Growth Advisory and Growth Equity

Small and mid-size enterprises often reach a plateau that serves ongoing needs with few or no prospects of going beyond that plateaus. While many of those enterprises are comfortable at that level, others realize that reaching that plateau is only the beginning of tapping their potential. For this select group of growth-oriented companies, Dreyfus Corporation offers concierge growth advisory and growth equity services. As with all of our client relationships, we strive to create partnerships that enable a client to enjoy the best of our advisory services in a long-term business environment that takes a client through multiple growth phases.

Our consultants can also develop debt financing options that allow principal and the interest payments on business loans to be recorded as business expenses. We do not offer tax advice and we make no specific representations regarding this deductibility, but in certain instances, those expenses may be fully deductible from business income taxes.

Growth Advisory Services

Managers and owners of small enterprises and closely-held or family-owned companies might have developed strong operational expertise at the cost of not being able to drive sustainable revenues or to perpetuate earnings that justify the efforts they put not their operations. This disconnect limits the valuation of the enterprise and erodes the company’s ability to maximize shareholder wealth or to attract outside investment on terms that are acceptable to the company.

Dreyfus Corporation provides growth advisory services that can take a company off of a slow- or no-growth path to help it achieve radical performance improvements. Those improvements generate significant valuation increases that flow down to every shareholder’s bottom line.

We have merged our proprietary research and analytical tools and technology with our advisors’ financing acumen to create a business accelerator that delivers exponential performance increases and that enables the implementation of sustained scalability. Our accelerator protocol achieves profitability through scale and creates conditions under which a company generates its capital for current and future investment through a scaling process.

Moreover, our advisors do more than just launch the accelerator. We monitor growth and acceleration and watch for new opportunities to achieve growth with debt or equity financing that would otherwise not have been possible or available if the company had not implemented the accelerator protocol. The rapid growth that our accelerator protocol can help a company to realize will energize the organization to reach higher levels of business leadership with greater management and employee engagement.

Our multi-faceted accelerator process:

Shifts operations from current performance to a sustained scaling model;
Eliminates the vestiges of traditional but non-effective approaches to change management, brand repositioning, and SWOT analysis;
Creates pragmatic mindsets among management teams and encourages those teams to seek new and improved skills, activities, metrics, mindsets, and leadership approaches to drive both core and new business opportunities;
Executes holistic plans that are built and structured to take advantage of the unique values and strengths of a business and its leadership.

Our diverse team of business advisors and consultants offers in-house expertise in leadership, marketing, sales, information technology, engineering, and communications across multiple industries. We have developed an integrated group of business growth architects that provide the talent and perspective to implement our accelerator protocol in virtually any environment.

Growth Equity Services

Dreyfus Corporation provides custom financing solutions to businesses and their owners at every stage of a business lifespan, and specifically in situations where a business seeks to secure an equity investment for growth purposes. We assist owners to understand and evaluate both debt and equity financing options and to select the alternative that best serves a business’s unique needs.

Our advisors structure growth equity investments to enable owners and other current shareholders to remain investors and to realize a portion of their investment. Our collective knowledge and experience help our clients to secure growth equity with optimized terms and reduced risks.

Our global presence gives our clients access to growth equity investors that provide board-level perspective and insights to manage growth and pursue expansions. Our clients utilize our growth equity advisory services to secure capital for:

Strategic acquisitions;
International expansion;
Construction of new facilities;
Research and development of new products and services;
Smoothing uneven earnings in preparation for larger financing rounds;
Recapitalizing minority holdings;
Paying distributions, dividends, and cash-outs to current shareholders.
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