As entrepreneurs enter the capital markets, they often encounter commonly seen issues that can cause inefficient financing process. Wasting time, energy, and emotional energy can be frustrating, which is why we are here to help entrepreneurs navigate these situations and create success for both companies and investors.
At Hawkbridge, we offer support not only for platform investments but also for add-on acquisitions and asset divestitures. As a professional investor, you have high expectations for internal rate of return (IRR) and are motivated to help platform companies grow through add-on actions in different regions or countries. Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with carefully selected, like-minded investors who share similar value investment philosophy. We like to work with investment partners to ensure that both the transactional process and post-investment management will achieve outstanding success.
Full Exit or Selling 51+ % of the business
We are well experienced in advising successful entrepreneurs to crystallize the many years of hard work and achieve financial success to open the next chapters in life. We are committed to preserving your legacy by balancing long-term sustainability and short-term financial gains. We also noted that you care deeply about your employees and senior executives who have committed their hearts and souls into the business with you during the difficult years in the past, and we understand you like them to be well covered and considered during and after the process.
We are completely independent and are very much interest aligned with you. We operate in authentic manner, and we will protect you from falling into the trappings of the old and dry buyout games. We offer more flexibility, and the whole liquidation process is teamwork and we want to ensure you are in great hands.
Alternative Financing & Debt Financing
For entrepreneurs who can not obtain AAA debt from tier-one or tier-two banks, and don’t want to issue equity or cannot issue equity, we are here to help you to consider the other channels of financing from capital markets. We understand you will need a short-term solution to bridge over either an acquisition, an expansion, an asset investment, or the difficult times, and we believe you will come back with the ease of the short-term liquidity solution. We are no magicians, but we understand the necessary works that can be done to A) let financiers to better understand the business and see the opportunities you are seeing; B) present your case to the network of financiers who you would probably otherwise have no access with. In Canada & U.S., there exists a very strong robust layer of capital bonanza which lies between pure equity investors and pure debt investors. Their mandates are to support special situations like yours, and the financing solutions are meant to be relatively less dilutive and relatively short term, e.g. 2-5 years.
Hawkbridge can not only help you with platform investments, but also can support you on add-on acquisitions, as well as asset divestitures. As a professional investor, you have very high IRR return expectations, and have full motivation to support platform companies to grow via add-on actions in different regions or even countries. Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with a carefully selected and like-minded investors who like to partner, grow, and win together with Hawkbridge. We will work with you to satisfy your high standards of documentations and penetrating understanding of the business, the competition, and confirming the growth strategies post-investments. We will assist you to not only work on IRR strategies but also the Exit options at your preferred terms.
Our strategic investor clients often have other considerations beyond financial returns. We well understood the interest for entering new countries, seeking cutting-edge technologies to prepare for future competition, or looking for new partners for unique resources. We are ready to take on the mission together with you, drawing on our industry insights, transactional experience, and stamina. We often provide post-transactional services and are willing to assist with integration efforts by leveraging the trust developed during the transaction process.
Family offices have a relatively high level of responsibility per capita in the market. At Hawkbridge, we understand that the fiduciary duty placed on us is different from that of large financial institutions or publicly listed strategic investors. We recognize that each family office has unique styles and considerations. As a result, we exercise extra caution when selecting work responsibilities. We take on missions only when we have solid confidence in completing them to your satisfaction.