Capital raising

We find the right investor!

We support you in the search for growth capital and other types of financing. When it comes to equity-related measures, we focus not only on an attractive valuation but also on selecting the right investor who can strategically advance your company.

The process at a glance

  1. Preparation

    4-6 weeks

    Together with you we define a strategy for the fundraising process. Is a strategic partner the right investor, as he might offer important added value? Or are you rather looking for a financial investor who does not interfere in the business and does not influence your exit strategy?

    We prepare a comprehensive company presentation that describes your business model and showcases technology, customers and markets. We also develop a new financial plan and an anonymous teaser.

    Our aim is to provide a professional and positive representation of your company, emphasizing the full potential and future opportunities. To achieve this, we take the perspective of a potential investor and ask ourselves what makes your company especially interesting for him.

  2. Approach

    ~ 4 weeks

    We have a very large network of potential investors, which we actively foster and maintain. This enables us to quickly check the interest of financial and/or strategic investors and obtain initial feedback.

    It is important to carefully coordinate the timing of this step so that ideally, you can choose from various offers.

  3. Negotiation

    ~ 4 weeks

    We coordinate the communication with potential investors and lead negotiations for you up to the signing of a term sheet. In such a document the key economic terms of a capital increase will be summarised.

    From your point of view, the decision in favour of an investor should take into account the expected future cooperation and should not only depend on the valuation. Does the investor has valueable industry experience? How well does your company fit into their portfolio? How will the investor manage the investment?

    The choice of a new shareholder is a very important one. It should rely on tangible data but also take into account your subjective preferences and your gut feeling.

  4. Due Diligence

    ~ 4 weeks

    We support you in preparing a well-structured virtual data room that contains all essential information about your company and enables an efficient review.

    We aim for a stringent, clearly managed process that keeps you as little as possible from your operational duties. Thanks to our longstanding experience, we are often in a position to influence the investor if we believe that a certain information request can be satisfied in a more pragmatic way.

  5. Participation agreement

    2-4 weeks

    We coordinate the contract negotiations and find solutions to any problems and hurdles that may arise. Although specialized lawyers play an important role in the drafting of the participation agreement, we feel responsible for the transaction up to the signing and notarization of the contract.

Call us for a confidential exchange of ideas. We look forward to discussing our approach, our industry expertise and references for our work.

Achim Lederle
Managing Partner
+49 89 414144 352