Connextions spelt with an X instead of C is not a typing mistake!. It is done on purpose. Why? Because we believe that as a team of people collectively we have the X factor.
According to the dictionary the noun X factor means:
1 a noteworthy special talent or quality
2 a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome.
Our team of professionals are all talented individuals in their respective fields and have the creativity to come up with unique and effective solutions to solve our client’s challenges. We believe we possess the X factor!
The choice of name - Connexctions – is because the founders believe in connectivity between people working together for prosperity. At connexions we value relationships and we seek to build long lasting relationships for mutual benefit. We always seek to put our clients’ interests before our own.
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Our business advisory services are designed to deal with our clients’ needs from the cradle to the gave as follows:
Most businesses in their early expansion phase of their life cycle face challenges in the following areas:
Our services are designed to help our clients overcome these challenges by offering the following:
We have a data base of private investors who have the appetite to invest in SMEs both as equity investors and as lenders. Many of our investors offer Sharia’ compliant solutions.
We have access to institutional equity firms in the UAE and in the region.
We have good close working relationship with all the major banks in the UAE.
- Trade finance
Non-Executive Finance directorship
Many of our clients do not have the resources to employ a full time CFO . We have a pool of very experienced professionals who can be engaged on part- time basis .
When businesses reach the stage of maturity in most cases they face the following challenges:
Our services for mature businesses are designed to deal with these challenges
When a business is in early decline it usually because of the following:
Foggy market position that is causing it to lose market share
Lack of unique selling points for its products and services
Overhead structures that are out of kilt with the size of the business.
Our services for such businesses are designed to overcome the above challenges through the following
When a business is in distress the challenges are from all directions, suppliers want to be paid on time but they are experiencing delays in payment, staff morale is low because of delays in getting paid , sometimes for many months, customers’ satisfaction is low resulting from delays in fulfilment of their orders, banks are unhappy because the loans are not being paid in line with the agreements and the directors are under severe pressure from all directions.
When we get engaged the situation is usually very unstable, morale is low and everyone is fearful. Because of this our immediate objective is to bring calm to the storm. We do this usually through stake holders’ management and the application of the universal principles of honesty, transparency, independence and above all effective communications. As we are doing this our key focus is first of all survival.
A fundamental part of this is cash flow. As such we look at every conceivable way of conserving cash and accelerating its generation. As the situation stabilizes , we begin to put together a radical business strategy to turnaround the business. In this process we invariably end up negotiating with the banks and other creditors with a view to achieving the optimum financial structure going forward.
We also seek to raise fresh funds and address all the causes and symptoms of failure. In conducting our work we often work alongside experienced lawyers, particularly those who have practical track record in the new insolvency act which came into being in December 2016.
We usually stay with the client between one year to 18 months. We will not leave a client until we are satisfied that they have turned the corner and are in good health.
Under this service we seek to understand fully your requirement and we develop and implement an effective targeted strategy for finding suitable acquisition targets. Once one target is selected we have unique ways of putting our foot in the door. We then assist in all aspects of the deal process including valuations, negotiations and working alongside lawyers from inception to completion
With this service we first prepare the business for sale in order to achieve the best possible terms of the transaction. Once ready to go to market we prepare investment teasers and investment memorandum that are designed to attract attention, command interest and demand action. Once we have secured a buyer we come along the client and assist in all aspects of the transaction including negotiations, structuring of the deal and the management of the transaction process from inception to completion.
We have experience in raising all kind of capital ranging from small amounts of several hundred thousand dollars to multi million and even billion plus dollars. Irrespective of the size of the transaction we give the same standard of excellence to every assignment. Our objective is always to raise the funding from the right sources at the right price. To achieve this we seek to understand fully the clients’ requirements, prepare all the necessary documentation and target the appropriate funding sources. Once we have secured acceptable offers we then focus on closing the deal. We manage the transaction process from inception to completion.