Our team of professionals work as long as it takes to successfully secure business financing for our clients on an hourly fee basis. Our typical business plan takes two to four weeks to complete prior to sending out to institutions. Based on the financing required, clients can expect funding in three to six months post project kick off.
We don't bill on a percentage of financing basis because we feel that those methods have a way of inflating themselves without the value being delivered in the end.
Our business plans stay on budget. Our professional fees don't change. Our billing rates don't change. Out of pocket expenses are reasonable.
Our engagements and payment schedules are structured to allow our clients to manage cash flow and demonstrate our commitment and investment to the capital raising process.
Most other financial advisors raise capital using an investment banking fee formula. Through this approach, the advisor is typically paid a large cash fee and receives company stock. The advisor’s compensation often varies substantially depending on the type and amount of capital raised (i.e. equity vs. debt). We believe this approach results in excess compensation to the advisor, creates conflicts of interest and needlessly dilutes the Company’s existing equity holders.
Lantern’s project fees require no additional stock or equity compensation.
We perform all work on a hourly fee-only basis. Fees are scoped at the project onset. Our consultants work with our clients achieving each milestone to ensure their satisfaction along the way. Simply put, we are committed to deliver superior service and guarantee results. Our success is measured not on fees collected, but on deals getting done.
Once institutions deliver financing proposals to our clients, we work with our clients to ensure they understand all of the financing solutions presented, analyze the proposals to compare them against one another, negotiate the proposals on behalf of our clients, and consult with our clients throughout due diligence and funding in order to secure the best outcome for the business owner.
Many growing private companies operate in crisis mode when it comes to corporate finance and corporate financial planning. Needs like a shortage of capital, a lender wants out, an opportunity to buy out a partner, or acquisition opportunity appear suddenly. The challenge for entrepreneurs and CFOs is to figure out what financing alternative are best for their team, when they have little, if any, financing experience beyond dealing with the local bank. Typically they need a solution - the best solution- in a very limited, if not critically limited, amount of time.
For a company that has already achieved some success, the learning curve can be time consuming and expensive. Much of the lack of information is caused by the capital markets itself, which rewards and compensates bankers and investors based on leading companies towards one solution over another. As a result, bankers may recommend a less than ideal solution simply to get the highest finder's fee, maximize a commission, or gain the biggest ownership interest in a company. Taken collectively, these conflicts short change the growing company that needs GREAT advice the most, or the company that needs financing in the shortest amount of time.
To address these challenges we pride ourselves on being FAST, TRUSTED, and COST EFFECTIVE
Corporate Financial Consulting Firm For Growing Companies
Lantern Capital Advisors has experience successfully helping growing enterprises and entrepreneurs raise capital with revenues that typically range from $5 Million to $150 Million.