Financial Sponsors Group

The firm’s Financial Sponsors Group is dedicated to servicing financial sponsors, which include private equity funds, mezzanine funds, hedge funds and financial institutions. The Financial Sponsors Group is responsible for servicing financial sponsors who are looking to acquiring new or selling existing portfolio companies, restructuring portfolio companies and raising equity and or debt for new or existing portfolio companies.  Our coverage includes: majority and minority investments, growth capital and raising an form of debt financing. Akin Bay covers over 300 financial sponsors in the US, Europe and Asia. We recognize the significant role financial sponsors play in the middle market and the importance of introducing a company to the right financial sponsor. A significant portion of our sell-side and financing assignments involve financial sponsors.

Akin Bay believes that financial sponsors can benefit from our services in their search to acquire companies, to identify add-on acquisitions, sell mature portfolio companies and raise a variety of debt capital including bank and non-bank and high yield.

Value Added Services to Financial Sponsors

Idea Generation:

  • Unique idea generation relating to identifying trends, new sectors and companies that most financial advisors often miss
  • Utilizing the firm’s 26 years of market and transaction experience to find and identify interesting companies that can greatly benefit from an investment from a Financial Sponsor
  • The firm’s extensive global network of contacts, CEOs, CFOs and other key executives that have unique access to companies and transactions

Transaction Options

Transaction & Growth Services:

  • Buy-side Merger and Acquisition advisory services
  • Leveraged acquisition finance which includes the following types of financing:
    • Senior credit facilities and term A & B loans
    • Mezzanine financing
    • High yield private placements and 144A Notes:
      • Rated and unrated bank debt
      • Rated and unrated notes
    • Additional equity investment

Expansion/Growth/Development:

  • Identification of add-on acquisitions:
    • Private companies
    • Divestitures of divisions of large companies
    • Public companies
  • Studies /plans related to restructuring/ refinancing or divestiture opportunities
  • Studies /plans related to trend, industry and competitor analysis

Exit Strategies:

  • Sell-side Merger and Acquisition advisory services
  • Unique and extensive relationships with strategic buyers and financial sponsors
  • International network of private & public strategic buyers