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

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  • White Horse Capital and Consultancy 2011

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