Financing

Meeting your financing needs:
 
Moore Stephens Corporate Finance provides financing advisory services to small and middle-market companies (market capitalisation up to R1 billion), working closely with clients to devise the appropriate capital structure to support their ownership requirements and growth strategies. By having experienced professionals devoted exclusively to the financing needs of middle-market businesses, Moore Stephens Corporate Finance is able to offer its clients access to the premier institutional debt and equity sources.
 
Moore Stephens Corporate Finance maintains relationships with private equity firms, venture capital firms, factors, banks, leveraged buyout funds, mezzanine lenders, insurance companies and finance companies. We assist our clients in structuring the terms of the financing, addressing debt-related issues, coordinating investor/lender due diligence and in working with all parties towards a successful closing.
 
Capital-raising services
 
Moore Stephens offers capital-raising services to clients for the following scenarios:

  • Growth and acquisition financing
  • Black Economic Empowerment funding structures
  • Management buy-outs                
  • Debt refinancing
  • Liquidity and succession strategies     
  • Recapitalisations

Growth and acquisition financing
 
Many middle market companies need access to capital to help finance rapid, internal growth or growth through acquisition. Moore Stephens Corporate Finance assists companies in developing comprehensive, achievable growth strategies. We advise our clients on appropriate capital structures. This involves recommending strategies for the optimal mix of debt and equity, and balancing the concerns of over-gearing with the concerns of ownership dilution. We can assist companies in arranging the necessary financing to fuel rapid expansion through industry consolidation.
 
BEE funding structures
 
For  many  companies,  the  right  Black  Economic Empowerment (BEE) partner can mean the difference between  market  dominance  and  missed  opportunity. Introducing the most appropriate operational or investment partner is critical to any sound BEE strategy. Moore Stephens Corporate Finance can help develop, finance and implement appropriate  BEE  funding  structures  which  meet  the requirements  of  all  parties  to  a  BEE  transaction.
 
Management buy-outs
 
Moore Stephens Corporate Finance helps operating managers acquire companies from their present owners. Managers often lack the necessary capital to acquire the company from the selling shareholders. Moore Stephens Corporate Finance will recommend strategies to finance the acquisition. We work with management to structure a financing solution that provides the company with the proper blend of debt and equity to consummate the acquisition and to provide sufficient working capital to support future growth.
 
Debt refinancing
 
Moore Stephens Corporate Finance assists client companies in securing appropriate financing to support the current and projected operations of their businesses. We maintain relationships with banks and development agencies for traditional loans, but we also work closely with a significant number of non-traditional lenders, including cash flow lenders, asset-based lenders, factors, equipment leasing companies and sale/lease-back companies. Moore Stephens Corporate Finance is also capable of introducing structured lending  sources  that  provide  mezzanine  financing  in situations  where  the  funding  requirement  cannot  be completely fulfilled by a senior lender.
 
Liquidity and succession strategies
 
Moore Stephens Corporate Finance can help family owners structure a financing option with outside capital that allows the senior members to achieve liquidity and satisfy their estate planning objectives, ensuring that the company has adequate capital to meet its long-term growth strategies while maintaining family ownership.
 
Recapitalisations
 
Financing often requires the owner’s personal guarantee. Moore Stephens Corporate Finance assists owners with completing a financing transaction that allows them to retain operating control of their companies, but provides personal liquidity, net worth diversification and the elimination of personal guarantees on financing. In the process, clients gain a corporate finance partner who can assist in growth and diversification strategies for the company, as well as potential exit strategies for the owner.
 
Financing your M&A Requirements
 
Moore Stephens Corporate Finance offers creative solutions for growth and diversification financing. You may wonder about the appropriate financing for your company and where to find investors or lenders.
 
You will need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of equity and debt financing. Financing growth means attracting investors and building financial partnerships that ensure your long-term success.
 
Moore Stephens Corporate Finance can link you with capital sources to help you stay competitive. We can provide you with many options, from senior debt facilities to growth capital and mezzanine funding. Let us help you craft the right package with the right team for your business. When your business needs growth financing, timing is critical. Moore Stephens Corporate Finance has the right contacts to deliver the financing you need, when you need it.
 
The process of adding new capital (equity and/or debt) into your company may be necessary for a variety of purposes, such as the following:

  • Buyout of partners or family members
  • Realising a portion of the real value of your company in cash as capital gains
  • Inject new capital for growth
  • Remove your personal risk from corporate liabilities
  • Create a vehicle to enable your management team to acquire equity or buy you out
  • Introduction of a Black Economic Empowerment partner
  • Grow the business with a new investor capital and sell the remainder of your equity at a later stage and a higher value

We can help you answer the following questions:

  • Where does this new capital come from?
  • Who can take advantage of this financial vehicle?