Manufacturing & Industrials

Industrial companies are facing major changes with many developed markets experiencing slow growth and stagnant margins, and demand and production shifting to China and developing countries where profitable growth has proven to be elusive. CRA and its subsidiary Marakon provide antitrust, economic, financial, and strategic analyses for manufacturing and industrial companies including paper and packaging manufacturing, compressor manufacturing, computer hardware manufacturing, battery manufacturing, cement producers, oil refineries, and chemicals.

We help companies address their highest value strategic and organizational issues, and help them turn their strategies into industry leading performance. Our 30+ years of experience shows that profits are always highly concentrated; typically, 30-40% of invested capital is responsible for all value creation in an organization. Getting a clear view of the sources and drivers responsible for this is our starting point for building management alignment on the short list of priorities for driving a material acceleration in profit growth.


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    Arbitration related to the earnout payments for the acquisition of a packaging manufacturer
    Dr. Tiago Duarte-Silva was retained by counsel to the respondent in an arbitration related to earnout payments for the acquisition of a packaging manufacturing...
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    European Commission closes antitrust investigation into wood pulp
    On 15 June 2023, the European Commission announced its decision to close its antitrust investigation into potential anticompetitive practices in the wood pulp...
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  • 03
    North American planning documentation for automotive products company
    CRA was engaged by a mid-market global automotive products company to perform a North American transfer pricing planning study. The study involved the...
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