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Leveraging Advisor Experience and Relationships with Investors to Unlock Capital

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Founders of innovative and high-growth companies are acutely aware that time is a precious commodity. Running daily business operations often leaves little room for the extensive task of raising capital. Acknowledging this challenge, entrepreneurs can now leverage specialised capital raising services to not only save time but also enhance their chances of securing vital investments.

The Crucial Three Phases


1. Preparation – "Investor Readiness":

In the initial phase, we undertake a strategic business review to ensure we know the company sufficiently well to solicit interest from our investor network. Our team collaborates with founders to challenge the assumptions underlying financial models and align them with the preferences of potential investors. We create or markup investor decks and one-pager teasers to ensure they present the business model, financials, and capital requirements in a manner that resonates with investors. We establish a virtual data room (VDR) housing critical information that substantiates the business model and financial projections. We create a targeted distribution list, drawing upon our established relationships with investors and understanding of their sector, geographic and lifecycle-stage appetite.


2. Distribution:

Equipped with an optimised strategy, we approach our curated list of investors on behalf of founders. Our goal is to elicit Letters of Intent or Term Sheets from these investors, negotiating optimal terms for the potential capital raise. This phase is marked by strategic engagement with prospective investors, leveraging our credibility and relationships to garner attention and interest.


3. Execution:

The final phase is where the pieces fall into place. The investor(s) whose terms are accepted initiate financial, legal, and sometimes technical due diligence. We take a pivotal role in coordinating this due diligence, ensuring minimal disruption to the client's day-to-day operations. The virtual data room becomes a key resource, providing investors with access to substantiating documents. Our team is dedicated to aligning the final legal documentation, such as share purchase agreements and financing documents, closely with the terms initially agreed upon in the signed Letter of Intent or Term Sheet.


The Power of Partnership


Our structured approach offers a comprehensive and streamlined journey through the potentially time consuming and unstructured capital raising process. By entrusting this process to experts, founders can focus their attention on business operations and growth, secure in the knowledge that an experienced team is working to secure the necessary funding.


Why Choose Professional Capital Raising Services?


1. Time Efficiency

Founders are free to concentrate on daily operations and strategic growth projects, assured that the capital raising process is in capable hands.


2. Access to Established Relationships

Our credibility with an extensive network opens doors to investors, providing unparalleled access during fundraising processes. Investors have confidence that businesses represented by us have passed our scrutiny, check and challenge and therefore represent investment opportunities worthy of their time.


3. Increased Likelihood of Success

Thorough preparation, strategic distribution, and sound execution significantly enhance the likelihood of successfully securing the required capital.


In Conclusion


Navigating the intricate landscape of capital raising doesn't have to be a burdensome task for founders. With professional capital raising services, entrepreneurs can unlock a streamlined path to success, saving time, accessing key relationships, and increasing their chances of securing vital investments. Our service represents a strategic partnership that drives businesses towards their maximum potential.




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About Langdon Capital


With a network of 700+ alternative investors, Langdon Capital assists innovative, high growth companies with defensible USPs or competitive advantages, scalable business models, experienced founder teams and market traction by way of >£1m annual revenue growing at >30% YoY, raise debt or equity capital between £1m and £25m at Series A or beyond.



About the author


Sabbir Rahman is Managing Director of Langdon Capital. He has held prior roles with Morgan Stanley, Lazard and Barclays Investment Bank. He has executed over £60 billion in notional value of debt, equity, M&A and derivatives transactions with global corporates, private equity funds and financial sponsor groups.



This is not financial advice or any offer, invitation or inducement to sell or provide financial products or services or to engage in any form of investment activity.

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