The UK financing universe has probably never been broader. Alongside traditional bank capital, the range of alternative financing solutions available to corporates has expanded significantly.

European and US private equity houses have joined their UK peers in the search for high quality growth assets. Family offices, debt funds and mezzanine funds are searching for investment opportunities, while crowdfunding is transforming how smaller companies view raising capital. Corporate management teams, as the focus of all this attention, often need an independent view of their position and options, particularly in private equity transactions.

How Grant Thornton can help

We help guide management teams, carefully, through the ever-expanding range of financing solutions on offer. We use this collaborative approach, both at an early stage of the process, when the choice is between the available types of financing and ownership structures on offer and also at a later stage of the transaction, when a backer has been decided upon and an independent view is needed of management’s position.

We advise on both hard factors – the financial terms on offer – and also on softer factors, such as the reputation of the private equity backer, their style of dealing with portfolio companies and the likely chemistry between the two sides. Our advice is clear and instructive. We offer market knowledge based on a strong insight into the private equity community, gleaned from the sheer number of deals that we have been involved in.

Alongside our advice, our clients also benefit from the broad range of services we can provide to support them through the transaction – from financial modeling through debt advisory to tax advice.

Partner Andy Morgan

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