Acquisition Financing

FinanceNorth supports investment in high quality businesses across the United States, Canada and Europe that hold competitive leadership positions in their industry, and we work with their management teams to create long-term sustainable value.

Our investment approach is based on a disciplined due diligence process that measures risk while identifying the catalysts for increased value. We engage only in friendly transactions and work with talented management teams to achieve positive results.

When you partner with FinanceNorth, you benefit from the breadth and expertise of the entire firm.

A transaction or a series of transactions that convert a publicly traded company into a private entity. Once a company goes private, its shareholders are no longer able to trade their share equity in the open market. FinanceNorth can assist you in the purchase of a struggling or under-valued company, taking it private and reorganizing its capital structure. Once a growth in company valuation or profitability has been achieved, dividends or additional equity can be issued to the financing partners.

A company typically goes private when its stakeholders decide that there are no longer significant benefits to be achieved as a public company. Privatization usually occurs when a company’s management team acquires the public shareholders and takes the company private (a management buyout), or when a company or individual makes a tender offer to buy most or all of the company’s stock.

Merger / Acquisition financing transactions (or leveraged finance) refers to our strategies for making equity investments as part of a transaction in which a company, business unit or business assets is acquired from the current shareholders, typically with the use of financial leverage. The companies involved in these transactions are typically mature and generate operating cash flows.

FinanceNorth views target companies as either platform companies that have sufficient scale and a successful business model to act as a stand-alone entity, or as add-on acquisitions, that include companies with insufficient scale or other deficiencies.

These financing solutions can take several forms – Debt and equity capital as well as convertible debt.


Whether embarking upon a merger, acquisition, corporate restructuring or asset divestiture, our experienced Corporate Finance teams leverage industry insight, knowledge and international connections to execute deals aligned to your strategic and transactional objectives.


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Thomas Monroe, Chief Investment Officer

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