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Working capital – "Cash for recovery"

2009

In the current economic situation, companies are facing a higher risk of insolvency. On the one hand, they need more cash; on the other, lenders are more tightfisted than usual and the financing costs are higher. In this study Roland Berger Strategy Consultants have analyzed 216 European companies by taking a close look at their internal sources of finance.
The result?

At the moment, releasing the cash reserves hidden in working capital offers the greatest potential for improving liquidity. According to the Roland Berger experts, the companies surveyed had a total cash potential of EUR 353 billion. This turned out to be especially true for utilities and engineered products companies.

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