Growth Capital Business Plan Philosophy

We are proud of the work we do for growing companies. We strive for our clients to raise the capital while maximizing ownership.

– Chris Risey. President, Lantern Capital Advisors


Growth Capital Business Plan Philosophy: How We Work

Growth Capital Business Plan Philosophy:

We only work on a consulting rather than brokerage basis so that clients know we have no bias towards the amount or type of financing selected.

We believe that our clients should not only understand their business plan and growth strategy, but should also have the financial capacity to achieve it.  Using our unique “out of the box” planning process, we offer insight based on our prior experience helping companies raise capital

We help our clients quickly develop growth strategies and identify financing methods that can have a substantial positive impact on the future value of the business. Our experience allows us to be creative, fast and cost-efficient…and successful.  Lantern consults with our clients as an ongoing financial advisor in order to realize the goals defined in the business plan long after the capital event has occurred.

OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO HELP OUR CLIENTS UNDERSTAND THE ALTERNATIVES AND SECURE THE BEST CAPITAL SOLUTION FOR THEIR NEEDS.  

Typically this means identifying the capital source or structure that offers the lowest-cost and maximum liquidity while minimizing ownership dilution and personal financial risk.


Growth Capital Business Plan Philosophy

We work on a consulting rather than brokerage basis. We have no bias towards the amount or type of financing selected.

Fast • Trusted • Cost Effective

The Meaning of REALIZE…


Lantern Capital Advisors Philosophy To Raise Capital

Lantern Capital Advisors uses a proprietary planning process to help companies quickly “Explore What If” then raise capital to make it happen.  Our capital raising process delivers consistent result and offers clients a unique combination of experience, objectivity, and value.

Experience – All we do is help growing companies explore, plan, and execute business and financial strategies to realize their potential.  We know the financing sources well.  We connect with them early in the process which allows us to consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Objectivity – Fees for most corporate finance advisors are determined by the strategies or products they recommend.  Lantern Capital Advisors works on an hourly consulting basis to raise capital, so clients can always trust our advice and independence because we have no financial incentive to recommend one product, strategy, or financial firm over another.

Value – Our proprietary planning process to raise capital is highly effective and delivers consistent results at a fraction of the cost of our competition.  

Lantern Capital Advisors Philosophy To Raise Capital

We specialize in the development of comprehensive business plans intended to generate significant value for both owners and investors.   We are expert advisors to developing business plans and successfully securing growth capital for entrepreneurs and businesses.

We help growing companies realize their potential.  Our philosophy is based on the meaning of REALIZE….

1)To comprehend…   2) To make happen… 

Lantern Capital Advisors passionately believes we are the BEST financial advisor to growing private companies because we are fast, trusted, and cost effective.

Fast – Lantern took our financial and management consulting experience over hundreds of engagements, and created a unique engagement process that is superior to all others in terms of time, cost, communication, and client expectations.  Clients always have a clear understanding of where they are in the process, a basis for making good financial decisions, and an ability to start or stop the process with no on-going obligations.  This gives the clients of Lantern Capital Advisors peace of mind, control, and unmatched value relative to any other advisor or consultant.

BulletTrusted – All we do is help growing private companies.  We know their problems, and their alternatives, and have referenced clients to prove it.  Further, unlike investment funds, banks, or investment bankers, Lantern is truly independent.  Our compensation is completely hourly based.  We take no finder’s fees from institutions, and do not seek or accept any equity (or warrant) compensation from our clients.  Our goal is simply to serve the best interests of our clients – regardless of the size, amount, or type of financing sought.

BulletCost Effective – As hourly based consultants, our rates are comparable to a middle market consulting, accounting, or law firm.  Then by combining those hourly rates with our unique engagement process to raise capital, we are able to get clients market feedback on their financing capabilities extremely fast which minimizes the client’s risk and costs (both in terms of their time and cash expenditures).

Lantern Capital Advisors In The News

Capital Challenges Industry Week July 2008

What Is Your Company’s Growth Potential. Executive Forums. Fall 2002

Download Our White Papers From CFO.com

Refinance Corporate Debt Fast.  A Fast Track Plan For Refinancing Company Debt.  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper. Revised March 2011.

Find Your Fast Break Strategy: Financial Planning Lessons From High Growth Companies.”  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper, February 2011.

Corporate Finance: Financial Planning Steps For High Growth Companies.”  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper, February 2011.

Assess Your Company Debt Capacity:  Refinance Company Debt or Get Additional Capital, Remember This Financial Rule of Thumb.” Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper, November 2010.

“Selling Your Company To Management: How Selling Your Company To Management Can Be An Alternative Exit Strategy” CFO.com, April 2010.

“Eureka! A Better Way To Raise Capital and Explore Financing Alternatives”.  Lantern Capital Advisors CFO.com, September 2009.

Investment Banking Fees Examined.”  Lantern Capital Advisors White Paper.  CFO.com May 2011.

Creative Management Buyout Strategies White Paper. Lantern Capital Advisors.  November 2008.

10 Strategies To Raise Capital Effectively.” CFO.com, July 2008.


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