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FINANCING

The Challenge of Financing a Business

Whether your company is a start-up, at an early stage or is a successful, expanding businesses you need capital to keep your business operating and growing. Reasons for raising capital are many and varied. Additional capital could be needed to expand day-to-day operations, finance and inventory build-up; develop and launch a new product; purchase real estate or equipment; hire additional employees; execute a marketing campaign; etc. Sources and types of capital vary too - Public vs. Private; Debt vs. Equity. While many businesses know they need additional capital, few have the in-house expertise needed to determine the correct capital sources, package the request, present the request and negotiate the terms for the capital.

Since the need for in-house expertise is infrequent, often companies enlist the assistance of outside corporate finance professionals to identify financing sources, and attorneys and investment bankers to help structure and negotiate the transaction. While these experts understand the transaction, they may not understand the underlying business. Additional business expertise should be employed to review the financial and operational goals of the transaction and possibly help plan and implement the activities necessary to achieve stated goals. As a note, from time to time, financial industry providers also find it helpful to retain outside expertise to provide assistance to their clients who might need help overcoming operational challenges.

Based on former professional associations with commercial banks, bank holding companies, venture investment firms and service providers, the following is a list of different capabilities that can be mixed to provide short-term expertise to meet the various challenges associated with raising capital:

Financing Organization and Preparation

● Business Organization and Development

● Business Plan Development, Enhancement and Reorganization

● Financing Plan Development

● Interim Management/Team Participation

Financing Facilitation

● Identification and acquisition of private equity, investment capital and other related types of financing through an extensive personal network of:
   high net worth individuals (Angels), Venture Capital firms, private equity firms, commercial banks, commercial finance companies,
   asset-based lenders, lease financing resources

● B-to-B and B-to-C vendor finance activities

● Assistance regarding investor presentations and vendor finance procedures

● Interest rate risk management

● Public debt acquisition

Third Party Assistance

● Preliminary Business Opportunity/Plan Review

● Valuation Opinions

● Due Diligence regarding Business Models, Management Organization and Operational Processes

Special Situation Assistance

● Crisis Management

● Turnaround

● Workout

● Asset Recovery

● Problem Financings

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