Direct Investment Accelerator for mature and growing businesses

Enabling operational value

about

DIA Management is an operational service platform catering to investors and company owners who want to create value within their portfolio but are missing the critical functions to do so.

Investor Perspective

Even in the most established and organised investment houses, the prevailing “process” of adding value is typically inefficient and outcomes uncertain. Professional investors are principally set up to do deals, not to add value. By extension, investor pools and portfolio companies oftentimes lack resources and more importantly access to vetted expertise to address basic risks and value creation opportunities effectively.

Focusing 100% of its time on enabling operational value, DIA leverages upon a pool of experienced and vetted operators. We offer all mission-critical support and operational value-added functions in one central platform to enable investors and company owners to formulate and execute on opportunities to add value as well as to reduce risk for their shareholdings.

Our Services

The Problem

Identify opperational risks / opportunities

Look for / recruit / onboard manage new talent

Realise new talent is only 65% of the quality you hoped for

The traditional approach to adding value to portfolio companies delivers an infinite loop-like experience

Difficult to identify risks or opportunities based on only board interaction

Difficult and resource intensive to vet real quality of talent

Investors spend too much valuable time (6-12 months) and resources

And the worst: the need to repeat for each function (sales, finance... etc.) and each deal

Our Approach

Governance support, board excellence and equity thesis controlling

Financial controls, cash and investor reporting

Commercial performance

M&A and platform building

The DIA approach offers a comprehensive solution to the infinite loop, delivered via four principal service areas.

A one-stop hub for value creation

Long-term vetted expertise from leaders in their field

Best-in-class playbooks and products / systems

Based on key principles

+ Fast assessment and deployment

+ Focused execution

+ Quality control

Resulting in true measurable value-add

The Playbook

We operate based on a playbook-driven, three-phased approach.

Governance

Finance

Sales

M&A

1 Assessment

Typical governance Issues

+ Unstructured board meetings & governance processes

+ Loss of sight of equity thesis

+ Minimal transmission of board expert knowledge

2 Playbook Implementation

KEY FOCUS AREAS in Governance

+ Equity thesis condensation

+ Equity thesis operationalisation & controlling

+ Board minutes & meeting follow-ups

3 Monitoring

KEY FOCUS AREAS in Governance

+ Progress monitoring

+ Board follow-ups

Life Cycle

The DIA Management service portfolio covers the full portfolio management life cycle.

Deal Flow

Diligence

Governance

Operations

Exit

Screening

Execution controlling

Operational assessment

Business model

Diligence support

Partner network

Governance support

Board excellence

Equity thesis controlling

Financial controls, cash and investor reporting

Add-on M&A

Commercial performance/ sales

Talent acquisition

Expert network

Equity story

Process control

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Clients

DIA Management addresses companies across all size and industry segments.

Starting from that premise, we see particular appeal and opportunities in the small-cap and middle market to bring the operations of businesses to the next level.

Our track record

We have supported many businesses successfully at various stages of maturity and across sectors. We feel particularly at home in Software/Tech/Data, Healthcare, E-commerce and Business Services.

Our Team

We are a diverse group of professionals with hands-on backgrounds in operations, investing, consulting and advisory.

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Christian
Harnischfeger

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Ajay
Handa *

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Jürgen
Hölscher *

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Ricky
Magalhaes *

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Claudia
Salvischiani *

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Chris
Smart *

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Barbara
Christmann *

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Andreina
Rejón *

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Gabrielle
Powell *

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Nicole
Wang *

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Kat
Wendelstadt *

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Cecilia
Zheng *

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Dr.
Patrick
Heinecke

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Sasha
Kipervarg

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Alexander
Wachtmeister

Various additional experienced operational scaling and buy-and-build specialists

* Independent freelancer

Get in touch.

Reach out and let’s have a chat.

Contact us

info@dia-management.com

+44 (0)77 4747 3537

Find us

DIA Management Ltd.

22 Chancery Lane

London WC2A 1LS

United Kingdom

DIA Management GmbH

Arndtstrasse 31

60235 Frankfurt am Main

Deutschland

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