With the global economy seeing severe pressures on growth, company leaderships are huddled in a corner to find out ways and means to weather the storm. The impact can be seen on all large and small companies with of course some possible exceptional companies because of their foresight, balance sheet strengths or business model.
By and large many of the firms we work with have become very cautious. They are no more looking at investing in expansion or in companies overseas or buying/investing in assets. The obsession for growth continues (as the long term belief in Indian Economy continues) but the love for cash seems to have grown much more. They have become careful and cautious as the Indian Economy continues to remain at subdued growth levels. Additionally the rapid expansions which they undertook over last few years have given them a few lessons, and they are now looking at re-focusing on the core.
The key areas of interest for these firms are emerging around Productivity Improvements- leverage existing infrastructure & drive process efficiency
Leverage Existing Infrastructure
Drive Process Efficiency
While this environment is giving the creeps to everyone, there could be some pockets of opportunities for companies emerging in the following areas
>> Time to forge partnerships/ collaboration- M&A firms
>> Opportunities for SEO, portal, web designing, Corporate Mktg
>>Opportunities for Exhibitions, Global matchmaking firms
>> New business models @ services
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