We offer three types of financial support services to companies facing transition phases.

Merchant Banking

We assist you dealing with financing matters and crucial strategic decisions affecting capital structures. This may include private equity opportunities like buying or selling an asset, restructuring a balance sheet, setting up a JV or a subsidiary in a new jurisdiction, borrowing mezzanine debt…

Short-term assignments as well as long-term missions for groups that wish to organise a Build up/Spin off/Carve out/Selling process (non core) but do not possess a dedicated team in house to do so and want to have a proximity global service.

Build up : Strategic reflection,management of the build up process, integration, etc.

Spin off – non core – carve out : asset preparation, feasibility study, strategic and financial recommendations, selling process management, etc.

In all of these situations, we help you to achieve a good potential deal and to negotiate with the appropriate third parties. We guide you as well to source investment targets and profile potential acquirers, to overview due diligence and to draft legal documentation. We also assist you to execute transactions by coordinating the work of various external advisers such as corporate lawyers, auditors, notaries, bankers, etc.

Once a transaction done, we support you steward the aftermath of the transaction on the long run. This may imply monitor portfolio companies’ performance, post-merger integration, sit on boards and management transitioning.

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Corporate Strategy

Our role here is to support your company’s strategy from concept stage to scaling up and beyond, and to help you find tailor-made solutions to your problems. We offer you to assess your needs through defining and challenging strategy roadmaps and analysis of existing competition practices.

Either you are in search of your core DNA, in need for change or looking to take your company to the next level, we help you to define a reliable business plan and to implement it. We also advise you when you are dealing with turn-around or cost control situations and operational restructuring.

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Outsourced CFO/HR Platform

CFO Services

We offer a platform allowing mid-size business to have top-of-the-art finance practices by sharing access to costly resources such as lawyers, tax experts, intelligence and profile databases. Our goal is to simplify accounting processes by setting robust IT tools, implementing reviewing cycles, tracking your company performance and assisting you with any administrative and legal issue.

To do so, we assure the coordination between your accountant, the top management and the public administration and fill a real CFO role for your entity. We also help you to enhance your short term cash position, to estimate funding needs, analyze organic investment opportunities and seek debt funding if needed.

HR Services

Our Human Resources department help you to define your recruitment needs by drawing your existing skills matrix, manage candidates hunt, overview the interview process, negotiate employment contract terms, run background checks and eventually take care of your payroll management.

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Head Hunting

Our recruitment process guaranties you to hire the talent that best fills your needs. Our consultants are also qualified to negotiate employment contract terms and to provide references and background checks.

  • Headhunting mandate
  • Position definition / skill matrix (HR needs)
  • Jobs speculations
  • Job posting
  • Application screening
  • Telephone interviews
  • 1st round interviews with Caravel’s team
  • MBTI test (or others)
  • Technical tests (if required)
  • 2nd round interviews with Client’s team
  • Candidate selection
  • Proposal
  • Employment contract drafting
  • Signature
  • Social and administrative duties
  • First day integration
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