Mosler, Inc.


An integrator of security systems and services


  • ACM professionals performed sell-side advisory for Mosler and successfully completed a $363 sale to Diebold
  • The Company was a $260 million security integrator which was suffered from a failed software upgrade for Y2k
  • Poor visibility into financial performance
  • Cash flow was extremely tight
  • Inadequate internal controls


  • Eliminated team of twelve consultants from a national turnaround firm who had led the software conversion and was costing the company $300,000 weekly
  • Brought in one consultant to work with software developer to streamline financial reporting and provide visibility to management
  • Set up weekly calls with all field support to expedite cash collection efforts in North America and Canada
  • Created cash flow template and forecasting model to provide critical visibility on daily cash flow
  • Replaced ineffective middle management financial team with a new team and set up internal controls across all divisions
  • Saved the company $1.5 million in monthly G&A – $18 million annually
  • Financial statements by division were prepared and distributed within 7 business days of month end
  • Improved cash flow allowed management the necessary time to explore a capital raise or outright sale
  • Tight internal controls led to the discovery of a massive fraud within the company, of which all but 10% of the funds were recovered through insurance

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