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  • INDEPENDENT SPONSOR

Sand River can act as an independent sponsor when a business or operational management team provides an attractive acquisition candidate but it not necessarily the size or criteria for an advisory engagement. 
INDEPENDENT SPONSOR OVERVIEW

  An independent sponsor transaction can sometimes be appropriate as it combines the rigor of traditional private equity with deal-by-deal investments and economics and can be structured with stronger alignment with and transparency to limited partners than traditional private equity provides.

  An independent sponsor transaction can be the right solution for companies that are below the size threshold of the traditional private equity market. 

    INDEPENDENT SPONSOR TRANSACTION CRITERIA

      EBITDA of $500k and greater

      Historical & projected growth or a clear catalyst for turnaround

      Solid industry fundamentals

      Diversified customer base

      BENEFITS TO CAPITAL SOURCES

        Provides exposure to deals that capital sources may not otherwise see

        Provides exposure to relationships stemming from an industry or geographical expertise that exposes a financial partner to previously unrecognized         investment opportunities 

        Provides exposure to companies that are not even officially for sale and being formally marketed

        Post acquisition, transition services, management services and governance

      BENEFITS TO A MANAGEMENT TEAM
        An independent sponsor can allow an operating management team of a lower middle market company or small business the chance to transition into ownership with the backing of institutional capital sources and operational resources.

      BENEFITS TO CAPITAL SOURCES

        Provides exposure to relationships stemming from an industry or geographical expertise that exposes a financial partner to previously unrecognized    investment opportunities 

        Provides exposure to companies that are not even officially for sale and being formally marketed

        Offer management and governance services post acquisition


      BENEFITS TO A MANAGEMENT TEAM 

        Partnering with an independent sponsor can allow a management team of a lower middle market or small business the chance to transition into ownership with the backing of institutional capital sources and operational resources.