Senior Level Attention
We provide clients with senior-level attention throughout every aspect of their transactions and projects. You hire us; you get us. No paying (or waiting) for bankers to climb steep learning curves. No cookie-cutter solutions. Together, our team has over three decades of experience on the Street at such firms as DLJ and CSFB, in addition to experience within the industry at such firms as Lockheed Martin and Hughes Electronics.
Greater Industry Knowledge and Relationships
Today’s crowded capital markets require highly specialized expertise and relationships. Hoyt Davidson has been a leading banker to the Satellite industry since he helped co-found DLJ’s Satellite Communications Group in the mid-1990s. In addition to his tenure on Wall Street, John Stone worked with software, high-tech manufacturing and service communications firms for over 15 years.
This combination of top tier banking, industry knowledge and first hand research expertise is rare on Wall Street. Unlike our competitors, Near Earth’s bankers work with their research talent. This combination also gives our clients a valuable dual perspective on their transactions and expanded industry and capital markets contacts. We also believe it increases our ability to think strategically about the industry and its trends and dynamics and offer more proactive and creative ideas to our clients.
More Relevant Transaction Experience
Near Earth’s professionals have completed over 100 financings in excess of $25 billion during their careers, almost all of which was related to the Satellite, Telecommunications and Aerospace industries. These financings included public equity offerings, private equity and debt placements, high yield and investment grade debt offerings, and senior credit underwriting. Near Earth professionals have also been involved in numerous merger and acquisition transactions, ranging from small divestitures and exclusive sales assignments to major billion dollar mergers and acquisitions. We understand both the unique issues relating to public company ownership and the special challenges facing early stage private companies.
Competitive and Flexible Service
Given our low overhead we can charge lower fees than our competitors and at times accept equity instead of cash as part of our compensation. Our smaller size also gives us the flexibility to structure engagements and our role to suit our clients’ needs. Where appropriate, we combine our efforts with other financial advisors or investment banks.
We offer companies and their Boards independent advice free of the conflicts that can arise when firms also lend funds to their clients, provide research coverage or actively trade a company’s securities.