YOUR CORPORATE FINANCIAL ADVISOR
Providing Independent Guidance on Valuation & Cross-border M&A since 2009
Financing Debt / Equity
Due to its large insights and network in the global financing industry, Armor arranges different financing deals, of which:
- Equity Financing
- Debt Financing
Raising equity can be an appealing solution to finance the growth of your business and make you benefit from the experience of new investors. However, the process is demanding and much value can be lost because of poor advice.
Our team provides early stage (up to series B) fundraising services to start-ups and mid-size companies, suited to their needs. Armor Capital has a strong network of Venture Capital and Private Equity firms and often takes part in equity financing by becoming an investor in your company.
- Assessing the funding requirements
- Identifying potential investors
- Negotiating terms between new and existing investors
- Performing business valuation
As an independent advisor, we are incentivized to negotiate the most attractive financing terms for our clients. We act as an intermediary between our clients and the market, including banks and other financial institutions, to obtain financing for different general corporate purposes, as well as working capital, capital expenditures, supply chain and trade financing solutions.
Armor Capital is experienced in complex financing across a range of sectors and debt products. Our team provides its clients with independent advice on the most suitable and competitive ways to secure capital.
Fundraising round A, B, C:
- Assessing the company’s financials to estimate the capability of raising debt
- Providing debt structuring advice (Balloon loans, Instalment loans, Bridge loans, Letter of credit, etc.)
- Identifying different banks within our wide network of financial institutions
- Preparing the bank-loan application including many supporting documents
- Negotiating with a number of institutions to obtain the most optimal terms and conditions in the market
- Actively supporting our clients throughout the whole process to ensure a smooth closing of the deal
Restructuring and refinancing:
- Renegotiating existing terms with lenders and optimizing
- Reassessing the existing capital structure
Mergers & Acquisition
Armor Capital provides insightful advice to business owners and c-suite management during sell-side or buy-side transactions and closely supports them through each stage of the process. Our goal is to identify risks and opportunities early on to provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the different objectives and milestones.
Armor Capital assists its clients in completing mid-market acquisitions in order to achieve their strategic objectives through inorganic growth.
- Outlining the acquisition strategy and the timeline
- Screening, identifying and approaching potential targets
- Further analysing short-listed targets
- Assessing target company valuation using income and market approaches
- Actively provide support and advice during negotiations with target companies
- Coordinating the due diligences by third parties
- Hands-on management during the final closing
Armor Capital has a sound track record in advising clients who wish to exit their business. Our goal is to enhance value for our clients by conducting a structured sales process to maximize the number of interested parties and optimize the timing of the transaction
- Defining and planning the sale process
- Drafting high-quality marketing material (Teaser, Information Memorandum, etc.)
- Approaching potential acquirers
- Setting up and managing a secured data room
- Managing the bidding auction
- Actively supporting our clients in the final round of negotiations and closing
Advisory & Valuation
Recently, Armor Capital has realized following missions:
- Indicative Valuation Report
- Business Modelling
- Performance review
- Business improvement & development
- Post-merger integration
- Stock option plan
- Shareholder Deadlock
- Exit/Entry of a new shareholder
Discover a detailed offer regarding our approach & methodology regarding your advisory needs by filling the contact form below:
Founder and Managing Partner
Guillaume is responsible for the overall management, operations and performance of Armor Capital. He brings 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and corporate finance in the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to founding Armor Capital, Guillaume led the North American & Asian divisions of Natixis Pramex International and was part of their management committee. While there, he grew the firm to a team of 25 consultants and advised over 300 companies in their international expansion. In 1998, he founded a hi-tech startup based in New York that sold products to Fortune 500 companies as UTC United Technologies and IBM. In 2000, he took the position of on-premise Sales Manager of Big Geyser, Inc. – a successful venture which became the first independent non-alcoholic beverage distributor in New York metropolitan area. Guillaume holds an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, the London Business School and Hong Kong University, graduating with a focus on Entrepreneurship. He is fluent in English and French.
Based in Paris, Jacques joined Armor Capital in 2012 and is managing the European activities. A software and electrical engineer by background, Jacques has mostly worked in the high-tech and semiconductor industries – STMicroelectronics, Numonyx and Micron, in various senior Technical then Marketing and Business Development positions. Before moving back to Paris, Jacques had been living in Japan, Korea and Taiwan for over 12 years while working for STMicro and Numonyx. Jacques holds an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, the London Business School and Hong Kong University. He is also a graduate from INSEAD, HEC Paris and UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie). Jacques is actively involved with his alma mater, INSEAD, serving as Vice-President of the Alumni Business Angels Club France. He is fluent in English and French.
