Stout regularly assists clients in arranging the financing they require to pursue growth opportunities, consummate acquisitions or to address shareholder liquidity objectives and recapitalizations.
Our investment bankers develop detailed financial models that evaluate the most cost effective capital structure, while maintaining the greatest possible financial and operating flexibility going forward. We analyze and evaluate the quantitative and qualitative aspects of a financing decision. Stout has extensive relationships and is in regular contact with senior lenders, mezzanine investors and institutional equity investors. These relationships give us the ability to quickly determine those financing sources with the greatest interest in a particular transaction type, capital structure or industry.
Arranging the financing required to complete an acquisition can be a significant undertaking. Stout clears the market for the most competitive terms across the entire capital structure. We also work to ensure that after the transaction, the capital structure provides the flexibility to accomplish the company’s future objectives.
Business owners often require assistance in evaluating the desirability of achieving partial liquidity for their business while maintaining an active role in management. We are frequently involved in situations where one shareholder may wish to exit an investment while others wish to retain their interests. Stout helps companies arrange the debt and/or junior financing required to accomplish these types of transactions.
Many businesses require financing in order to take advantage of attractive growth opportunities. Whether it involves product line/facility expansion or working capital to scale a rapidly growing organization, Stout has the ability to identify financing sources for a wide range of situations.