ABOUT POLARIS & PARTNERS
At Polaris & Partners, our goal is to ensure your business is fit and ready to be taken to the market. This will optimise your sale outcomes, whether that be selling all, or part of your business.
We are experts in mentoring businesses and taking them through a process to set them up for sale, including using a LEAN framework to increase profitability in a sustainable manner.
We have many years of experience working with businesses to unearth the key drivers of potential sale value that are specific to them. With our extensive executive management background, we have the knowledge and tools to drive a step change in business value and saleability by helping you to focus on and develop what matters most to a purchaser.
GRANT FORSDICK – DIRECTOR
Grant is a degree-qualified mechanical engineer who holds an MBA. Grant has over 20 years experience in manufacturing and more specifically has been successful in managing large scale organizational change through the implementation of lean thinking and world class manufacturing and services best practice concepts.
He has worked in the mining equipment manufacture, mining supplies manufacture, can making, clothing, plastics and intensive agriculture/fresh produce industries. Grant completed the AICD company director’s course during 2005. He has lead four business acquisitions and mergers.
Grant focuses on the education of the management team and the senior change management structure, in the principles of lean thinking as applicable to the particular industry. This process includes the introduction of the best practice of leading and managing the change process, the setting up of problem solving structures and coaching senior management in the required changes in behaviour that are necessary to support a new lean organisation.
Grant co-founded Polaris & Partners in 2009.
ANDREW LORKING – DIRECTOR
Andrew began his career as a Chartered Accountant before moving into investment banking. He has worked on the origination, structuring and implementation of structured finance transactions abroad and in Australia from 1994 to 2005.
Andrew then worked with a boutique asset management company in Sydney as Portfolio Manager managing third party funds in portfolios of structured credit funds as well as developing and executing investment products. Andrew has since consulted at a strategic level to a start up fund manager and consulted in lean thinking including combining and developing Lean and Green capabilities to measure and reduce Carbon Footprint, and assisting lean thinking clients to implement lean accounting systems.
Andrew is hands-on involved with clients where he has provided strategic and financial input to these clients in terms of assisting them to become sale ready and executing the sale transaction.
Andrew co-founded Polaris & Partners in 2009.