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White Horse Capital and Consultancy 2011

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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

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  • 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.
    Consultancy
  • 5. EARLY STAGE
    • 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
  • 6. DEVELOPMENT
    • 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
  • 7. TURNAROUND
    • 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
  • 8. EXPANSION
    • 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
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            • Tel: 0207 407 5207
            • Email: ian@whitehorsecapital.co.uk