Investment Analysis

 

  • A venture capital company wishing to invest in the nanomaterials industry hired Rowan to help identify the best target:
    • evaluate the technologies of companies currently in the marketplace
    • carry out a relative competitive evaluation
    • identify the company with the most market-viable (rather than most advanced) technology.
  • A multinational company, which had invested in a smaller company’s technology, found that it had nowhere near the market they had expected, resulting in a lawsuit. Had Rowan been hired to carry out a market and technology analysis at the outset, we would have recommended against the investment, saving them many millions of dollars.