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White Paper

AI for M&A - Hype or Substance?

The world of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) has experienced a flexuous journey in recent years. The COVID recovery, changing financial climate, and now Artificial Intelligence (AI) have all shaped the future of deal-making. In this white paper, we explore the nuanced reality of AI for M&A in 2024, dissecting both the hype and substance surrounding its integration into the M&A process. Drawing on historical evidence and industry insights, we strive to provide a holistic analysis of the current state of AI in M&A and articulate the conditions under which it can evolve to provide real value.

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Press

Lisa Yu joins Pepper Foster Consulting as leader of national M&A and Growth Acceleration Practice

PORTLAND, OREGON, USA, February 7, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Pepper Foster Consulting, a strategy and execution consulting firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon that has appeared on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies four years in a row is excited to announce the launch of its new national M&A and Growth Acceleration practice and the addition of Lisa Yu as the M&A and Growth Acceleration practice leader.

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Pepper Foster opens Atlanta practice under leadership of Ravi Puri

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Pepper Foster Consulting, a strategy and execution consulting firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon that has appeared on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies four years in a row is excited to announce the opening of a new US office in Atlanta, Georgia, and the addition of Ravi Puri as its ATL practice leader.

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Blog Post

Transparency and its Impact on the Candidate Experience

The employees of a company shape the way it operates, influence the culture, and determine how the business is perceived. This is especially relevant in management consulting, where the advisory services provided to clients are based on our people's perspectives, expertise, and experience. We have found that a focus on transparency during hiring has not only improved our outcomes but has also positively impacted our candidates' experience.

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Blog Post

The Market Is Booming So Is Now The Time To Take A Risk?

The Federal Reserve's announcement on pausing interest rate hikes, possibly reducing them next year, has injected a sense of optimism. Markets are accelerating, so is now the right time to embrace risk for growth? If the recovery and soft landing are real, then not investing now could mean you fall behind those that do. But if it’s not, and we fall back into recession like some think we will, taking risks now could be fatal.

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Blog Post

Powering the Future: The Emergence of the Battery Belt

The emergence of the 'Battery Belt' across the United States is a game-changing development. The "Battery Belt" encompasses several states, including Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, which are poised to become key hubs for EV battery production through 2030.

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Blog Post

AI in Care Coordination: Transforming Healthcare Efficiency and Outcomes

Since the launch of ChatGPT last year, the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare care coordination has become a hot topic of conversation. By leveraging AI's capabilities, healthcare providers and payors can revolutionize care coordination, fostering a seamless and patient-centric healthcare experience at a much lower cost.

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Blog Post

Steer the Course: How Autonomous Vehicles Are Redefining Logistics Hubs

One of the most significant shifts we're witnessing today is in logistics and transportation management within ports and airports. The integration of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in these hubs is not just a fleeting trend; it's a fundamental change that is redefining how we think about movement, efficiency, and safety in these critical nodes of global commerce and travel.

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Digital Twins in Healthcare: The Future of Patient Care and Cost Management?

The concept of 'Digital Twins' presents a groundbreaking opportunity. By creating a virtual representation of patients, we can transform how healthcare is delivered and managed.

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Defining a Growth Strategy for Zarafa Consulting

Defining a Growth Strategy for Zarafa Consulting

An experienced DEI Strategist and Inclusion Coach approached Pepper Foster Consulting seeking support for scaling her firm’s impact. Her expertise is helping impact-oriented, heart-centered, and high-integrity executives who understand the importance of systemizing belonging and inclusion but don't know how to go about achieving it. She recognized the need for expertise in optimizing operations and accelerating growth.

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Cycle Oregon

Developing a Strategic Plan for Cycle Oregon

For 35 years, cycling events, rural economic development, and grants were the mainstay for Cycle Oregon. After establishing a Foundation to build stronger, safer, healthier, and more vibrant communities enabled by cycling, Cycle Oregon reached out to Pepper Foster to help it develop its first strategic plan, define success metrics, and narrow their focus to minimize resource impacts on the broader organization.

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Going For The Assist

Going for the Assist - Expanding Horizons with Strategic Planning & Market Analysis

In a dynamic collaboration with the management of a major and minor league sports franchise, Pepper Foster embarked on a transformative project that not only fortified the client's foundation but also paved the way for other opportunities of growth. Our mission: to establish their minor league team in the local community and amplify the major league team’s international presence and influence.

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In Home Healthcare - photo by Kampus Production

Creating strategic clarity and focus by merging two in-home healthcare disruptors

Two in-home healthcare disruptors were creating market confusion with their competing delivery models, resulting in business development, revenue growth, and service scale challenges for both companies. Driven by a mutual desire to resolve these challenges and emerge unified with strategic clarity, the companies engaged Pepper Foster to lead their merger integration and develop their new go-to-market approach.

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Healthcare Diagnostics - Photo by Artem Podrez

Uniting three companies to create an industry leader in diagnostics-driven healthcare

When three companies with distinct approaches to diagnostic healthcare programs merged in two months, their operations leaders turned to Pepper Foster to help them successfully integrate.

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Re-Imagining the Guest Experience to Increase Online Sales

After a surge in demand for ordering online as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, this quick-service restaurant chain engaged Pepper Foster Consulting to help it modernize its marketing technology stack and overhaul the online guest experience.

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