Financial Services

Merchant Banking International provides world class strategic equity and debt financing advice and access across all financial classes including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, $10 million and greater
  • Equity and debt deal sizes from $10 – $200 million
  • Initial public offerings, $15 – $50 million

Financing in these areas can be used for:

  • Acquisition capital
  • Debt restructuring
  • Growth capital
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management buyouts
  • Mezzanine capital
  • Private debt placements
  • Private equity placements, preferred and common stock
  • Recapitalizations
  • Senior debt
  • Subordinated debt

Real Estate, up to $250 million, can be used for:

  • Permanent Loans for Operating Properties
  • Construction Projects
  • Commercial Land-Only Projects
  • Other Structures On a Case by Case Basis, Mezzanine debt, JV partnerships, Preferred equity

Merchant Banking International has direct and correspondent relationships with private and institutional equity and debt sources. MBI is completely independent, allowing us to provide clients with truly objective advice to pursue optimal structures and terms with all available sources of capital while minimizing dilution. We are not afraid to advise clients against offers if not in their best interests. MBI’s standards, practices and procedures are equal to or above local and national regulations. Our expertise covers an extremely wide variety of structures and terms for transactions and projects totaling over $15 billion in value since 1985.

Merchant Banking International also offers clients valuation analyses and fairness opinions. A valuation analysis can be used by clients for their own firms, estate planning, potential liquidity events, or prospective acquisitions. A fairness opinion is typically rendered on the fairness of a transaction, acquisition, merger, or corporate reorganization, and is typically rendered to shareholders, Boards of Directors, Boards of Directors’ committees or trustees.

Here is the basic information needed to start the process for clients seeking equity or debt capital:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Website(s)
  3. Primary contact(s)
  4. Description of the business model
  5. Management team
  6. The amount of debt or equity capital requested
  7. Uses of funds
  8. Minimum 3 years historical financials, including balance sheets, income & cash flow statements
  9. Current year-to-date financials, including current balance sheet, income & cash flow statements
  10. Current projected year-end financial statement
  11. Proforma income statements for at least the next 2 years, 3-5 years preferred
  12. Capitalization table
  13. Ownership table

Here is the basic information needed to start the process for clients seeking financing for real estate projects:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Website(s)
  3. Primary contact(s)
  4. Description of the business
  5. Management team
  6. The amount of debt or equity capital requested
  7. Uses of funds
  8. Minimum 3 years historical financials, including balance sheets, income & cash flow statements
  9. Current year-to-date financials, including current balance sheet, income & cash flow statements
  10. Current projected year-end financial statement
  11. Proforma income statements for at least the next 2 years, 3-5 years preferred
  12. Ownership table
  13. Show whether you own or are purchasing the property or properties
  14. Property tax statement for the current year
  15. Assessment statement for the current year
  16. Water rights information
  17. Summary of the building(s)
  18. Summary of the property improvements
  19. Crop yield information if appropriate
  20. BLM permits, notices, allotment management plans if appropriate
  21. Plat(s)

Here is an overview of the process for the onboarding of a typical transaction:

  1. Introduction
    1. Review basic information to gauge initial interest
    2. Set up introductory call with client
  2. Preliminary Underwriting
    1. Analyze financial information
    2. Present the preliminary underwriting package to committee for preliminary approval
    3. Present terms to client for approval
  3. Term Sheet
    1. Issue a term sheet for client approval
    2. Execution of term sheet
    3. Formal Underwriting and Due Diligence
    4. Set up electronic deal room
    5. Review detailed financials
    6. Legal and lien searches
    7. Background and credit checks
    8. Cash flow analysis
    9. Appraisals, site visits and/or audits, as required
    10. Packaging underwriting reports
  4. Final Approval
    1. Formally present complete underwriting package to committee for final approval
  5. Documents
    1. Issue commitment letter