Merchant Capital

Finding creative capital solutions

Criterium Merchant Capital provides strategic capital and management expertise to corporate teams in order to facilitate growth, buyouts, capital restructurings and turnarounds. Ideally, we form a working partnership with management teams.

Criterium’s principals are adept at structuring financial solutions for their clients, and positioning the client effectively for the optimal financing solution. This may involve creative equity financing, bridge financing, mezzanine financing and a range of debt alternatives.

Criterium Merchant Capital delivers properly structured capital solutions by:


Our role includes assessing the business requirement for capital, and the structure of related financing. Preparatory services include an objective review of the business case, financial modeling, and the production of suitable due diligence marketing material for institutional capital providers. We are the point of contact throughout the process and negotiate suitable terms, through to the closing of the transaction.

We assist in:

Financing growth opportunities

Corporate acquisition

Management Buyout / Buy-in / Corporate Sale


At times, a firm’s capital providers require outside input to effect corporate change for the benefit of all parties. Criterium brings a host of skills to such a scenario, including financial restructuring expertise, valuations, distress financing alternatives, operations assessment or feasibility review, interim management assistance or assuming the role of a Restructuring Officer.

We work with:

Registered financial institutions

Other security holders, such as subordinated debt holders

Family offices

Investors and investor groups