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Written by our deal-makers, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors, it doesn’t get more relevant for you than this. Read past issues and find answers to some of the most strategic challenges you have.

Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers

Q4 2017

“There are things known and things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Jim Morrison For most business owners, an exit is… Read More

The Ownership Advantage: Delaying a Series A with Venture Debt

Q3 2017

You’re out of early-stage start-up territory (i.e. with revenues exceeding $2m). You are close to breaking even but need to continue spending to scale up. Read More

How Do You Prepare For A Sale of Your Company?

Q2 2017

Every entrepreneur must eventually transition out of their company. There are two exit paths (liquidating or selling), which can take various forms: selling off individual… Read More

Investment Bankers: Are They Worth It?

Q1 2017

Investment bankers from storied firms such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan often make headlines for the fees they generate. Most outside observers have a… Read More

Bridging the “Information” Gap for Private Companies

Q4 2016

Deal-making for private companies, particularly those in the lower middle market (“LMM”) (defined as deals worth less than $100m), is notoriously opaque: few data points… Read More

Case Studies

Environics
Environics Analytics (“EA”) is a leading North American provider of marketing and analytical services. The company needed financing to support its expansion plans in the US and Canadian markets, and wanted to secure capital from a senior lender that understood EA’s value drivers. FirePower surfaced numerous proposals, then negotiated and improved on the terms and conditions to the benefit of EA.

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