Firm Overview

Larkspur Capital Corporation, a member of the NASD, is a private investment bank that specializes in private placements and financial advisory services for both private and public companies over a broad range of industries. Larkspur has been active since 1991 in structuring and privately placing debt and equity for companies seeking to raise capital for growth/expansion, later stage venture capital, acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions and restructuring/recapitalizations. The Firm maintains offices in New York and Palo Alto and has access to all levels of the institutional private debt and equity capital markets.

Larkspur has the knowledge and expertise to source and structure funding for all parts of a company's balance sheet. The Firm has successfully raised funds in the form of common stock, preferred stock, PIPES (private investments in public companies), conventional bank debt, subordinated debt and senior debt. Unlike many firms, Larkspur has the capability to structure a transaction creatively; working with all parts of the balance sheet and building a capital structure that is appropriate for its clients and the markets. Among other considerations, the Firm evaluates potential transactions based on the client's sensitivity to dilution, risk, timing and external or competitive issues. Larkspur works across many industries including technology, healthcare and basic industries.

What Sets Larkspur Apart

Larkspur Capital was founded with the goal of providing high quality, creative, client centric financing solutions to companies seeking capital for their expansion, acquisition and restructuring needs. The team at Larkspur takes a long-term approach to developing and maintaining client relationships, often working to meet the client's multiple financing and strategic needs. Larkspur combines extensive Wall Street experience with a dedication to personal service, providing our clients a high level of investment banking and advisory services, and treating its clients as partners in the process.

  • Extensive Transaction Experience: The team at Larkspur Capital is a highly experienced and knowledgeable group of finance professionals with extensive transaction experience from major Wall Street firms including Salomon Smith Barney, Chase, Paine Webber, Morgan Stanley, Bank of Montreal, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Dean Witter.
  • Knowledge of the Capital Markets: Each of the Firm's principals has 15-20 years of experience in domestic and international financial markets, raising in aggregate, more than $6 billion for high growth companies. The team has deep and extensive knowledge of the private debt and equity markets and has successfully executed numerous transactions across multiple structures and industries.
  • Strong Relationships: Larkspur Capital has strong relationships with many leading institutional investors including venture capital, private equity, mezzanine funds, LBO funds, banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, pension funds, corporate capital and non-bank financial institutions.
  • Senior-Level Attention: Senior bankers are intimately involved in every stage of our client's capital raising process, from engagement through negotiations and closing. Unlike many firms, your transaction won't be handed off to a junior staff member.


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