We are not a volume driven organisation and only look to work on transactions that fit the Lighthouse model. We specifically do not do buy or sell-side work as independence from the PE sector is fundamental to our offering – this has frequently been an important factor for management teams.
In addition we each have a number of reference points with businesses, management teams, private equity professionals, lawyers, advisers that we have worked with during our careers. This includes those teams where John acts as Chairman – very much poacher turned gamekeeper.
It is worth reiterating that our business model is different – we offer our clients the benefits of our experience and therefore don’t expect to delegate significant amounts of work to juniors – at every turn you will get support directly from the principals. However if required support is available from (i) Mazars and George Green and (ii) our Advisory Board.
Yes it is – we provide solutions for any situation -and frequently provide legal only advice.
Yes it is – we provide solutions for any situation – and frequently provide CF only advice.
Our experience is very much to the contrary. Over 70 years of doing deals means that we uderstand the parameters on deals – by taking a sensible and professional approach we can help management improve the quality of their outcome in many areas. And our input has been valued by both incoming and exiting investors – keeping deals on track when things have proved sticky!
Typically the management advice will be covered by the transaction fee.