Asset-Based Lending

“It's a knick-knack, Patty Whack, give the frog a loan.” The joke illustrates a concept that even kids get: if you want to borrow money, you need to give something of value to the lender in return. 

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Assembling Your Deal Dream Team

Selling a company or raising institutional capital is definitely a team sport. Your deal dream team won't come together overnight, so before you plan to transact, you'll need to hire or develop your internal leadership team and build relationships with external partners.

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Strategic vs. Financial Buyers

Bridgepoint Investment Banking recommends business owners to explore the potential deals with both types of buyers, you should understand the differences in their focus and deal process.

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Deal Synergies

The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) universe likes to toss about the phrase “deal synergies” as an indicator of how advisable or valuable a deal might be.  However, not all business owners are in favor of this service. 

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Throughout 2018 the debt markets remained historically aggressive in terms of pricing, leverage and covenant flexibility. There has been a surge in non-bank direct lending in the middle market.

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