WE THINK | WE TELL | WE SELL
WilliamBlake provides tailored strategic and financial solutions for small and medium companies and their shareholders
For us to advise means to recognise the potential for positioning a Company uniquely. We use our strategic and corporate finance hands-on experience. We always take care of customers’ needs and requirements from strategic point of view. Understanding all the elements and aspects of the value chain of a Company allows us to re-think the business story in order to define and exemplify the values that can be presented in contrast to competitors. Companies we partner with are recognized and appreciated by Investors. We tell Clients’ investment stories to Investors and open their doors for them.
We provide tailored corporate finance advisory on best suitable capital structure for Companies that strive for growth. We help Companies to access funds adequate for their long-term goals, whether it is about establishing or strengthening market position, strategic take-over, new product/new technology introduction or financial restructuring.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Transaction advisory is about unlocking the opportunity for the Investor. Whether we represent the seller or the buyer of a Company or whether it is succession or merger we always look for potential of the business, not only on the existing market but also on the potential ones as well. We seek Company’s value through market glasses and we search for its inner value.
VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE EQUITY
We provide start-ups and small & medium companies with access to VC/PE Investors. Working with us is the first real moment for a Company to receive professional feedback on business model. With our market expertise on business models and fundraising we scan business assumptions using strategic and financial analysis tools. We improve a way of professional communication with VC/PE Investors
HANDS-ON STRATEGIC & FINANCIAL APPROACH
INVESTMENT STORY TELLING
SELL TO INVESTORS
Advisory is by definition and by choice is our way of matching business goals and investment requirements in densely networked reality. We see and comprehend how markets evolve, consolidate or expand and we see and realize how businesses could emerge and operate at best of their potential. That is why we are capable to advise companies on growth and mergers / acquisitions. Our focus in on CEE Region.
We have a thorough understanding of businesses and hands-on experience on financial structuring, valuation, fundraising and mergers and acquisitions. We value relationships the most. We build relationships with Clients based on sharing stories about goals and values. Our relationships are long-term as we stay supportive. It allows us to maintain and develop formal and informal network of relationships with Clients and Investors.
We have deep insights on businesses across sectors. We always strive to understand how value chain in our Clients’ sectors is set. It allows us to think cross-sectorial in terms of strategies, target groups or technologies. We always search for synergies and added value for our Clients and Investors.
To find the simplest solution is to know that there is no better one.
WHAT WE DO
Our work is to prepare Company as best as possible for fundraising or transaction process. We identify the real growth value drivers on existing or new markets and we seek to re-define competitive advantages. We use expertise from experts in field if required.
Our goal is to excel all the strategic and financial elements of a Company. We prepare business valuations and business models story to tell.
We feel strong in following sectors: marketplaces, healthcare, retail and wholesale, VC/PE, financial services, commercial real-estates, e-commerce, automotive, production and new technologies.
We work with the management and the owners and absorb knowledge on Company’s business model, products or services, interaction with customers, competition, strategy and motivation. We advise by asking questions and being objective. Then we use analytical tools and look through a Company’s financials to know how well it performs, how equity-efficient is the business and how well is managed the cash. We use market research and both strategic and financial analysis. Our priority are strategic matrixes and top-down analysis.
CEO of WilliamBlake. Many years in investment banking sector has been a path of wealthy experience and knowledge that I transfer to WilliamBlake’s clients, both as a strategic and corporate finance advisor and as an investor. Facilitator and negotiator in transactions. I support clients with wide perspective on economics and market trends. I have a vast expertise in fundraising, financial structuring, transactions and business strategy. Expert on start-up’s and venture capital at The National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw. Co-founder of brokerage house.
Studied at University of Economics in Cracow and at Jagiellonian University.
Enthusiast of mountains and free-ride skiing.
OUR TEAM EXPERIENCE
FUNDRAISING IS A VALUE BUILDING PROCESS
We structure and execute different types of fundraising like pre-IPO, IPO, private placement, public-to-private, MBO, LBO, M&A.
We work with Clients to prepare them for an organised and professional process of fundraising. We help Clients to communicate with Investors in the language of strategy, finance and investments. We strive to deliver funds for restructuring and growth like establishing or strengthening market position, entering new markets, unlocking the business opportunities like new technology or new product.
We provide access to different types of financing like equity, debt including bonds, mezzanine, leasing, bank investment loan, bank transaction loan.
We cooperate with different types of Investors like institutional Investors, VC/PE funds, private wealth Individuals, strategic Investors and banks.
TRANSACTIONS ARE ALL ABOUT UNLOCKING THE OPPORTUNITIES
When we look for transaction opportunity for our Clients we check market competition and best potential strategic or financial solutions. We seek Company’s value through market glasses and we search for its inner value. We search for best-suited Investors using our formal and informal network.
Understanding Clients’ motivations set the path for our work.We provide transaction advice how to structure the deal and what kind of financing deliver. We assist Clients through all the way of transaction process.
WE ASSIST IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEALS:
- succession deals,
- mergers & acquisitions,
- sell of businesses,
VENTURE CAPITAL / PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS
MATCHING THE NEED FOR GROWTH AND EXPANSION
WITH NEED FOR ACCURATE INVESTMENT
If Company you own have a market-disruptive innovative product or strategy or is on its way of the expansion then it meets VC/PE funds investment requirements.
Our team experience in working with venture capital and private equity funds allows us to bring to our Clients know-how and knowledge what are VC/PE Investors investment expectations and what is their business focus on. We provide our Clients with strategic and financial tools and initiate communication with VC/PE funds.
OUR CONFIDENCE COMES FROM SATISFACTION OF
OUR CLIENTS AND INVESTORS
Close-end funds valuation (2015-2016)
Buy-side advisory on acquisition of RehaSportClinic (2016)
Tens of millions debt portfolios valuation (2017)
Market valuation (2017)