At a certain point, a business owner will be faced with the question of the next leap into a different order of size for the business, which is often difficult to achieve by organic growth. It is precisely at this point that Panthera can be an objective and experienced partner, supporting you and your business in locating the best acquisition target and in the ensuing purchase process.

Irrespective of whether your growth strategy is targeting additional production capacity, (key) hires, outlets, customers, new products or know-how, Panthera can support you in these objectives with its many years of project experience and an excellent domestic and international network, ensuring your project a successful outcome.

Growth plans that you may have at a later stage of your business could also benefit from loan capital, in addition or as an alternative to fund raising equity, allowing you to expand your activities nationally or internationally by acquisitions, expanding capacity or opening up new markets.

Every growth plan is different, which is why it’s important to have a partner bringing relevant experience of the diverse financing landscape at your side. This is just where Panthera hits the spot by being able to call on a wide-ranging network of equity investors and providers of loan capital and to bring you together with a finance partner specially selected to suit your plan.

Depending on the stage your business has reached, different forms of finance can prove to be the decisive factor in implementing your own business ideas or growth plans. If your business plan or enterprise is at the early stage, say between set-up and market launch, “external” equity capital, alongside your own funds, is often the likeliest source of finance for your project. Thus it can make sense to bring business angels or companies with venture capital and/or know-how available on board as ideal partners in carrying out that project.

Every start-up is different, which is why it’s important to have a partner bringing relevant experience of the diverse financing landscape at your side. This is just where Panthera hits the spot by being able to call on a wide-ranging network of equity investors and providers of loan capital and to bring you together with a finance partner specially selected to suit your plan.

Panthera also supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to implement innovations in their own business and localise suitable start-ups as ‘innovation bringers’. In this connection, there are many varieties of mutually fruitful cooperation or alliances (up to the point of acquiring an equity stake) between existing successful businesses and young ambitious enterprises. Panthera’s excellent network among the start-up and investor scene will be of particular benefit to our clients here.

WHO should be particularly interested?

Panthera also supports start-ups in the sustainability and alternative energy sectors looking for capital, with its relevant contacts with national and international investors. Only in this way can raising external equity funding be brought to a successful conclusion.

When it comes to capital placement, Panthera is therefore of interest to business angels, other high-net-worth individuals or family offices, finance consortia or businesses looking for stakes in innovative and young businesses.

Panthera is an expert in every form of acquisition as a means of generating growth – the time required for acquisitions strongly depends on various external and internal factors influencing the potential target, the client itself and regulatory requirements. Where the acquisition does not involve a purchase from an insolvent estate, it normally takes approximately six months from drawing up the project to signing the contract:

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4 – 6 weeks
1. Identification
  • industry analysis
  • acquisition strategy
  • long list
4 – 8 weeks
2. Evaluation
  • contacting long list
  • value considerations
  • non binding offers
4 – 6 weeks
3. Due Diligence
  • examination process
  • acquisitions financing
6 – 8 weeks
4. Negotiation
  • contractual negotiations
  • signing
  • closing
WHO should be particularly interested?

Panthera will support you in all kinds of business acquisitions and can offer business owners the possibility of working together with us in pursuing your inorganic growth strategy in an exceptionally efficient and business-like way. This will allow you to derive the greatest possible benefit in terms of synergy or new knowledge. Our years of transactional experience, state-of-the-art market knowledge, outstanding relationships with Austrian and international businesses and transaction partners, combined with the necessary feel for bringing together the individuals involved, make Panthera the optimum companion in growth situations.

Exciting connections with high growth potential can also be made by engaging with financial investors. Selling an equity stake in your business to a carefully selected financial investor, for example, can lead to a powerful injection of funding, external business know-how and/or highly valuable connections to new customers or markets. In the same way, Panthera’s network offers financial investors an interesting avenue for identifying potential equity acquisitions and exclusive investment opportunities.

The first step is for us to have a without-obligation and confidential discussion!

We look forward to your questions!