private equity

Capital Raising

Raising capital is a serious task and often requires serious dedication, determination and patience.  It is a fundamental process that requires the business to be well organized and ready for new funding.  Capital can be raised in the form of debt, through a financial institution, or equity, through a financial backer whether it is an angel Read More

Term Sheet

A term sheet is a non-binding document that lays out the proposed terms and conditions under which an investor will make an equity investment in a company.  Essentially, a term sheet sets out the key points of a potential deal – a framework for negotiating the final agreement. The contents and clauses of the term sheet vary Read More

Pre-Money vs Post-Money Valuation

The value of a business in a transaction starts with determining the pre-money and post-money valuation. This valuation will be used to determine how many shares will be issued to the new investor and what percentage of ownership (after dilution) will the owners keep.  The pre-money valuation is the value attributed to the business before any Read More

M&A as part of your Growth Strategy

Mergers and acquisitions make perfect sense in a variety of situations. For example, maybe an opportunity presents itself that requires fast, decisive action. Or maybe a competitive threat compels a defensive move to get bigger, faster. Here are five situations in which mergers and acquisitions have proven useful as a growth strategy: 1 – Fills critical gaps Read More

Exit Readiness

Cuando se trata de vender una empresa, es crucial tener una estrategia que permita a la parte vendedora optimizar el valor de la misma y eliminar todos los riesgos asociados con una transacción de compra-venta al momento del cierre. La mayoria de los empresarios no han estado expuestos a este tipo de transacciones y en la mayoria Read More

Fairness Opinion

El fairness opinion es un informe detallado que representa un análisis profundo del precio, términos y condiciones de la oferta en una transacción de compra-venta y provee una opinión financiera acerca de la razonabilidad de la transacción para la parte vendedora.  Entre los tipos de transacción más comunes están la venta de acciones, venta de una Read More