February 9, 2018

Pros and Cons of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) are utilized by private equity (PE) firms and business owners as an alternative exit strategy to structure a business […]
January 16, 2018

Acquisition Financing: Capital Stack & Structure Options

Acquisition financing rarely procured from a single source. The acquisition of private or public companies requires a considerable amount of borrowed funds to pay for […]
April 15, 2016

Acquisition Financing: Securing Funding from Cautious Lenders

For prospective buyers, price is frequently a first and foremost concern. While a low price may signal a great deal, it can also be a […]
February 14, 2016

Bolt-On Acquisitions: Growth From an Established Industry Platform

Various inorganic methods exist for corporate growth. Industry consolidation using a roll-up strategy with add-on/bolt-on/tuck-in acquisitions is at least one method used ad-nauseum by all the […]
September 28, 2015

Fundless Sponsors Amid Today’s Liquid Private Equity Market

With a traditional equity business model, private equity firms turn to outside investors to raise capital for a fund, which is then spread across several […]
August 24, 2015

Why Owning a Patent Means You Should Sell Your Company

Owning a valuable patent can be a very costly proposition, particularly for a small business. The legal requirements associated with getting a patent granted are […]
March 10, 2015

Don’t Waste My Time

The rough graph below will likely tell the story much more quickly and succinctly than a lengthy, descriptive paragraph.   As one might imagine, the […]
February 25, 2015

Raising capital is easy when…

Thanks to some of the sites in our network we receive a large number of requests for raising capital. It appears the rest of the market […]
May 13, 2014

Starting a MicroFund: Why Mini-Funds Will Be the Way of the Future

We get a decent amount of calls from folks looking to start a private equity fund or build their business by raising private capital. But […]
September 30, 2013

Why Are Securities Laws Such a Big Deal?

When it comes time to line up capital for a new corporate enterprise, often the key questions are: How much do we need? From whom […]