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By: Upper Canada Ventures  09-12-2011
Keywords: Financial Services, financing, Professional Services

Upper Canada Ventures provides a variety of financial services to growing clients who require financial expertise to assist with particular projects or business needs.  These services include:

  • Strategic Planning and Financing Assistance -    A communications software company, which had built its product, retained Upper Canada Ventures to assist with its strategic planning, go-to-market strategy, and financing plan.  This included advice and direct support of the company in building its team, preparing for a financing, and putting together an associated business plan;
  • Business Plan Preparation -  Organizing and completing business plans, including document preparation and revision as needed.  For example, a growing software-as-a-service business retained Upper Canada Ventures to assist with a consolidation/roll-up strategy and preparation of a business plan for an upcoming financing.  The company’s CFO was actively involved but with a very tight timeframe and many other key issues requiring his attention, third party assistance was sought to best leverage company resources;
  • Strategic Analysis -   A professional services firm that had received an inbound acquisition offer retained Upper Canada Ventures to review the relative merits and potential financial outcomes of selling the business in the short term versus growing further and seeking liquidity later.  Several options and alternatives were reviewed during the course of deciding the ultimate path selected;
  • Term Sheet Review, Advisory Assistance, and Negotiation -  A financial services firm that was negotiating a potential acquisition with an international buyer retained Upper Canada Ventures to work with a retained M&A agent to assist with significant scenario analysis and strategy planning.  As a result, the business completed a successful merger at an attractively improved price;
  • Valuation Review and Assistance -   Financial oriented valuation work for a variety of situations (from quick-and-dirty reviews to more in-depth analyses).  For example, a technology services firm preparing itself for an expected upcoming liquidity event retained Upper Canada Ventures to provide a third-party review of valuation;

  • Working Capital Assistance -   Assistance to companies undergoing a financing while in a working capital crunch or otherwise needing working capital improvements (including cash flow planning, stakeholder discussions, and direct negotiation with creditors of the company);

  • Financial Modeling -   Building financial models for a business (from very simple to very complex), for use in scenario analysis, understanding of the business, business planning, budgeting, or other purposes;

  • Financial Analysis -   A variety of financial analysis to help review and provide insight into a business or particular situation;

  • Fundraising -   A wide variety of associated activities, ranging from advice on fundraising alternatives and approaches; preparation of associated business plans, fundraising documents, powerpoint presentations, and financial models; introduction to funding sources; review of term sheets; negotiation advice; to financial (as opposed to legal or accounting) assistance throughout the process;

  • Business Assistance -   Acting as a project/contract senior financial resource to a company (e.g. assisting in credit discussions/negotiations, creditor review, funding strategy, integration work, etc.).  This may also take the shape or form of “part time CFO”;
  • Acquisition Matters -  A range of activities including acquisition plans and strategies and advice of term sheets and negotiation matters (either as an acquiror or as an acquiree); and
  • Investment/Due Diligence Work -   Review of business situations and due diligence work on potential investments or acquisitions.

  • Keywords: Business Plan, Financial Services, financing, Professional Services, Strategic Planning

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