The Ernst & Young Guide to Financing for Growth / Edition 1

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Whether you want to buy an existing business, start a new one, expand into new markets, or purchase new equipment, The Ernst & Young Guide to Financing for Growth helps you choose the right option, find the most favorable terms, and get the money you need to make your business grow. This new edition of the classic - The Ernst & Young Guide to Raising Capital - has been completely revised, updated, and expanded to include all the latest on state, federal, and international financing programs, as well as all the new SEC reporting requirements, and more. The experts at Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services Group help you to find crucial information on: when and how to make a public securities offering - everything from general business concerns to the technical fine points; private placement - "exempt" offerings of securities and how to choose them for maximum financial advantage clearly detailed guidance on the basics of traditional debt financing, mezzanine loans, and all the ins and outs of borrowing; how to use leasing or franchising to increase cash flow and to free funds for other growth opportunities; how strategic partnerships or joint ventures can be the solution to your financing problems; how to use an ESOP to solve your liquidity and estate-planning needs; how to do a management buy-out; when acquisitions make sense or when selling out is appropriate, and how to go about either; and federal, state, and local government financing made easy. From joint ventures and public issues to leasing and cross-border alliances, whatever your growing business needs, The Ernst & Young Guide to Financing for Growth provides you with all the necessary information to expand your business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471599043
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/6/1994
  • Series: Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services Group is the country's largest practice dedicated to the special requirements of start-up and growing businesses. It is the founder of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award program, sponsored by Ernst & Young, Inc. magazine, and Merrill Lynch, and founder of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Institute?(TM) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. DANIEL R. GARNER is Partner and National Director of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Services Group. ROBERT R. OWEN is Partner and National Director of Industry Services at Ernst & Young. ROBERT P. CONWAY is Partner and National Director of Special Services at Ernst & Young. ERNST & YOUNG is an international leader in business and financial consulting, providing accounting, tax, and other professional services to thousands of individuals as well as businesses of all sizes.

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Table of Contents

1 Trends in Financing 1
2 The Going Public Decision 14
3 Private Placements (Exempt Offerings of Securities) 40
4 Venture Capital 55
5 Traditional Financing: Debt 71
6 Obtaining a Loan 88
7 Joint Ventures and Other Strategic Alliances 111
8 Leasing 121
9 Government Financing 133
10 Business Combinations and Divestitures 158
11 Research and Development 166
12 Cash Management 205
13 Management Buyouts 226
14 Employee Stock Ownership Plans 236
15 Franchising 251
16 Tax Planning 257
17 International Expansion 298
Appendix A: Summary of Financing Alternatives 327
Appendix B: Glossary of Commonly Used Terms 336
Appendix C: Sample Timetable for Going Public 341
Appendix D: Comparison of Registration Forms S-1 and SB-2 and Annual Report 10-K Information Requirements 344
Appendix E: Strategic Alliance Checklist 348
Appendix F: Outline of a Joint Venture Agreement 350
Index 355
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