Based in Atlanta, Lantern Capital Advisors is a consultant and advisor and successfully executes management buyouts for growing companies. We develop business plans and raise capital to secure buyout financing for management buyouts or partner buyouts.
We serve as a management buyout advisor to profitable, private companies. Using Lantern's consulting services to achieve management buyout (MBO) financing, our clients achieve operating and financial control of the company either upon completion of the management buyout or over time as the management buyout financing is repaid.
Alternative Investment Banking Services For High Growth Companies
What we do: Corporate Business Planning and Capital Raising
Just like investment banking firms, Lantern Capital Advisors writes business plans with financial models and raises capital from institutional lenders, equity firms, and specialty debt providers, except...our team of consultants work to successfully secure business financing for our clients on an hourly fee basis. Our typical business plan takes two to four weeks to complete prior to distribution to institutions for feedback. Based on the financing required, and the funding sources due diligence requirements, clients can expect to close on funding in three to four months post project kick off.
Abstract: Selling Your Company: How Selling Your Company To Management Can be a Smart Exit Strategy. Business owners often overlook selling their company to management as a possible exit strategy. But for solid companies with good cash flows, selling your company to management may yield a higher financial value for the owner and a much brighter future for the business, management, and the seller. This white paper discusses the benefits of the strategy of selling to management, and illustrates it with an example of a company that successfully completed a leveraged management buyout after proactively pursuing other alternatives.
Abstract: Accomplishing a buyout where management owns a significant portion of the equity requires some out of the box thinking that can go against the conventional wisdom for financing management buyouts. This short white paper suggests five important strategies for both completing a buyout and maximizing management ownership.
Abstract: Private equity firms particularly those that focus on buying smaller companies (less than $100 million in value), will often structure the financing of a buyout utilizing limited amounts of their own equity and aggressive debt structures. While such an approach can create spectacular returns for their investors, management and the sellers can often end up feeling shortchanged. Thankfully, owners and managers can use their own creative buyout strategies to create substantially more value for both buyer (management) and seller (owner).
Abstract: A fast break play in basketball occurs when a team races down the court and scores a goal as quickly possible. Loosely translating that to business, fast break strategy means an approach that maximizes an owner’s goal (i.e. like running up the score), or achieves a desired goal as quickly as possible.
WE ARE NOT A BROKER. WE ARE NOT AN INVESTMENT BANKING FIRM. We are a corporate financial consulting firm that specializes in corporate financial consulting, specifically geared towards raising capital for established growing companies. We don’t accept referral fees, broker fees, or equity as any compensation from any client or institution.
Our Services Offerings Include:
- Corporate Financial Planning
- Refinance Company Debt
- Acquisition Financing
- Management Buyout and Leveraged Buyout
- Raise Capital
- Business Plans
Our methodology is very efficient, effective and proven. We can very quickly package a company for the market, confidentially solicit institutional interest, and negotiate proposals – clients can expect term sheets as soon as three to five weeks after engaging Lantern to manage the corporate debt refinancing or raising capital process, and financing in as little time as eight weeks.
We pride ourselves on being FAST, TRUSTED, and COST EFFECTIVE.
It is no surprise that a growing company may be alarmed that the financing that they have in place today may not available tomorrow. Established companies may want to consider refinancing corporate debt facilities should they feel their current lenders credit capabilities are compromised, either now or by the time those lines mature.
Lantern helps companies CONFIDENTIALLY explore capital raising and corporate debt refinancing alternatives in order to replace current institutional lenders, management buyout opportunities, acquisition finance strategies, or raising growth capital in order to support the business plan.
Lantern Capital Advisors believes that a company’s best interest is to look for and secure financing separately from (and not alongside) the current lender, as the company can time the transaction on their terms and not based on the broker dealer ‘referral fee’ protocol.