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The Real Consequence of a Lower IPO Valuation

With the potentially dramatically lower IPO valuation of WeWork compared to its many prior lofty capital raises, many market commentators have pondered the financial impact to those most recent investors who must be disappointed that their investment is seemingly “underwater.”

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Recessions and Private Equity

We know from the history of recessions that thousands of mergers and acquisition (M&A) transactions occur each year, even in an economic downturn. In this strange coronavirus recession, who is going to buy your business and how much will they pay?

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All Unicorn Shareholders Are Not Treated Alike

I have been frustrated by the false equivalency of public market valuations calculations applied to the last preferred stock financing of a private company. Here is my attempt to make a simple, understandable explanation of why the last private financing doesn’t mean all shareholders own something worth the same as

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Realizing Value in the U.S. International Development Market

Led by the Defense segment, the market of companies that primarily provide services to the federal government is consolidating. This article addresses how to value a company that operates in the International Development/USAID market segment, the state of that market segment, and how to consider realizing value for owners and

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Raising Significant Capital

Chessiecap Securities is pleased to announce a significant new capability for our clients: access to a rapidly evolving market of debt and equity capital from non-traditional funds.

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ESOP Revival?

ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) are front and center as a result of a slowdown in M&A activity in the government services industry, particularly for private company sellers.

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Find savvy guidance for growing your company, leveraging opportunities, attracting investors and buyers and ensuring your ideal exit. Above all, we’re here to answer your questions and love a good debate. Use the comments and let’s have a real conversation.

Doug Schmidt
Partner and Investment Banker

Doug is one of the most respected middle market investment banking professionals in the Mid-Atlantic and has actively contributed to the growth of the region’s business community for over 30 years.

Brad Harries
Partner and Investment Banker

Brad spent the majority of his 40-year career with Wall Street firms developing unique expertise in serving the corporate finance needs of emerging growth companies.

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