Lack of capital is one of the most frustrating challenges business leaders face. You have a great product and a talented team, but you need funding so you can continue to pursue your vision. You also need someone on your bench who understands how capital raising works and who can guide you through the process while you continue running your business.
At The CEO’s Right Hand, we provide capital raising services for small to medium-sized growth companies who are ready to take the next step in their evolution. Our fractional CFOs have deep connections in the investment community and have raised capital for their own businesses, so they are uniquely equipped to lead your team in this effort. We prepare you to pursue funding through the delivery of the following services:
Together, we clarify your goals and build a roadmap for how your company will prepare for, pursue, and obtain the funds it needs to grow. We demystify the capital raising process.
Financial and Operational
We build a complete picture of your company’s financial performance and projections, then guide your efforts to get the right team and systems in place to impress investors.
We organize all your financial and legal records, intellectual property, customer lists, contracts, and any other documents that investors will need to review
We help you evaluate potential capital structures and determine which balance of debt and equity is right for you, while creating an offer that will also be appealing to potential investors.
We’ll build a complete set of materials funders will expect such as business plans, pitch decks, press packages, due diligence items, financial models, term sheets, and legal documentation.
Together, we’ll prepare and practice for your pitch so you can share your passion, avoid mistakes, and get ready for the hard questions potential investors will ask.
Other capital raising services we provide include assistance with: corporate valuation analysis, negotiations, the identification and pursuit of lines of credit, and an assessment of tax implications. We can also help you create a well-defined exit strategy that can increase shareholder value as well as your chances of successfully consummating a transaction.
What to Expect from a Capital Raising Service
At the CEO’s Right Hand, we manage the entire capital raising process. We determine your marketability and how much capital you need, then work with your team to clarify how you plan to use those funds. We develop a roadmap to guide our work together, then help you identify and remedy any issues with your business that potential investors would question. Once we feel you’re well-positioned to pursue funding, we’ll pull together the appropriate materials and practice your pitch until you’re 100% ready.
We offer a full range of strategic, financial, and operational services. We’ve built and sold companies of our own, so we know what it takes to construct a desirable business and what it’s like to be in your shoes.
Investors want to hear from you, the leader of your company. We can help you refine your messaging so it resonates with the types of investors that can make material impacts on your firm. While we are not investment bankers, we can craft the capital raising strategy, create all the necessary materials, and shepherd you and your team through the entire process. Schedule a free consultation today to learn what we can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I raise capital quickly?
The entire capital raising process, from start to finish, can take anywhere from 3-9 months, depending on the complexity of your business, the amount of capital you need, the types of investors, etc. You can accelerate the process by getting your financial and operational house in order, hiring a reputable management team, and by focusing on gaining traction for your business. This will make your company more marketable.
How does capital raising work?
Capital raising is a process that starts with clarifying why you wish to raise capital and what you plan to do with the funds. We then take an honest look at your company’s financials, determine your level of readiness, and decide what we need to do to prepare.
From there, we get to work executing our plan. We perform our due diligence, develop your story, build comprehensive financial models, and decide on the appropriate debt structure and sources of funding. Finally, we pull together your marketing materials and practice the pitch before meeting with investors.
What are the benefits of hiring a capital raising service?
Raising capital is a serious undertaking that can consume much of your time, which you may not have because you’re busy running a business. It also requires a deep understanding of what the process entails and the steps you need to take to get ready for and ultimately pursue funding. Having a partner who has done this before and can take ownership of the project can make this seemingly overwhelming process much more manageable.
How much do capital raising services cost?
The cost of capital raising services will vary, depending on the type of funding you wish to pursue and your level of readiness. At The CEO’s Right Hand, we typically assign one of our fractional CFOs to this task because they have extensive industry experience and have been through the process many times before.
Our fractional CFOs typically charge by the hour or day, with rates averaging around $275-$325 an hour, depending on the complexity of the project. Given the intensity of capital raising, you can expect to spend a minimum of $15,000 for this service.
Do you raise capital for me?
We work with you to create a target list of investors and to prepare your team for making the pitch. However, we don’t source investors as we are not investment bankers. Investors want to hear from your organization’s leaders, ideally the CEO. They want to hear your passion and your confidence in your company’s vision. Although we will be by your side the entire time and can even attend investor meetings, identifying prospective investors is up to you.
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