Direct Investments in Private Equity with Independent Sponsors

Direct Investing in Private Equity with Independent Sponsors

Access Capital Partners is an investment bank focused on raising capital for independent sponsor and executive led acquisitions and recapitalizations, offering family offices and institutional investors access to direct private equity opportunities.

OUR APPROACH

We're focused on bringing carefully selected and well positioned investment opportunities to a thoughtfully curated set of capital providers.  

ACCESS HIGH QUALITY PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL FLOW

At our core, we're focused on bringing investors thoughtfully curated direct private debt and equity investment opportunities, led by talented and value-added independent sponsors and executives.

SIZE

ACP typically represents experienced sponsors or executives leading transactions of companies with between $1 - $30 million of EBITDA, although the majority of our transactions have EBITDA ranging from $2 - $20 million.  Investment sizes may range from $3 - $100 million.

COMMON SITUATIONS

  • Leveraged Buyouts

  • Partner buyouts

  • Management Buyouts

  • Add-on Acquisitions

  • Recapitalizations

  • Business Growth or Expansion

  • Special Situations (distress, financial restructuring or turnarounds)

INDUSTRIES

  • Aerospace and Defense

  • Building Products and Materials

  • Business Services

  • Consumer Products and Services

  • Distribution

  • Energy Services

  • Healthcare Services

  • Industrials

  • Manufacturing

  • Healthcare

  • Technology and Media 

  • ​Transportation and Logistics

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH ACP

As the independent sponsor model has become more prevalent, the number of entrants has risen dramatically.  While many talented sponsors have emerged, so too have those with little experience or those who put in irrational bids in broad auction processes.  This dynamic has made it increasingly difficult for investors to filter through the noise.  

HIGHLY SCREENED INDEPENDENT SPONSORS

We cut through the noise.  Having worked with and evaluated opportunities from hundreds of fundless sponsors, we work hard to build relationships with those who poses the skills and experience necessary to be successful and will stewards of their investors capital.

VALUE ADDED SPONSORSHIP

You will see active sponsors who complete much of the lifting related to diligence, strategy development and execution.  We only represent sponsors or executives that add meaningful value to the opportunities they pursue and avoid those who effectively act as a broker.

COMPELLING INVESTMENT SITUATIONS

We're focused on finding good businesses in attractive situations and rarely work on deals being run through a traditional broad auction process by a credible investment bank.

TARGETED DEAL FLOW

At ACP, we're focused on understanding the needs, objectives and styles of our capital partners, so we can be thoughtful and highly targeted about the opportunities we present.  Fit is exceptionally important- this is not lost on us.

COORDINATION OF PROCESS

We help guide the evaluation and investment process in a way that allows the relationship between the sponsor and investor to develop, while ensuring that critical timelines are met.

THOUGHTFULLY PRESENTED MATERIALS

We make deal evaluation easy for our capital partners.  We regularly see great opportunities that are poorly presented.  We take the time to ensure the appropriate level of business diligence is available and the materials are presented effectively for the intended audience. 

To receive access to deal flow or discuss the independent sponsor model, please contact us today.

CAPITAL PROVIDERS

​ACP provides access to high quality deal flow to serious institutional investors and family offices, who understand and have embraced the independent sponsor model.

TYPES OF CAPITAL PROVIDERS WE WORK WITH

  • Alternative Debt Providers (SBICs, BDCs, Private Credit Funds)

  • Private Equity Firms

  • Single and Multi-Family Offices, Select Accredited Investors

  • Hedge Funds

  • Traditional Institutional LP's (Pension Funds, Endowments, Insurance Companies, Fund of Funds, RIAs and Wealth Managers)

TYPES OF CAPITAL WE RAISE

  • Senior Term Loans and Revolvers

  • 2nd Lien

  • Mezzanine or Subordinated Debt

  • Unitranche facilities

  • Convertible Debt

  • Preferred Equity

  • Common Equity (majority and minority)

  • Structured or hybrid securities

  • One-stop (all debt and equity from one provider)

ADVANTAGES OF THE INDEPENDENT

SPONSOR MODEL TO INVESTORS

Additional source of deal flow: often proprietary in nature

Ability to be more selective: Investors can be selective about the opportunities they pursue relative to investing via a blind pool fund

 

​Better alignment with the sponsor: bespoke independent sponsor fees and incentive structures based on the opportunity and value added by the sponsor

​More control about exits and liquidity timing: strategic decisions are made on a deal-by-deal basis, not based on fund duration

TO LEARN MORE

We routinely discuss the nuances of the independent sponsor model and overall market with capital providers. 

 

Feel free to use us as a resource.

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Associates of  Access Capital Partners are registered representatives of, and securities transactions are conducted through, StillPoint Capital, LLC, MemberFINRA and SIPC, Tampa, FL.  Access Capital Partners is not affiliated with StillPoint Capital, LLC

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