Today’s economic environment is a daunting test for businesses to maintain growth and profitability. There is a commonly held belief that there is no capital available to finance growth, either organic growth or growth through acquisitions. Pierce Capital Partners, a merchant banking firm with offices in McLean, VA, continues to provide investment banking services and private equity investment to US based corporations and management teams, despite the economy. The firm provides mid-market and large corporate transaction advisory services, and also has been able to arrange the necessary finances to complete the transactions, despite today’s poor credit markets.
The firm delivers corporate finance advisory capabilities with knowledge of the local government contracting environment. Pierce Capital Partners’s professionals have experience in corporate finance and investment banking in a diverse universe of industries, having advised on or financed over $10 billion in corporate transactions. Pierce Capital Partners’s team also includes executives from medium-size to large companies that utilize their sector specific experience to gain an in-depth understanding of the operations of each client’s business in order to identify and capture hidden value for current owners.
IT and Government
Pierce has expertise in the technology sector, especially as it pertains to small to mid-size software companies and government IT services contractors. Even in this time of economic uncertainty and regulatory challenges to small contractors, Pierce has been able to provide the funding to close transactions. Pierce believes that consolidation will be the trend in the technology sector over the next several years. Valuations for quality technology companies, especially those serving the intelligence community, health care, energy, and cybersecurity are still strong.
Pierce also provides project financing for infrastructure projects world-wide. In recent years Pierce has provided financing from $50 million to $200 million for oil and gas projects in Russia, the Ukraine, and Nigeria. Pierce has financed thermal and hydroelectric projects overseas in the past but is currently focusing on alternative or renewable power: wind, biomass and solar in the United States.