Private placements include raising growth and expansion stage capital or acquisition financing for companies in any industry. The types of capital we raise include equity, mezzanine/junior capital and senior debt. Uses of capital are typically for corporate purposes, and depending on the size and financial performance of the company, can also include shareholder liquidity.
Many private companies are deciding that the costs, liabilities, regulatory hurdles, competitive dynamics and scrutiny of “going public” in today’s market environment are unappealing and are instead seeking to explore alternative opportunities to raise capital privately. We are very active in working with these companies to accomplish private capital financing under attractive terms for their companies and their owners. We focus on growth equity and debt raises for established companies and do not raise venture capital for early stage companies.
Additionally, many small-cap public companies are evaluating the ongoing costs and benefits of staying public and are considering “going private” transactions. We will engage with these public companies and their management teams to help structure and finance these “going private” transactions. We also assist management teams who are seeking to execute management buyouts (MBOs) of private companies by identifying and sourcing a financial sponsor for their transaction and negotiating optimal price and terms for the management team and/or owner.