Making top quality M&A, business exit, product & technology consulting accessible to small, midsized, and growth businesses
No matter what product and technology or sales and marketing challenges you face, we help you do whatever it takes to maximize your valuation and achieve your strategic exit.
Trying to boost your value? hold onto market share in a bad market with a declining product? Steer your business to exit, but don’t know where to start?
Put the power of ShadowHornet behind you.
"ShadowHornet is one of the rare firms that combines business acumen, technical expertise, strategic vision, and compassionate leadership. They seamlessly worked with all levels of our organization to promote alignment and built authentic relationships with teammates and customers that foster loyalty. ShadowHornet enabled us to lead high-performing, successful teams by empowering people to be the best version of themselves. Where ShadowHornet goes, trust, collaboration, and achievement follow."
Vice President, Product Management, B.E.G. (Privately-held 750 employees)
BUSINESS SCALING STRATEGIES + STRATEGIC EXIT, M&A
You’ve had success so far, but you’re starting to see cracks and attrition as you grow. You need to rally your staff with a compelling product, technology, or global vision to achieve your financial goals. Your products aren't evolving fast enough, your tech costs are rapidly increasing, and you're not responding to market opportunities quickly enough.
Your brand needs improvement. Your flat org structure needs some next level leadership. You know you need to grow with structure and discipline, but don't want to sacrifice what's made you great with unnecessary bureaucracy.
Or your firm is looking to exit due to ownership succession, strategic, or personal reasons, but you don’t know where to start.
We’ll help you reach your goal no matter how challenging it seems.
STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING
You need technical resources, yesterday. You can’t find the technical talent you need at a price you can afford. If you have to recruit FTE’s, you’ll have to wait months...and your recruiting can’t compete with the biggest names in the market. Sound familiar? Time to look outside of your firm. But, did you know that 90% of outsourcing and nearshoring efforts fail for 1 key reason?
We know the secret that’s led to 46 successful outsourcing/ nearshoring efforts, over 15 years of direct experience. Our proprietary network of global firms ensure that you have the right partners, not vendors, who will ensure success for your business.
Whether you're outsourcing to spark innovation, building the strongest global hybrid team, or looking to reduce your development and engineering cost structure, we've done it all and will guide you.
STRATEGIES & STRATEGIC EXIT, M&A
Business distress is common in several scenarios. If you’re an independent owner, key events can bring on a death spiral of distress extremely rapidly - catching you and your leadership team by surprise. If you’re a private equity owner, some of your EBITDA boosting measures can damage the core culture of a high performing company, putting your entire business asset at risk of declining revenue, eroding margins, and a never-ending cycle of turnover.
Good owners can experience business distress just as frequently as bad management teams - the business world is moving too fast and the incessant storm of innovation can render disruptions to thriving parts of your business quickly.
Need to rightsize your staff without risking your A players? Outsource high-cost development and engineering to a lower cost region without impacting quality? Preserve your EBITDA target for the year? Find a buyer for your distressed assets? We’ve got you covered!
LEGACY APPLICATION MODERNIZATION & FRACTIONAL CPO, CTO, CIO
Your former cash cow product is now a heap of technical debt, leading to declining sales, increasing support cost, loss of hope and turnover amongst your technical staff. You think you need to kill and rebuild, but no one is going to finance the multiple millions you need to affect change. What do you do? Our experience on over 20 application modernization, new product developments and go-to-market campaigns gives you a range of options to reposition, re-architect, and see growth re-emerge.
Our services can help you with:
Technical debt assessment, architectural uplift, on-prem to cloud, legacy modules to microservice-driven applications, new market entry through reskinning and repositioning, re-branding legacy assets, carve-outs. Time to talk to us.