F.A.Q.

  1. What types of services do you offer?
  2. Can you provide industry references?
  3. Is Sycamore expensive?
  4. How do I organize a preliminary consultation?
  5. Our firm has excellent staff. Why would I need an outside consultant?
  6. Are there certain areas that frequently require attention?
  7. Where do you add value?

What types of services do you offer?

We craft strategic capital structure, risk management, treasury, and portfolio management solutions for our clients. We are familiar with both domestic and multinational requirements. We have a wide range of capabilities within these disciplines years of experience, and can bring a variety of resources to these mission-critical disciplines. We also offer market insights, detailed updates on current market events, and strategic overviews of current and future outlooks for activity in our areas of focus.

Please visit our Services page for more detail.

Can you provide industry references?

We do have references available upon request. We feel this is important, and are very open to discussing our experience – except where we are limited by confidentiality. A number of our transactions have subsequently become public. You may also refer to our indicative engagement list.

Is Sycamore expensive?

Although each of our principals have extensive experience at larger top tier firms, we have purposely set up Sycamore to minimize overhead costs. In fact, we have had clients referred to us by larger treasury consulting firms or companies for just that reason. Our first conversation is always an opportunity just to get to know a firm and its concerns, free of charge.

How do I organize a preliminary consultation?

Give us a call or drop us an email, so we can set up a call and discuss your situation. Our preliminary discussions are completely confidential and free of charge.

Our firm has excellent staff. Why would I need an outside consultant?

Our clients utilize us for many reasons. One is our objectivity; sometimes we find solutions that clients may not have thought possible, or did not fully understand. Another reason is our experience on both sides of the industry. We also bring current market knowledge across many disciplines, and focus on maintaining active dialogues on industry trends and best practice.

Are there certain areas that frequently require attention?

It varies by company. Risk management and capital structure are frequent topics. It can also be helpful to have someone independent supplement your staff, or fill in gaps where companies may not have specific expertise.

Where do you add value?

We have the benefit of having worked with many clients and are able to share their best practices. Because we have spent time on the banking side, we can often identify potential term improvements. We understand how banks price, and where the opportunities are. Simple changes to processes can also result in efficiencies over time. And of course, risk management can preclude more costly issues.

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