Raising Venture Capital
Obtaining debt and/or equity capital is often one of the biggest challenges faced by growing companies. There are two principal types of financing transactions:
(1) borrowing money from a lender in a debt financing or
(2) offering ownership interests to investors in an equity offering.
We routinely assist clients with a variety of debt financing options. For early stage businesses, these transactions often involve obtaining and negotiating commercial loans backed by the Small Business Administration and other governmental economic development agencies. For more established organizations, we help companies obtain, structure and negotiate complex commercial loans, including working capital lines of credit, equipment and mortgage-backed term loans and leveraged buy-outs.
Merritt & Merritt & Moulton has developed a strong niche advising companies on equity financing. We work with early-stage businesses to structure seed capital offerings to family and friends. As a business grows, we advise on private equity offerings to raise equity capital from angel and institutional investors. As a result of our continuing involvement in these types of financing, we have developed a strong network of investor contacts and have strategic relationships with several equity groups. For those clients needing substantial amounts of capital, we have experience negotiating and closing venture capital investments.