Proven solutions tailored to your individual needs
Open the doors to the right financial opportunities by leveraging our vast, global network of principled investors and banks on the best possible terms.
ENLARGE YOUR OFFERING
Develop your capacity to offer customers a comprehensive suite of renewable energy solutions that includes PV, energy storage, EV chargers and heat pumps.
evolve your strategy
Enhance your product portfolio strategically with heat pumps while evolving your supply chain and manufacturing to bring your organization to the next level.
(Corporate) Strategy development - Unleashing growth
We help ensure that clients are best positioned to realize arising business opportunities and long-term success through robust strategy. Our services are modular and naturally customized to clients’ needs. We collaborate closely with executive teams and key stakeholders to understand their unique challenges, goals and aspirations. Through rigorous analysis, research and industry benchmarking, we reveal untapped opportunities and identify the most effective strategic pathways for our clients.
- Analysis of current market situation and strategy implications
- Current strategy review
- Vision and goal setting
- Product portfolio optimization
- Development and sharpening of value propositions
- Growth driver definition
- Digital transformation
Business model design and review - Unlocking sustainable value creation
We advise our clients in crafting innovative business models that drive growth, foster sustainability and deliver tangible impact. We can help with assessing current business models, identifying and illustrating potential opportunities and gaps, as well as designing a business model from scratch. Our support covers all elements defining a business model.
- Key customer segment mapping, identification of pains to mitigate as well as gains to facilitate
- Customer segment quantification and prioritization
- Definition of customer relationship approaches to ensure acquisition, retention and upselling
Value proposition and product:
- Value proposition design for target customer segments
- Specification of products and services to support the value proposition
- Key revenue stream identification
- Pricing approach definition
- Creation of detailed bottom-up cost models
- Development of channel strategy
- Determination of key partners and developing partnership/ecosystem strategies
- Identification of key activities and resources for business model delivery
Market analysis and assessment - Creating in-depth understanding
Our team provides research to equip clients with the strategic insights needed to thrive in the ever-evolving cleantech industry. These tailored solutions enable our clients to make well-informed decisions, based on the knowledge of market opportunities, growth potential, regulations and competitive environment, amongst others.
Typical analyses include:
- Market sizing and forecast
- Competitive player landscape and archetyping
- Identification of competitor strategies
- Segmentation of customers and definition of customer preferences
- Market trend evaluation
- Analysis of regulations and their implications
Market entry strategy - Expanding with confidence
With our in-depth technical and market knowledge, we assist cleantech businesses in successfully entering new markets and maximizing their growth potential. Building on top of the thorough understanding of the market (see Market analysis and assessment), we deliver a tailored market entry strategy that reflects local dynamics.
- Market analysis and prioritization
- Value pool identification
- Entry mode selection
- Development of positioning
- Market entry roadmapping
- Key customer and partner identification
- Business planning
Supply chain strategy - Driving operational excellence and resilience
Leveraging our deep understanding of cleantech market trends, supply chain knowledge and data-driven insights, we partner with clients to design customized strategies that drive operational excellence, reduce costs and deliver superior customer value.
- Mapping of existing supply chain strategy along key parameters
- Pricing analysis
- Market trend and growth projection insights report
- Supplier analyses
- Risk and opportunity identification
- Strategy assessment and initiative development
Strategy implementation / Project management office - Transforming vision into action and results
Our team of experts collaborates closely with organizations to embed the transition into all aspects of their business, translating high-level goals into tangible actions. By fostering clear understanding and accountability, we ensure that employees play their part in executing the strategy and maintaining best practices. With meticulous attention to detail and analytical rigor, we assess organizational capabilities, identify gaps and design tailored interventions for long-term success.
- Managing project planning and execution
- Organizational design and structure
- Capability building via recruiting, staffing, training, and employee development
- Change management
- Performance improvement and KPI tracking
- Communication and stakeholder engagement
M&A – Strategic acquisitions and divestments
For buy-side execution, we follow a systematic and analytical process tailored to our clients’ business objectives and assist them in finding and contacting targets. By providing due diligence reports, we ensure a solid foundation and negotiate and close the agreement. On the other hand, sell-side execution also requires a carefully structured and targeted approach. To that end, we create the teaser and investment memorandum for investors, select and approach investors, coordinate and monitor the due diligence process and structure the deal while moderating negotiations and preparing the closing.
Joint ventures – Collaborting with the ideal partner
Our experienced transaction advisory team supports you at every stage from screening prospective partners, conducting a thorough due diligence to establish credentials, to structuring a detailed strategic business plan for the partnership that ensures both long-term as well as short-term success. As cleantech specialists, our technology expertise and deep understanding of the dynamics in cleantech markets maximize your JV’s competitive advantage.
We jointly define the target investors and/or partners and work on a compelling storyline for the investor approach. We organize and lead meetings with you and high-potential investors to select the most suitable candidates for further discussions and provide ongoing negotiation support to close the best possible deal. Committed to transparency, we only introduce your company to potential investors who have been explicitly approved by you beforehand.
Due diligence – Knowing the real value of the deal
Our team of business and technology experts examines each business opportunity in detail, evaluating all relevant commercial, market and technical aspects.
Project finance – The most advantageous financing structure
We support project developers to successfully navigate complex international financing requirements with multiple currency cash flows involving governmental and private sector lenders locally, regionally and internationally. We help you mitigate risk and build innovative and highly-structured deals with the optimum mix of equity and debt aligned to your strategy.
IPP (sell-side) – Maximizing local value creation
Developing and implementing an effective long-term renewable energy program is a complex task for governments involving many stakeholders and a myriad of economic and legal considerations. With a successful track record in advising governmental institutions in Europe, the USA and the MENA region, we offer a full range of services including the evaluation and selection of the most suitable support scheme, the structuring of local content regulations, effective grid integration, and the development of optimal procurement, industrialization and cluster strategies. We advise governments on embedding renewable energy into their broader energy strategy, achieving competitive pricing and maximizing local value creation.
Bid support and management (buy-side) – Optimizing your energy project
We can support you from the bid preparation stage and will see you through until you have achieved financial close of the project. Post financial close, we can supervise construction of the power plant and commissioning up to the date of commercial operation.
climate change mitigation
Heat pumps can reach efficiency ratings of up to 300-400%, meaning they are four to five times more energy efficient than gas boilers.
Fast growing sector
heat pumps are set to play a key role in the decarbonization of buildings in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors
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CLIENTS WHO HAVE BENEFITTED FROM OUR CONSULTING EXPERTISE
“With Apricum’s deep expertise…we were able to make an informed decision…”
“Apricum helped HV during our SPV DD in assessing the quality of Enpal’s SPVs. With Apricum’s deep expertise we were able to holistically look at both the technical and financial quality of Enpal’s portfolio and make an informed decision with regard to an investment into Germany’s largest residential PV installer.”
“Overall extremely impressed by Apricum.”
“Overall extremely impressed by Apricum. As an ex-McKinsey person, I think Apricum brings every bit of the management consulting toolbox into the project, on top of an industry depth in the day-to-day team that is truly impressive and rare in the consulting world.”
“…versatility that you find rarely among consultants.”
“The team demonstrated the highest level of competence down from the minute technical details of photovoltaic production processes up to an excellent understanding of the industry dynamics and the key strategic implications – a versatility that you find rarely among consultants. From day one, they brought their comprehensive sector knowledge to the table. Their reports were very focused without limitations on necessary detail. They served the objective of our engagement very well.”