Our Corporate Finance Services

    Our specialist areas of expertise include capital structuring, cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, and capital raising from the late seed stage to initial public offerings.​ Our ethos is to deliver honest and robust advice to our clients regardless of the fee potential of specific transaction outcomes. We put our clients' interests first.​ We embrace both digital and traditional capital markets and believe that any offering, whether in traditional or tokenized form, needs to be supported by strong company fundamentals, solid capital structuring work, and in-depth investor demand analysis.


    Security token advisory

    We provide structuring and capital advisory for security token offerings (STOs) and assist select clients with capital raising. As part of our fundamental work with clients, we assist in identifying to which extent an STO is a suitable route to raise capital and to offer investors greater liquidity.

    Capital raising

    We assist in capital raising by means of equity raising, debt issuance or STO via direct private placements, syndication to broker-dealers, crowdfunding and public offerings. We are able to assist in the sales structuring of unregulated tokens through our consulting practice.

    Mergers & acquisitions

    We specialize in executing M&A sell-side and buy-side mandates which require specific expertise in fintech, decentralized finance or distributed ledger technology (cross-sector).

    Security Token Advisory

    We assist issuers throughout all phases of planned security token offerings. Issuers who qualify to become clients of 01Capital can opt to received advice specific to individual phases or let us carry out the execution of the STO end-to-end.

    Suitability review

    The potential success of any STO depends ultimately on factors such as the quality of the issuer, its business plan, its capital structure, and the investor risk/return proposition. Also whether or not an STO should be chosen over other routes to raising capital will depend on a number of factors that require careful consideration. We, therefore, offer clients a low-cost path to better understand what to consider before embarking on an STO.

    Fundamental preparation

    We assist with the careful preparation required in any envisaged capital raise, including the preparation of virtual data rooms, white papers, business plans and investor presentations which are to the standard required for financial promotions.

    Capital structuring & valuation

    It is critical for issuers to ensure any capital structure forming part of a capital raise does not impede its future financial and strategic flexibility. At the same time, the structure of a capital raise and valuation expectations must consider investor expectations and be suitable for the issuer's sector and stage of maturity. We provide capital structuring and valuation advice that balances real-world expectations with the need for financial innovation.

    Demand and distribution analysis

    There is a universe of natural investors and distribution channels for any given issuer maturity stage, subsector, and issuance mechanism which needs to be identified in advance of any capital raise. We assist clients with mapping potential demand and routes to market.

    Issuance platforms, listing venues and legal

    The choice of issuance platform can depend on the ultimate intended venue(s) for the STO listing which in turn needs to be considered with the target investors in mind. The choice of jurisdiction for the STO will, in turn, drive the choice of law firms. We assist clients in evaluating appropriate options for obtaining best practice legal advisory.

    Essential preparatory steps for raising capital
    Capital Raising

    STOs can offer a faster and cheaper way to liquidity but the process of capital raising follows a format that is similar to traditional issuances requiring raising primary capital through private placement or crowdfunding platforms. 01 Capital can assist with capital raising either directly, though syndication or through platforms. We have experience ranging from seed financing to pre-IPO placement across the capital structure including equity, debt and hybrid instruments such as convertibles or SAFTs - in traditional or tokenized form. We are also able to assist with the distribution of hybrid or utility tokens.

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    We execute complex sell-side, buy-side and joint venture advisory mandates for clients operating traditional tech firms or decentralized networks. Our ethos is to operate with the highest level of investment banking discipline to deliver well structured and transparent processes for our clients.

    Get in touch

    We welcome an open discussion with any potential future clients regarding their objectives and how we could be of assistance. Please get in touch with us for an introductory call and to receive additional information, or please visit the FAQ section of our website.

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    01 Capital Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 12091097. 01 Capital Limited is an appointed representative of Laven Advisors LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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