Animus Capital Partners Inc. (“Animus”) is a private merchant banking firm focused on providing specialized financing and advisory services globally to select industries. Our Principals have a history of achieving success for clients based on complex industry focus, deep rooted relationships and detailed, innovative transaction skills. Animus is truly independent in offering advice in project, corporate and credit syndication; equity-linked financings; mergers and acquisitions; and strategic business development.
Global contact network and deep industry knowledge.
Industry analysis for competitive positioning,seeking organic growth opportunities and acquisition targets.
Succession planning and Executive or Board Development with the “Animus Executive-in-Residence Program”.
Financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting with KPI analysis, measurement and monitoring.
Buy and Sell side fairness opinions.
Holistic and pragmatic conflict-free strategic client-focused advice and introductions.
Majority and/or minority equity valuations.
Shareholder and management buyouts.
Financial (i.e. private equity) and/or strategic buyers.
Capital structure optimization.
Guidance and access to proprietary capital providers for growth, acquisitions, shareholder and management buyouts and recapitalizations.
Generate bespoke financing structures and solutions (debt and equity capital markets).
Formulation of acquisition strategy.
Evaluation and analysis of alternatives for sale and owner transition.
Sale to a strategic or financial buyer.
Sale to management (MBO) and/or a family member.
Targeted buyer search.
Acquisition target identification and assistance with negotiation, valuation, structuring and financing.
Perform in-depth business review, asset and business valuations, recovery analysis and cash flow modeling.
Develop near-term strategic initiatives to improve liquidity and working capital while maintaining key customer relationships and employees.
Strategic business development and Animus Portfolio company synergies.
Facilitate transparency between key capital providers and management.
Create financing structures to accelerate refinancing and future growth initiatives.
Various advisory work that Animus undertakes does not fit a conventional definition.
We believe that our independence, experience, expertise and discretion positions us well for these types of assignments.
These services include but are not limited to: Related Party Transactions; Go-Private Transactions.
Merchant Banking is at the core of the principal investing activities of Animus. We invest directly in companies to help achieve financial and strategic goals. Animus also supports the broader corporate initiatives of our Portfolio Companies through the structuring, monitoring and harvesting of other strategic initiatives provided by Animus. We have a simple and powerful model focused on two businesses: Financial Advisory and Principal Investments. The capital we invest is our own and we do not manage or invest capital on behalf of third parties. This provides us with the flexibility to design capital solutions tailored to the specific needs of our partners. Animus Principals’ have a track record of significant return and value creation. Animus provides “best-in-class”, sound, comprehensive advice that we believe no firm can match and maximize value in every aspect; using our experience to structure and execute to minimize time, costs and risks while maximizing exits, flexibility and growth. Animus is a leading global independent investment and merchant bank serving our clients interests first and always.
Animus Partners Fund (the “A.P. Fund”) invests in growth focused companies with high quality management teams and becomes involved in the governance of the companies we invest in by taking an active role at the Board of Directors level. The Principals managing the Animus Partners Fund have extensive experience in corporate finance, private equity, venture capital and early stage financings. When a company engages our merchant banking business we invest principal capital alongside other institutional investors typically the A.P. Fund as the lead investor.
Animus invests in people and partnerships. We are patient with our capital and have the ability to respond and navigate challenges over the course of our investment horizon. In the Animus Partners Fund we continue to enhance operational synergies and support the expansion of our portfolio companies business plan through customized financing solutions, deep rooted industry relationships, expertise and added value.
The Animus Partners Fund seeks out transactions where it can generate superior returns for all stakeholders and add significant value. Our Principals have extensive experience with a wide variety of transactions and a culture that emphasizes the value of long-term partnerships and high quality relationships. Ultimately we look for a liquidity event alongside management through an Initial Public Offering (“IPO”), takeover, strategic divestiture, or otherwise.
The A.P. Fund direct principal investments range from $500,000 to $10,000,000.
C. Brett Stevenson