Vanquish Bank Mascot - Cheetah - Greyscale Blue - Oliver Wright Founder and CEO
We are an independent merchant bank built upon a conviction: that a ruthless fidelity to  tackle head on the realities of our new world economic order are a merchant banking firm dedicated providing independent advice, high-quality execution and peerless access to value-added capital sources to our clients and trade partners. We specialize in advising entrepreneur- and family-owned enterprises, regional firms and multinational corporations based in the U.S. and Latin America on mergers & acquisitions and private capital transactions. We strive to be trusted advisors by placing our clients’ interests above all else. We are committed to long-term client relationships, seeking to add value at each stage of our clients’ development, from raising capital and advising on growth opportunities, to evaluating strategic alternatives and realizing liquidity events. Our proximity to our clients enables us to understand their needs, set objectives, evaluate alternatives, craft optimal solutions and execute successful transactions designed to maximize value and deliver results for stakeholders. We believe that the key to our long-term success is working for and with great clients – the kind we would invest our own capital in. This guiding belief is the essence behind our Principal Investing activities. Vanquish stands ready to invest in, alongside or in partnership with our clients as a value-added partner. Vanquish’s principals have been involved in middle market transactions spanning mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity raises, debt issuances, recapitalizations, restructurings and direct investments. Our clients benefit from our extensive network, including long-standing relationships with premier institutional sources of capital (private equity groups, hedge funds, venture capitalists, commercial banks, special situations investors and strategic buyers) across the Americas. Our team has broad transaction skills and experience in diverse industries including retail, consumer products, energy, media & telecom, manufacturing, infrastructure, food & beverage, healthcare and technology. We are selective regarding the clients and engagements we take on. For sell-side and buy-side engagements, we typically work on transactions that range in size from $20 million to $300 million. Our capital raising engagements generally range in size from a minimum of $10 million to $150 million.
Vanquish Merchant Bank - Investment Banking - Oliver Wright - Chariman and CEO - Green Eye - Grey Scale Full Sized
Vanquish specializes in private capital formation and we are active at all levels of the capital structure. Despite notable improvements in fundraising and investment allocations, there continues to be a dearth of capital for middle markets companies. Traditional financing sources tend to focus on larger players, offering few if any solutions to address the growth and flexibility requirements of emerging middle market participants. This is an area where Vanquish truly differentiates itself. We have developed long-standing, results-based relationships with institutional sources of private capital such as private equity groups, hedge funds, mezzanine funds, special situation desks, commercial banks, family offices and private investors. These capital sources view the exclusive, well-vetted and impeccably presented opportunities brought by Vanquish as value-added deal flow. Our clients rest assured knowing that their financing transactions are carefully reviewed by the institutional and private investors that are pre-selected to receive them. Vanquish leverages our well-established relationships with institutional and private investors to advise our clients on capital structure optimization, value-added sources of funding and long-term, multi-tiered financing strategies.

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Vanquish Merchant Bank - Venture Capital and Private Equity - Oliver Wright - Chariman and CEO - Snow Leopard - Grey Scale Full Sized
At Vanquish, our clients are our partners. This is more than a slogan. We believe that the key to our long-term success is working with great clients – the kind we would invest our own capital in. This guiding belief is the essence behind Vanquish’s Principal Investing activities. Our investment approach is flexible and opportunistic. We are comfortable playing at all levels of the capital structure, with an emphasis towards equity and equity-linked investments. Typically, we invest into, alongside or in partnership with, our clients as a value-added co-investor. In select instances, Vanquish identifies, structures and acts as lead investor. Our key investment principles are: Alignment of interests; Focus in investing in, alongside or in partnership with our clients, when appropriate; Highly flexible and creative approach to transaction type and structure. Investment criteria:
EBITDA of $2.0-$20.0 million
Experienced management teams with meaningful ownership interests
Competitive position with ability to maintain or grow margins
Emphasis on growth equity, recapitalizations and special situations
Florida and/or Latin America presence

Vanquish Merchant Bank - Strategic Consulting - Oliver Wright - Chariman and CEO - Owl Grey Scale Full Sized
As middle market companies grow and evolve, they are forced to continually review and reassess where they are going and how they plan to get there. This requires making strategic and financial decisions that may lead to fundamental transformations. We help our clients take a step back in order to analyze their particular situations with clarity, devise appropriate sets of alternatives and, ultimately, contribute in their execution. As experienced advisors, we can provide an independent perspective in making these paramount decisions regarding overall strategy, capital structure, organization and corporate transactions.
An important part of our strategic advisory work involves evaluating capitalization alternatives and analyzing a company’s ability to meet both its growth requirements and the liquidity needs of its shareholders. We examine a wide range of transaction strategies, including acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and, potentially, the sale of the company and measure how each strategy impacts shareholder objectives as it relates to risk, liquidity, asset diversification, succession issues, estate planning and value maximization.

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  • THE VANQUISH STRATAGEM

Vanquish Platform Performance vs. Global Stocks
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The Vanquish Values

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Flexible

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Unity

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Access

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How it Works

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