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Financial Advisory

Improving business performance, restructuring your balance sheet, raising capital, and effective M&A execution each require presenting a convincing picture. We can help.

Regardless of whether you’re growing, refinancing, or in distress, a conventional preparation sometimes will limit your options. That’s why we have developed tools to optimize your presentation from every angle—your financial condition, historical performance, future projections, accounting systems, and reporting.

For most lower middle-market companies, the cost and human resources required to maintain these elements at the high standard desired by institutional investors and company acquirers is often not justified on an ongoing basis. But when you are preparing for a sale, or for a company transforming capital raise, the effort is more than worth it. Without strong credibility and firm underpinning, both in the historical figures and in the projections, the optimal outcome you deserve will simply not happen. Helping you to deliver a convincing and attractive picture is our specialty.

We’re more than number crunchers. Our financial expertise spans a wide range of transactions, markets, and countries. We are familiar with the nuances of different regulatory climates. Our investment banking team includes former CEOs and CFOs, enabling us to understand real-world business challenges and know that what looks good on paper may not be practical.

We’re connected with a vast network of capital providers. Familiar with the other side of the table, we know what it takes to make your company an attractive investment or acquisition prospect. Unlike other lower and middle-market investment banking firms, Chiron can even help you with strategy adjustments or get your accounting in order, as needed.

Restruc­tur­ing

When per­for­mance or cash flow takes a hit, com­pa­nies often opt to replace and max­i­mize their cap­i­tal avail­abil­i­ty, some­times called restruc­tur­ing. With exten­sive exper­tise as a debtor-side advi­sor, we can suc­cess­ful­ly guide you through the finan­cial labyrinth. The crit­i­cal ele­ment is to rec­og­nize the need for help at the first signs of exist­ing investor fatigue or of loom­ing stress, while the num­ber of poten­tial solu­tions is greatest.

Solu­tions are what cred­i­tors are look­ing for. Our rep­u­ta­tion for deliv­er­ing them can buy the time need­ed for the best out­come while min­i­miz­ing any poten­tial hic­cups in the process. We can proac­tive­ly pro­vide due dili­gence, help to enhance finan­cial cred­i­bil­i­ty, and in some cas­es help with cut­ting costs and pro­tect­ing collateral.

While we have deep expe­ri­ence with bank­rupt­cies, Chap­ter 11 is not the only solu­tion and is often not the best. Many sit­u­a­tions can be resolved more quick­ly and less expen­sive­ly through out-of-court restruc­tur­ing. Every sit­u­a­tion comes with unique cir­cum­stances and oppor­tu­ni­ties. We weigh them all thor­ough­ly. Bank issues, defaults, for­bear­ance, even man­age­ment fatigue, and appetite for a fresh start are fac­tored in as we devel­op the best path for­ward.

The opti­mal path to choose is often unclear in the ear­ly innings. With Chi­ron, whether your needs end up includ­ing some account­ing clean-up, detailed mod­el­ing, cap­i­tal replace­ment, growth financ­ing, or sale, in any case, your bases are cov­ered. Don’t get stuck with a part­ner who can­not take you to the fin­ish line.

We offer both a cost advan­tage and a more effec­tive, inte­grat­ed process by deliv­er­ing to your com­pa­ny all of the inputs and skills that may be need­ed depend­ing on how unpre­dictable events twist and turn, including:

  • Assist­ing your com­pa­ny with per­fect­ing his­tor­i­cal finan­cial reports, repair­ing any process­es as need­ed, and prepa­ra­tion of finan­cial pro­jec­tions and mod­els that will meet the demand­ing stan­dards of investors and buyers
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for finan­cial improve­ment and cash management
  • Pro­vid­ing all of the high­ly detailed sched­ules, month­ly reports, and week­ly short term bud­get updates, which are spe­cif­ic to a restruc­tur­ing and required by the cred­i­tors and oth­er stakeholders
  • Defin­ing and high­light­ing the company’s com­pet­i­tive strengths and opportunities
  • Iden­ti­fy­ing the rel­e­vant lenders, investors, and/​or buy­ers and mar­ket­ing to them
  • Hav­ing the abil­i­ty to focus on any rel­e­vant mar­ket, or to switch from one to anoth­er, includ­ing debt or any vari­ety, equi­ty, hybrid debt/​equity, or sale
  • Restruc­tur­ing any exist­ing cap­i­tal or con­trac­tu­al arrange­ments as needed

