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Cedar has been supporting clients in India since 1991, living through the country’s full economic lifecycle since its liberalization. It has assisted leading global clients enter the Indian market resulting in over $2 billion in investment. In addition, it has worked with both multinational and Indian companies in transforming their businesses and organizations and driving enterprise performance. Clients have been assisted in the areas of market assessment, strategy formulation, strategy deployment using the Balanced Scorecard, HR strategy and transformation, business process reengineering & cost reduction, and development of business technology strategy. It brought the Balanced Scorecard to the Indian market in 1997.

Most of Cedar’s mandates are at Shareholder, Board, CEO, and senior management level. Over 200 consulting projects have been executed across industry sectors including financial services, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, telecom, automotive, education, retail, real estate, hospitality and diversified industrials. Clients range from small to medium enterprises to some of India’s largest firms. Cedar has also worked with leading private equity firms in the identification of investment opportunities and due diligence mandates.

COVID-19 has created another great depression. India and the world will never be the same from a cultural, social, economic and business context. Business models will have to be rewritten, and many businesses will not survive. Some new ones will get created. Though some of the Chinese supply chain could move to India, globalization as we know it is dead. How long the recovery path will be is anybody’s guess.

This creates both challenges and opportunities for Indian firms. Businesses are likely to be struggling. Financials will be seriously off. For mid-size firms, the challenges could be greater, as growth companies tend to be smaller, and while agile, more prone to catch a flu!

In these challenging times, Cedar can be a valuable partner. Its 30-year global and India multi-industry experience, and its proven track record of transforming firms on a fast-track basis can help you survive and succeed.

  •  Jointly work to build new business models and help in executing an AGILE transformation of the business across all areas – finance, customers, products, sales, marketing, sourcing/ manufacturing, organization and technology.
  •  Fast-Track and surgical cost-reduction across all areas of the business. A significant part of this is organizational transformation with restructuring, and headcount reduction.
  • New business strategy and transformation for its financial services clients.

Let’s ride the wave together.

Click here to read the COVID-19 Special Issue of CedarView Quarterly