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Agriculture Rochford

Agriculture – Case Study

An Australian wine business with significant export sales to the UK (denominated in GBP) had found it challenging to forecast and manage FX risk and therefore, adopted an FX risk management approach of hedging as little as possible. The shock Brexit

BioTech – Case Study

A biotechnology business, heavily focused on R&D for years, was now experiencing rapid sales growth without a robust policy framework to protect itself against the rapidly growing risk profile.

Pharmaceutical – Case Study

A pharmaceuticals distributor, recently acquired by private equity, was aware their systems were insufficient to provide visibility and process but could not decide with confidence whether a Treasury Management System was a viable investment.

Rochford Retail

Retail – Case Study

A retail goods importer, operating on high volume – low margin, was aware of the profitability impact from relatively small foreign exchange market fluctuations, but lacked the headcount, tools, and

Private Equity

Private Equity – Case Study

An AUD denominated fund was selling a New Zealand based portfolio company and the sale required government approval. The transaction value was approximately NZD500m with debt in multiple currencies and associated interest rate swaps.

Mining and Resources

Mining & Resources – Case Study

A subsidiary of a global chemicals and mining equipment manufacturer was acquired by a private equity sponsor; however, the entirety of treasury personnel was to remain with the parent, post-acquisition.

Heavy Machinery – Case Study

A heavy machinery company’s hedge book of simple product imports model had become excessively difficult to manage due to a wide array of small leveraged option structures across multiple brokers.

Plastic Importer – Case Study

A plastics importer operated a lean finance team but lacked treasury experience and access to financial market data to ensure management and oversight of it’s foreign exchange hedging programs on

Commodity Risk – Case Study

Make informed decisions and take control of your commodity risk. Commodity businesses have a greater dependence on effective risk management than traditional corporate treasuries, due to a wider variety of

Foreign Exchange Risk – Case Study

Minimise the impact of currency fluctuations and get the best returns on your international transactions Foreign exchange risk can manifest itself in various guises with contrasting transactional, translational, and economic

Building Architecture

Treasury Optimisation – Case Study

A rapidly growing oil company was aggressively ramping up production, yet they had no official, documented treasury or risk management policy in place.  They were facing several challenges, including: Funding