Our clients and expertise

We provide business-critical advice to top management in a wide range of industries. Our clients are mainly large Nordic companies with global reach. We cooperate with a network of partners in other regions to leverage our joint industry- and region-specific expertise.

We have experience from a wide range of sectors and topics: ​

Retail & Consumer goods

Retail & Consumer goods

Cardo Partners has one of Scandinavia’s leading advisory teams specializing in retail and consumer goods strategy. We serve all sectors including grocery, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, construction, apparels and consumer services.

We work closely with our clients developing company strategies, organizational design, and business model and value chain optimization. We have broad experience across topics such as sourcing and purchasing, category management, store operations, best practice, store portfolio optimization, marketing efficiency, Omni-channel orchestration, loyalty programs, E-commerce and CRM.

Shipping & Logistics

Shipping & Logistics

Cardo Partners has a strong track record in serving clients in the shipping and logistics sector, especially within ship transport and services, but also rail and road transportation.

Cardo Partners have supported global, market-leading clients in several shipping segments with projects ranging from strategy development, reorganization, operational improvement (trade optimization, scheduling, vessel utilization, etc.), SG&A and OPEX improvement, procurement optimization and M&A.

Financial Services

Financial Services

Cardo Partners has particularly broad experience in the insurance industry, with more than 50 projects across Northern Europe undertaken in the last 10 years. Our experience covers product & pricing, sales, channel strategy, loyalty programs and partnership strategy, claims management and customer service. Our product experience covers all insurance products for both the commercial and the private sectors.

Cardo Partners has also undertaken several projects for clients in other financial service segments, such as general banking, collection, credit management, wealth management and legal services.

IT & Telecom

IT & Telecom

Cardo Partners has worked with some of the largest IT and telecom companies in northern Europe, helping them resolve complex challenges. Our experience is based on several projects within strategy development, operational improvement, efficiency programs, organizational restructuring and customer service.

Industry

Industry

Cardo Partners has worked with several industrial manufacturers, including aluminum, fertilizer, food processing, technology and ship building.

Our consultants have broad exposure to several complex projects for a wide range of industrial clients. We work closely with our clients’ top management on developing company strategies, organizational design and optimization across the entire value chain.

Our experience stems from a wide range of projects within operations, performance improvement, strategy, M&A and procurement.

Energy

Energy

Cardo Partners has worked with several clients in the energy sector, especially within oil services and offshore marine. Our areas of expertise include oil and gas, maritime products, power and automation, bridge and positioning systems, handling systems, subsea equipment systems & services, and safety systems and software.

Several of our consultants have broad experience from projects related to the oil and gas and power industries. Projects include strategy development, operational improvement and cost and procurement optimization.

Private equity & Venture capital

Private equity & Venture capital

Cardo Partners is a trusted advisor to leading Nordic-based private equity and venture capital firms. This sector accounts for a large share of our consultancy. We support our clients all the way from deal sourcing, commercial and operational due diligence, strategy and business plan development, evaluation of add-on acquisitions, partnership strategies and IPO or other exit support.

In addition to our consultancy practice, we co-invest with our private equity and venture capital clients on a case-by-case basis. Together with our clients, we identify companies with significant value creation potential and initiate operational, financial and structural initiatives for full realization of this potential. Co-investments both enhances our ability to understand the owner perspective and can offer a broadened skill set to the team of owners.

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