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…)
You received an inquiry or offer to buy your company - now what?
An unsolicited acquisition offer for your business can come as a surprise. If you haven’t considered selling your company or you are 3-5 years out from your planned exit, you may be caught off guard. This can lead to stress and worry about making the right decision in order maximize the sales price.
No matter what your industry of focus is, there are some key strategies you should employ when faced with an inquiry or offer to acquire your company. The decision you make must be an informed decision in alignment with your objectives.(more…)
From the moment you make a decision to set up and operate a business, you’re in the “business lifecycle.” Fasten your seatbelt before the drive as you’ll journey from idea to startup, and if successful, through to the growth and maturity phases. Each stage of the lifecycle has a unique set of obstacles to deal with and overcome. Being flexible in your thinking and adapting your strategy as you move along will serve you well. This not only applies to a business strategy but also to the financial plans to support the development and growth of the Company. A capital financing strategy should summarize investor targets for outreach by stage of the lifecycle, inflection points and how these will change valuation, and the actions to be taken over a three-to-five year period to achieve the company's goals in its business evolution. Putting together the strategy is hard work that takes time and considerable thought. Raising money is also hard work, so get started today.(more…)
David H. Crean, PhD, Managing Director and head of our Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice Group provides his thoughts and guidance to entrepreneurs, founders and business owners in the life sciences sector on what he has seen as successful pitches to investors and strategic companies in the initial pitches of their company and technology. By providing as much of the information noted below during the process, we believe that you can improve the probability and chances of landing a transaction that supports company growth or exit strategies. David has also previously authored related articles on this topic that can be viewed here and here. Happy to clarify any topic if needed.(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…)
San Diego, CA and Flagstaff, AZ, April 12, 2018: — Symple Surgical, Inc., a privately-held, early-stage medical device company focused on developing novel therapeutic technologies using microwave technology for treatment of life-threatening chronic conditions, is pleased to the announce that they have retained Objective Capital Partners as their exclusive financial advisor. Objective Capital Partners, a middle-market Investment Banking firm located in Southern California and focused on mergers & acquisitions (M&A), strategic advisory, capital financing and valuation services, will seek to identify strategic partnerships and financial investors for the Company to progress their lead product Grizzly™ targeting pre-cancerous cells in the elimination of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, the fastest growing cancer worldwide.
Barrett’s Esophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition caused by stomach acid or gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) mutating healthy cells in the lower esophagus into Barrett’s cells. Approximately 90% of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma (EAC) patients do not receive a prior diagnosis of Barrett’s Esophagus (BE). BE affect’s more than 12 million American adults, and is associated with a 30-fold increased risk of developing EAC. This new treatment will provide an alternative to the Radiofrequency Ablation Technology (“RFA”) and cryoablation technologies currently in use for treatment of BE thereby reducing the number of episodes of treatment and providing unparalleled user control for adequate cell removal.(more…)
San Diego, April 9, 2018 — Objective Capital Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Kim to Managing Director. Michael contributes over 15 years of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance experience across numerous industries including technology, consumer, and business services. He was also recognized in 2016 by M&A Advisor as a M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award Winner.
Mr Kim joined Objective Capital in 2015 and has been responsible for all aspects of transaction lifecycle including client sourcing, due diligence, negotiation, valuation analyses, and transaction closings. In his new role, Michael will continue serving the firm’s clients in the areas of transaction origination, analysis and execution.(more…)
San Diego Business Journal Health Care Heros Award
San Diego, March 1, 2018 – The San Diego Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Heroes Awards chose Objective Capital Partners’ David H. Crean, Ph.D. from among the finalists to receive the Health Care Hero Award for Company Executive for his role in healthcare innovation and support.
Leading Objective Capital Partners’ Life Sciences & Healthcare Investment Banking Practice, David leverages more than 20 years of life sciences R&D and corporate development experience. In his Managing Director role, David helps companies secure growth capital, establish strategic partnerships, and achieve exit transactions.(more…)
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA)
San Diego, January 30, 2018 — Objective Capital Partners, a middle-market M&A Advisory Firm located in Southern California, is pleased to announce that David H. Crean, Ph.D., Managing Director of the firm’s thriving Life Sciences and Healthcare practice, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Thought Leader of the Year Award by The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA).
The AM&AA recognized that “David’s thought leadership is materially expanding the investment banker’s role in serving life sciences companies and providing these companies with a highly attractive, non-diluting alternative to hard-to-secure venture capital financing.”
“We are observing life sciences and healthcare companies increasing engaging specialized investment banking teams with deep industry experience to gain a strategic advantage,” said Trever Acers, Managing Director at Objective Capital Partners. “Specialized professionals such as David and his team members at Objective Capital are engaged by experienced Life Sciences executives to significantly improve the value, probability and speed of their M&A, strategic partnering, and growth capital objectives. David is at the forefront of this change, leveraging his decades of industry experience with best-in-class investment banking capabilities to provide CEO with highly actionable strategic guidance."(more…)
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