INDEPENDENT SPONSOR FINANCING SOLUTIONS
Access Capital Partners is an investment bank focused on raising capital for independent or fundless sponsor acquisitions and recapitalizations. Advising on both debt and equity placements, we are a turn-key financing solution for experienced operating and private equity professionals.
"FOR OUR ACQUISITION, ACCESS CAPITAL PARTNERS RAN A QUICK AND EFFECTIVE CAPITAL RAISING PROCESS THAT PRODUCED MULTIPLE FINANCING OFFERS.
WE WERE ABLE TO CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL HIGHLY QUALIFIED CAPITAL SOURCES WITH VERY ATTRACTIVE TERMS. GREAT JOB ACP!"
The private capital markets are wildly inefficient and quickly evolving, particularly in the independent sponsor segment.
Increasingly, more alternative debt funds, private equity funds, family offices and institutional LP's are expressing their desire to invest in direct deals with independent or fundless sponsors.
What often follows is a recognition that many investors lack the investment framework to reliably and swiftly invest under the independent sponsor model, or there are misaligned expectations about the fees and economics associated with an independent sponsor partnership.
At Access Capital Partners, we create targeted efficiency to cut through the noise.
For high-quality, independent sponsor led transactions, we swiftly and efficiently bring the right set of complimentary debt and equity partners to the table that best align with the sponsor's objectives.
Our process aims to maximize independent sponsor fees and economics, while introducing the capital partners, which are the best fit for the sponsor and situation.
How We Work with
ACP helps independent or fundless sponsors raise capital by:
Providing preliminary feedback and insights about acquisition financing options to help Independent Sponsors:
Quickly determine viability and expected capital structure alternatives for a transaction
Show a seller or its investment bank advisor that the Sponsor’s acquisition financing alternatives have been vetted and are viable
Providing a turn-key financing solution that minimizes the time a Sponsor must spend raising capital for new acquisitions
Running a coordinated process in such a way that aims to maximize the Independent Sponsor's economics
Securing debt and equity capital partners that are a strategic fit and most aligned with the Sponsor
ADVANTAGES OF PARTNERING WITH ACP
IMPROVED INDEPENDENT SPONSOR ECONOMICS.
Independent sponsor fees and economics shouldn't be the only objective of a sponsor, but they are important.
While no two transactions are alike, historically, ACP clients have achieved above market deal fees, ongoing compensation, management fees and equity participation.
LEVERAGE OUR RELATIONSHIPS AND EXPERTISE.
We've spent years building relationships with alternatives debt funds, family offices, private equity firms and traditional institutional LPs that invest with independent sponsors.
We've also developed a tailored approach that creates optionality, uncovers the right capital partners and improves success rates.
SAVE TIME. FOCUS ON VALUE CREATING ACTIVITIES.
For an independent sponsor, time is your most precious resource.
Let us take the burden of raising capital off your shoulders, so you can focus on deal sourcing, building relationships with business owners and growing existing portfolio companies.
IMPROVE THE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS.
We are a constant source of feedback for many new and experienced independent sponsors. We'll gladly provide guidance on transaction viability, structures and capital alternatives to help you refine which opportunities to pursue.
When we're hired, we pride ourselves on delivering results. Ask us what our success rate is. (Hint- it really, really good.)
WHEN SHOULD SPONSORS BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH ACP?
Sooner is generally better than later. Although many independent sponsors bring us opportunities post-letter of intent (LOI), we prefer to establish a relationship with the sponsor as early in the process as possible.
When we're approached pre-LOI, we can be more value-added. We often provide insights or feedback about deal structures and language in the letter of intent that will make it easier to raise outside capital or improve independent sponsor economics.
Over time, we've found ourselves becoming a fairly strategic financing partner for many new and experienced independent sponsors. We routinely provide guidance on capital alternatives, which can both help streamline the deal evaluation process and allow the sponsor to focus their efforts on high probability situations.
Access Capital Partners is a middle market investment bank focused exclusively on raising debt and equity capital for independent sponsors, executives and family offices.
Through years of raising capital in all types of situations and environments, ACP has developed a nuanced approach to consistently and efficiently secure the capital to support independent sponsors' acquisitions and recapitalizations.
ACP prides itself on a being a trusted partner and resource in the independent sponsor community.
In total transaction experience
Years of middle market experience
Relationships with capital providers