Services

Chessiecap, founded in 2003, is a registered broker dealer and member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investment Protection Corporation (SIPC).  Chessiecap offers investment banking solutions for growth and technology companies throughout the U.S. with a focus in the Mid-Atlantic region. We strive to achieve value and wealth for founders, investors and executives through these services:

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A is a key strategic tool used to grow companies and enter new markets.  The Chessiecap senior team is experienced in all segments of M&A, including the selling of private companies, providing liquidity events for owners and shareholders, bolstering business lines with small acquisitions, solidifying market positions with strategic mergers, and advising public companies on equity transactions.  Chessiecap specializes in presenting high potential growth and middle market companies to major industry players and acquirers which typically pay the highest prices.  Our target market is one of companies valued between $5 million and $75 million. We bring exceptional services and referencable results to an important market segment mostly ignored by traditional investment banks.

Private Placements

Capital is the lifeblood of growing companies–critical for funding investment, M&A or working capital needs.  We raise capital for clients across the entire spectrum of private equity funding sources, including early through later stage venture capital, mezzanine and senior lenders, private equity firms, and strategic investors.  Chessiecap Securities brings to a transaction a national investor network as well as an understanding of investors’ criteria, preferences and structures–all with the ultimate goal of attracting the capital that is right for our clients.  Our disciplined transaction methodology manages and streamlines the entire financing process.  We prepare management for the rigors of investor scrutiny and generate investor scrutiny and generate investor interest while allowing management to continue to run the business. Again, with raises between $4 million and $20 million, we target a market that traditional investment banks ignore.

Corporate Finance/Development

Growth and middle market companies can rarely afford internal corporate development resources.  Whether it is in assessing strategic options or improving financial management and planning, Chessiecap can provide clients these vital resources on a flexible “as needed” basis.  Chessiecap professionals are seasoned investment banking and financial executives.  We founded the firm with a goal of returning to a “client first” investment banking ethic.  Our model concentrates on improving a company’s performance in advance of an expected transaction and then creating deliverables that facilitate high-value transactions.

Valuations & Fairness Opinions

At the heart of any transaction is the key question that must be answered: “What is the value of my company?”  Because of our years of experience in many sectors and markets, we bring a combination of hands-on market knowledge and analytical precision to the process of valuation.  In a regulatory environment that demands accountability, Chessiecap delivers valuations and opinions that are noted for their depth of understanding of the company and the industry.  Our work becomes a reliable piece of the foundation in either a company’s development cycle or in a transaction process.