We have extensive experience of working with professional investors on both sides of the table helping private companies to raise equity funds. With direct contacts into all members of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, we are quickly able to isolate those investors closest to your sector and ascertain current appetite for a transaction. In certain circumstances it also makes sense to investigate multiple options concurrently – trade sale, private equity and occasionally going to the public markets. We would be very happy to talk through how we have managed this process in the past.
Key factors to consider when embarking on a fund-raising include:
- What specific projects will the investment be used for?
- Is there a requirement to adjust the existing funding arrangements / replace current investors?
- If the owners are seeking to ‘de-risk’ their own investment how should this be presented and how will the incoming investors gain comfort regards ongoing commitment?