Financing Acquisitions: Keys to Structuring the Deal And Obtaining The Funding

YoungUpstarts

Think of financing an acquisition as an exercise with two parts that work in concert: 1) structuring a desired deal with a suitable target and 2) obtaining the funding. Think about the whole capital structure and the impact to the various layers of financing. by Kenneth H.

Show Me the Money: What are my Financing Options for my Business?

Up and Running

Whatever the reason, it’s nice to know you have options when it comes to financing the growth of your business. Traditional banks, government programs, credit unions, micro-lenders, and mezzanine funds all have initiatives to help businesses at all stages of development.

The New Venture Landscape

K9 Ventures

Seed is not the first round of financing any more. Series C/D is the new Mezzanine. Opinion VC Mezzanine pre-seed seed Series A Series B Series C venture capital venture landscape Venture Spiral In May 2011, I wrote the post: Investor Nomenclature and the Venture Spiral. That post got a lot of attention because back then all the buzz was about “Super Angels.”

Early Seed Financing Terms Endure… Whether We Like It or Not

Genuine VC

Dharmesh Shah had a great post up last week about the lessons learned from raising a mezzanine round of financing. But the more meaningful reason that early financing terms endure into future rounds is that negotiation away from terms already in place are just that – negotiation. Earliest terms matter most, even and especially in the seed round, because they set not only the base literal structure, but also the “tone” for future financings.

The Pre-Seed FAQ

K9 Ventures

This post is intended to be a dynamic document, and I will attempt to update it from time to time with new questions that may arise or as financing trends evolve. Q: What amount of financing is considered Pre-Seed? It’s a legitimate stage of financing in the venture eco-system as of this writing (October 2017). In that post I explained that: Seed is not the first round of financing any more. Series C/D is the new Mezzanine.

10 Steps To Scaling Your Startup Toward A Fortune 500

Startup Professionals Musings

Very few startups are cash-rich enough to self-finance aggressive second-stage growth. They need a large infusion from venture capitalists, private equity, bank loans, or mezzanine financing.

10 Keys To Evolution From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

Very few startups are cash-rich enough to self-finance aggressive second-stage growth. They need a large infusion from venture capitalists, private equity, bank loans, or mezzanine financing.

The 5 Key Stages of Equity Funding

Growthink Blog

Mezzanine Financing Most companies that raise equity capital and are eventually acquired or go public receive multiple rounds of financing first. Put everything else on your "wish list" to buy with revenues from sales or additional financing.

IVC PE Survey: Private Equity Deals Booming in Israel

VC Cafe

There are five typical types of financing in the Israeli private equity arena: (1)buyout- One buyout deal valued at $75 million represented 27 percent of the aggregate deal value in Q3 2010, which compares with $48 million or 33 percent in Q2 2010 and $6 million or 3 percent in Q3 2009. (2)mezzanine

Decline in Private Equity Deals in Israel for Q1 2011

VC Cafe

One mezzanine financing accounted for $36 million or 17 percent of aggregate deal value, compared to $68 million (three deals) or 8 percent in the previous quarter, and $63 million (one deal) or 6 percent in Q1 2010.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

We are in the midst of two great disruptions to American business: the internet’s ongoing disruption of most traditional industries: finance, healthcare, retail, finance, fashion, etc.

Ten Takeaways from Deloitte’s 2010 Israel VC Indicator Survey

VC Cafe

13% of respondents believe this gap to be in Mezzanine financing and no venture capitalist believes that there is no investment gap.

Israel 102

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

Both Sides of the Table

I believe some VCs have entered the early-stage market as simply an option on future financing rounds. As some of the last generation of startups have gotten bigger many VCs have also chased later-stage investments that were traditionally dominated by growth equity or mezzanine funds.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

Both Sides of the Table

And this is happening in mezzanine (pre-IPO) deals as well. Or worse yet they may never get financed. Raise at “ the top end of normal &# but not so high that future financings in a corrected market become impossible. This post originally ran on TechCrunch.

Scaling the Chasm

Seeing Both Sides

Financing: holy crap - we are running out of money in 6 months! Financing: The "hopes and dreams" financing stage is over. Financing: Is our market big enough to support another round (which puts the exit bar even higher)?

The Second VC Round – A True Test of Scalability

Scalable Startup

The second round can also be a mezzanine, or pre-IPO round, or even the IPO itself. In one scenario in my career I was with a company that had taken only one round of equity financing. The Second Round, or “B Round”, or “Follow On” round can be the achilles heel of a startup. It requires much more than a first injection of funding especially in the current healthy seed and angel investing environment.

ProfessorVC: Survey says VC's invest on Gut Instinct

Professor VC

One other chart worth noting is the the expected returns from various private capital providers (Banks, Asset based lenders, Mezzanine, Private Equity and VC). I also teach Entrepreneurial Finance at San Jose State. ProfessorVC. The last blogger in Silicon Valley.

Think Your Start-up Is Venture Worthy? Think Again.

techcrunch.com

Tweet View Comments Sarah Lacy Feb 19, 2010 Pepperdine has a new study out that attempts to shed some light on the clubby, shadowy world of private finance. Researchers polled experts in lending, mezzanine capital, private equity, venture capital and private businesses themselves.