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Lateral’s Annual Cartoons
Lateral’s “Panther” portfolio companies weathered the stormy seas of 2020-2021 and managed to catch some extraordinary waves into a promising future. The unprecedented government intervention prevented a financial crisis but created a host of long-term issues such as market bubbles, an uneven surge of inflation and negative credit yields.
While the path wasn’t easy before COVID-19, Panther businesses will continue to be nimble and opportunistic over the next 12-24 months in navigating a gauntlet of macro and micro issues ahead, on a treacherous and uncertain path. The business outlook probably won’t clear up until the 2nd half of 2021, when a vaccine is likely to be available and manufactured at scale in the United States.
Different obstacles on the climb to the top: VC, Buyout and Lateral. Business owners have funding choices across different stages of their life cycle in choosing among Venture Capital, Private Equity and Lateral. How an owner-operator climbs the mountain of obstacles to achieve sustainable profitability–and their choice of financial partner–significantly affects the probability of success and the risk/reward in ultimately getting to the top.
The seats around the table for middle market funding are exclusively for Unicorns and Sponsor-backed companies. Even the highest potential, owner-operated businesses are left out. Most non-sponsored and owner-operated U.S. companies aren’t invited to the table for middle market financing which is dominated by startups and private equity sponsor-owned firms.
June 29-July 1, 2021 / Indianapolis, IN
Roth Annual Conference
March 13-16, 2022 / Hybrid
Cannacord 41st Annual Growth Conference
August 10-12, 2021 / TBD