Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Lantern Capital Advisors is an independent corporate financial consulting firm succeeding in developing comprehensive business plans and securing attractive growth capital for entrepreneurs and management. Lantern Capital Advisors was founded in order to raise growth capital for growing businesses and provide corporate financial consulting services on an hourly, consulting model basis. Our model has allowed the firm to successfully grow into being a market leader raising capital for growing companies throughout the United States and abroad.
Our clients are fast growing businesses held back by limited capital. By engaging our capital raising services, Lantern Capital Advisors helps our clients determine their own capital requirements based on the funding requirements of the growth plan and corporate finance strategy.
Lantern Capital Advisors raises capital from a variety of financing sources, including mezzanine debt, private equity, and senior lenders, as well as venture capital. We raise capital and secure financing for our clients from a broad range of private and public financial institutions. We are experts in the current capital markets, and know how to structure our deals in order to provide clients with the greatest value. Lantern Capital Advisors specializes in helping companies find and negotiate business financing that minimizes dilution and personal financial liability to the company owners. We also assist our clients in buying out company shareholders in order to further increase the future value.
Lantern’s hourly based consulting approach allows us to serve our clients business without compromise. We are not brokers. We do not work on a commission or brokerage basis, nor do we benefit from recommending any particular course of action. Our objective is to get our clients deals done. We have long-term relationships with our clients and continue to provide corporate financial consulting services and board level participation long after the deal has closed.
Lantern is committed to providing unbiased advice and prudent strategies to raise capital for high growth companies. Our corporate financial consulting services are always tailored to our clients unique business needs. We provide growth capital, management buyout, and acquisition financing strategies for our clients by accessing the capital markets on their behalf.
Lantern Capital Advisors uses a proprietary planning process to help companies quickly “Explore What If” then raise capital to make it happen. Our capital raising process delivers consistent result and offers clients a unique combination of experience, objectivity, and value.
- Experience - All we do is help growing companies explore, plan, and execute business and financial strategies to realize their potential. We know the financing sources well. We connect with them early in the process which allows us to consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.
- Objectivity - Fees for most corporate finance advisors are determined by the strategies or products they recommend. Lantern Capital Advisors works on an hourly consulting basis to raise capital, so clients can always trust our advice and independence because we have no financial incentive to recommend one product, strategy, or financial firm over another.
- Value - Our proprietary planning process to raise capital is highly effective and delivers consistent results at a fraction of the cost of our competition.
Refinance Company Debt Fast
Download "Refinance Company Debt Fast" from our White Paper Library
Abstract: Shocking headlines from major financial institutions like Merrill Lynch to Fannie Mae, underscore the liquidity shortage that now faces banks and thus operating companies. Many quality companies will get caught in the middle. Detailed below is a fast track process for finding financing alternatives and added peace of mind during these uncertain times.
Financial Planning Steps For High Growth Companies
Download "Corporate Finance: Financial Planning Steps For High Growth Companies" from our White Paper Library
To most, the words corporate finance or corporate financial planning especially when used in the context of high growth companies is just a fancy way of saying ‘raising capital’. But corporate financial planning plays a key role in unlocking and managing growth that goes far beyond just looking for capital
Eureka! A Better Way To Raise Capital And Explore Financing Alternatives
Download "Eureka! A Better Way To Raise Capital and Explore Financing Alternatives". September 2009
What’s the old saying, “Adversity brings innovation”? As the financial markets began to unravel last year, many financial institutions stopped making new investments, and those that were lending and investing were constantly changing their investment parameters. In order to give clients (and ourselves) peace of mind, we reengineered our approach to capital raising and found not only a solution for a challenging market, but a process that likely works best in any market.
Abstract: Given their job title, private company CFOs are often expected to be able to raise capital for their company, yet many feel unprepared or under qualified. This white paper addresses the steps necessary to effectively manage the capital raising process. By utilizing these guidelines, CFOs from all levels of experience can become decisive leaders that serve the best interests of their company and its owners while potentially creating more wealth for themselves and their management team.
Abstract: A fast break play in basketball occurs when a team races down the court and scores a goal as quickly possible. Loosely translating that to business, fast break strategy means an approach that maximizes an owner’s goal (i.e. like running up the score), or achieves a desired goal as quickly as possible.
Abstract: Innovations and trends continue to develop which improve financing alternatives for established, entrepreneurial companies. These include continued new product innovation, increasing nationwide competition, bigger disparities between banks, and increased funding for owners’ personal liquidity (cash dividends). Each of these trends is discussed below and illustrated with a recent example.