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Investment Banking

You might have a business idea that needs finance or you may want to reform your business model. You are in the right place. Our process is fairly simple. You need to be able to work with us and follow the required process in order for us to assist you.

Banks leave little to no room for entrepreneurs to secure the flexible financing they need to get their business idea off the ground. Banks also provide little advice with regards to mentorship, the next step or how to take things to the next level to grow your business, brand or manufacture the product.

Merchant Channels Co can assist you with the mentorship, the re-birthing of your financials and prepare your business for partnerships and venture capital.

Reform and Rebrand your business


Your business has reached the late stages of growth and needs access to a new revenue stream within the next 18 months. Your business is at least 5 years old and has the motivation and ambition to enter the Asian markets.

You have the financials to support growth but need funding, and the right connections to facilitate the re-branding and expansion of your business. You want to grow your business from 30 employees to 100 within the next two years.

Merchant Channels Co has a network of finance and legal professionals that can assist your business in becoming China-friendly. If the above statements are correct, you should get in touch with us right away so we can work out a how we can best assist you.

Partnering


Partnering and mentor ship services come with a reasonable fee. The agreement is a fairly standard executive / director service agreement. Service fees start from 15K annually.

The service fees keep us remunerated for our time and invested within the success of your business. You will find immense value in your partnership as we work with you on a personal and professional level to ensure the success of your business.

Whilst we make no guarantees of our partnership or mentor service, we do provide good faith in all of our business transactions.

We opt to bill our clients for the first quarter in advance and every quarter in arrears after that. Allowing the client to see first hand the value in our service.

Venture Capital

 

We Venture Capital comes from a third party source. Normally it’s a managed fund or it’s respective branch from within a bank. Other forms of capital may come from private investors.

 

Accessing capital is usually the last step in the process because it is the most difficult. To provide entrepreneurs and clients alike with meetings upfront without preparation or the proper vetting of their business tends to not be the most productive expenditure of everyone’s time.

The interest rates are usually aggressive or capital is provided in exchange for a lion’s share of your business. There are more complex options outlined within the respective loan contract however you should be warned that the contracts are extremely complex. Merchant Channels Co can assist you with partnering, mentorship and accessing venture capital at the latest stages.

Structured Finance

 

If Venture Capital doesn’t sound right for you there are a few options that can assist you right away and that is structured finance. Structured finance is more or less a Key Performance Indicator based financial strategy. The investor will provide you with funds in phases provided that you meet your obligations. Each phase attracts a different interest as the risk is calculated differently. These loan contracts and products are extremely complicated; we can assist you in finding the correct structured finance product for your business.

Accessing China

 

If you are ambitious and wish to get your business access to China there are several things you and your team need to consider.

 

The cultural differences in China when it comes to business can come as a bit of a shock. Business is conducted on a trust basis and reputation is worth its weight in gold. Mannerisms are extremely important. When you are meeting someone, you are an ambassador of your country, your business, and your work ethic and it’s extremely important that you are representing yourself in the best light.

 

What is written on the contract is just as important as what isn’t written on the contract. When conducting business in China and promises made before the drafting of a business proposal needs to be taken into consideration. This means any promises made before or during the drafting of a contract might not be enforceable but your reputation might not be the most attractive and you will become unwelcome as a guest very quickly.

Doing business in China can be a rewarding and life-changing experience for you, your team and your family. You can be treated extremely well or you can be treated not as good. That really depends on the amount of effort, time and money you are willing to invest in your business.

 

If doing business in China is something that you are considering there are a number of conversations that you will need to have with us to ensure that this is something that you want to do.

 

We will only take on businesses ventures or projects with organizations that are serious about trading in China and that we assess against our own criteria to have a reasonable chance of success. You can expect that most businesses from Australia, once successful can do very well in monetary terms.

Get in Contact

 

If your interested do not leave any time to waste. Please email: Jonathon@merchantchannels.co