Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
White Horse Capital and Consultancy 2011
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

White Horse Capital and Consultancy 2011


An overview of White Horse Capital and Consultancy services to Growth Technology, Media and Communication businesses - by company life stage

An overview of White Horse Capital and Consultancy services to Growth Technology, Media and Communication businesses - by company life stage

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide
  • Broker range O.C.F. arm
  • Ask the audience
  • Ask the audience
  • Ask the audience
  • Ask the audience
  • Ask the audience
  • Ask the audience


  • 1. Overview A brief summary of our service offering to growth Technology, Media & Communication companies Spring 2011 White Horse Capital & Consultancy Commercial & Corporate Development
  • 2. White Horse Capital & Consultancy
    • Leading investment broker for growth TMTs
    • Providing corporate development to companies requiring equity or M&A support
    • … And commercial development to increase profitability
    • Also company operators through our incubator, supporting early stage TMT businesses with shared services, appropriate mentoring and capital.
    Launched Sept ‘08 Raised £45m, debt & equity Supported 25+ TMT businesses Combined turnover £250m
  • 3. Support by company life stage White Horse Capital & Consultancy
  • 4. START UP Capital
    • WHC invests directly in the sub £1m space
    • Often partnering with our network of exited entrepreneurs / angels to provide seed capital for high growth potential TMTs
    • For pre-revenue businesses, we invest predominantly through our entrepreneurs’ programme or for spin-outs sourced through our existing portfolio businesses.
    • In October 2011, we are launching a training and mentoring programme for entrepreneurs and new business founders.
    • Through this programme we will help entrepreneurs obtain the right training and support, and develop the investor readiness necessary to raise the capital to help them achieve their goals.
    • For ‘in revenue’ businesses we help raise finance in the £1-20m range
    • We use our established relationships with VCTs and other trade investors to source “smart money”.
    • Through detailed opportunity analysis we help to reduce cost of capital whilst simultaneously increasing investor returns.
    • We will often participate in these funding rounds.
    • Early stage businesses have numerous growth challenges
    • We advise to provide competitive advantages and reduce risk.
    • Through our incubator, we have stakes in a number of early stage businesses
    • We provide close and regular access to advice, opportunities and funding, increasing the chances of success.
    Capital Consultancy
    • WHC is fast becoming a leading broker in the provision of development capital (£1-20m), to profitable businesses looking to fund ambitious, organic TMT growth.
    • Our unique approach reduces the cost of capital for business owners and at the same time, increases the return on investment for investors.
    • Our team has expertise in both corporate and commercial development, over a combined 50+ years
    • Well placed to advise on:
      • Development issues
      • Capital requirements
      • Strategy
      • Organic and acquisitive growth
      • Exit / succession planning
    Capital Consultancy
    • Sometimes businesses run into difficulties.
    • Changing market conditions, cashflow problems or other external factors can have a severe impact on a business’ prospects.
    • We have developed relationships with a number of specialist providers of turnaround finance to help rescue embattled businesses, often “working against the clock” to achieve results.
    • As members of the Turnaround Management Association, we advise on stressed and distressed businesses, corporate recovery and business sales.
    • We have board level representation from specialist TMT corporate recovery practitioners, and have rescued several businesses ‘from the brink’.
    Capital Consultancy
    • As a specialist boutique, we are at the frontline of mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) in the TMT space.
    • We are often approached to help fund expansion, usually aggressive, both within the UK and into foreign territories.
    • We have built relationships with expansion capital financiers, and can advise on all deal components.
    • We also act as an intermediary when confidentiality or relationships in an M&A approach (or defense) are critical.
    • Drawing on our team’s successful experience of creating value through expansion and consolidation strategies
    • We can provide wise counsel to de-risk expansion strategies, aligning the interests of various stakeholders in the plans.
    • We act as an outsourced corporate finance arm for businesses, providing the reassurance of past M&A success.
    Capital Consultancy
  • 9. EXIT
    • At this stage of a company’s life cycle it is imperative to draw on past experience
    • We have been through disposals, trade sales, secondary buy-outs, BI-MBOs and even IPOs. We have these skills in house and available to our clients, helping to ensure value is retained and maximized.
    • Through our relationships with different tiers of professional investors we can often facilitate introductions to the sources of exit / buy-out capital.
    • We have a wealth of experience at exit-planning, deal negotiation, successful completions and post-deal integration, ensuring value is retained for all parties, buyer and seller.
    • Acting as an outsourced corporate finance department for businesses when value needs to be realised.
    • Our active approach in this area, helps to make certain the most appropriate deal structure is selected, and increase the probability of successful completion.
    Capital Consultancy
  • 10. Any questions?
            • Ian Merricks, Managing Partner
            • White Horse Capital & Consultancy
            • Sophia House
            • 76-80 City Road
            • London, EC1Y 2BJ
            • Tel: 0207 407 5207
            • Email: