How To Execute Leveraged Buyouts
Private equity firms like the Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and many others have made huge returns for investors through buyouts. Using financial engineering and a lot of debt these firms buy companies with little money down. While these types of transactions create spectacular returns for investors, they often shortchange the seller and management teams that drive the business. Thankfully, owners and managers can use these same financial tactics to buy and sell their business and have the benefit accrue to them.
Private equity firms do hundreds of buyouts a year. Their typical approach is to offer to buy a controlling stake in a company using leverage they obtained from banks based on the financials of that company. Often times these firms commit very little of their own money to purchase the business. With little cash invested, these deals create spectacular returns for the buyout firm.
Buyout firms also collect large fees up front, as well as additional advisory fees while operating a company they've acquired, and a big share of the investment profits. The average annual management fee to do business with a private equity firm is about 1.5% to 2.5%. The average share of profits is about 20%. While buyout firms give management ownership, it’s usually less than 20% of the company. This type of buyout is the most common and is typically called a Sponsored Leveraged Buyout, where the equity player is the “Sponsor.”
For financially healthy businesses, there is another approach that utilizes the same financing techniques but management gains operating control. In fact, management can end up owning 85% to 100% of the Company depending on the situation. These types of buyouts are called Non-Sponsored Buyouts.
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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).
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 and executing management buyouts, 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 leveraged buyout financing process, and achieve financing in as little time as eight weeks.
We pride ourselves on being FAST, TRUSTED, and COST EFFECTIVE.
Lantern Capital Advisors believes that a company’s best interest is to look for and secure multiple management buyout financing options (LBO Financing) in order to achieve the best financing terms.
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