Cribb, Cope & Potts


Consulting Services offered by CC&P

Strategic Acquisition Planning

Cribb, Cope & Potts has developed a comprehensive Strategic Acquisition Plan in which we evaluate our client’s publishing operations and help construct a sensible working strategy to grow through acquisition. The Plan includes detailed mapping of geographic target acquisitions and flexible financial modeling that will provide various opportunities of acquisition growth available to the client.

Operational Consulting

The Cribb, Cope & Potts team has extensive experience operating newspapers and uses that experience to help clients improve their top and bottom line performance.  Even companies that have solid operators running the business find it helpful to have the CC&P team come in to provide an outsider’s perspective on things that could be improved.

Stock Redemption Programs

We help companies update and formulate stock redemption programs that meet the needs of a transitioning industry while preserving the company’s ability to operate and plan for the future. A solid stock redemption program gives shareholders an option to sell their shares, while not forcing the company to compromise its financial well being.

Shareholder Dividend Programs

We assist clients in formulating equitable dividend policies that provide shareholders a market-driven return on equity while preserving the company’s ability to grow and expand. We believe shareholders should expect a fair return and that companies should view dividends as a means of maintaining financial discipline and focus.

Strategic Planning

We help our clients at the board and operational levels formulate strategic plans that help them navigate today’s difficult challenges. This involves an intensive review of the company’s strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities, along with budgets, and timelines to achieve strategic objectives.

Board Development

Cribb, Cope & Potts believes that a strong Board of Directors is essential in today’s media environment. We assist family-owned companies in transitioning their boards from entitlement to working governing bodies. This often involves outside directors, working committees, and elevated expectations for the role a healthy board plays in the company’s governance.

Generational Transitioning

In today’s transitioning media world, you must plan ahead if you want your company to continue under the management of family members. Preparing the next generation for management has never been more challenging. Cribb, Cope & Potts assists clients in creating a Next Generation Council that fosters the development of family members for future management.