Engag­ing us to han­dle any or all of those ele­ments is more cost-effec­tive than engag­ing two or more firms who each are able to deliv­er in only a por­tion of the skill sets, and also puts us, as your high­ly informed part­ner, in a strong posi­tion to present your attrac­tive­ness convincingly.

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Trans­ac­tion Advisory

Trans­ac­tion work is com­plex and spe­cial­ized. Pro­fes­sion­al exper­tise is often need­ed, either for peace of mind or for tax, account­ing, or oth­er com­pli­ance. Our ded­i­cat­ed team focused on Trans­ac­tion Advi­so­ry Ser­vices can make crit­i­cal val­ue add impacts. Chiron’s domes­tic and cross-bor­der pro­fes­sion­als advise clients such as strate­gic and finan­cial buy­ers, sell­ers, and lenders through all ele­ments of the deal process: strat­e­gy, mar­ket assess­ment, tar­get iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, risk analy­sis, as well as due dili­gence, and valuation.

Depth of Trans­ac­tion Advi­so­ry Services

  • Qual­i­ty of Earn­ings Analysis
  • Finan­cial Due Diligence
  • Com­peti­tor and Mar­ket Studies
  • M&A as a Strat­e­gy Consulting
  • Val­u­a­tion Support
  • Busi­ness Mod­el­ling and Analytics
  • Val­u­a­tion Opin­ions (Tax and GAAP Appli­ca­tion), including:
    • Busi­ness Com­bi­na­tions (ASC 805)
    • Busi­ness Val­u­a­tion (ASC 718)
    • Com­plex Finan­cial Instru­ments (ASC 815)
    • Fresh Start Account­ing (ASC 852)
    • Good­will and Intan­gi­ble Asset Impair­ment (ASC 350)

Let us help you get the job done, and to get it done right.

“Chiron provided vital financial advisory and investment banking services that preserved OFSi as a going concern. They guided us through a series of complicated, time-sensitive transactions beginning with an out-of-court restructuring agreement; quickly arranging DIP financing when the out-of-court was thwarted; advising us throughout Chapter 11 and arranging exit financing; finally achieving a Plan Effective Date of January 3, 2022.” - Alexei Ratnikov, CFO of OFSi

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Meet Our Advisors

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Jay Kra­soff

Founder | Managing Director

Mr. Krasoff is a founder of Chiron Financial and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm and corporate growth.

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Todd Hass

Managing Director | CFO

Mr. Hass is focused on leading client transactions, including mergers & acquisitions and private debt.

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Tom McNul­ty

Managing Director

Mr. McNulty brings over 25 years of working across the entire commodity and energy value chain.

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Melis­sa Hopper

Director

Ms. Hopper has served as CFO at multiple companies with experience in equity and debt recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring.

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Michael Miller

Managing Director

Mr. Miller brings over 30 years’ experience and is part of the firm’s leadership team.

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Johann Bösch-Sal­cedo

Vice President

Mr. Bösch-Salcedo is responsible for supporting the solicitation and execution of various financial advisory assignments.

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Jim Davis

Managing Director

Mr. Davis is a 20-year veteran that mainly specializes in the healthcare and finance industries.

Is your com­pa­ny per­form­ing like it should?

A com­pre­hen­sive assess­ment of your finan­cial strengths and weak­ness­es puts you in a bet­ter posi­tion for suc­cess. We can help with that. 

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