First Kernel Retained by North American Technology Firm to Advise on Overseas Strategic Investment

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First Kernel, the leader in mid-market business transformation, transaction advisory and hands-on execution, has been retained by a technology company based in Richardson, Texas, USA, to explore overseas strategic investments and M&A.

First Kernel (http://www.firstkernel.com) the leader in mid-market business transformation and transaction advisory, has been appointed by a technology company based in Richardson, Texas, USA, to help it evaluate overseas strategic investments and M&A to fuel growth. The company started in 2003 and has developed a revolutionary, patent pending technology for IT asset, change and service management, also called IT infrastructure Management. The company's solutions serve IT organizations of 'middle market' businesses worldwide. The company already has an impressive, growing client list. First Kernel is advising the company on investment and M&A options, particularly as it relates to overseas investments into the company.

As part of its business transformation services, First Kernel helps North American mid market companies utilize a global approach to (a) transforming their business models to maximize value and valuation (b) accelerate revenue growth and (c) reduce SG&A spend. Additionally, given its in-depth understanding of its clients' business and technology, and its extensive capital markets relationships, First Kernel also facilitates appropriate global M&A actions to further its clients' ambitions. According to Andy Pulianda, a Managing Principal at First Kernel, cross-border M&A activities involving North American companies are on the rise, as these firms further leverage globalization via M&A activities in Brazil, China and India to tap into these high-growth markets. Andy added, "First Kernel is also seeing increasing enquiries by investment banks and companies from China and India, looking for strategic investments and M&A involving small and mid sized North American businesses, as a way to further their own expansion into North America."

First Kernel is especially strong in helping businesses achieve significant value growth in 18 months or sooner. During the past year, some of First Kernel's mid market business transformation engagements have included (i) Development of blueprint to accelerate business growth (ii) Rapid ramp-up of sales strength to drive fast growth (iii) M&A advise to support strategic goals (iv) Benchmarking to validate SG&A performance (v) Re-branding to promote new business model, and (vi) Launching a new business-line to secure industry leadership.

About First Kernel:
First Kernel is a Business Transformation and Transaction specialist firm, serving mid market Enterprises and Investors. It brings together Capital Access, Strategy Formulation and Hands-on Execution to businesses experiencing an 'inflection point' in their journey to success. First Kernel's proprietary RAPID™ transformation methodology accelerates growth and profits and begins to impact both top-line revenues and bottom-line costs very quickly -- often in 4 to 6 weeks.

First Kernel clients are (a) enterprises seeking to accelerate business growth, profitability and momentum, and (b) Investor firms seeking pre-investment assessment, transaction due diligence and post-investment transformation guidance to portfolio companies, leading to successful exit. First Kernel focuses on several verticals, including Technology, Software and Technology enabled Services. It performs work worldwide, including in China and India.

First Kernel advisors are former entrepreneurs, C-level, M&A, Venture and Operations executives with 20 years of experience on average. In aggregate, the company's advisors have led well over 30 transformation and transaction engagements impacting several billion dollars, in many industries.

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222 West Las Colinas Boulevard
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Irving, Texas. USA 75039.
Phone: 214-452-1788
Fax: 972-899-0259
e-mail: press @ firstkernel.com

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