We believe that technology has the power to change the world for the better, but that a blind belief in technology is hazardous. We take a rigorous approach to our assessment of innovations, companies, sectors and industries. We pride ourselves on domain knowledge, and foster a culture of continuous learning. If we don’t know, we will say so, and then go and learn.
There have been few true innovations in finance since the formalisation of double entry bookkeeping in the 14th century. Technology companies have adopted a number of accounting techniques over the years, and we have seen most of the tricks. Value is about cash-flow, and exotic accounting can’t change that.
When you need to make fast choices about which way to go, we provide strategy advice, usually relating to capital allocation in the context of rapid technology shifts.
When you need finance, we help companies prepare for and raise capital, to support and accelerate growth, or to finance acquisitions. This can be in the form of debt or equity (and variations in between) and we can help you chose the optimal mix for the circumstances at hand.
When you are considering M&A, whether selling your company, or buying someone else's, we deliver global reach. To assess the deal we provide detailed and reasoned valuation frameworks and scenario analyses. We help build the investment case, and will happily tell you not to do a deal if we don’t believe it is right for you. We prepare and co-ordinate the due diligence, and we work with your legal advisers to get the right deal closed.
Technology is global, and the bulk of our work is cross-border. Our team travels extensively, and we have deep relationships around the world with senior management in our chosen sectors. This brings you the maximum reach at the right level when selling your business, and global insights on the opportunity when considering investment.
We also work with like-minded partner firms in the US, Australia, Germany, Italy and Taiwan.
We seek to recruit and retain exceptional graduates who have the aptitude and motivation to succeed in a firm with a distinctive culture, client centric approach and philosophy of long term relationship building. We tend to hire from our Summer internship programme, though we do occasionally hire exceptional candidates ‘out of cycle’ Our graduate trainees are given early responsibility, extensive training, and the opportunity to develop their careers in an open and friendly environment with early client contact. Our graduate development programme combines extensive ‘on the job’ training together with courses in personal development and the opportunity to study for professional qualifications, including the CFA charter.
Capital Strategy Corporate Finance Limited is an appointed representative of Capital Markets Strategy Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. You can find us on the FCA firm register under our firm number which is 493776.