Private Equity

Lambourn Associates - Private EquityLambourn Associates provides consultancy, interim management and non executive direction to medical device companies and their investors, mainly private equity firms.

Private Equity is medium to long-term finance provided in return for an equity stake in potentially high growth unquoted companies. Private Equity backed companies have been shown to grow faster than other types of companies. This is made possible by the provision of a combination of capital and experienced personal input from private equity sponsored executives, which sets it apart from other forms of finance.

The most effective way of raising private equity is to select a limited number of private equity firms to target with a business proposition.


The key considerations should be to assess:

  • The stage of the company’s development or the type of private equity investment needed
  • The industry sector in which the business operates
  • The amount of finance needed
  • The geographical location of the business

Most private equity firms use terms to define the stage of a company’s development and the purpose for which the financing is required:

  • Seed
  • Start-up
  • Other early stage
  • Expansion
  • Management Buy-Out (MBO)
  • Management Buy-In (MBI)
  • Buy-In Management Buy-Out (BIMBO)
  • Secondary purchase
  • Replacement equity
  • Rescue/ turnaround
  • Refinancing bank debt
  • Bridge financing

A Business Plan will be required when raising finance and its main purpose is to market the business proposal. The most important section of the Business Plan is the Executive Summary which should be two to three pages and include the key elements:

  • The market 
  • The product or service 
  • The management team 
  • Business operations 
  • Financial projections 
  • Finance required and exit opportunities

Lambourn Associates assists medical device companies in Business Plan preparation and identifies suitable private equity partners to approach, as well as assisting in presentation and negotiation. Lambourn Associates also assists private equity firms in Business Plan appraisal as well as providing Commercial Due Diligence during the acquisition/ investment process.

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