We help companies raise private equity (PE) for acquisition or internal expansions based on particular needs through institutional and private investors. We work with clients to test the investment thesis by concentrating on the big issues that will determine the deal’s ultimate success. Taking an “outside-in” approach, we combine fieldwork interviewing customers, suppliers and competitors with sophisticated financial analysis to build a proprietary understanding of the investment’s true cash flow potential. Finally, as part of the due diligence process, we help clients develop an agenda for creating value once the deal is closed.
Our experience allow us to help clients quickly develop an accurate assessment of key industry performance issues, including cash flow drivers, relevant market and customer benchmarks and exit options. In addition to external assessment, as timing and protocol allow, we also conduct a thorough internal one, interviewing the target company’s management, as well as reviewing its customer base, personnel and operations.
We can support all stages of this process, including business valuations, presentation of letters of intent, provision of objective, third-party business analysis to enable financing and the generation of enthusiasm for the deal within the target company.