Dorset Capital typically takes an active role in its portfolio companies. Examples include assisting with organizational, structuring, legal, financing, operational, marketing, and scaling strategies and issues. A goal of participation with management is to reduce legal expenses and increase the efficiency dealing with outside counsel by providing in-house counsel support, and by organizing the business to attract financing, collaborations, and investor interest.
As noted in the White Paper, Best Practices in Fund Raising and M&A Due Diligence, nightmares can be avoided, and value can be optimized by having the corporate house in order and by early preparation of due diligence requirements.
Because of Dorset’s extensive experience with UK companies and finance, Dorset is positioned to assist companies suitable for expansion from the U.S. to the U.K. and companies from the U.K. considering expansion to the U.S. In light of the UK’s recent pro-business elections, the City of London is experiencing an increase in investment capital, hence the transatlantic expansion could trigger a significant valuation inflection.
Dorset’s participation with a company can take a variety of forms. Examples are a consulting role, acting as a member of an advisory board, or a more formal role on the board of directors.