Emerging growth company lifecycle

Start-up stage

All businesses start with a great idea – but without investment they are just ideas. Companies at this stage have ideas but lack the capital to put them into practice.

How we can help:

  • Find investors
  • Raise capital
  • Company set-up
  • Protect IP
  • Tax planning and compliance

Growth stage

Companies at this stage have established a proof-of-concept and a value market proposition.

Once the business has gone to market, it now becomes crucial to pivot, evolve and compete. There are foundational investments that need to be made in the business for it to begin to grow and scale. HLB can provide everything your business needs to scale up and create sustainable growth.

How we can help:

  • Fund raising advisory
  • Analysis of the business model
  • Tax and financial planning
  • Audit readiness

Maturity stage

During this stage we see companies growing fast: they have market acceptance, engagement and can demonstrate customer re-engagement.

They will explore new markets and potentially look for cross-border expansion. Growth stage companies will often seek to institutionalise their processes and organisational structure. HLB can help take your operations to the next level and provide you with the advice you need to prepare for explosive growth.

How we can help:

  • Internationalisation strategies and scenario analysis
  • Internal and external audit
  • System audit
  • Workforce planning and management

Transition stage

The company has established itself and has a sustainable business model. It is now well positioned to attract buyers as well consider a public offering.

At this stage, the company will meet several crossroads, deciding how to strategically grow, to sell and to bring to fruition the shareholder value that they built along the way. Companies at this stage embark on the enormous task of considering a transaction, preparation for deal due diligence or preparing for a public offering. HLB can support you in any capacity required to put you in the best position to execute your goals.

How we can help:

  • Due diligence assignments
  • Tax planning for shareholders exit strategies
  • Business valuation
  • Business restructuring
  • M&A advisory

Chris DeMayo

Global Emerging Technology Leader

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