〉Decades of first-hand experience buying and selling our own companies
〉Access to buyers, investors and lenders worldwide
〉Deep industry knowledge and M&A expertise
〉Unique, client-centered solutions
〉Transaction execution that consistently exceeds expectations
We think creatively and act decisively to position our clients for success.
Mergers & Acquisitions Expertise
Vesticor offers M&A expertise and insight in the areas of greatest interest to middle-market investors. We target the best financial investors and strategic buyers around the world whose participation drives value for sellers.
A trusted M&A advisor at every phase. We advise on all elements of a transaction from engagement to closing, whether you’re a seller or exploring an acquisition. We offer the following services:
Quality Opportunities, Successful Transactions
Optimizing value as you sell your business requires far more than simply finding a buyer. The leaders of Vesticor have a long track record of bringing quality opportunities to the market. We make sure we know you and your objectives, your management team, your company and your industry. From start to finish, we aim to:
〉 Develop a strategy and prepare your business for sale
〉 Perform in-depth due diligence
〉 Determine valuation and recommend an offering price
〉 Target the right set of potential buyers
〉 Produce effective offering literature and marketing materials
〉 Minimize distractions so you can focus on running your business
〉 Work with potential buyers to address any due diligence issues
〉 Negotiate the best value, contract terms, management agreements and more
〉 Get to a timely and successful transaction close
Successful Acquisitions, Favorable Terms
Acquisitions are driving the growth strategies of many small and mid-sized companies. Our expertise in structuring and negotiating transactions can lead to a successful acquisition under the most favorable terms for our clients. Often, such transactions are part of a broader strategic advisory plan we craft in consultation with our clients and their management teams to leverage our industry insights and relationships. Vesticor can:
〉 Evaluate an opportunity
〉 Identify and strategically assess target companies
〉 Determine correct value and optimal structure
〉 Initiate contact when appropriate
〉 Support a successful due diligence process
〉 Lead negotiations through final contract signing
〉 We also can access debt and equity capital when new funding is needed to finance the acquisition
Choose a Partner for Your Corporate Divestiture
Our expertise in the lower middle market, knowledge of the financial sponsor landscape and commitment to upfront due diligence can make us an ideal partner for a smoothly-executed corporate divestiture. Vesticor can:
〉 Target financial sponsors with relevant platforms
〉 Access international and domestic corporate acquirers
〉 Focus on maximizing value
〉 Minimize distractions to the business and team
〉 Position the new entity in the best light
Support the Success of Your Management Buyout
Vesticor works with management teams, sponsors and financing sources to structure and close management buyouts. Management teams rely on us as a trusted advisor to negotiate:
〉 Deals with equity value that will accrue over the long term
〉 Appropriate equity ownership
〉 Incentive plans
〉 Management contracts
〉 Change-of-control provisions if relevant
〉 Other key capital provisions
In every transaction, we:
〉 Thoroughly review the opportunity
〉 Ensure the opportunity receives the attention of quality capital providers
〉 Target equity and debt providers most likely to be supportive of a management team
〉 Access the most motivated financial sponsors that are the best fit for your team
Creative and Decisive Strategic Advisory
Strategic Advisory Services is the core of our business and the reason for our existence. At Vesticor, we believe that every transaction should grow out of a nuanced and considered evaluation of a company’s full range of strategic options.
Private owners. Business owners know their companies inside and out, yet they often lack basic information about the value of the business and how to preserve and maximize it. We guide private company owners through the concrete steps they need to achieve their primary economic and non-economic goals for their business.
Financial sponsors and diversified corporations. We offer a comparable suite of services, including valuations, management advisory services and strategic alternative reviews.
Find the Right Investor for Your Company
Vesticor professionals have advised numerous companies through complex private placement and capital raising processes, and have extensive experience through all levels of the capital structure. Our established relationships with a broad spectrum of top private equity firms, institutional investors and lenders give us the ability to find the right investor, with attractive terms, for companies seeking private capital to grow, for shareholder liquidity or debt restructuring.
Deep market knowledge. We are constantly in discussions with capital providers. We know who is active in the market, and who is not. And we know how the active capital providers are structuring transactions in the current deal environment.
Unique focus on your objectives. We are prepared to evaluate your unique objectives and to find the right solution for you, including senior debt (bank and non-bank, asset-based and cash-flow), subordinated debt, mezzanine securities, capital leases or factoring.
Vesticor support clients with the following services:
Partner With Investors Who Understand Your Company
Minority partnerships often can be the best way forward for companies seeking a value-added partner or a transitional step to an ultimate change in ownership. At Vesticor, we can find minority investors interested in providing growth capital to owners who may want some liquidity but want to remain in control and believe their best years are still ahead of them. We focus on sourcing investors who best fit the specific needs of our clients.
Vesticor has extensive relationships with sponsors interested in minority positions and strategic players in fast-growing sectors that attract minority investments from larger corporate entities.
Proprietary knowledge of lower middle market investors
We keep a proprietary database of investors and investor information that allows us to track the ever-changing marketplace for transitional capital, including growth-focused investors who straddle the line between venture investing and traditional private equity. We can:
〉 Get the full attention of investors who look to us for quality opportunities
〉 Provide unique insights into different structures
〉 Determine the proper governance controls
〉 Focus on preserving your future flexibility
〉 Negotiate favorable terms for you
An infusion of growth capital can be the right option for a mature company looking to expand operations, enter new markets or finance an acquisition. Investors know us for bringing strong investment opportunities to this market and for representing our clients with fairness and accuracy.
Successful execution of numerous growth capital raises. We understand how best to structure investments as common or preferred equity, or as a hybrid security, always with a focus on the best return for shareholders
Proprietary database of investors and investor information. We track the universe of growth capital investors who straddle the line between venture investing and traditional private equity.
Flexibility. We focus on creating the structure, governance and flexibility that will meet your needs in a minority investment.
Shifting your risk profile and opening up new growth opportunities can give your company the boost it needs to be successful. Vesticor can conduct a detailed review of your company’s financial position and work with you to craft a five-year plan that will help us recommend the optimal capital structure for your company – whether you want to access debt to fund growth, or restructure your existing debt. Vesticor offers:
〉 Decades of experience financing our own companies
〉 Unique insight into different structures and types of debt
〉 Relationships with a broad array of debt financing sources
〉 Extensive leveraged transaction experience
〉 Knowledge and perspective to negotiate the best terms