Investment Banking Philosophy

Lantern Capital Advisors

We work on a consulting rather than brokerage basis. We have no bias towards the amount or type of financing selected.

Investment Banking Alternative

We deliver substantial value for our clients by assisting them with

  Strategy Assessment

  Capital Raising

  Business Planning

  Sourcing Growth Capital and Raising Debt or Equity

  Acquisition Financing

  Management Buyouts

  Owner Liquidity Events

  Buying Out A Business Partner or Owner

Lantern Capital Advisors succeeds in writing business plans and raising growth capital for entrepreneurs and businesses.  We help companies quickly understand their Company’s future value and develop a business plan to make that happen.

Our clients are fast growing businesses held back by limited capital.  By engaging our services to raise capital for their business, Lantern Capital Advisors helps our clients determine their own capital requirements based on the funding requirements of the business plan and growth strategy.

Lantern Capital Advisors secures financing and raises capital for our clients from a broad range of private and public financial institutions.  We help companies find and negotiate business financing and raise capital that minimizes dilution and personal financial liability to the company owners.  We also assist our clients in buying out company shareholders in order to further increase the future value.

Lantern Capital Advisors:  How We Raise Capital

As an investment banking alternative, we only work on a consulting rather than brokerage basis so that our clients know we have no bias towards the amount or type of financing selected.

As an alternative to using an investment banker to raise capital, our ultimate goal is to help our clients understand the alternative and secure the best capital solution for their needs.

Typically this means identifying the capital source or structure that offers the lowest-cost and maximum liquidity while minimizing ownership dilution and personal financial risk.

We specialize in writing comprehensive business plans intended to generate significant value for both owners and investors.   We are expert advisors to developing business plans and successfully raising growth capital for entrepreneurs and businesses.

Lantern Capital Advisors helps growing companies realize their potential.  Our philosophy is based on the meaning of REALIZE….

1) To comprehend…   2) To make happen...

Lantern Capital Advisors believes that our clients should not only understand their business plan and growth strategy, but should also have the financial capacity to achieve it.  Using our unique “out of the box” planning process, we offer insight based on our prior experience helping companies raise capital.

We help our clients quickly develop growth strategies and identify financing methods that can have a substantial positive impact on the future value of the business. Our experience allows us to be creative, fast and cost-efficient...and successful.  We consult with our clients as an ongoing financial advisor in order to realize the goals defined in the business plan long after the capital event has occurred.

How We Raise Capital

We accesses  our large network of financing sources in order to help our clients identify and select from a wide variety and competitive funding sources and financing solutions, including:

  • Commercial Banks
  • Specialty Lenders
  • Vendor/Lease Financiers
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Venture Capital Firms

Capital Raising Process

Lantern Capital Advisors uses a proprietary planning process to help companies quickly “Explore What If” then raise capital to make it happen.  Our capital raising process delivers consistent result and offers clients a unique combination of experience, objectivity, and value.

Raise Capital Fast


We took our financial and management consulting experience over hundreds of engagements, and created a unique engagement process that is superior to all others in terms of time, cost, communication, and client expectations.  Clients always have a clear understanding of where they are in the process, a basis for making good financial decisions, and an ability to start or stop the process with no on-going obligations.  This gives our clients peace of mind, control, and unmatched value relative to any other advisor or consultant.

CFO Raise Capital Trusted


All we do is help growing private companies.  We know their problems, and their alternatives, and have referenced clients to prove it.  Further, unlike investment funds, banks, or investment bankers, Lantern is truly independent.  Our compensation is hourly based.  We take no finder's fees from institutions, and do not seek or accept any equity (or warrant) compensation from our clients.  Our goal is simply to serve the best interests of our clients - regardless of the size, amount, or type of financing sought.

CFO Raise Capital Cost Effective

Cost Effective

As fee based consultants, our hourly rates are comparable to a middle market consulting, accounting, or law firm.  Then by combining those rates with our unique engagement process, we are able to get clients market feedback on their financing capabilities extremely fast which minimizes the client's risk and costs (both in terms of their time and cash expenditures).

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