Have you pondered these questions when choosing an investment banking partner?

I have a good relationship with my bank. Why should I hire Teneca to assist me with a refinance?

I have a good relationship with my bank. Why should I hire Teneca to assist me with a refinance?

  • Incumbent lenders often are not motivated to match improved performance with more attractive terms unless they sense the competitive pressure we create running a process.
  • A test of the market can determine whether the terms of your current financing are appropriate   
  • Your existing lender will have the same opportunity as other lenders we reach out to, and may well remain your lender of choice—but on better terms.

I may have to sell my company to buy out my partner/investor. Can Teneca help me maintain ownership and/or operating control of my business?

I may have to sell my company to buy out my partner/investor. Can Teneca help me maintain ownership and/or operating control of my business?

  • We specialize in orchestrating solutions that meet our clients’ needs.  New financing or investment can redeem your partner’s ownership interest.
  • In many cases, we are able to structure transactions that allow owners to maintain or even increase their ownership without having to invest more funds.  We will bring in the right mix of debt and equity to meet your objectives for ownership and the long-term stability of the company.
  • Even if you decide to go ahead and sell, we can present financial buyers who will give you the opportunity to roll over a portion of your interests, continue to operate the company and look forward to a “second bite of the apple” upon a liquidity event in the future.

My bank doesn’t love me anymore. What can I do?

My bank doesn’t love me anymore. What can I do?

  • Existing banks can experience lender fatigue and may be reluctant to step up again if your company’s performance has included any setbacks.
  • Our relationships with every stratum of lender within the debt community enable us to find a more suitable match for your company’s needs.
  • The competitive process we run may well result in a change of heart on the part of your bank.
  • We create options that put owners in the driver’s seat.

I have an opportunity to grow my business in a new direction but my bank is not willing to lend me enough money to do so. How can Teneca help me take advantage of this growth opportunity?

I have an opportunity to grow my business in a new direction but my bank is not willing to lend me enough money to do so. How can Teneca help me take advantage of this growth opportunity?

  • It’s not uncommon for a company’s needs to outgrow the capabilities of an existing lender.
  • Our approach to finding new debt capital can include your existing lender as a participant or find a new lender with greater capacity to grow as your company grows.
  • If needed, we can also help you find the right equity partner.

My brother wants to sell but I don’t. I can’t afford to buy him out. Do I have to sell, too?

My brother wants to sell but I don’t. I can’t afford to buy him out. Do I have to sell, too?

  • Only if you want to! We have experience creating new capital structures that often enable the company itself to borrow the funds needed to buy a shareholder out, using the company’s balance sheet and performance as the basis for new debt.

The company owner wants to sell. How can Teneca help our management team acquire the business?

The company owner wants to sell. How can Teneca help our management team acquire the business?

  • Whatever the extent of the management team’s personal financial resources, we can structure an investment transaction that would provide management with substantial equity upside.