Objective Capital Partners, a leading middle market investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive advisor to Everyone Counts, a leading online voting and election software company, on its sale to Votem, a leader in blockchain voting systems.(more…)
Objective Capital Partners has consistently been recognized as a leading investment banking firm specializing in M&A, capital raising, strategic partnerships, and valuations. With more than 500 advisory engagements, we are proud to serve the transaction needs of growth stage and mid-sized companies with enterprise values of up to $250 million.(more…)
This past week, David H. Crean, PhD, Managing Director and head of our Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice Group, spent time reviewing the >400 life science opportunities that were presented to him and our investment banking firm in 2017 in which entrepreneurs and business owners were looking for either capital financing, sell-side M&A, strategic advisory services or partnering/ licensing. Nearly invariably, each investment pitch lacked the complete and necessary material to tell the comprehensive story that would be compelling for an investor to write a check. These entrepreneurs are very smart and passionate about their mission but need to recognize and think like investors or strategic buyers. Investors see and hear many investment opportunities and you need to be differentiated and stand out from the masses.(more…)
A wise advisor once said, “Obvious buyers are obvious”. This truism serves as a recommendation to sellers to seek beyond the obvious buyers when constructing a list of potential acquirers
Obvious buyers typically identified include a mix of direct competitors and the large players that dominate the sector. Many investment banks often provide sellers with a list of the 25 or so obvious buyers, resulting in the seller feeling a false sense of comfort because all the names of the potential acquirers that they are familiar with are on the list. And, while many of these companies may represent high-fit potential acquirers, the seller is missing out on engaging with a large number of less obvious, high-fit potential acquirers. These acquirers have a strong strategic rationale to acquire and a resulting high willingness to pay a premium purchase price.
The fundraising landscape for healthcare and life science companies has changed dramatically over the past several years. Entrepreneurs and business owners in these industries need to look toward emerging categories of investors to provide the funding that was historically serviced by venture capital firms (VC’s). Corporate venture funds, angels and angel networks, government agencies, and foundations are all actively investing in these sectors and represent newer, non-traditional avenues for raising capital. However, the latest growing trend is the participation of family offices.(more…)
"Working with life science companies is not like serving other industries. There are myriad legal and financial eccentricities - accounting for multiple financing sources makes accounting especially complex, for instances and protecting intellectual property is key. Early-stage companies may need their hand held as they focus on the science and outsource everything else." San Diego Business Journal
When owners decide to sell their company, one of the first things they consider is building a list of high-fit potential acquirers for the business. With private equity (financial) acquirers becoming so abundant in the last 10 years (over 2,500 in North America), the list of potential acquirers to approach in the sale process is likely to consist of both strategic and financial acquirers.
We are excited to announce the addition of experienced finance professional, Matt Ramirez, to the firm. Matt brings with him a great depth of finance experience having served previously as a Senior Associate with Ernst & Young's Assurance Services Practice where he led teams in the execution of public and private company financial statement audits.(more…)
Los Angeles, CA April 24, 2018 — Objective Capital Partners, a leading middle market investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to StudyKIK LLC, a rapidly-growing healthcare IT company, on its acquisition by Kinderhook Industries LLC.
“Matt and his team have done a remarkable job in creating a leading patient recruiting platform which is having an enormous impact by making it dramatically more efficient for clinical trial companies to find and engage the high-fit trial volunteers they need to bring new and innovative treatments to market,” said Channing Hamlet, Managing Director of Objective Capital Partners. “We are privileged to have had this opportunity to help StudyKIK and couldn’t be more excited about the future of the company.”(more…)
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