WHO ARE WE

Established in 2016, Weila Capital is a London based FCA regulated financial advisory boutique offering financial services, consulting, fundraising and investments in a small number of high value, challenging and complex situations.

Our primary objective is to provide premium professional services tailored to clients needs and assist them in achieving superior investment returns and minimise risk.

Our client relationships are built and carefully maintained on trust, honesty, discretion and dedication. We are passionate about achieving our clients’ goals. And viewing each client as a long-term partner, we work diligently to provide the highest calibre of professional services.

As a small financial advisory boutique, Weila Capital are able to focus all our attention on individual client situations, spend time working through critical issues and ensure an efficient and swift project completion.

Weila Capital are committed to exceptional standards of corporate responsibility. We believe everything we do must benefit all our stakeholders: our clients, employees, working partners, the environment and the wider communities.

Our Core Principles

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CLIENT-FOCUSED

Our primary objective is succeeding in our clients’ goals and attaining very high client satisfaction. With this in mind, we strive to continuously provide top tier professional services. We offer our clients extensive experience, seasoned judgment and successful execution.

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INTEGRITY

We value the brand and reputation of our ourselves and our clients and consequently safeguard these by upholding the highest ethical and professional standards. We believe in creating and building upon trust and long-term relationships.

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DEDICATED

We are passionate about achieving our clients’ objectives and upon taking on a new projects, we commit our full resources, focus and efforts to achieving the objectives in the most effective and efficient manner.

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PROFESSIONAL

Our motto is “Ad Summa Nitor” which translates to “Strive for the highest”. We take pride in our work and ensure each assignment is completed thoroughly with the highest standards of quality.

Our Team

Waheed Malik

Founder & CEO

Waheed has over 20 years of accounting and banking experience and is responsible for the overall corporate development of the firm, advising clients on financial services and investments. He has built a strong reputation of providing honest, valuable advice. Whilst on a career break, some clients requested his services and so Weila Capital was formed.

Waheed integrates a strong, successful entrepreneurial background with extensive financial services, capital markets and accounting experience. With this range of experience, Waheed has a good understanding of the needs of his clients, allowing him to be fully aligned their interests and goals.

Waheed began his career at Deloitte and worked across audit, tax and consulting across a wide range of business sectors in the UK. He gained a speciality for stressed companies and consulting management teams on turnaround situations. In 2008, he joined Jefferies investment bank offering high-yield investments to institutional investors. In 2011, Waheed joined ING Bank proprietary desk focusing on U.S. and European high-yield investments before moving internally to credit sales and becoming an expert in capital markets and secondary trading. Prior to entering banking, Waheed also managed a family business care home for 12 years. Waheed is a chartered accountant, member of ICAS and holds a BA in accounting and finance from Strathclyde University Business School.

Advisory Committee

Our Advisory Committee comprises of professionals who excel in their fields and provide advice to the Company and its clients. They comprise of analysts, investment bankers, private bankers, accountants, lawyers, entrepreneurs and directors of successful corporates who have experience in start-ups, high growth, stressed and turnaround situations.

Collectively, we have experience across a range of sectors including: aerospace, autos, banking, construction, energy, engineering, healthcare, human capital, industrials, real estate, retail, technology and TMT.

WHAT WE DO

FINANCIAL ADVISORY

CAPITAL
RAISING

We provide innovative, objective and timely advice on all aspects of raising debt and equity capital, including valuation, underwriter selection, incentive structuring, investor targeting, listing venue selection, syndicate structuring, security structuring and offering size & pricing.

MANAGEMENT
BUYOUTS

MBOs provide an ideal opportunity for managers to fulfil their entrepreneurial aspirations and take a majority control of their business. We provide discreet meetings with the team to refine the MBO proposal and offer tactical and technical support around business planning, deal structuring, available funding, negotiating the right terms with the existing shareholders and help connect with our extensive network of equity and debt providers. We ensure the whole process is managed smoothly and as efficiently as possible.

ACQUISITION &
GROWTH FINANCE

Whether a company is looking for natural growth and expansion of existing products and/or services or takeover of another company, we can assist in raising finance that is best suited to the needs of the company. We have a network of asset based lenders and cashflow based lenders that operate in a range of sectors and geographic locations. We can help select the most appropriate finance partner suited to growing the business.

