To drive growth, support the business plan or protect company assets, management teams oftentimes consider strategic transactions. LHA has devised and executed numerous transaction support plans to successfully guide clients through the disclosure process. We stand ready to assist companies in clearly articulating the strategic, financial and operating rationale for any transaction.
LHA’s transaction support services provide clients with specific plans to maximize outcomes and minimize risks related to a broad range of transactions, such as IPOs, merger & acquisitions, equity raises, debt offerings and more.
- Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
We partner with our clients throughout the IPO process, from selecting the underwriting syndicate to the first trade. We support management with activities including formulating investor positioning and the road show presentation, establishing IR infrastructure and the IR website, and preparing management and employees for their responsibilities as a publicly traded company.
- Follow-on Equity Raises and Debt Offerings
LHA leverages its extensive capital markets expertise to advise clients on raising capital at the right time and with the optimal underwriter(s). We work closely with our clients to ensure that the right messages are communicated during the fundraising process, and that appropriate expectations are set.
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Our M&A support for either side of the transaction is extensive and features communications strategies and action plans to articulate deal benefits to all stakeholders. When shareholder votes are required, we provide further support through the proxy solicitation process to gain the backing of investors and proxy advisory firms.
- Restructuring and Emerging from Bankruptcy
For clients contemplating a restructuring or possibly a bankruptcy filing, LHA provides strategic counsel and designs and implements communications plans that address the needs of all audiences, maintain credibility and transparency, and instill confidence in the long-term prospects of the business. For clients emerging from bankruptcy, we work closely with management to re-launch the company in the public equity markets with a view toward properly establishing a new investment thesis and setting expectations for debt and equity investors.