There are a variety of reasons for considering raising external funds and in turn there is an ever-expanding range of sources of capital. Our assignments typically include Development capital to sustain growth at a desired level or to fund an acquisition, funding an MBO or MBI in order to release capital to existing shareholders, or more recently to help sustain fundamentally sound companies through short to medium term cash requirements. Depending on the size and nature of your plans this may suit:
- Angels or High net worth individuals
- Private Equity institutions
- Family Offices.
- Venture Capital Investors and Corporate Venturers
- Increasingly Venture Debt providers.
The choice will be affected by the scale and speed of funds required, purpose and length of time it will be required for, and importantly whether there are additional factors alongside the purely financial such as strategic and operational benefits that may also be provided by the new investors.
Rockworth also manages its own ‘Partners Fund’, investing at a lower level (typically below £2 million) alongside management teams and our network of interested non-executive partner investors into situations which may not be appropriate for more traditional institutional investors.
There can be many options open to you in an increasingly competitive market. We work through the options, build a strategy and embark on a tightly managed process for you. We appreciate that if you are attempting a fund-raising you are likely to be very busy running the business – we take on the whole process, providing clear reporting, and allowing you to optimise your use of time whilst still achieving your capital raising goals.