Industry Expertise

Telecommunications

The telecommunications industry is continuing to undergo rapid change.  Media is consumed through a growing number of devices and channels.  The proliferation of smartphones and other devices along with new applications is driving enourmous growth in wireless data demand.  For carriers, the competitive landscape is shifting and capital intensity is increasing.  Device and equipment manufacturers, tower operators, and others in the value chain need to rapidly adapt their strategies as the pace of change quickens.

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Retail Management

With the growing competitiveness of the retail environment across multiple distribution channels, retailers face a number of pressing issues, including:

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Private Equity

The characteristics of private equity investment - a wide range of target industries, interdisciplinary business challenges, and a short time-frame for analysis - provide a challenge that aligns well with Dean & Company's value proposition. We analyze new markets without preconceptions, and rigorously evaluate each potential investment based on in-depth research and analysis. Our generalist approach gives us the ability to apply knowledge and skills from one industry to other seemingly unrelated ones.

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New Technology

Technology companies today face unique challenges as they work to optimize their competitive position in the market. From assuring funding to building an organization to developing the core customer value proposition that they need to compete successfully, these companies and business units require special support to survive and thrive in their rapidly changing marketplaces.

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Media & Entertainment

All media companies have been dramatically impacted by the digital era.  Business models are transforming rapidly, and new winners and losers are emerging.  How and where content is consumed is changing and media markets are becoming more complex.  It is critical for companies to not only identify strategies that grow their customer base but also ensure that profitability follows.

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Life Sciences

Dean & Company has an established, highly successful track record in generating actionable and quantifiable results for our clients in the Life Sciences. These include a number of the largest global companies as well as emerging leaders in the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Vaccines, and Medical Devices & Technology industries.

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Financial Services

Our experience shows that profitable growth is limited not by a lack of creative ideas but rather by an inability to precisely target and prioritize these opportunities based on quantitative facts.

Dean & Company's Financial Services Practice focuses on four critical aspects that drive client success:

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Energy and Utilities

The energy and utilities landscape is changing quickly.   Shifts in the regulatory framework, volatility in the commoditites market, the rise of alternative energy, increased focus on the environment, and continued industry consolidation are key strategic challenges which can drive or hinder growth. 

Dean & Company has deep experience throughout the energy and utilities sectors including:

Coal

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Consumer Products

The consumer products industry is contending with signficiant challenges.  Slowing growth in domestic markets coupled with opportunities in emerging markets has made it critical to develop global growth strategies. The changing distribution landscape makes choosing and investing in the right channels critical. Rising raw material costs and environmental issues pose additional significant challenges.

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