DEBT
ADVISORY

We can provide a variety of debt advisory services including:
  • Reviewing existing debt structures.
  • Providing recommendations of current banking and debt products available that are best suited to the business requirements.
  • Debt pricing, terms and negotiations.
  • Reviewing debt covenants and negotiating amendments if necessary.
  • Managing all aspects of the credit ratings process.
We have well established relationships with the most active debt providers. This enables us to move swiftly to source and negotiate facilities that satisfy the specific needs of a company.

NPL & BANK
ADVISORY

Due to the recent credit crisis, many banks and credit lenders find a significant proportion of their lending portfolio converting to into nonperforming loans (NPLs). NPLs impair the credit metrics of the institution and while a refinance or disposal may be preferred, they can often be very challenging and can result in adverse media attention or adversely affect the market value of the NPLs. We have an extensive network of credit institutions specialising in NPLs and distressed assets and without attracting unwanted attention, we can help facilitate an efficient and smooth disposal of NPLs that works in the best interests of all parties involved.

PRIVATE PLACEMENTS

Public debt can result in companies’ confidential business operations and financials being exposed to the market and competitors. We can advise companies in the suitability and issuance of private placement debt and provide matching with suitable partners to ensure competitive advantages are kept confidential. Private placement debt can take the form of secured debt, senior, subordinated, mezzanine, PIK and convertible debt.

EQUITY & DEBT
RESTRUCTURING

The business environment is continually changing and often capital structures fail to adapt accordingly and can result in the business suffering cashflow problems. We can assist in restructuring and refinancing capital structures to help overcome these difficulties and optimise the capital structure.

ILLIQUID & DISTRESSED
POSITIONS

Tighter bank regulations make it more expensive for banks to hold bond and loan inventories and as a result reduces the desire to provide liquidity to the market. Consequently, financial institutions may find themselves holding positions that are illiquid, particularly for small issues. We have experience in assisting financial institutions exit their illiquid or distressed positions by discreetly and directly connecting them with suitable buyers within our extensive network of credit investors.

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Investors can often require frequent communication and specific information. We have long standing relationships with a wide investor base and understand their concerns. We can assist in managing and tailoring communications to meet the needs of investors, allowing management teams to focus on the day-to-day running of their business.

Debt Advisory

We can provide a variety of debt advisory services including:

  • Reviewing existing debt structures.
  • Providing recommendations of current banking and debt products available that are best suited to the business requirements.
  • Debt pricing, terms and negotiations.
  • Reviewing debt covenants and negotiating amendments if necessary.
  • Managing all aspects of the credit ratings process.

We have well established relationships with the most active debt providers. This enables us to move swiftly to source and negotiate facilities that satisfy the specific needs of a company.

Core Debt Finance Product

CONSULTING

BUSINESS PLAN
PREPARATION

We can assist management in the preparation of business plans and marketing documents that are an essential element of the capital raising process.

OPERATIONAL
REVIEW

Successful businesses can often expand too quickly beyond their core activities or find themselves in a rapidly changing business environment and encounter significant challenges. They may also face difficulties due to cash flow problems and unmanageable debt. We perform a full diagnostic check, performing costing & pricing analysis, working capital analysis and capital structure review to ensure the company is well structured and positioned to adapt to changing environments.

BUSINESS
VALUATION

We provide independent, honest and fair valuations of a particular business product, division or entire company. We undertake thorough research and analysis to ensure the business maximises its full potential.

REVIEW OF STRATEGIC
ALTERNATIVES

We can assist in developing the business model, identifying key strengths and weaknesses and areas that are draining resources of the business. We provide a range of alternative strategies to take the business forward such as connecting to potential partners that can assist in generating additional revenue in new markets or geographies. For companies experiencing a change in trading patterns and requiring additional temporary working capital, we can connect to suitable lenders. Alternatively, we can guide on streamlining operations and disposal of a particular business division. We can provide discreet, confidential advice to management teams and highlight a range of strategic options available and assist the business to progress smoothly to the next stage.

PROJECT
ADVISORY

Launching a new product or service, building a plant, expanding a business or investing in R&D requires investment decisions with thorough analysis and financial modelling. We have the skill set to perform the necessary analysis to assist management in their decision making.

DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEMS

We have selectively partnered with a number of industry leaders to provide advanced services to our clients in fields of: cyber security, fraud prevention and brand protection.
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Cyber Security

Penetration Testing
Incident Response
Security Risk & Consulting
Compliance Management

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Fraud Prevention

Authentication & Encryption
Cybersecurity
Digital Experience
Fraud Management

CAPITAL RAISING

Capital raising can take a number of forms and can be for a variety of reasons. With access to an unrivalled network of sophisticated investors and professional advisers, Weila Capital offers proven, cost-effective capital raising opportunities, from equity to debt capital markets. We help clients evaluate a range of funding alternatives and provide advice on and execute the financing. Typically, these assignments include developing an offering memorandum and financial model, marketing the opportunity to prospective investors, evaluating proposals and assisting in documentation negotiation.

Ingredients For successful Capital Raising

For capital raising to be successful, we must demonstrate the potential to sustain projected revenue and profit levels to provide a good return on investment. The capital raising program must satisfy some basic high growth potential criteria, such as:

  • Identifiable Customer

Identify a customer group that has a compelling need for your product or services. Proven implementation strategy to reach your target customer group.

  • Barriers to Entry

A proven product or service that has clear customer acceptance and sufficient or high barriers to entry.

  • Purpose of funds

A well defined capital raising plan for the use of investors with a clear and measurable target which in turn supports the exit strategy.

  • Execution Strategy

A robust business strategy and cash flow risk management that secures investment and ensures the expected returns to the investor.

  • Management Team

Leadership must demonstrate the skill and experience to execute the capital raising plan, growth strategy and safeguard investors funds.

  • Growth Strategy

Demonstrate the company can achieve the levels of revenue and profit within 3-7 years to meet investors return on investment objectives.

  • Realistic Valuation

A team willing to negotiate a realistic valuation, and the level of scalability or development of new products and services to generate new revenue.

  • Glabal Apportunity

A growing market with significant global potential which is fragmented and where demand meets supply.

  • Exit Stategy

For a capital raising to be successful the company must demonstrate the potential of a probable investor exit either through repayment, IPO or strategic sale.

Capital Raising Stages

SEED

 

Seed Capital

 

Founders, family, Friends And followers

 

£50 – £500

 

Convertible or common equity

 

Idea Development Produce Prototype Proof of Concept

EARLY STAGE

 

Series “A” and “B”

 

UHNWIs, Angels, SME
Bonds

 

£1m -£5m

 

Preferred equity or debt

 

Proven business model Show initial revenue Break-even or negative

GROWTH STAGE

 

Series “C” and “D”

 

Sophisticated, VCs, SME Bonds, Corporates

 

£5m – £20m

 

Equity or debt

 

Selling products Maybe profitable
Expand market

EXIT STAGE

 

Mezzanine capital

 

Private Equity, Venture Capital, Peer-2-Peer

 

£20m+

 

Equity, debt or convertible

 

Established market Significant revenue
IPO, trade sale or exit

Capital Raising Process

We have refined our process to ensure we generate successful transactions and terms for our clients every time. The key elements of this process include:

    1. Evaluate business opportunity and understand client objectives, capital requirements, valuation expectations, optimal strategy, process and timing.
    2. Perform detailed due diligence and create an investment thesis, address potential concerns of investors in advance, and ensure the company is presented in the most positive manner in the marketplace and minimise potential negative surprises that may arise during later investor due diligence.
    3. Prepare an offering prospectus and supporting documents (with all the necessary facts, data and financial model) that endorse the investment thesis.
    4. Devise an investor target list and determine the most appropriate group of potential investors.
    5. Market the business to potential investors in a confidential and swift manner.
    6. Summarise investor feedback and provide management with objective advice regarding available opportunities.
    7. Facilitate investor due diligence and manage their queries and information requests.
    8. Negotiate the term sheet between management and investors.
    9. Assist in the formal agreement and closing the transaction.

Reasons Investors turn down deals

Quality Of Management

Lack Of barriers to Entry

Size of Opportunity

Stage of Development

Rate of Market Growth

Current Capital Structure

Competitive Landscape

Equity and Valuation

Capital Raising Investors

Angels

Venture Capitalists

Banks

UHNWIs

Private Equity

Institutional Investors

Family Offices

Hedge Funds

Crowd-funding

Corporates

Direct Lending Firms

Peer-2-Peer

INVESTORS

At Weila Capital, we build partnerships with entrepreneurs, private investors and institutional clients who are seeking to maximise returns and minimise risk. We offer a wide range of investment strategies, suited to the aims and needs of investors. We perform deep due diligence and personally investigate any assets we invest in.

Weila Capital advises on investments in four core asset classes being: Capital Markets, Non-Performing Loans, Tech Start-ups and Real Estate.

