Challenges

Allocating scarce capital across a portfolio of opportunities to generate the highest potential returns while mitigating risks continues to grow in complexity, especially in asset-intensive industries. In addition to selecting the right mix of investments, achieving world-class capital productivity requires that individual investment opportunities have been optimized, executed well, and managed with disciplined governance and follow-up processes to ensure targeted results are achieved.  

Furthermore, sustaining capital programs are another key element of achieving targeted returns during the entire asset life cycle, potentially impacting 20% or more of investment NPV. Sustaining capital programs must be well orchestrated and right-sized to ensure asset health and to achieve the required asset performance and longer-term targeted ROI.

Solutions

Hatch can help you achieve significantly improve return on capital investments including growth and sustaining capital as well as indirect investments such as working capital. We leverage our deep industry experience and long history of success in large, complex life cycle project execution—design, construct, commission, ramp-up, and optimize.

Portfolio management and optimization

Viewing capital projects as a holistic portfolio is critical in managing a firm’s risks and opportunities. We help you plan and manage a holistic capital project portfolio where growth and sustaining capital projects follow structured identification, evaluation, and selection processes. Have we appropriately prioritized our projects? Are there projects in the queue that should be accelerated? Can this spend be deferred? Are we adequately managing risks? With our multi-disciplinary teams, risks and opportunities can be better managed and the planned value delivered to the business.

Project value improvement 

Extract every ounce of value from their capital projects. Discover and capture value at all phases of the project life cycle. Our integrated team seamlessly works together to identify, evaluate, and deliver everything from small design improvements to massive schedule optimization initiatives. 

Working capital optimization

Manage and optimize your working capital. We can help you build and deliver strategies for managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventories, and short-term assets. Our holistic approach to working capital optimization helps maximize capital efficiency and deliver a more profitable, resilient business.

Blogs

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Heavy-tailed risk events and how to deal with them

Pouya Zangeneh
Studying the tails of distributions is essential for risk management. Whether in probabilistic risk assessment or even in qualitative hazard studies, risk management aims to understand tail events. Risk measures such as value at risk or expected shortfall are essentially measures of the distributions’ tails. So, if you’re concerned about your project cost overrun risks, for example, you’re worried about the tail of the cost distribution.
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Cognitive function: a behind-the-scenes look at a workplace wellness pilot program

Dan Welshons
Hatch, working through its investment arm Canadian Shield Capital, recently invested in Cambridge Brain Sciences to accelerate a technology that will help us understand the cognitive function of people, particularly before the start of a workday. In his recent blog, Dan Welshons gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a global workplace wellness program that uses progressive tools aimed at supporting a healthy workforce.
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