Bethmann Lombard Bancorp
We provide mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, restructuring, strategic partnering and other financial advisory services to both publicly-held, privately-owned and family-controlled businesses as well as to private-equity funds, hedge funds and other principal investors. Our unique advisory solutions and consulting services help companies seeking to accelerate growth and maximize shareholder value.
In addition to our core business, we have also acted as strategic business advisors, providing company assessments to help the board and executive leadership team decide what the best course of action should be. Similarly, we have also participated as a member of the board or management team for a sshort periodof time to help make strategic company decisions and offer an outsider’s perspective as it relates to assessing and evaluating a company’s competitive position and growth opportunities.
Selecting an investment bank is one of the most crucial decisions a company will make—we reduce the corporate stress of making that decision. Our history of success comes from being focused on helping our clients achieve their business and financial goals. We don’t offer “one-size-fits-all” advice—we take the time to understand our clients’ needs and tailor our services accordingly.
We have a proven track record of successfully raising capital for middle market companies from institutional sources. Our continued success comes from our ability to understand our clients’ capital needs, which often vary due to their business model, existing capital structure and the long and short-term business objectives of their shareholders.
Additionally, we act as both issuers’ and underwriters’ counsel in offerings of equity, debt, preferred shares, innovative hybrid instruments as well as derivatives and structured products. We have frequently advised clients involved in public offerings carried out under the multijurisdictional disclosure system and cross-border private placements. Our expertise includes assisting our clients to develop new offering techniques and utilizing innovative financing instruments.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The M&A capabilities of our professionals and partners is what differentiates us from our competitors. Representing both buyers and sellers of companies, we have a strong track record of providing creative buy and sell-side advisory services tailored to our clients’ needs and goals—we are recognized for our ability to prepare our clients for the transaction.
In fact, our national and international relationships with active public and private strategic buyers are extensive and allow us to make the right connections, giving our clients a multitude of options, which are often at an above-market multiple valuation for our sell-side transactions. This, of course, can only be accomplished by being sensitive to the delicate balance of shareholder, management and client interests.
We have guided many clients through the complex stages of a leveraged buyout—whether it’s a friendly or unfriendly proposal or to utilize the leveraged finance markets to undertake a vital strategic acquisition. Our clients depend on our in-depth knowledge and familiarity of a large variety of financial engineering techniques and products necessary for the execution of successful leveraged finance transactions.
Similarly, we have worked with many clients to raise debt capital and leverage their own assets and cash flow, which is often essential in increasing growth through acquisitions. When other forms of liquidity are unavailable, a leveraged recapitalization can often facilitate a distribution of capital to existing shareholders.
Finally, our extensive relationships with leveraged lending and structured finance institutions, allows our clients to utilize various forms of debt, including senior secured assets, credit facilities and revolvers, senior term A and B loans, junior term and mezzanine debt, high-yield debt, short-term bridge loans and private debt placements.
We provide advisory services to public and private companies to cover spin-off or divestiture transactions—which may no longer be part of a clients’ strategic plan or be inconsistent with the parent’s long-term goals—or disposition may be necessary to raise vital funds for the survival of the company. In such instances, our team has extensive experience in preparing for and positioning the sale.