Acquisition Financing and Acquisition Finance Consulting
A common growth strategy for our clients is making strategic acquisitions. As an acquisition finance consulting firm, Lantern Capital Advisors works with clients in order to successfully arrange and execute single or multiple mergers or acquisitions concurrent with raising the acquisition financing required as determined in the business plan. Lantern Capital Advisors helps our clients finance acquisitions during the business planning process from issuing letters of intent (LOI) to execution of the acquisition concurrent with raising the growth capital.
Similar to our expertise with successful management buyouts, as acquisition financing consultants, we help analyze acquisition targets in order to pre-address how the acquisition will best fit into the corporate financial model and determine the amount of the acquisition in order to achieve the funding required.
Acquisition Financing: Creative Ways To Build Shareholder Value
When considering an acquisition (and alternatives for acquisition financing) there are always three key items of consideration. In order of importance they are:
- The continued growth opportunity provided by the acquisition
- The acquisition financing terms
- The purchase price
Many acquisitions that fail often do so because those priorities are not in line. The most common mistake is rationalizing an acquisition because of an attractive purchase price, rather than its strategic importance to the buyer’s existing business and future growth plans.
Listed below are a few important pointers, for acquiring, financing and executing acquisitions that can build significant value for the buyer’s shareholders.
What our clients are saying...
“I spent years doing research and speaking to advisors, investors, and banks. I could find no support for the kind of management buyout transaction I wanted to do and believed could be done. That is, until I stumbled upon Lantern Capital Advisors. Just one phone call to Lantern and I heard the words, "it absolutely can be done!" Lantern then helped me make it happen. I will be forever grateful to Lantern Capital Advisors for their counsel, expertise, and hard work in leading us to our goal.”
— DF, CFO, Full Service Call Center
“Lantern presented us with financing options far exceeding the traditional bank proposals in the past. They spent enough time to understand the issues surrounding our need so they could concentrate on the options that would be pertinent to us, significantly reducing our work on the project. The next time we have a financing need, I am confident I will discuss it with Lantern first.”
— SS, Owner, Retail Services Center
“Lantern Capital Advisors helped us look at many different types of financing alternatives and helped us find a new capital provider that increased our funding limits and released some of my personal collateral. As our business began to grow rapidly, Lantern also helped us modify our financing terms with our new capital provider. Since that time, Lantern has helped us evaluate acquisitions, set long term and short term financial goals, and serves as my on-going corporate financial advisor. I enjoy working with Lantern and I trust that their team have my best interests at heart.”
— DM, CEO, Houston, TX
“I spoke with multiple financial firms about the possibility of conducting a management buyout of a particular division. Most of them seemed more interested in developing a long term relationship with the parent company than they were in securing the best possible deal for me. I was then referred to Lantern Capital Advisors and things just clicked. They listened carefully to my vision for the business and patiently explained every step of the management buyout process. They met every expedited timeline and used their extensive network to find me the best possible investment group. I don't know that a deal would have been completed without their guidance. I would recommend Lantern Capital Advisors to anyone contemplating a similar transaction.”
— JR, CEO, Consumer Products Company
“Lantern helped us look at many different types of financing alternatives and helped us find a new capital provider that increased our funding limits and released some of my personal collateral. As our business began to grow rapidly, Lantern also helped us modify our financing terms with our new capital provider. Since that time, Lantern has helped us evaluate acquisitions, set long term and short term financial goals and serves as an on-going business financial advisor. I enjoy working with Lantern and I trust that their team have my best interests at heart.”
— DM, Owner, Services Company
“I have worked with Lantern on several different projects with multiple companies. Their past work has included corporate financial planning as well as securing financing options to fund faster growth, possible acquisitions, and additional working capital. Funding needs have ranged from less than $5 million to over $20 million. Lantern's work product, advice, and hourly based approach has worked well for us in many different ways.”
— AA, COO, Los Angeles, CA