As a corporate financial advisor to growing businesses, we succeed in quickly finding appropriate financing solutions that limit ownership dilution for our clients. We use a proven methodology in order to source both debt and equity capital and negotiate financing terms that satisfy both our clients and financial institutions.
Our ultimate objective is to ensure that our clients don’t give up control of their business to outside investors. We help our clients transform their business to high growth enterprises with high multiple valuations.
Over half of Lantern's engagements involve financing amounts over $10 million. We take no equity or warrant positions in our clients. Our core services include creating comprehensive business plans and securing institutional capital for corporate debt refinancing, acquisition financing, management buyouts, growth and liquidity. Most of Lantern's clients are profitable, established businesses generating in excess of $1 Million per year of operating cash flow (or EBITDA).
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Abstract: Shocking headlines from major financial institutions like Merrill Lynch to Fannie Mae, underscore the liquidity shortage that now faces banks and thus operating companies. Many quality companies will get caught in the middle. Detailed below is a fast track process for finding financing alternatives and added peace of mind during these uncertain times.
To most, the words corporate finance or corporate financial planning especially when used in the context of high growth companies is just a fancy way of saying ‘raising capital’. But corporate financial planning plays a key role in unlocking and managing growth that goes far beyond just looking for capital
What’s the old saying, “Adversity brings innovation”? As the financial markets began to unravel last year, many financial institutions stopped making new investments, and those that were lending and investing were constantly changing their investment parameters. In order to give clients (and ourselves) peace of mind, we reengineered our approach to capital raising and found not only a solution for a challenging market, but a process that likely works best in any market.
Abstract: Given their job title, private company CFOs are often expected to be able to raise capital for their company, yet many feel unprepared or under qualified. This white paper addresses the steps necessary to effectively manage the capital raising process. By utilizing these guidelines, CFOs from all levels of experience can become decisive leaders that serve the best interests of their company and its owners while potentially creating more wealth for themselves and their management team.
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.
Abstract: Innovations and trends continue to develop which improve financing alternatives for established, entrepreneurial companies. These include continued new product innovation, increasing nationwide competition, bigger disparities between banks, and increased funding for owners’ personal liquidity (cash dividends). Each of these trends is discussed below and illustrated with a recent example.
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