Need help growing your business?
Are you raising new capital to fund growth? Looking to buy a competitor? Planning to buy-out existing shareholders? Turning your company around?
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Growth can be fueled in many different ways
Truly game-changing growth strategies require significant capital and out-of-the-box thinking.
We see your entrepreneurial spark and are moved to ignite your potential through our direct lending and buy-side advisory work.
Need growth financing, but your bank cannot provide (any or enough) capital?
Ambitious growth plans typically need fresh capital to support them, to make new hires, buy equipment, support channel partners, etc. Traditional lenders can only provide so much fuel, and only the account managers who know what they’re doing can truly make a difference.
Trying to clean up your shareholder base?
It may be that differences in the vision each shareholder has for the business are arising. Or, a few shareholders are getting older and want to cash out. Whatever the reason, the buy-out of existing shareholders is often tricky and sensitive.
Wanting to buy the business you operate from its existing shareholders?
You are a top executive, perhaps with a stake in the business you currently run. Existing shareholders may be retiring, or looking to move on to other endeavours. How do you buy their shares, and gain control?
Raising equity, but want to reduce the impact of dilution?
Institutional equity in Canada is picky—if you can raise it, you have built a promising business. But it is very expensive in the long-term, because you had to give a substantial portion of the business up, and you had to yield some strategic direction to a new partner.
Looking to acquire a competitor(s) and need capital?
You have identified an interesting target, maybe you’ve already made a verbal offer or provided a letter of intent. How you finance the acquisition is a strategically important question – done wrong, it can hamper your business for some time.
You see an opportunity to consolidate your industry?
You have reached a meaningful size, and have become a known player in your space, which is fragmented. You have substantial financial resources, and plan to put them to good use by acquiring smaller competitors. In short, you’re rolling up your industry ahead of an exit in 5+ years. Great plan, but do you have the time to identify, connect with, negotiate and due diligence potentially hundreds of targets?
Refinancing appears to be possible, and want to get the right deal?
The light is getting brighter at the end of a turnaround, or you had to swallow a tough financing structure to consummate a critical acquisition. Whatever the situation, it may be time to consider refinancing unfavourable debt that was right at the time, but isn’t appropriate anymore given the strength of your business.
Grow your business to the next level
Your business started with a vision. Picked up speed through your passion, drive and determination. Now, to take it to the next level, you need to make one or many transformational acquisitions.
We can help you make those moves.
We specialize in structuring M&A transactions that meaningfully change the course and outlook of lower-middle market companies.
When we are tasked with executing on a comprehensive acquisition strategy, our clients engage us because of our tremendous deal sourcing capabilities. Most other firms focus on delivering due diligence services, not finding and negotiating the right deal.
Underpinning those capabilities is our team of origination analysts and managers, whose sole purpose is to keep their finger on the pulse (i.e. the intentions) of potential sellers. They can easily access track lower-middle targets in the through their own research and proprietary deal technologies, other advisors in our network, and limited-access mergers and acquisitions marketplaces.