​​Financial Capital
M&A Advisory
Sell-side advisory
C elites M&A practice is focused on advising technology startup investors and founders on exit options and execute on them. We leverage our deep relationships and global coverage to identify buyers with maximum synergies that could lead to the highest value. Our strong domain expertise combined with our client oriented approach provide results founders and investors are looking for. Key highlights of our approach include:

  • Extensive research in sector and transaction landscape
  • Valuation using a hybrid of comparables and DCF
  •  Accelerating speed to closure by running tightly controlled processes replete with effective counterparty management, understanding of contentious issues and proactive addressing of non-financial conditions.
Buy-side advisory
Since our inception, focus on Enterprise technology and business services has been a core DNA of C elites. Our ET&S practice extensively and exclusively covers established as well as emerging companies in this space. We work with select strategic buyers and global PE firms, to assist them in developing and in executing inorganic and investment strategies. Our deep understanding of our clients’ priorities enables us to:

  • Influence clients’ inorganic strategies based on market activity and asset availability
  • Provide an objective assessment of potential targets and their fit within the client’s strategy
  • Structure transactions based on the strategic, financial and tax objectives
  • Consult on valuations based on market trends, specific buyer synergies, financial case and competitive environment
  • Coordinate Due Diligence with legal and accounting advisor to ensure smooth and efficient closure
C elites’ ET&S practice assist our clients in raising value added capital for growth, liquidity or recapitalization. We maintain ongoing relationships with leading Venture Capital firms,  Private Equity Funds, Family Offices and Sovereign Funds that have investment themes in the technology space. We keep track of deal priorities, investment theses and approval processes, thus enabling us to plan appropriate strategies and to optimize the processes to deliver favorable outcomes. In addition to the above focus on value, fit, certainty and speed, C elites leverages its extensive experience to optimize key transaction elements such as:
 
  • Company and Founder Vision
  • Ideal exit options
  • Potential M&A opportunities ahead
  • Incentive plans and earn out structures
  • Board composition and  governance framework
  • Balance between operational freedom vs investor control