Strategic Decisions & Alternatives

What’s next?  What key decision are you thinking about?  Are you sure that your business is going to continue creating value and be worth more tomorrow than today?

Maybe, you’ve gotten to a certain stage or place in the life of your business and you need to make a critical decision.  Maybe you’ve been approached by private equity investors or bankers wanting to invest or lend money to you.  Or maybe you need to make that next big investment to grow your company ….but you’re just not confident or sure of the right thing to do for you, your customers and your employees?

View the sections below where we share some of our experiences, resources and a discussion about the process we use that provides objectivity and analysis so you can take that next-step or make that strategic decision with clarity and confidence.


The Strategy Navigator™ is our proven service for solving tough issues and making strategic decisions. The section below titled "Approach" provides details.

  • What We Do
  • Approach
  • Client Results
  • Testimonials
  • Insights

Solid decision-making, sound strategy and an objective perspective are part of creating and growing value for the owners of privately held companies.  High Rock Partners views its Strategy practice and frameworks as foundational to helping its clients.  Engineering corporate value and leading corporate development are core to our business.

We use our proven approach to strategy development and problem solving to provide clarity and confidence in:

  • Strategic decisions & direction
  • Growth strategies & positioning
  • Exit strategies & transition plans
  • Financing strategies & options
  • Turnaround plans
  • Valuation & performance optimization

Strategy is taking a long-term view of what you are trying to accomplish, integrating the dynamics specific to a particular company and to its industry, developing a set of initiatives to achieve a particular future position, and then distilling it down into bite-size activities and actions, that in an appropriate sequence, allow you to meet your objectives other words, strategy is the set of decisions defining the activities that positions your company advantageously relative to your rivals.

Our strategy development and strategic problem solving is based on an overriding theme of value creation for the shareholders of our client companies using our proven Strategy Navigator™ service.


Among other activities, we work with you and your team to:

  • Explore and define your company's long-term objectives
  • Develop, analyze and evaluate potential scenarios to achieve those objectives. This includes developing financial and operating models to use in measuring and guiding ongoing performance and outcomes
  • Develop detailed action plans for implementation
  • Obtain strategic resources to support implementation
  • Establish an internal working knowledge of the strategic management process

If desired and appropriate, our team can lead or assist implementation of initiatives to affect the strategy.

Strategy Exits

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HIGH ROCK PARTNERS, Inc. provided strategic & financial advisory services to FeatureTel, LLC in connection with the sale above


Strategy Exits

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HIGH ROCK PARTNERS, Inc. provided strategic & financial advisory services to Alpheon in preparing for and negotiating the sale above


Strategy Exits

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HIGH ROCK PARTNERS, Inc. provided strategic & financial advisory services to NSTAR in conjunction with the sale above


Strategy Financing


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High Speed Net Solutions, Inc.

HIGH ROCK PARTNERS, Inc. provided strategic & financial advisory directly and through its principal, a Special Member of the Board of Directors of Summus Ltd., in conjunction with the evaluation and integration of the aforementioned merger


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RPG Solutions

“I would highly recommend Kenneth and Buddy to any business owner or executive looking to grow their business. We engaged  High Rock to help with strategic planning ...they gave me some extremely valuable advice.  Moreover, it was obvious that they were looking after my best interests rather than trying to lengthen their engagement.  I would be happy to share more details on my experience with High Rock Partners.”

Phil Gruber, President, RPG Solutions


Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors

“We hired High Rock Partners to evaluate our growth plans, challenge our thinking about our strategy, and quantify where we would likely be if things worked the way we planned. They used their Strategy Navigator™ process for these as well as to help us think through and develop alternatives. I would highly recommend Kenneth and his team.”

Matt Ritter, Principal, Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors


Precision BioSciences, Inc.

"Precision BioSciences engaged Kenneth Marks and Buddy Howard of High Rock Partners in 2012 to provide the Company with transaction advice and an analysis of Precision’s business development strategy and tactics. Kenneth and Buddy were both incredibly responsive to the Company’s requests, seemingly available at all hours to provide Precision with timely advice and support. High Rock’s efforts pushed our management team to think critically about our existing growth strategy and helped us to evaluate alternative paths forward. In the end, we found that what really set High Rock Partners above the rest is their steadfast focus on meeting our Company’s goals not simply on closing a transaction. I would look forward to working with them again."

Matthew Kane, Co-Founder & CEO, Precision BioSciences, Inc.

Strategy Exits

Alpheon Corporation

"Alpheon Corporation engaged Kenneth Marks of High Rock Partners in the spring of 2010 to provide a comprehensive review of our organization, develop strategic direction options, and assistance in the development of our growth plans. Within a short timeframe, Kenneth effectively demonstrated value by leveraging his professional knowledge, experience and proven methodologies by developing a plan for us to grow and excel. During the engagement, Alpheon was approached by mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. for a potential acquisition. Kenneth proved invaluable throughout the acquisition negotiation and transaction as a management consultant and trusted advisor. He performed a vital role by contributing leadership, representation on our behalf, and market perspective throughout each step of the acquisition process. His leadership provided us with a higher valuation for the company and a seemingly easy transaction experience. We would highly recommend Kenneth Marks and the HRP team."

Greg Donovan & David Sturdivant, Co-Founders, Alpheon Corporation

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Contact Us

High Rock Partners, Inc.
8601 Six Forks Rd
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615

Our Mission be the go-to advisors for M&A projects and strategic problem solving for the shareholders of emerging growth and middle-market companies

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