The Collins Group Difference
We are often asked how we are different from other investment banking boutiques.
We believe that taken together, the following sets TCG apart from many of our competitors.
TCG People are Industry People, Not Investment Bankers
TCG professionals are not traditional investment bankers. Most have an operations background and extensive experience with financial statements, cash flow management, acquisition financing, operating risk management, and corporate governance. They understand and know the challenges companies face.
TCG’s International Reach
TCG has a broad international reach with the ability to organize a tailored multifaceted team with members on two or more continents at the same time. TCG people have considerable industry experience who share their work and experience on files. We are a true team and we share rewards based on work done - not national borders.
TCG’s Proprietary Databases of Investment Groups
TCG operates only in the private equity market, and over the last 10+ years we have built up … and constantly updated/maintained … our own proprietary databases of private equity investment groups, venture capital companies, and corporate investment and venturing arms. The importance here is not to source lists or companies from the internet, but to constantly work to update our information – to customize it for our particular needs.
Matching Our International Reach with Our Target Transaction Size
We target M&A and corporate financing for our clients in the range of US$ 5 million to US$ 100 million and our focus is “cross border, cross ocean” in arranging transactions for our clients. Many of our competitors that work within this transaction range do not have the international reach that we do, and often their coverage is limited to their own country and perhaps a few adjoining countries. Bigger investment brokers with extensive international reach generally do not target this transaction size. We use our total international reach on behalf of our clients.
Our Multi-Lingual, Multi-Cultural Team
While English is the international language of business, we believe it is important to communicate with investors and M&A targets in their own language. There are 10 languages spoken and understood by TCG's team: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Estonian. This allows us to overcome language and cultural barriers that might otherwise impede good business communications.