We help companies with their growth plans to achieve a step change in their business. This can encompass raising capital from equity and debt providers or assisting with the strategic direction of the business. We have considerable experience in raising equity and debt for companies from a wide range of sources and will look to find the right partner to enable the company to achieve its ambitions. Moreover, we have strong contacts across a large number of business sectors and can help companies open new revenue opportunities and partnerships.
Equity Capital Raising – We can help companies raise capital to achieve their goals. We work with business owners and management teams to ensure they have a robust business plan that will then be used as a foundation for the capital raising process. We have a strong network of potential equity investors and have an in-depth understanding of what they look for when they invest in a company. The broad types of investors that can be approached on a capital raising exercise, depending on the size, are:
- High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices
- Venture Capital Firms
- Private Equity Firms
- Alternative Investors such as hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds
- Pension Funds
- Strategic Corporate Investors
We work with clients to ascertain the target investor list and then manage the capital raising process to find the right partner for the business and achieve an investment on the best terms possible.
Debt Capital Raising – We can help companies not only raise debt capital to support their plans but also assist with managing existing lenders to support a refinancing or acquisition. We have experience in arranging, restructuring and amending debt facilities in all debt types. We also have an in-depth knowledge of both cash-flow lenders and asset based lenders. We have a strong network of lenders in the market, which include not only the commercial banks but the growing number of alternative lenders who are seeking a robust income yield given current market conditions. We work with clients to ascertain what their debt capacity is based on the performance of the business and current market conditions. We then manage the debt raising process to ensure it is obtained on the best terms possible.
Strategic advisory – We work with companies on their business plan and assist them in developing the business model. It can also help build and execute potential partnerships with companies that can help drive additional sales or enter into new markets or countries. We also work with business owners and management teams to assess where the gaps are in the business and assist with finding the right people or service providers to enable the business to move to the next stage.
Management Buy-outs – A management buyout is a preferred choice for a large number of business owners who want their company to be passed on to the current management team so their company can continue to grow independently and reward the team for taking the business to the next stage. Using the combined skill-sets of both equity and debt capital raising, we help incumbent management teams raise capital to enable a management buyout to take place from the existing owner (vendor).
The key elements for executing a successful management buyout are:
- Strong management team
- Profitable business with strong growth prospects
- A good relationship between the vendor and the management team
We assist companies through the entire process to ensure a transaction takes place on the best terms and with the right partner to ensure the business can succeed in its next phase of growth.