transaction financing

transaction financing

 

Dresner MB Partners is active in arranging structured financing for growing and distressed companies and entrepreneurs who want to release cash from their business without giving up control.  Our financing transactions typically fall in to one of the below categories:

GROWTH CAPITAL

Money raised from private equity groups or family offices to accelerate growth for reaching market dominance or achieve an earlier exit. Rare in pure form, usually it is accompanied by a share purchase or recapitalization (see below), as owners do not like to let go of even partial control without a payday.  

BUYOUT FINANCING

We help buyer clients raise senior, mezzanine or private equity financing for a strategic acquisition.  When working for the seller, we sometimes arrange “staple” financing that any buyer can run with, or arrange financing for an inside- or incoming management team, that has little experience in dealing with bankers and investors.

DIVIDEND RECAPITALISATION (CASH OUT)

When the company owner pays himself a dividend funded by a bank loan or minority equity investment into the company.  Dividend recaps typically will not exceed 20-40% of the value of the company as investors want to ensure the founder would not let go of the reins and help them make money too.

DEBT RESTRUCTURING

Many distressed companies survive by renegotiating their debts with lenders and creditors, even outside a chapter 11 procedure.  Banks do not write off loans easily and it takes an experienced and savvy banker to convince and motivate them to do so. We help company owners rescue their business by restructuring bank debt and raising fresh equity financing.  Better start small again than go out of business and lose the reputation built over a lifetime.