A unique blend of financial and operational experience allows Skyway to help capital-ready clients navigate the capital markets successfully. By understanding the client’s business and objectives, we know how to identify the right options, the right capital partners, the most favorable structures and the most attractive terms -- and then prepare and position the company for the best deal.
Arranging financing and advising companies, institutions and management teams on important capital transactions are areas in which Skyway’s operational experience is particularly significant, allowing us to relate to clients on an “operator” level as well as in a financial advisory capacity.
Our experience includes debt, equity and structured financing for growth equity, recapitalization, acquisitions, divestitures and management buy-outs. Through close relationships with capital sources covering the equity, venture capital, senior debt, subordinate and unitranche debt, structured debt, sale/lease back, asset based lending and hedge fund markets, we can advise on all aspects of the transaction from planning through closing.
Mergers and Acquisitions
With a commitment to finding the right fit at the right price, Skyway advisors avoid the all-too-prevalent “spray and pray” approach to mergers and acquisitions.
It all starts with understanding the client’s motivation and objectives, and then finding the best match. Whether the client is on the buy side, looking at acquisitions for strategic or financial purposes, or is interested in selling the business for the highest price, partial liquidity or growth capital, our process begins with frank discussions about the client’s vision, followed by a thorough examination of options and valuation.
Skyway embraces the role of trusted advisor very seriously. Most transactions, whether buying or selling, will have a dramatic impact on shareholder value. This is a critical time for clients to proceed with the benefit of wise counsel.
Valuation and Advisory Services
Skyway’s valuation and advisory services, including fairness opinions, employ industry leading market-based empirical and analytical valuation techniques, augmented by our knowledge of market sectors. Our proprietary valuation process is based upon AICPA standards for business valuations and fairness opinions.
For clients needing turnaround, restructuring or reorganization assistance, Skyway can provide the necessary advice, improve access to and availability of capital and, as necessary, preserve working capital, reduce working expenses and assist with securing debtor-in-possession financing. M&A advisory services can also play a significant role in identifying buyers for non-core assets or business units.