The Blog

Musings on corporate finance, fund raising, debt capital and other matters

Photo by Lennart Heim
Photo by Lennart Heim

For the second year running, the Altimapa team has put together a few lines on their reading choices for the summer vacations. This year we combine an interest in history, mythology, tap dancing and, as may be expected, business. There is a strong preference for non-fiction, even more so than last year - maybe that reflects how the world is turning out to be stranger than fiction!

Elevator Deals: The answer to unlock a deal?

There is little doubt that growth via acquisition is a sound strategy for an ambitious small or medium business to adopt. The speed of growth is almost always considerably faster than organic growth relying on marketing and sales strategies that are also often limited by capacity issues.

Conversely some of the best businesses are just ...

Breakfast seminar: Debt funding beyond the bank

As part of their plans for 2019, Altimapa Capital aims to hit the £200mn milestone of funds raised. We will officially launch this effort later this month at a breakfast seminar run in partnership with Law Firm of the Year 2018 - Mills & Reeve. The event will be an opportunity for businesses to learn about the private debt market, how to access it and the availability of capital that suits their specific requirements.

New Year Round-up and Outlook

2018 has been a challenging but rewarding year for Altimapa and many of its clients. While we’ve seen a decrease in the overall number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exploring funding opportunities, we have worked with many businesses taking advantage of uncertainty in the economic landscape by setting in motion bold plans for growth.

Breakdown of a Term Sheet

In essence, a term sheet outlines the terms, conditions and covenants of a debt transaction between a company and an investor. Each term sheet contains the full legal name of the issuer and the jurisdiction of incorporation. The term sheet is a valuable tool to gauge whether the level of agreement between two parties is ...

A broad term to describe the proliferation of channels, companies and instruments that have emerged outside the realm of the traditional financial system. It is most commonly associated with companies operating in the peer-to-peer space, such as peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding. Often called “shadow banking” or “non-bank funding”.