- MarketReady Assessment™
- Corporate Finance: Growth Financing/Capital Raising
- Corporate Development: Strategic Partnerships & Licensing
- Exit Advisory Services
Many middle market companies today are unable to fully capture potential growth or liquidity opportunities because they have outgrown their existing financing sources. Accordingly, Founders seeks to match the requirements of our clients with the appropriate, most cost-effective capital sources. In fact, our professionals work hand-in-hand with our clients to carefully assess these needs and requirements - which can include balance sheet restructurings, funding for organic growth initiatives, and capital for acquisitions - and then carefully evaluate all potential sources of financing. This analysis allows Founders to collaborate closely with executives and owners to decide upon the most appropriate and accessible forms of financing that will produce an optimized capital structure and the lowest effective weighted average cost of capital.
Our professionals then execute well-rationalized financing processes by approaching the capital market place using Founders' public and private capital market contacts that cover the full spectrum of debt and equity funding sources. On the debt side, these include asset-based lenders, SBICs, commercial banks, specialty finance firms, and mezzanine/subordinated debt providers. On the equity side, they include early and late-stage venture capital funds, corporate strategic investors, private equity funds emphasizing both minority and majority recapitalizations, and integrated fund families investing a mix of equity and debt products. Our multitude of relationships within both sources of capital helps us provide assistance in traditional financings, in addition to those transactions that have unique requirements because of distress or special industry dynamics.
Across the debt and equity spectrum, these financings take a multitude of forms, including:
- Asset-based lines of credit
- Senior revolver and term debt placements
- Subordinated debt placements
- Mezzanine debt/hybrid securities
- Convertible preferred stock
- Common stock
- Partnership interests