Silvergrove represents middle market companies in raising capital. Middle market companies require capital for a number of objectives, including funding organic growth strategies, acquisition opportunities, shareholder buyouts, recapitalizations, and balance sheet restructurings. However, it has become increasingly difficult for many middle market companies to access capital through traditional financing sources for a number of reasons, including stricter credit and regulatory standards, more bureaucratic underwriting processes, and high dollar minimums. Further, middle market companies oftentimes do not have adequate management resources to effectively manage a capital raising process. Silvergrove provides middle market companies the assistance they require to raise capital in an efficient timeframe to meet their strategic and financial objectives.
At Silvergrove, we have extensive relationships with middle market financing sources, including regional and national commercial banks, non-bank lenders including SBIC’s and BDC’s, specialty asset backed and cash flow lenders, and mezzanine and private equity firms. Further, we understand the complexities of the various financing structures and securities available to middle market companies, including working capital revolvers, acquisition facilities, senior term loans, subordinated debentures, mezzanine financing, preferred equity securities, and common equity. We assist our clients in all aspects of the capital raising process including preparing marketing materials; contacting financing sources; providing valuation guidance; soliciting indicative offers, term sheets and final offers; coordinating due diligence and negotiating terms.
We manage a competitive process to ensure our clients raise the capital they need on the most attractive terms possible to minimize dilution of their ownership and the impact on their cash flows.