Services

Our management team will commit ourselves to supporting your needs. We will give our time, our attention, and our expertise towards working on your behalf. With HCMG committed to your business, you can be assured of receiving top-notch business and financial solutions as we strive to secure you the proper advice and the proper capital needed to optimize growth opportunities.

To be considered by HCMG, the following criteria should be met:

  • Positive cash flow [we will consider other companies on a “case by case” basis];
  • A highly committed management team;
  • Demonstrated competitive advantage in a given field;

HCMG provides numerous merchant banking services to its clients. Whether a company needs to raise funds, seek corporate management advice or undergo corporate restructuring, we have the ability and knowledge to assist.

  • Financial Counselling
  • Venture Capital
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structured Products
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Business Plans
  • Initial Public Offerings (Going Public)
  • Reverse Mergers
  • Sales Management Consulting
  • General Business Development Services
  • Investor Relations
  • Public Company Funding

All of the above services can be discussed on a case by case basis. As there are so many variables and complexities of approaches to each requirement we feel that a detailed description of each of these services would not qualify what we are able to provide. Just remember that we bring a great deal of international experience and contacts to our clients and only accept services for which we will be able to bring to fruition. Quite often our compensation is back ended and as such, we only work on those business cases that we know we can succeed with, as our success is tied to your success. See below for a brief description of each of our services for which we will tailor to each business case.

Financial Counselling

HCMG offers a multitude of consulting services. Whether it’s creating groundbreaking ideas or coming up with imaginative solutions for our client, we are able to combine our industry and financial resources to guide our clients to success.

Venture Capital

Because we understand the strain a company may face attempting to raise capital for future growth, our team of specialists can secure investments for your venture using one of our many financial solutions such as going public, private investment, merchant and investment banking, or venture capital pools. In either case, HCMG can make it happen.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Companies undergoing a corporate restructuring can rely on HCMG to undertake the advisory components of the merger or acquisition. Our specialists have valuable experience for clients considering acquiring a business or merging with another firm. We represent the client’s interests throughout the entire process. In accordance with all applicable rules and regulations, our professionals will provide proper evaluation, expert opinions, and valuable strategies on takeovers and reverse takeovers.

Structured products

Structured products are a great alternative to a direct investment as this asset allocation process can help reduce risk exposure of a portfolio and utilize current market trends. To execute various financial products, a client will need a team of professionals that will work closely with them to execute the product, and structure it as well. At HCMG, our team will adapt to the client’s risk/reward profiles to create regulatory-specific products.

Equity Capital Markets

HCMG’s executives provide clients with equity issuance services in the form of IPO’s, secondary offerings, and private placements.

Business Plans and Business Valuations Advisory

Business plans and Business Valuations are vital to securing funding. A business plan and/or Business Valuation will get management and investors on the same wavelength. HCMG can save you time and money by creating a proven business strategy for your company that will have you in an advantageous position when the time comes to deal with investors.
Our business advisory includes:

  • Developing a vision statement
  • Writing a complete business plan
  • Seeking fair market valuations and comparables
  • Forecasting market trends
  • Projecting revenue and financial impacts

Going Public

HCMG can assist your company with its Initial Public Offering (IPO or “going public”). Today having a securities lawyer or auditor on your side isn’t enough, as majority of the time, there are intricacies and pitfalls to avoid that even these professionals do not possess all the proper expertise and/or experience to assist a company with fully. Taking you through the process [of going public] is merely the beginning of this complex journey and if you are not prepared as to what comes after the process the entire “going public” process could be disastrous. We have seen many companies spend hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in this public process only to realize that they were never properly prepared for what comes next when they were actually public and as a result losing millions of dollars and seeing their company’s valuation erode to half or less of what it was when they actually went public. Being properly prepare is the beginning to a successful publicly traded company and we have the expertise and knowhow to guide you along the entire process and well beyond the day you actually begin trading as a public company.

When a company needs access to additional capital, future financing, divestiture, or even name recognition, going public is the right choice. With our team of reliable and experienced executives, we have a great deal of success in taking firms public and successfully managing this process in its entirety.

HCMG’s unique perspective makes it an ideal partner for any emerging growth company seeking to access the public equity markets through an initial public offering. With a strong track record of guiding high-growth companies through the IPO process, HCMG has continually provided superior returns to both clients and investors. Because of the firms’ distinctive approach to the IPO transaction and strong after-market support, HCMG has been able to successfully execute IPOs for earlier stage companies that traditionally would not have been able to access the public equity markets.

