Useful Capital Increases Equity Valuations for Mid-Market Business Owners -- Ephor Group White Paper Discusses Capital Options for Emerging Mid-Market Businesses

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Capital is readily available and business owners that capitalize on the opportunity can generate significant wealth. What is new is the investment focus on mid-market technology and service businesses including firms previously too small for investment capital. An Ephor Group white paper discusses capital options for emerging mid-market businesses.

In market segments like software, outsourcing, human resources, and safety there is a huge opportunity today for wealth creation

Choosing ‘Useful Capital’ is fundamental to shareholder wealth creation for mid-market business owners reports Ephor Group in "Capital Options for Mid-Market Business Owners."

While capital is readily available for emerging businesses with $500k+ EBITDA, owner’s seeking ‘Useful Capital’ also acquire strategic and operational support. The difference between a solid and superior return is often the additional support Useful Capital brings which includes:

1.    Functional expertise as well as distribution capabilities
2.    Advisors that fund the capital provide more than board governance and financing controls; they provide industry guidance and operating expertise
3.    Investors have invested in the particular business sector recently i.e. know the players, customers, partners, financials and key performance indicators intuitively
4.    Advisors to ensure the market opportunity is maximized

Why do owners need capital in the first place? "In market segments like software, outsourcing, human resources, and safety there is a huge opportunity today for wealth creation," says Ephor Group founder Garry Meier.

There are many ‘financial engineering’ options available because of the abundance of capital which allow business owners to grow or transfer ownership of their organizations. These methods, recapitalization for instance, allow owners to take some cash out of the business while still retaining control. Other options allow the business to grow through acquisitions or expand their geographic footprint.

Institutional investors including venture capital and private equity have augmented growing businesses with seasoned management staff for years. Firms with ‘Useful Capital’ are notorious for above industry average returns, robust distribution and business development capabilities, and scalable processes and measurement systems. What is new is the investment focus on the mid-market technology and service businesses including firms previously too small for investment capital.

"What is clear is that emerging and stagnant firms need capital." says Garry Meier, Ephor Group founder. Furthermore, "People dependent businesses flourish when ‘Useful Capital’, bundled resources, and employees are all integrated in a unique business model and opportunity. One of the biggest mistakes we see is treating capital as a commodity. It’s disrespectful to the market opportunity."

"Capital Options for Mid-Market Business Owners" white paper includes:

1.    Capital options for mid-market business owners
2.    Critical success and failure factors
3.    How fast a company can afford to grow
4.    How to utilize ‘Useful Capital’ effectively

Download "Capital Options for Mid-Market Business Owners" at http://www.ephorgroup.com/release_owner_options.asp

About Ephor Group
Ephor Group increases equity valuations for technology and service based businesses. Our approach is proven, pragmatic, and performance oriented. Our methodology Perform Business Process™ fills in the gaps where functional expertise and capital are not available internally. Ephor has a history of success, creating over $3.5 billion in shareholder value.            

About the Author: Garry E. Meier                                
Garry Meier founded the Ephor Group to apply the performance improvement methodologies to a diverse group of technology and service based businesses. Mr. Garry Meier is highly recognized as an industry thought leader in the business and technology services arena as well as outsourcing sectors. He is a noted speaker on strategic effectiveness, value creation, industry trends, capital appreciation, performance improvement, outsourcing and customer satisfaction.

Mr. Garry Meier currently focuses on providing board, institutional and C-level guidance to maximize strategic, operational, and equity effectiveness for mid-cap technology and service companies.

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Download "Capital Options for Mid-Market Business Owners" at http://www.ephorgroup.com/release_owner_options.asp.

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