Falcon Financial Advisors, an international merchant banking group, provides financial and strategic advisory services to growing companies and to entrepreneurs, makes principal investments and brings strategic partners to these projects.
FFA is a privately owned merchant banking firm that specializes in raising capital for public or privately owned companies through acquisition, private placement, or reverse merger.
FFA also provides Merger and Acquisition Services, acting as an agent representing clients in arranging the sale of middle market companies. In selected cases, the firm may provide other advisory services relating to restructuring, divestitures, acquisitions or asset based finance.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL:
Falcon Financial Advisors has established relationships with various sources of capital for middle market and emerging market growth companies including institutional investors, financial institutions, factors, and corporate strategic investors throughout the world.
CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL EXPERIENCE:
FFA’s principals have cumulatively executed over 100 transactions with a total value in excess of $750 million. Click here to view client list.
PHILOSOPHY AND CORE STRENGTH:
Our mission is to bring to medium sized companies, the market, the professional commitment, and transactional services that top merchant banking firms provide for larger business enterprises.
Investment banking experience and international placing power are the key elements of the Firm’s core strength.
Its managing director has twenty-five years of investment banking experience with the International divisions of Wall Street firms of Merrill Lynch and First Boston.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF FFA’S APPROACH:
INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL RESOURCES
Falcon has an international network of client investors in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The Firm believes its reputation rests on its ability to deliver on financial commitments.
CORPORATE AND BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS
Falcon has an exceptional network of relationships in the corporate and the general business community.
KNOWING OWNER’S OBJECTIVES
Transactions will be structured by the Firm to take into account the particular needs of owners. There may be financial, tax or estate planning issues of particular importance.
LOCATING A MERGER PARTNER
Public shell reverse mergers can be a mine field. Public companies go bankrupt, but continue to file SEC documents for the sole purpose of being acquired in a merger. Blind pools are created by investors to attract merger candidates. Locating the appropriate partner requires diligence and a unique skill. Falcon possesses that diligence and skill.
UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS STRATEGY
A sound understanding of management’s business helps Falcon perform a constructive role in advising management in structure and on sources of funding.
VALUATION AND STRUCTURING SKILL
The experience of the Firm’s Managing Director and associates in valuing and structuring transactions reflects extensive involvement in the capital market process. This expertise includes knowledge of comparable transactions, understanding of institutional investment preferences and awareness of market trends and conditions.
LONG TERM INVESTMENT HORIZON
Falcon has a long term view and believes the effective association of the target company management with the investors, builds value for both the company and the investors.
The firm believes sound investment judgment in selecting clients to introduce to investors is a key success. By vetting companies carefully, companies represented by FFA receive priority investment consideration. Managements meet personally with the investors and a close personal relationship evolves.