MCP provides the type of value-added and personalized service that larger firms cannot provide. A client benefits by engaging MCP because we perform all of the corporate finance and strategic advisory tasks needed to complete a transaction or engagement, which enables client management to continue operating the business during the process.
M&A and Equity/Debt Capital Raising
In an M&A buyside transaction, MCP will source and access potential target companies, conduct initial due diligence and negotiate a proposed transaction (i.e., Letter of Intent). In the capital raise portion of the M&A transaction, MCP will produce the Financing Memorandum, Financial Model (with IRR analysis), and identify and solicit prospective investors and/or lenders. We understand what institutional investors and capital providers seek in an opportunity. We conduct all follow-up with interested parties, send out the Financing Memorandum, perform detailed transaction due diligence, handle inquiries, arrange conference calls and meetings and manage negotiations and transaction process until closing. The preparation of all the materials to present to investors usually requires 30 to 45 calendar days, depending on management’s availability and existing information prepared by the client.
Similarly, in an Equity/Debt Capital raise, MCP will produce the Financing Memorandum, Financial Model (with IRR analysis) and identify and solicit prospective investors and/or lenders. In addition, MCP will conduct all follow-up with interested parties, send out the Financing Memorandum, perform detailed transaction due diligence, handle inquiries, arrange conference calls and meetings and manage negotiations and transaction process until closing.
For the above services, MCP charges a separate flat fee for: 1) preparation of transaction materials such as Financing Memorandums and Financial Models and 2) transaction due diligence services. MCP does not bill by the hour like a law firm. Upon the successful closing of the transaction, MCP receives a Success Fee based on a percentage of the transaction value (M&A) or monies raised (capital raise only). In some cases, MCP’s Success Fee may also include warrants. Success Fees make up the overwhelming majority of total fees paid to MCP. Such a business model provides MCP with the proper incentive to achieve results for the client. All MCP services and fees are detailed in a clearly written Engagement Letter.
MCP’s role is to manage the entire transaction process as your corporate finance advisor.
Business Plans, Strategic Plans and Financial Models
MCP charges a flat fee to prepare Business Plans, Strategic Plans and/or Financial Models. MCP does not charge an hourly rate like a law firm. Generally, MCP’s fees are paid under the following schedule: 1) 50% of the total fees paid upfront upon execution of an Engagement Letter; 2) 25% of the total fees paid upon delivery of the first draft and 3) the remainder immediately paid upon delivery of the final product. All MCP fees and deliverables are detailed in a clearly written Engagement Letter.
Edward Rhodes, CEO of MCP Corporate Advisors, LLC, has over 30 years of investment banking, corporate banking and management consulting experience. Prior to founding MCP Corporate Advisors in 2000, Edward was an Investment Banker in New York City with JP Morgan Chase and BMO Capital Markets (Bank of Montreal). During his tenure on Wall Street, Edward completed dozens of complex financing transactions including Mergers and Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, Debt, Equity and Bank Loans with an aggregate value in excess of $400 billion.
Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University in New York City and a BA degree in History from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Edward's professional and community affiliations include the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP), Urban Bankers Coalition, Ridley Scholarship Fund (University of Virginia), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, numerous chambers of commerce and the Washington Animal Rescue League.