Strategy Planning Execution, Inc. ("SPX") is a Corporate Transactions Advisory firm that specializes in driving the strategy, planning and execution of mergers and acquisitions for middle-market enterprise clients within Technology and Services industries.  SPX prides itself on being one of the rare firms with a proven track record of being able to effectively drive the execution of a corporate transaction from start to finish.  In essence, we provide the resources and knowledge that our clients need to either rapidly grow inorganically through mergers and acquisitions.  Instead of our clients worrying about building a Corporate Development function of their own, they can continue to focus on running their businesses while outsourcing those activities to SPX.

SPX’s value proposition is simple – We provide exceptional analytical insight to our clients, supported by years of diverse experience, superior methodologies and a compendium of documented lessons learned.  We are experts at what we do.

Cedric Thomas is the Managing Principal of SPX.  He has over 20 years of proven leadership experience running strategic programs and business operations at companies such as Apple, Tesla and Symantec.  Prior to starting SPX, Mr. Thomas also worked as a Management Consultant at one of the “Big Four” firms where he drove multiple Corporate Transactions and Business Transformation projects for enterprise clients.


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Acquisition Services

The Problem

Many executives understand the benefits of growing inorganically through acquisition but are unable to do so because they don’t have the right staff in place.

Our Solution

SPX provides the ability for Enterprises to outsource their Corporate Development functions in a way that aligns the cost of the function with the cost of the transaction. Our firm partners with its clients from the beginning of the acquisition lifecycle to analyze their product portfolio, develop acquisition value drivers, identify targets that fit the client’s criteria, perform Due Diligence and establish a valuation in order to negotiate a transaction that optimizes value.

The Problem

Within the acquisition lifecycle, finding and buying a company is the easy part. However, most enterprises are ill-equipped to drive and manage the organizational, operational and technological complexities associated with integrating an acquired company.

Our Solution

SPX has expertise and resources to manage every aspect of an acquisition’s integration so that every department, function and the company as a whole operates as one combined entity. We deploy highly experienced integration experts and robust tools to maximize the value of every transaction.

Enterprise Exit Services

The Problem

Over time, a company can become an amalgamation of various products and services, some of which may not be important to the core or its mission. These non-core product lines can become a distraction to the company’s executives, which can lead to a lack of focus on the company’s most important products and wasted resources on underperforming aspects of the overall business.

Our Solution

SPX has the ability to provide enterprises with a way to rapidly divest and sell underperforming or non-core businesses. We manage the entire transaction on the behalf of our clients so that they can continue to focus on managing the aspects that still matter. Prior to even entertaining offers from Buyers, we not only estimate the value that an enterprise can receive but we also outline the operational risks and challenges of divestment based on various buyer scenarios. By taking this approach, clients know exactly what they are getting into before going down this path.

Our IP

How Do You Measure the Success (or Failure) of an Acquisition?

How Do You Measure the Success (or Failure) of an Acquisition?

Determining how to correctly measure value is the first step to recognizing value in any corporate transaction.


We are always looking to connect with talented corporate transaction practitioners that have deep experience in our service areas and a passion for exemplary client service. Please tell us about your experience and send us your Resume.  If there is an interest and a fit, we will get back to you!

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