Raising business finance for growth or acquisition

If you need external investment to help you grow your business, there are many options available. You might be considering an acquisition, investing in your existing business or strategic options such as a merger. Whichever it is, we can help you identify and access the right type and source of capital for your business.

Funding options for your business

Funding of some sort is a vital part of most business transactions. There are essentially two types of finance that you can access when you need business finance for growth or acquisition. Debt funding is provided to your business as a loan over an agreed term, repaid with interest. Equity funding is typically a more long-term investment where finance is provided in return for a stake in your business.

There are many potential sources of finance. From private equity to venture capital, family offices and high net worth individuals to banks, debt funds and institutional investors. Crowdfunding is even an option for some businesses.

Assessing your options

Whether you’re looking to buy, merge, invest or even take cash out of the business, we can work around your objectives to present your business effectively. We will assess your options and help you understand the pros and cons of each approach – the cost of the finance, the timing, investor’s requirements, and any impact on your shareholding.

We make corporate finance work for business owners. We will look at the longer-term picture and work with you to make sure that the deal is the right path for your business.

Marketing your business to potential investors

It is essential to present a clear business case to potential investors. They need to understand clearly how and why the transaction is a good deal for them, and why it’s the right thing for the business too.

The Heligan Partners team has extensive experience preparing and presenting businesses for investors. We will work with you to develop the following:

  • Business plan
  • List of potential investors
  • Forecasts and financial modelling

We will then approach and manage negotiations with funding providers, preparing and supporting you through the process. We will project manage the due diligence and legal processes to completion.

If you want to find out what your options are, contact us to arrange a confidential, no-obligation conversation. Or you can use our briefing form to give us some background information.