Pre-IPO Services

There is much preparation involved before taking a company public. HCMG offers a great deal of pre-IPO services that will ensure long-term success for your company.

  • Creation of a business plan
  • Capital and placement
  • Company positioning
  • Pre-due diligence
  • Bank selection
  • Stock ownership strategies
  • Equity story

IPO Execution

  • Contracts
  • Due diligence
  • Analyst meetings
  • Research Reports
  • Offering Circular
  • Pre-marketing

Post IPO Services

A newly publicly quoted company in North America must comply with new regulations. For example, annual general meetings must now be organized and managed. At HCMG, we can coordinate all activities that come hand-in-hand with going public. Our team of experienced professionals will assist your company with the operations listed below while maintaining legal compliance.

  • Access to potential merger candidates
  • Identifying merger and acquisition opportunities
  • Securities and public filings
  • Restructuring capital formation and repair

         
Reverse Mergers [RTO]

As with going the IPO route, similar principles and methodologies apply in this process and having a securities lawyer or auditor on your side isn’t enough, as majority of the time, there are intricacies and pitfalls to avoid that even these professionals do not possess all the proper expertise and/or experience to assist a company with fully. Taking you through the RTO process is merely the beginning of this complex journey and if you are not prepared as to what comes after the process the entire “RTO” process could be disastrous. We have seen many companies spend hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in this RTO process only to realize that they were never properly prepared for what comes next when they were actually public and as a result losing millions of dollars and seeing their company’s valuation erode to half or less of what it was when they actually went public. Being properly prepare is the beginning to a successful publicly traded company and we have the expertise and knowhow to guide you along the entire process and well beyond the day you actually begin trading as a public company.

HCMG can arrange the acquisition of shells with the ultimate goal of a reverse takeover [RTO]. HCMG possess the expertise to guide its clients through this process to best capitalize on the advantage of accessing capital markets quickly and thus offering the private companies shareholders additional liquidity for their investment. We are experts in the complete RTO process and thereby allow our client companies a successful transition into the capital markets.

What is a Shell?

When a publicly traded company meets its demise the “shell” or publicly traded framework still remains. This creates an opportunity for privately held companies seeking public status. Anyone can simply purchase this public shell and “reverse” their company into it. This process is commonly known as a Reverse Merger or RTO. Reverse Mergers can take less time and can be less expensive than an Initial Public Offering (the legal work is considerably simpler) and the results can be more advantageous.

Depending on the shell, an existing shareholder base may be included, providing an immediate public float and liquidity. With existing shareholders the need to pay commissions to a managing underwriter and brokers for an initial public offering is eliminated.

A Reverse Merger may not be the best option for companies needing the capital infusion of an IPO. In a Reverse Merger the functions of issuing stock and raising capital are unbundled, so the resulting time line is much shorter. A private capital raise can be incorporated into the process or a secondary offering can be initiated after the Reverse Merger is completed.

The Reverse Merger’s greatest attraction is that IPO’s typically require a somewhat recognized business entity with an established history of earnings in order to attract an underwriter and investors. Reverse Mergers are ideal for companies that are “up and coming” but may lack solid earnings or an initial attractive story.

Sales Management Consulting

HCMG assists companies in the selling and closing of businesses. For both direct and channel sales, we will provide in-depth analysis and management of sales cycles.

General Business Development Services

At HCMG, we have the perfect blend of executives to structure and execute business development. With our experience and commitment, we can expand and complement any company’s current business development.

Investor Relations


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Public Company Funding

We can assist you in seeking out private equity funding by way of a private placement of securities. The benefit of private equity financing versus trading underwriting financing is decreased time frames to complete and confidentiality for you and your investors.

Our long-standing relationships with our private investors and institutional organizations gives us a unique ability to identify appropriate investors for a particular issuer and structure, so time is not wasted on unsuitable prospects and we can maintain the confidentiality of the offering. We only work with qualified and experienced investors who understand the complexities of investing in public companies.

We have the ability to arrange financing on competitive terms in any industry. The pricing of our equity transactions varies depending upon the type of investment, the company, the industry and a variety of other factors. Our goal is to establish a long-term relationship with each of the companies that retain us. Our boutique structure allows us to always be available to make decisions on the spot and negotiate creative solutions to problems if they should arise.