Corporate Finance

Sector focus

The focus and reputation of the corporate finance team is primarily directed at entrepreneurs and mid-size private and quoted companies across all industry sectors.
In Sturgeon Ventures, we have specific strengths in a range of sectors.
As a corporate finance team we have developed a particularly deep level of understanding in the Food & Agriculture, Financial Sector, Sustainable Technologies, Well-being and Health.

Strategic board advisory

A strong differentiator is the long-term partnerships we build with our clients. We are frequently involved in advising on the strategic issues faced by the board. We can:
• help to build value
• bring in ideas, expertise and contacts

How we can help with strategic issues

We provide hands-on support in:

  • securing new funding including through our partner network
  • preparation of business plans
  • financial forecasts
  • business valuations

When deals are done, we provide expert post-deal support. This takes the form of practical support to the board in areas such as employment, pensions and people issues including performance measurement.

Professional advisors

We work closely with your other professional advisers (including financial and legal advisers) and build long term relationships that provide extra benefit to our clients. In this way we deepen knowledge and provide a more seamless and efficient service on transactions – where experience and close teamwork count for a great deal.

Funding companies

As a firm we are close to the market – from both a corporate finance and an investment management perspective. Therefore, we are particularly well placed to work with venture capitalists, private equity firms and banks – using our research to understand the market; finding acquisition targets; helping to manage portfolios through merger, disposal and acquisition; and providing strong transaction support and due diligence.

Transaction services

Our approach to due diligence often extends beyond conventional checks on forecasts, assets etc. Using our extensive partner network, we can look more widely, for example at employee benefits, including pensions, tax and commercial reputation.
All of this is aimed at helping you to understand and reduce your risks when structuring a deal or changing strategy.
We identify, early on, the key issues likely to impact the successful conclusion of a deal. Where we do identify problems, we will always try to provide a commercial solution rather than leave a deal to flounder.

Project Finance Division

The Wellness Marketplace

In 1998 when Sturgeon launched as a family office, it was a Venture Catalyst investing in young start up companies.
Over the last decade, Sturgeon has focused on the wellbeing of people and the planet. Charles Murray, the Venture Partner within the team, works by mentoring and growing companies within this sector –  from water technology innovations to solar battery technologies.
Sturgeon Alternatives, part of the Sturgeon family of brands, has been focusing on a Multi-Disciplined Approach to funding, from Project Finance to Private Public Partnerships to Green Bonds through joint ventures and partnerships.

Contact us

For more information, you can email or call 0203 167 4625.

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