INNOVATIVE FINANCE YOU CONTROL

DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY?

Investment Criteria


Capital Step is able to offer its unique Royalty Finance and Senior Debt solutions by successfully identifying and partnering with companies that generally meet the following investment criteria:

  • ✓ Established businesses, with trading history of at least three years
  • ✓ Annual revenues in excess of £5,000,000 (or Euros)
  • ✓ Stable or growing revenues, with good visibility of earnings
  • ✓ Gross margins of 20% or higher
  • ✓ Strong and incentivized management teams
  • ✓ Cashflow breakeven or positive
  • ✓ EBITDA positive where offering Senior Debt
  • ✓ Low cyclicality or risk of obsolescence
  • ✓ Relatively low levels of existing debt and capital expenditure
WHY CAPITAL STEP IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

You Maintain Control

The best companies generally tend to have great management teams. However, even for experienced executives, access to capital often comes with heavy burdens – it can be time-consuming to secure, restrictive, expensive and worst of all, dilutive.

With over 75 years of combined financial services experience, Capital Step’s founding team has observed countless examples of entrepreneurs having to give up control – both economic and operational, in order to raise the capital required to successfully grow the businesses they’ve worked so hard to build. This ultimately results in lower returns, diminished incentivization, sub-optimal performance due to the misalignment of interests, and often worse.

At Capital Step, we’ve flipped this traditional model on its head. We believe that the best businesses shouldn’t be sold - they should be nurtured and grown by the individuals best suited to do so. You.