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

Project Ignite

"Altimapa were very straightforward to deal with, and were able to advise on the best way to handle negotiations with the most interested lenders. In the end we received multiple termsheets with offers of the sum we wanted, on broadly the terms we had been told to expect right at the start. Pedro, Claire and the rest of the team did a great job in finding us the debt we needed to expand our business."

Picture from IoD London's Twitter account (@IoDLondon)
Picture from IoD London's Twitter account (@IoDLondon)

On 8th September, Claire Pidancet, Managing Director for Growth Capital at Altimapa, joined Alpesh Patel at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Masterclass on Financial Leadership in a Post-COVID World. the event was attended by SME entrepreneurs who were looking to better understand the availability of growth capital post-COVID. Claire discussed the various types of capital providers and the range of financing options available.

What Are We Reading, Summer 2020

For the 3rd year running the Altimapa team has shared its summer reading choices and other findings. Maybe because we have mostly enjoyed various forms of staycation, the team has been more adventurous and this year's list includes music and television as well as the more usual readings.

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 ...