We are committed to providing sophisticated clients, ultra-high net worth individuals and institutional clients with superior investment solutions and services. While we are open to working with anyone who can offer value to us,  we generally have two types of investors: private and institutional.

Entrepreneurs and private investors are an integral part of our business model and we always aim to develop long term relationships in the form of joint venture partnerships where possible. With such partnerships comes the ability to leverage diverse skill sets and knowledge, to deliver the best possible outcome for investors and partners alike.

This means we operate without the constraints – and excuses – that come with trying to match or mimic the performance of market benchmarks. Instead, we try to protect and grow the wealth of all our clients over the long term, while protecting them from the panic and stress that come with market crashes or instability.

If you are a business, organisation, private wealth management company, family office, pension fund or other type of institutional investor, Weila Capital can offer you unique investment opportunities suited to your investment criteria.

Our investment culture promotes freedom of thought amongst our management team and encourages us to handle each and every investment opportunity in line with their individual styles, subject to mandate restrictions and risk requirements.

WHO WE SERVE

BANKS

By utilising our extensive network of institutional investors and private equity firms, we can assist banking clients in capital raising, debt refinancing and/or disposing positions, including nonperforming loans (NPLs). We also advise banks on methods of bolstering digital security in: cyber security, payment transactions, personal data transfer, trading regulatory requirements and online IP & brand protection.

ENTREPRENEURS &
BUSINESS OWNERS

Entrepreneurs and business owners have spent their careers building success, but often face challenges due to inadequate management. We can assist these clients by providing bespoke consultancy. Our timely service and innovative knowledge help our clients focus more on what they love, such as building their businesses.

MANAGEMENT TEAMS

We also advise corporates on methods of bolstering security in: cyber security, payment transactions, personal data transfer, trading regulatory requirements and online IP & brand protection.

INSTITUTIONAL
INVESTORS

Institutional investors may hold securities that are illiquid and no longer frequently traded by large investment banks or brokers. We have experience in confidentially marketing and connecting directly to suitable investors without adversely affecting the market value of the securities.

CORPORATES

We can evaluate and recommend improvements to the company capital structure and assist with refinancing at improved rates and terms. We can also monitor market conditions and where possible, advise corporates when it is possible to buy-back their debt at discounted levels in the most efficient manner. We also advise corporates on methods of bolstering security in: cyber security, payment transactions, personal data transfer, trading regulatory requirements and online IP & brand protection.

WHY US

DIRECT, FAST
RESULTS

We understand the importance of time. We believe in delivering results fast, achieving your goals in the most efficient and effective manner and providing high quality customer service.

EXPERIENCED
TEAM

Our people are our greatest asset. Each member brings unique skills and experience and contributes to the overall success of the company. Our team possesses significant experience in financial services. We draw upon the best professionals to ensure we have a team that brings the specialised skills and a wealth of experience that guarantees the highest quality of service, tailored to your precise needs.

PROACTIVE
APPROACH

In addition to addressing your objectives, we consider all variables and risks to ensure you are well prepared for not only events recognised today but also unknown threats that may arise in the future.

TRANSPARENT
PRICING

Whatever your budget we will provide you with a dedicated, professional service. We offer standardised packages and our pricing is simple, clear and transparent so you know exactly what you’re paying for with no hidden surprises. By offering the best available price upfront we also hope to strengthen our customers’ trust.

COMPREHENSIVE
SERVICE

By carefully listening to your specific requirements we select the best possible service package and ensure you receive the best solutions to your needs. We focus on providing a comprehensive service to meet your needs, allowing you to focus on your business

WE ARE GREEN

We love our planet. It can’t be taken for granted and we believe in doing our part to care for the environment. Sustainability is part of our corporate mission and identity. We have incorporated sustainability into our day-to-day practices.   Our strategy includes water to energy conservation, waste and emissions reduction and the use of renewable energy. Our offices operate 95% paperless and 5% recycled and reused paper. We minimise the use of plastics. We work with partners who care about the environment and are always looking for greener ways to operate.   Weila Capital is committed to protecting the environment, health, and safety of our employees, customers and the global communities where we operate. 

CONTACT US

Address:

1232 Westley Ave Street
907 WP Theme, Webcreations907
99201-1 887-33

Phone:

1+(999)-323-0202
1+(777)-444-6565 FAX

Hours:

Mon-Fri 5am – 11pm
Sat-Sun 3am – 8am




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Weila Capital Ltd,
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Berkeley Square, Mayfair,
London W1J6BD,
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