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Raising Capital

Westbury assists clients in all aspects of private capital raising. We have a broad network and deep relationships with leading institutional sources of capital and are dedicated to finding the “right” investor and/or lender for your company.

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Raising Capital

We will work with you to evaluate your short-term and long-term objectives, identify an optimal capitalization and assist your team throughout the transaction process.

Raising Capital

Equity Fundraising

Westbury professionals have assisted both public and private clients in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in equity capital. Our experience ranges from early stage firms to established corporations. Westbury assists clients with raising from $10 million to hundreds of millions of dollars in capital.

Our experience and capabilities include raising capital from venture capital firms, strategic investors, private equity groups and through PIPEs for:

Expansion/Growth Capital

Expansion capital, also known as growth capital, is a form of financing that companies often seek when they are looking to expand their operations, enter new markets, invest in research and development, make acquisitions, or undertake other strategic growth initiatives. Expansion capital can come from the sale of company stock (equity) or from selling equity-like debt instruments, such as preferred stock or convertible debt, which have both debt and equity characteristics. Some investors, such as private equity firms, may bring industry expertise, strategic guidance, and a network of contacts to help the company navigate its growth trajectory. Westbury assists clients in crafting a compelling investment thesis to best attract sophisticated institutional investors; key success factors are a track record of financial performance, detailed growth projections, and a clearly presented business plan that sets out capital will be used to achieve strategic objectives. Westbury also supports its clients in the marketing, negotiation, and due diligence phases of expansion capital investments.

Restructurings

Restructurings involve making significant changes to a company’s financial structure in order to restore the company to financial health. This process often includes debt restructuring, asset sales, and capital reallocation amongst debt and equity holders. Westbury actively assists and guides the company through the restructuring process, negotiating on behalf of the company with banks and other creditors.

Recapitalizations

Recapitalizations strategically improving the overall financial health and flexibility of a business, and are used for three main purposes:

  • Issuing cash dividends to shareholders, i.e., “taking chips off the table”
  • Replacing existing debt high cost debt with new lower-cost financing, and
  • Buying out existing certain shareholders.

Westbury can help put together a recapitalization strategy to optimize cash flow, reduce debt burdens, and unlock value for shareholders.

Management/leveraged buyouts

A leveraged buyout (LBO) involves purchasing a company using a significant amount of borrowed funds, typically leveraging the assets of the target company as collateral. This strategy allows the buyer to acquire the business with minimal equity investment upfront. While LBOs can offer opportunities for rapid growth and profitability, they also carry substantial financial risks due to the high level of debt involved. Westbury Group carefully assesses the target company’s financial health and potential for future performance to structure the debt in a way the maximizes the buyer’s return on equity, while keeping risk at a manageable level.

Going private transactions

Westbury assists companies in executing transactions for publicly-held companies seeking to transform into a privately-held entity. Such transactions tend to be complex, involving various legal, financial and regulatory considerations. Specifically, successful going private transaction require extensive due diligence and valuation expertise where achieving a fair valuation is critical to success. In addition, such transactions involve financing through both equity and debt as well as restructuring initiatives and thorough knowledge of SEC and stock exchange regulations.

Raising Capital

Debt Fundraising

Combined with our expertise in financial structuring, our seasoned professionals have strong relationships with many sources of capital including banks, finance companies, pension funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, mezzanine and venture capital funds. In the past our clients have used the following debt instruments:

  • Senior Secured & Unsecured Debt
  • Subordinated Debt
  • Mezzanine & High-Yield Debt
  • Cash-Flow Based Loans
  • Asset-Based Loans
  • Working Capital Facilities
  • Project Financing

We specialize in developing creative solutions to challenging financing problems. Contact us and let us help you bring your company successfully through its next transition.

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Why Us

These are key factors that help drive Westbury’s success.

Proven Track Record

We have a proven track record of meeting clients’ goals and objectives, and closing deals expeditiously.

Focused and Dedicated Senior Resources

You will receive committed attention from senior professionals throughout the transaction process. Westbury offers large firm sophistication coupled with boutique firm attentiveness.

Broad Access to Investors and Strategic Buyers

Westbury possesses an expansive network and deep relationships with leading institutional investors and strategic buyers. We access the “right” parties for our clients.

Middle Market Focus

We pride ourselves on our deep understanding of the unique needs and objectives of middle market companies.

Financial Advisory Experience

Our professionals have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the critical aspects of private capital markets and mergers & acquisitions.

Our bankers have:

• Expertise in both strategic and financial transactions.
• Understanding of the priorities, concerns and tactics of potential partners.
• Creative vision to build consensus between clients and investors.

Client Dedication

Westbury is dedicated to helping its clients meet their corporate finance and strategic objectives. We only accept a limited number of client engagements to ensure high quality service and satisfied clients.

Hands-On and Knowledge-Driven Execution

Westbury takes a hands-on, analytically-driven approach to leverage our clients’ management time and to improve the certainty and timing of closing. Our firm offers a highly collaborative process to address the unique aspects of clients’ industries and businesses and to develop financial, M&A and growth strategies based on rigorous quantitative analysis and modeling.

Creative and Customized Solutions

We tailor each engagement to meet the specific personal and business goals of our clients; our primary goal is to execute the best transaction possible for our client.

Focus on Maximizing Shareholder Value

We focus on identifying strategic value, assessing market opportunities, and positioning our clients with prospective buyers or investors to realize the highest possible value.

Registered FINRA Broker-Dealer

Westbury Group is a licensed broker-dealer with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).