Successful businesses often require external funding to either invest in growth opportunities or to release capital tied up in the business. The injection of new capital from a suitable external investor can not only deliver the funding sought by existing shareholders but also bring fresh ideas and challenges on the future direction of their business.
We work closely with clients to assess the funding requirements of both company and shareholders, and determine which forms of external capital are most suitable to achieve their strategic aims. We advise businesses throughout the entire fundraising process from identifying the right funding option to building a robust financial model, producing a strong information memorandum, promoting the business to appropriate funders, negotiating the transaction, ensuring the deal structure is tax efficient through to a successful completion.
HMT’s strong relationships with the UK’s leading debt and equity providers enable us to identify funding solutions for a wide range of differing objectives.
HMT is also renowned for finding innovative solutions where normal private equity or debt funding is not available. For example, we have developed our own network of high net worth individuals who are often able to provide funding for projects which are operationally sound but which would fall outside the investment criteria of more traditional sources of finance.
Sometimes, businesses require a new funding structure in situations where either shareholders have differing exit horizons, or trading demands that new financing is required, either to manage through a volatile period or because of new growth opportunities.
HMT has advised many business owners on shareholder restructurings and refinancings. We advise shareholders on the complete refinancing process from finding a source and structure of financing relevant to the business both now and in the future, implementing all forms of financing across a wide range of circumstances, ensuring the tax efficiency of the transaction structure through to deal completion.