Seahawk Innovation is a financing advisory firm headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. The firm assists its clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, private equity deals, and buy side and sell side transactions. Seahawk offers valuation services and assists on transaction readiness processes. In addition, Seahawk Innovation offers services in the areas of business process engineering, efficiency analysis, exit planning, executive coaching, talent management performance management, succession planning, and due diligence.
The company was co-founded by Tom Looney and Tobin Geatz in 2013, with a public-private partnership with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). The partnership is intended to provide value to the firm's partners, clients, and companies while building an innovation economy in Wilmington, North Carolina. The firm's offices are based in UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Seahawk Innovation offers a suite of services both for working alongside one of the firm's companies and in executing an acquisition deal. And these services are intended to help a company progress during its lifecycle. This includes advisory services such as business process engineering, executive coaching, exit planning, human resources, IT management, marketing, and sales coaching and training.
Seahawk Innovation offers buy and sell advisory services for companies considering buying another business or selling their own. This includes partnerships with investment banking professionals to help companies at every stage of a buy or sell process. Seahawk Innovation also offers analysis of a deal, including targeted searches, due diligence, deal structure, and sales coaching and training.
Seahawk Innovation offers services to help companies and businesses be easier to understand and lower their barriers to purchase from buyers. This includes Seahawk Innovation working to immerse themselves in the company to create a selling thesis. All of this is intended so that any transactions for the business working with Seahawk Innovation can happen quickly and provide the best return for the purchased company.
Seahawk Innovations offers the capabilities to raise capital for all stages of a business cycle and to work with a company and its management team to evaluate the need for debt or equity and the best places to source either.
Seahawk Innovation works to maintain access to databases in order to help Private Equity Groups and Individual Investors to find and complete transactions based on the requirements from these organizations and individuals.
The firm also aims to help companies understand and evaluate their businesses and provide those businesses with advice and directions to increase the value and improve the businesses exit marketability. This includes helping portfolio companies achieve a market position and valuation for a greater return on those exits.
Clients of Seahawk Innovation include Mimijumi, LifeGait, and SportGait. Partners to the firm includes Micron Wireless, while graduates of Seahawk include Tama Tea and Pawville. The firm has exited from Best Uniforms.
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Tobin Geatz and Brendan Collins with Seahawk Innovation and Brad Graham with BlueTone Media