Successful businesses often require external funding to ensure they can make the most of growth opportunities. The market also offers funding solutions for those who want to realise some value from their business holdings without realising a full exit.
In the years since the financial crash of 2008 and the consequent changes to bank regulation, there has been a proliferation of funding solutions, ranging from pure equity through a range of debt funds (with a range of risk/reward structures) and asset backed lenders, to standard bank debt.
The challenge for business owners and management teams is to find the right funding package to best suit their needs and aspirations
Our Fundraising Advisory Team consists of equity and debt experts who have helped many businesses to identify and then negotiate the right funding package.
Be it Series A equity, venture debt, growth finance, debt restructuring or development capital, we have experience, connections, and advice to help ensure you the best outcome.
Most successful, growing businesses need to raise finance of some sort at some stage. Whether it is working capital funding, development capital, acquisition finance, or replacement funding, there will be a range of options as to how to FUND .
In a constantly evolving and adjusting market place, professional help to identify and evaluate those options will be money well spent.
Our role in a Fundraising mandate, encompasses any or all of the following aspects:
- Helping to identify the quantum to be raised, the level of risk for the finance provider and the debt and equity options available
- Communicating the funding opportunity clearly and compellingly to the market
- Ensuring that the right population of funders is approached with the right information to enable them to quickly qualify the opportunity
- Helping to gather the right financial and commercial data to support the transaction
- Producing or refining financial forecasts appropriate for the process
- Obtaining, clarifying, and negotiating term sheets
- Supporting through the due diligence process, assisting with the negotiation and resolution of any points arising and managing the flows of Q&A
- Project managing to ensure that everything is done efficiently by the right party at the right time
- Ensuring that the legal documentation accurately and clearly reflects the commercial deal struck.
In today’s funding market, fundraising processes can be complex and potentially protracted. We run the process so you can run your business.
We are delighted to have appointed HMT as lead advisors on this transaction. Throughout the process the HMT team have been very hands-on and provided invaluable support at key moments. They were proactive in the early stages of the deal, anticipating and resolving critical issues early on to ensure a successful outcome for all parties. Their deal experience and commercial advice helped close the transaction in a timely and efficient manner
Founder and CEO of The Marketing Practice
HMT have been an invaluable partner to Vuealta during the entire investment process. Their understanding of the market and our business model, as well as a clear sight of the opportunities available to Vuealta, enabled us to secure a high level of interest from the wider investment community, ultimately leading us to reach a successful agreement with YFM, who are a perfectly matched investment partner.
CEO of Vuealta
HMT were mandated with a complex remit to find the right investment partner to support Chorus’ growth plans. The HMT team were trusted partners, taking the time to thoroughly understand the business and our ambitions before using their extensive market experience to identify and negotiate an ideal funding package. Their clear and practical advice throughout led to a seamless transaction process that enabled the management team to stay focussed on the business.
CEO of Chorus
We would like to thank James and his team at HMT for again supporting us through this fundraise. Following his involvement in the seed round in 2020, we together identified the top strategic investors that would help us at this crucial point of our scale-up and we are delighted to now bring on board SAEV who headed that list. I would thoroughly recommend HMT for their market insight, international reach and tenacity.
CEO of HTMS
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Whether you are a business owner seeking a full or partial exit, a management team with ambition to acquire the business you are running, a corporate or a private equity investor seeking support with acquisitions, HMT has the expertise, experience, and depth of resource to support you to achieve your objectivesSell & Buy
HMT’s team can support you and your business to raise the right funds at the right time from the right funding partner. From Series A, through growth capital and with specialist debt advisory capability, our hands-on team can help you to navigate the ever-changing funding landscape to get to the optimum solutionFund
Our due diligence team has a vast breadth and depth of experience across a huge range of Financial and Vendor due diligence assignments gained over thirty years. With dedicated financial modelling capability and our own due diligence tax specialist, we provide pragmatic commercial advice to private equity and corporate investors and acquirers alikeSupport