportunities. Additionally it has M&A and investment banking expertise to assist US clients on cross-border buy side and sell side mandates. US clients are now seeking to enhance investments in China or expand into newer markets like India, Indonesia & Vietnam. Additionally Asian buyers are now seeking US assets directly or via sell-side mandates originating in the US.
Cedar has also worked in Latin America for many years, primarily assisting US clients on market and entry strategy.
Cedar’s analytics unit, Cypress has initiated coverage on the US market provide business intelligence and predictive analytic solutions to US banks, primarily the mid-size and regional banks.