Senior Consultant M&A Transactions
Based in Hong Kong, Sina joined Armor Capital in 2017. He is responsible for originating and executing cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to Armor Capital, Sina gained over 5 years of experience in Corporate Finance. Between 2011 and 2015, he worked for Rabobank’s Leveraged Finance department and rotated across Rabobank offices in the UK, Australia and The Netherlands. As a Senior Associate, he was responsible for arranging LBO financing for global tier 1 Private Equity firm’s investments. Sina holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and an MSc & BSc in Financial Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is fluent in English and Dutch, and conversational in Mandarin and Farsi.
Based in Astana, Jean has accumulated 25 years working experience in Kazakhstan. Prior to joining Armor Capital, he was the former General Manager of Thales Kazakhstan Engineering. Specialized in General Management in Central Asia, he is in charge of providing Business Development & Strategy services. Jean holds a BA in Marketing from the Institut de Preparation à la Gestion and a Master of Management & Economy from Pantheon-Sorbonne University. He is fluent in French, English and Russian.
Clement Xiaodong Feng
Senior Consultant M&A Transactions
Based in Shanghai, Clement has advised many Chinese investors in seeking targets in EU countries and Chinese companies in attracting strategic partners or investors from abroad. He is the former Chief Representative and President of China at INFIMA a Norwegian M&A advisory firm. He has also held various senior management positions in several world-famous companies in China, such as Cameron (US O&G drilling package supplier), TTS (Norwegian O&G), Lloyd’s Register (TIC), etc. Clement brings along with him a rich experience in developing and establishing new ventures in either new markets or new areas and providing his expertise throughout the whole M&A process and the post-integration phase. Clement is a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the University of Manchester. He holds an MBA and Bsc. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He is fluent in both Mandarin and English.
Sonia joined the team in December 2018 as Consultant. Based in Hong Kong, she is responsible for Armor Capital’s business management line and also supervises the firm’s marketing communications. She also provides legal support on the strength of her experience as a Hong Kong qualified barrister. Prior to Armor Capital, Sonia gained nearly 5 years of experience in Corporate Communications, working at US Fortune 500 global industrial gases company Air Products as Communications Specialist – Asia between 2014 and 2018. Before that, she served as Editor of China STAFF and China Tax Intelligence magazines from 2009 to 2013 and Staff Writer for Asialaw magazine in 2008. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manchester. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Based in Shenzhen, Yang joined the team in 2017 as an analyst. Within Armor Capital, Yang is specialized in business analysis, financial modeling and deal execution. Prior to Armor Capital, she gained significant experience as a Strategy Consultant at Roland Berger. She holds a BA in Finance from the Nanjing University and a Master in Management with a major in Finance from HEC Paris. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and conversational in French.
Senior Independent Advisor
Mohan joined Armor Capital in 2016 as Senior Advisor based in Singapore and Mumbai. He has over 20 years of cross-functional experience in finance as a dealmaker and investment advisor. As a senior investment banker for 10 years, Mohan has worked on fund raises, mid-market corporate transactions, and has delivered advisory as well as finance projects across Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. In 2013, he founded an investment banking boutique -Mainmast Capital- focussing on shipping, oil field services and commodities. In 2015, he also created an outsourcing company -Savytree Offshoring- in India as a way to bolster Armorand Mainmast Capital with additional resources. His prior banking engagements include distressed asset management at DVB Bank, where he raised and managed a portfolio of USD 1.3bn. Mohan re-initiated equity coverage of global shipping and logistics at HSBC. In 2014, he served as the Manager of Corporate Finance, Investments and Treasury, for a 2 billion UK/Swiss-based transport company. Mohan seats on the advisory board of an oil logistics company in UAE. He holds an MBA from the London Business School, an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, and a Venture Capital Development program from the Indian School of Business. He has co-authored a published case study on the growth and evolution of a successful private equity firm in Emerging Market. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu.
Avinash joined Armor Capital as IT Manager. He brings 20 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of Information Technology. His career began in the IT industry, in 1994, as a programmer. He moved to Hong Kong in 1995 to provide SMEs in Asia with implementation support for Accounting and Trading software. In 2000, Avinash worked in the dot com industry, dealing with online payment gateways, then moving onto a Chief Technology Officer role for a large multinational garment manufacturer for 10 years. Afterward, he founded his own company, Acube Limited, to provide a wide array of IT services, from managed IT solutions, to web, software development and ERP/CRM implementations. In 2014, Avinash acted as the IT Director of the Meridien Groups, a US-based global sourcing group. Avinash holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Mumbai, after which he pursued a Diploma in Software Engineering and a Diploma in Hardware Engineering. Avinash is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and attended various Microsoft and IBM/Lotus Domino Enterprise courses. He speaks English and Hindi.