COVID-19 Update

Posted on Apr 2020

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The recent outbreak of COVID-19 is a stark reminder of how delicate our working ecosystem is. So much of our work usually involves face-to-face meetings, shaking hands, onsite visits, travelling by train and plane. Even though these are not possible at the moment the world still needs to turn and we all need to adapt and carry on conducting business. Equally, we recognise the very real challenges and impacts that COVID-19 is having on many people across many parts of our society.

Business (almost) as usual

Intuitus is operating in the same way that most businesses are, from our homes, and we remain available to you by teleconference, video call and email.

We are continuing with our due diligence activities, albeit in a different way. Our team, including our consultant network, already has the systems in place to work remotely. Our flexible delivery model works just as well remotely as it does from the office.

Some of our services are unaffected as they are largely carried out remotely. We offer expert calls for example at the early stages of a deal to provide an inside track on technology threats and opportunities. Our code quality reviews are undertaken remotely and can provide a useful insight into potential technical debt or the defensibility and sustainability of competitive differentiation in tech businesses. We can provide pre-bid, red flag assessments often without the benefit of access, and can continue to get these done irrespective of any travel restrictions. We also carry out arms-length cyber security reviews, augmented by phone or video interviews with key individuals.

While site visits are currently unviable, our services can flex by focusing on outside-in analysis, together with tele and video conferencing.

We are particularly mindful that our clients’ portfolio companies, as with all companies, will be experiencing unprecedented challenges. We are keen to make our expertise available to those companies, even if it is just a phone call to talk through the pressing, immediate issues. Please get in touch with one of our Business Relationship Managers to start the conversation.

Supporting our local community

COVID-19 is impacting every aspect of our lives and society. Social Bite, a social enterprise which started life only a short distance from our Edinburgh office, has recently pivoted its business to provide free meals to homeless people, families that rely on free school meals and others that are in food poverty. With food banks closed, and the need for social distancing, life on the street has never been harder and so we’re proud to support their new mission. You can also make a donation to support them.

Stay in touch

Although we are in a period of unprecedented challenges that impact us all at a personal and professional level, Intuitus is still available to support you. We value the very real benefit of meeting you in person but we will deploy video conferencing as much as possible as the next best thing. Most of all, in this uncertain and rapidly moving situation, we will ensure we stay in touch and flex to meet your needs.

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