Warson Capital Partners is a boutique investment banking firm based in St. Louis, Missouri which has served the capital needs of emerging growth companies both locally and throughout the United States for over 15 years. We provide highly customized financial advisory services for middle market companies including:
- Capital Sourcing — both equity and debt financing
- Mergers & Acquisitions — sell-side and buy-side transactions
- Other Financial Advisory Services in areas of recapitalizations, business start-ups, business strategy and planning, and turn-around situations
We work primarily with established growth companies which are producing revenue of at least $2 million up to $100 million, and will work with earlier stage businesses in unique situations as well.
The principals of Warson Capital Partners have a wealth of experience working with emerging middle market companies and understand their unique needs. We focus on providing services of exceptional quality in a cost effective, timely, and highly professional manner.
Raising growth capital through the debt or equity markets can be critical to the growth of any emerging or middle market company. Our team can help your company navigate this often difficult process. We become partners with you, taking on the responsibility of managing and executing each of the critical phases of the process. While we require information, guidance, and participation from business owners and their management teams, our extensive involvement allows you to stay focused on the operations of your business.
Capital sourcing begins with the compelling presentation of the company’s business and prospects through a well-written corporate profile for delivery to prospective investors. We work closely with the management team to develop and write your company’s comprehensive business plan and profile, including historical performance, accomplishments, market opportunities, differentiators, strategies for growth, management team, capitalization, and resulting detailed financial projections. All of this is developed through information provided by the company and interviews with the management team, and validated through our own company and industry research.
With our extensive experience in raising capital both in public and private markets, we bring the best of public offering techniques to our private market process. We know how to identify the private equity firms having distinct interest in the business and industries of our client companies, many of which we have worked with in prior transactions. After developing interest among the firms, we arrange in-person meetings for management with those firms as quickly as possible to further that interest and move the process along. We negotiate transactions, manage the due diligence process, and stay on top of the transaction through documentation and closing.
Capital sourcing has been the mainstay of our successful business for over 15 years. We have the knowledge, experience, and relationships to help your business secure the capital needed to support your continued growth.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Acquisition of a Business
The acquisition of a business or product line can be an effective strategy for the growth of a company with access to capital. We have extensive experience with acquisitions for growth and will guide your company through our proven process designed to ensure not only a successful transaction, but the future success of the combined business as well. From the initial establishment of a well-defined acquisition strategy to identification of strategic targets, arranging for financing, and the negotiation and closing of a transaction, we will drive this process to a successful acquisition for your company.
Sale of Your Business
Selling your business can be one of the most important transactions of your life. We have many clients who have spent their lives building their businesses — often assisted with capitalization and acquisitions by Warson Capital Partners — who then turned to us when it was time for an exit. We will guide you and your management team through the entire process, beginning with a full assessment and valuation of your company to establish transaction expectations.
Like capital sourcing, an effective sale process requires a compelling presentation of the company’s business and prospects through a well-written corporate profile for delivery to prospective purchasers. We will work closely with the management team to develop and write your company’s comprehensive profile, including historical performance, accomplishments, market opportunities, differentiators, strategies for growth, management team, capitalization, and resulting detailed financial projections.
Our team has extensive experience in identifying both financial and strategic purchasers which should have a keen interest in your company. We will qualify those prospective purchasers, and lead the process through negotiations, due diligence, documentation and closing, all to assure a successful outcome that meets your goals and expectations.