There is hope! Despite the constant drumbeat of doom from the media and Washington, entrepreneurs continue to develop new businesses, their companies continue to raise capital, acquisitions continue to close and significant amounts of new wealth continue to be created. Businesses executing efficiently, solving real problems and adding real value for stakeholders still have access to financing.
However, given the volatility in the public markets and the burdens associated with being a public company, strategic acquirers and private capital markets will continue to be the way forward for most companies looking to realize value or fund future growth . GLC operates at the nexus of these trends.
GLC has been in business assisting Consumer and Media sector entrepreneurs and investors in wealth creation for 20 years. We have been in the trenches as bankers and operators as the industry evolved from print catalogs, magazines and snail mail to today's digital and mobile marketing and social media environment. The Data Services companies we work with that guide these businesses have changed as well with the emergence of new analytic and targeting technologies. Across these business models, we know what creates value and how to identify it.
Given our experience over decades, we are particularly well positioned to connect 21st century digital economy companies with large incumbents in the consumer and business services sectors that need to embrace technology powered business models to survive.
As the economy and markets shift, so does GLC. Today, transactions are often driven by capital providers, not by the users of capital. This is particularly true in the Infrastructure sector, where the banks that traditionally financed major projects have dramatically shortened the length of time for which they are willing to provide capital. With this in mind, we continue to expand our distribution capabilities in the Private Capital Markets, with a particular focus in Infrastructure Finance, private equity and debt capital. We have a team of talented professionals who are passionate about helping our corporate and institutional clients achieve their strategic and financial objectives.
GLC embodies the all too rare Wall Street culture of a private, client-focused and relationship-driven firm.