Equity Finance supports a wide range of transaction types and business sectors where traditional capital sources with highly defined capital deployment mandates are constrained or unsatisfactory. We offer a highly flexible investment mandate and extensive structuring expertise.
Primarily we seek best in class management and high quality business propositions and are unrestricted on how and where we invest in the upper end of the capital structure.
Our business takes an opportunistic approach across all sectors utilising wide ranging investment criteria.
Typical transactions include:
MBOs - Conventional management buy-outs and secondary management buy-outs, including public to private transactions.
Sponsorless MBOs - If some management equity already exists, we offer management teams a greater equity stake in return for a significant roll through of first tier capital.
Corporate disposals - The release of capital for an owner either through the outright sale of a business or through a more structured route such as the sale and leaseback/manage back of business assets or a sale with a call option to acquire at a later date.
Corporate acquisitions - Assistance with acquisitions through one or a combination of:
- Joint venture purchase (potential Call Option)
- Acquisition and break up
- Take asset off balance sheet or provide capital for funding gap
- Non-core assets or where Company wishes to increase operational gearing
Growth Capital - We can invest into an existing business to unlock development opportunities and provide capital to support organic and acquisition capital.
Buy and Build Capital - We can support management with an appropriate platform to take advantage of consolidation opportunities in fragmented markets.
Mezzanine Finance - We will consider mezzanine finance to both sponsored and sponsorless situations.