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Seamless Investment Banking

WE RUN THE DEAL WHILE YOU RUN YOUR BUSINESS

 
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What We Do

 

La Honda Advisors is an investment banking firm that serves technology companies raising capital or pursuing M&A opportunities, often in tandem


WE NAVIGATE THE COMPLEX PROCESS AND LEVERAGE OUR NETWORKS TO CREATE OPTIMAL OUTCOMES


 

Raising Capital

Optimal Capital Structure, Alignment of Objectives

Growth Capital

WHO: Fast growing technology company

SITUATION: Looking to accelerate velocity with fresh capital

LHA PROVIDES: Access to venture capital, private equity, debt and strategic financing

Pre-IPO

WHO: Late stage company likely to go public within 24 months

SITUATION: Looking to raise growth capital and provide shareholder liquidity

LHA PROVIDES: Access to institutional and public market investors

Secondary Liquidity

WHO: Founder, investor or early employee of private company

SITUATION: Seeking liquidity for some or all of a position

LHA PROVIDES: Liquidity options from a variety of capital providers

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Right Buyer, Right Price, Right Time

Strategic Sale

WHO: Private company in a strategically important space

SITUATION: Evaluating window of opportunity to sell at a strategic premium

LHA PROVIDES: Access to a broad buyer universe and deep experience in creating the combined rationale and negotiating win-win M&A outcomes

Dual Path

WHO: Established private company seeking an investment or sale

SITUATION: Looking to weigh all alternatives with wide range of strategic players and investors 

LHA PROVIDES: Unique ability to manage a discreet, integrated process with buyers and investors

Recap

WHO: Mature, cash positive, middle market business

SITUATION: Looking for partial liquidity with the most non-dilutive source of capital

LHA PROVIDES: Ability to match the right private equity investors and lenders to optimize structure

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Client Successes

 
 

Who We Are

OUR PARTNERS, WHO HAVE WORKED TOGETHER FOR TWO DECADES, BRING YEARS OF TRANSACTION EXPERTISE TO ENTREPRENEURS AND BOARDS AS THEY FACE CRITICAL AND UNIQUE CORPORATE AND PERSONAL DECISIONS

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David Ketsdever, Partner
david@lahondaadvisors.com

David has three decades of investment banking experience and over 25 years in Silicon Valley.  Prior to founding La Honda Advisors, he was Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking for Cowen & Company. He was previously President of SVB Alliant, a technology advisory firm, and Managing Director and Head of Software Banking for both Merrill Lynch and Montgomery Securities.  David graduated with Honors in Economics from the University of Chicago and received his MBA from Harvard Business School

 

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Julie Levenson, Partner
julie@lahondaadvisors.com

Julie brings 30 years of Investment Banking experience, focusing primarily on private financing transactions for high growth companies in a variety of sectors.  Prior to founding La Honda Advisors, she was Head of Private Capital Markets for Cowen & Company.  She was previously Head of Private Financing at Houlihan Lokey, Head of Technology Private Equity at Merrill Lynch, spent 9 years at Salomon Brothers (Citigroup) and started her career at Morgan Stanley.  Julie graduated with Honors in Philosophy at Dartmouth College and received a JD / MBA at The University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School of Business

 

 

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Jonathan Parrish, Analyst
jonathan@lahondaadvisors.com

Jonathan joined La Honda Advisors in 2017.  He is responsible for supporting a variety of M&A and capital raising transactions for the firm.  Previous to La Honda Advisors, he was a Transfer Pricing Analyst at Duff & Phelps.  Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Ohio State University, where he received a B.A. in Economics

We are in Menlo Park

770 Menlo Avenue
Suite 230
Menlo Park, CA 94025