Following a review of its business to streamline resources, a strategy was formed to re-focus the company on its most potentially profitable areas and improve shareholder value. The company had been loss-making for several years and the founding shareholder group was seeking an exit in the short-medium term. Since implementing the proposals that stemmed from the review, the company has returned to profitability.
Provided advice to a UK PLC on the successful acquisition of a competitor company. The acquisition was complex due to the competitive nature of the bidding process as well as the aggressive timetable involved. As well as the general M&A advice, New Model also assisted the client in arranging for a syndicate of banks to part fund the acquisition.
UK-based business with a patented, radical new wind turbine system, which dramatically improves efficient power output, required significant proof-of-concept funding. New Model arranged the necessary funding through a US investor and potential JV partner for a design and development programme. This required positioning the finance offer for an investor partner with a ratcheted equity incentive. In total £7.6m of equity-linked finance was raised. Final commercialisation of the energy system is targeted for 2017/18, focusing on the US, European and Middle Eastern markets.
Arranged £250k strategic investment into online property intelligence business, Property Detective, from UK public company, Zoopla.