The Difference | Whipstitch Capital

The Difference

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We are full-service bankers providing unmatched experience, industry knowledge, relationships and ability to execute optimal transaction outcomes.

We Own Whipstitch

We own 100% of the firm. No one tells us what to do and we aren’t going anywhere.

Connected

We know virtually every acquirer and investor in the consumer space. They ask us what we think and listen to our opinion.

100% Consumer Focused

We only do consumer.
We know it better than anyone. When we talk, buyers and investors listen.

Big and Small

We work with $100+ million brands and a few, select, small brands (that will become large). We decide.

Lead Industry Gatherings

We bring acquirers and investors to us with can’t-miss events throughout the year.

WE WORK WITH CLIENTS BOTH
BEFORE AND DURING THE PROCESS.

PRE-PROCESS

PROCESS

We know how to make deals happen in the innovative product space. We consume it. We breathe it. We live it. It is our privilege to reward your risk, your brand’s passions, and to represent your life’s work with investors who share the ability to see the value in what you’ve built.

We know how to make deals happen in the innovative product space. We consume it. We breathe it. We live it. It is our privilege to reward your risk, your brand’s passions, and to represent your life’s work with acquirers and investors who share the ability to see the value in what you’ve built.

Calling Program

We generate strong interest and provide requested diligence materials

Meetings

We are on email and phones constantly and at meetings. We manage it all

Diligence

We manage the Data Room. We know what will be asked and have answers ready

Marketplace

We create a competitive process designed to generate multiple offers

Closing

We lead negotiations to help create the best-possible outcomes

Executive Summary & Confidential Information Memorandum

We craft the best story possible using your in-depth data. We know what matters and we bring it to life. We sell. We make you look good

Model

We build detailed, highly-complex, easy-to-understand bottoms-up financial models using airtight assumptions

Buyers List

We leverage our massive network to compile the best list of investors/acquirers tailored for you

KEY SERVICE CAPABILITIES

We understand the consumer product business better than anyone. And your company deserves our in-depth, best-in-class team, materials and relationships. We build our material from scratch and do not rely on templates – we recognize that every company is different and needs highly tailored materials.

We work to create the best outcome for you. Period.

Executive Summary / CIM

Executive Summary / CIM

  • Crafting and telling a compelling story
  • Highlighting the strongest aspect of the story
  • Knowing what will matter for potential  investors/acquirers
  • Creating a defensible strategic positioning

Diligence

Diligence

  • Setting up the Data Room
  • Monitoring which investors view what documents
  • Providing custom, investor-specific, in-process data rooms mid-process

Model

Model

  • Building out the projection model, sell-through analysis and additional ad hoc materials
  • Ensuring the forecast and margin story will withstand investor scrutiny
  • Stress-testing the model in case things don’t go according to plan

 

Meetings & Marketplace

Meetings & Marketplace

  • Zeroing-in on the most-interested parties
  • Tailoring management presentations to address potential concerns before they become issues
  • Coaching companies on how to deal with difficult questions from investors

Buyers List & Calling Programs

Buyers List & Calling Programs

  • Leveraging our robust, deeply-rooted network to find the most-interested parties
  • Generating strong interest in the company
  • Knowing how and who to speed up and slow down

Closing

Closing

  • Knowing when to push for final offers
  • Leading negotiations to maximize value and improve terms
  • Creating the best-possible outcomes