The team of investment professionals at Drake Star offers award-winning advisory services to some of the world’s most forward-looking entrepreneurs. We offer a range of services to support strategic financing as well as sell-side M&A events, helping the founders and other stakeholders behind maturing technology-driven businesses create value and achieve liquidity.
With our collaborative approach, we work closely with entrepreneurs and existing investors to craft a customized plan which accounts for the unique needs and strengths of each business. Since many of the professionals at Drake Star have been entrepreneurs, we approach every opportunity with empathy for our clients and their desired outcomes.
Our advisory team will work with you to develop and execute an exit plan for your business. Whether your company’s leadership is just beginning to explore a sale or you have an offer on the table, Drake Star’s sell-side M&A expertise will guide you through each step of the process. With over 70% of our sell-side M&A transactions taking place across borders, we specialize in connecting successful entrepreneurs with the best exit opportunities the world has to offer.
Buy-side M&A can be a key catalyst of business growth and a way to consolidate your company’s market position. Whether you’ve already identified a target and are ready to facilitate the transaction, or you’re seeking strategic guidance on expanding your portfolio, Drake Star offers a customized approach to help you achieve your business objectives.
Growth financing can accelerate the growth of even the most successful businesses. Drake Star’s investment professionals will offer expert advice and transaction support to help your business secure growth financing. In a market environment where capital is plentiful, it’s vital to have an experienced partner on your side to identify the strategic investors best aligned with your company’s objectives.
The dual-track process allows for far greater flexibility when considering your exit strategy. Initial Public Offering (IPO) or a sale to another company can each offer strong benefits. Drake Star can manage each step of the process and help your business navigate the common pitfalls and create a competitive process to deliver the best outcome for entrepreneurs and their stakeholders.
Drake Star has a track record of success with advising special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and their sponsors. From formation and identifying targets to negotiating a definitive agreement and completing the business combination, the Drake Star team is ready to advise SPACs and their prospective targets at each step of the process.
For businesses with strong and reliable cash flow, debt financing offers an opportunity to operate and grow without diluting existing shareholders. Drake Star offers expert advice on the wide array of options available to businesses seeking additional operating leverage. Our collaborative approach ensures your business secures the loans and credit it needs on the most favorable terms.
Selling your business to existing employees and management can speed and smooth the M&A process. Drake Star will work with you to ensure the longevity of your vision via an MBO, an excellent option when your management team are already experts in how your business operates. For buyers, this allows them to bring their knowledge from the ground up to develop an already successful business.
Specializing in tech gives us a unique edge in our strategic advisory practice. The right advisors to your business are people who are aligned with your mission, vision, and objectives as an entrepreneur or operator. Drake Star prides itself on the insights and execution support your business needs leading up to, during, and after major transactions. Our partner-led, analysis-driven approach guides our clients in their pursuit of outstanding performance.
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