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Cost Optimization

Helping Companies Change How They
Operate to Optimize the Cost Structure

A&M’s Cost Optimization approach considers profitability, complexity, and future requirements of the business to deliver a comprehensive execution plan for achieving cost improvement.

A&M can help realize meaningful and sustainable improvements in cost structure and EBITDA creation. By bringing transparency, reducing complexity and changing how the business operates, A&M’s approach has delivered substantial improvements for portfolio companies in these situations, and consistently strong return on consulting for our private equity clients.

Addressing Cost Structure
Improvements Through:

Current margin profiles and breakdown of
labor and non-labor costs must be clearly
understood via transparent baseline.

Reducing complexity in the business provides
a clear trigger for simplifying the organization
and cost structure.

Headcount reductions under current structure
are not sufficient when the organization needs
to change, not just cut.

Streamlined organizations typically requires
less support to operate, e.g., back office and
other similar functions.

Non-labor cost reductions provide near-term cash
and EBITDA lift without impacting headcount.

Case Study



Industrial Fibers Company

Over 20 years of year-over-year revenue increases and growing at all costs, the company experienced a significant economic slowdown in their specific markets.


  • Developed scalable platforms
    across major lines of business
  • Simplified the organization
    structure with a focus on
    efficiency and accountability
  • Overhauled sales force to
    optimize staffing levels, and
    incentivized sales to balance
    volume and contribution margin



EBITDA improvement

Successful sale of
the business

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Practice Leader

Michael Beetz Managing Director

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