- Growth Capital - For acquisitions or
expansion plans, getting the right amount of equity mixed with reasonable levels of debt,
but never short of the total needed.
- Recapitalizations - Maximizing the
owners hard-earned equity and the corporations asset leverage capabilities to
unlock needed liquidity.
- Restructurings - Highly creative and
extremely cooperative efforts to financially re-focus, re-energize and re-establish the
capital structure and value of the business.
The COLMEN Investment
For Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures, COLMEN has the right blend of
financial expertise, progressive thinking, experience, and negotiating finesse that simply
increases the probability of closing your transaction. The art of the deal is
to convert opposing viewpoints into common ground while maintaining shareholder value. The
COLMEN advantage will keep you balanced on the high wire act of closing a transaction. For
Corporate Finance, we utilize a global network of equity, debt and corporate capital
resources to fuel growth and profitability. These funding contacts rely on us to choose
our clients wisely and to present them skillfully and completely before they invest.
Simply put, our clients rely on us to do everything necessary to solve their capital
Our Investment Banking Team
Our professionals bring a combination of time-tested experience, financial
expertise and negotiating skill that results in the achievement of our clients goals
and objectives. The COLMEN Team consists of seasoned individuals, each with over 25 years
of business experience and the right combination of hands-on practical knowledge and
advanced formal education. Over 85% of our Team members have the experience of owning or
operating a business and have earned a Masters Degree, MBA or Ph.D. We work closely with
each of our clients to assist in all areas of the transaction - financial, emotional and
strategic. Key decision-makers rely on the COLMEN Team to knit together the vital links
between the business issues, financial factors and the psychological aspects of buying or
selling a company.
Our Investment Banking Process
Selling Your Business
Whether you are selling a division, subsidiary, or an entire company, the COLMEN
Team has the experience and specialized capabilities required to complete the transaction.
We not only manage and execute the process from beginning to end, but we add specialized
pre-contract and post-closing services to ensure success. Every phase of the selling
process is crucial to the transaction from valuation to due diligence. How you
manage each phase of this complicated and interlocking process determines your ultimate
success. COLMEN maximizes client value at each phase and combines these efforts into an
end result that achieves the clients objectives. Our methodology is comprised of
multiple phases including strategy development, business valuation, operations analysis,
preparation of marketing documents, researching, locating and qualifying buyers,
transaction negotiating/structuring and coordinating the closing and post-closing
Here, COLMENs sell-side experience counts. We know how sellers think, and
that skill will determine if our buy-side clients close a transaction or simply spin their
wheels. Acquisition searches require many diverse skills but none as important as clearly
identifying the search parameters and qualifying the prospective target. COLMEN helps the
client identify the best strategic fit for acquisition, locates that target
company and determines if the target is both motivated to sell and realistic about the
selling price. As the transaction progresses, we lead the valuation process, the agreement
negotiations, the structuring of the transaction, the securing of the acquisition
financing and the coordination of the due diligence and closing processes. In addition,
the COLMEN Team often assists our clients in integrating the target company into the
clients operation in order to optimize strategic value.
In todays global marketplace, many companies utilize joint ventures and
strategic partnerships to finance their growth, access new technologies and expand into
new markets. The COLMEN Team works with our clients to create joint ventures that will
enhance the value of each partner. To meet this goal, the COLMEN Team draws on their
operations, industry and financial expertise to ensure a successful joint venture.
COLMENs professionals have successfully completed more than 300 transactions,
satisfying clients ranging from small privately held companies to large global public
corporations. We succeed because we listen, study, research, write, contact, meet,
negotiate, and we close. We use all of our skills, all of our contacts and all of our
experiences for each and every client. Our success rate is our biggest testimonial.
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