Fundraising

 

Bringing funding into your company can be a pivotal moment in driving the growth of the business. It’s likely to change your commitments and feelings – even your relationship with the business might change.

 

We will help design the appropriate capital structure using equity, debt or a combination of both.

 

Our funding specialists are sensitive to these impacts and will work with you to get the right investment to accelerate your growth.

As specialists, we advise on:

 

  • financing and fundraising for growth
  • acquisition funding
  • recapitalisations and liquidity
  • corporate and financial strategy
  • unsecured loans to SME’s

Growth capital

 

As businesses grow they reach a point in their lifecycle when the operating cash flow is insufficient to fund growth. For example entering new markets, expanding facilities, purchasing new equipment or pursuing sales and marketing opportunities. Our funding specialists work with you to evaluate the growth capital options available, such as senior debt, mezzanine financing or equity capital.

 

Acquisition funding

 

This funding helps create a more scalable business through an acquisition which can give you, access to complementary products or services, new technology, new expertise or access to new markets (domestic or international). In addition to managing the acquisition process (buyside mandate), Regent Assay can also help to secure the right funding to acquire, as well as support, the integration and growth created.

 

Recapitalisations

 

For many entrepreneurs their most valuable asset is their business. The income generated by your company could provide for your family, yet much of your wealth is locked inside the business. Unlocking it is the key to diversifying your wealth through a partial sale of equity, or a special dividend paid for by future company earnings. Recapitalisation allows shareholders to retire, or can provide liquidity for family members not involved in the business. Regent Assay will design and implement the right liquidity strategy for each shareholder to help you achieve your business and personal goals.

Refinancing

 

As businesses evolve the financial structure and facilities that are in place can often become inadequate to meet the requirements of today’s needs, leaving management restricted in their day to day actions and potentially proving a hinderance in capitalising on new opportunities. It may also be the case that the current funding was secured when the business was going through a period of underperformance or change and having since grown the business is now able to attract funding at a lower cost.

 

Unsecured loans to SME’s

 

Regent Assay are partners with Caple, an alternative SME credit specialist, which seeks to provide access to long-term (5-8 years) unsecured debt finance of between £500,000 to £5,000,000. Funding can be used to fund internal investment, support management buy outs or facilitate acquisitions.

 

Caple is the first in the UK to provide access to unsecured lending based on the future cash flows of the SME.  The business requires no collateral or personal guarantees as security.  Loans provided through Caple also complement existing bank lending.

 

Funding requests cannot be made by companies directly to Caple with recognised advisers such as Regent Assay being required to submit applications on behalf of clients.

Have a look at a selection of transaction advisory work we have carried out for clients in a variety of sectors.