What We Do
Struans Group, Inc. is an internationally focused Merchant Banking Company that capitalizes on its executive team’s strong corporate finance background and expertise in Finance, Management and Marketing. Its executives and advisors have vast experience as both principals, bankers and consultants in finance, mergers and acquisitions encompassing private and publicly held companies. Although, Struans has a strong focus on Media and Entertainment, the group is additionally focused on opportunities that allow for the creation of value proposition to the targeted portfolio companies and the shareholders of Struans Group.
Skills of a Merchant Banker includes those inherent in an entrepreneur, a management advisor, a commercial investment banker plus that of a transaction broker. Today a Merchant Banker is an entity who has the ability to merchandise – that is, create or expand a need and fulfill capital requirements. Merchant Bankers offer a full understanding of all facets of the capital markets and understand “Capital Limitations” and can structure transactions which are beneficial to all sides of the table – not just the capital source. Professional Merchant Bankers must have an understanding of the product, its industry and operational management along with the ability to raise capital, conclude a transaction which translates into the actual sale of the product and the collection of profit
Struans Group, Inc. was established to take advantage of the principals’ experience in structured finance, business development, advisory work, equity finance and acquisitions on a global basis. The main objective of the Struans Group, Inc. is to work with, acquire and develop synergistic companies that fit within its strategy and portfolio and to participate in opportunities to finance and advise growth companies that fall within Struans’ field of expertise. Struans is pursuing its strategy on acquiring strong brands on a global basis with the majority being focused within the United States and Europe.
Selected Historical Transactions (by SGI Principals):
|Good Over Evil Productions, LLC||Financing|
|US Canadian Minerals||Financing|
|Moving Pictures, Ltd.||Financing/Acquisition|
|Medius Communications, Inc.||Financing/Sale|
|Mobile Data Solutions, Inc.||Buyout & Financing|
|Sierra Life Sciences||Financing|
|VentureNet Capital Group||Financing|
|Lionsgate Entertainment, Inc.||Financing|
|Crystel Telecommunications, Inc.||Financing/Advisor|
|2DoBiz.com, Inc.||Financing/Public Offering|
|American Inflatables, Inc.||Financing/Public Offering|
|I3 Information Technology||Advisor|
|Earlybird Venture Capital, GmbH||Advisor/Financing|
The principals of the firm have vast experience in structured finance and business development coupled with a history of being involved with companies from startup to eventual sale/acquisition. Our principals have held various positions as Senior Management (i.e. CEO, President, CFO, etc.) and various positions within the Board of Directors.