Since inception, JCF (and its predecessor names JCF Capital Advisors and JCF Consulting) has enjoyed hundreds of advisory engagements with many world class clients that represent diverse opportunities in startup and emerging new ventures as well as established companies - contributing in a variety of roles such as Founder and CEO, CFO, Capital Markets Advisor, and Business Development Director.
Below are sample representation of past JCF client engagements and industries of expertise:
Technology, or Technology Related
Real Estate Acquisitions & Development
Medical Device, Life Science, Biotech, Pharmaceutical
Energy Cleantech, Renewable, Oil & Gas
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction, and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide.
JCF has provided buy-side mergers and acquisition advisory services to Cisco on the following publicly-disclosed transactions:
BroadWare Technologies, Inc.
Greenfield Networks, Inc.
Arroyo Video Solutions, Inc.
Meetinghouse Data Communications, Inc.
In addition supported nine other non-disclosed transactions where JCF provided post-acquisition advisory services to Cisco supporting over 25 prior mergers, acquisitions, and investments.
AIS Consumer Debt Funds
Applied Income Sciences, LLC ("AIS") operated as a Hybrid Hedge-Fund Investment Manager engaged in the activity of managing investment funds and limited partnerships having raised over $150M of capital. By focusing on US consumer debt, AIS has developed cash flow streams for its investors from illiquid portfolios of past due and current accounts receivable. AIS Services, LLC ("AISS") operated as the Master Servicer to the AIS investment fund that AIS managed. AISS operated as both a debt buyer and a nationally licensed collection agency that operated as an independent collection shop for issuers of credit card and other debt buyers.
JCF represented AIS and was instrumental as a CFO and Capital Markets Advisor with operations in wind-down mode. Hands-on operations and Fund management as well as raising capital from investors that included high net worth, family offices, ABL funds, and private investment groups.
Precise Real Estate Solutions, Inc
Precise Real Estate Solutions, Inc. (PRES) offers the first collaborative, cloud-based, loan life cycle management platform for the lucrative real estate lending industry. Precise™'s unique, patent-pending, technology delivers a secured document management and workflow Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, which substantially reduces the time to fund while reducing errors and non-compliance issues prevalent within the loan process, saving lenders, processors, and borrower's time, effort, and resources.
As a loan life cycle management platform, Precise™ was first to market and gained significant traction since inception in September 2013, by signing contracts with some of the largest institutional lenders in the real estate investor and commercial space.
JCF represented PRES in funding its Series A $3.0M equity round from institutional investors JCF successfully bridged from its network of venture capital investors.
Rennova Health, Inc.
Rennova Health, Inc. (RNVAW) is a vertically integrated health care and services provider that owns and operates three rural hospitals and physician's office in Tennessee and a rural clinic in Kentucky. Rennova also provides industry-leading diagnostics and supportive software solutions to healthcare providers.
Rennova Health offers healthcare providers a single source for invaluable solitons through an ever-expanding group of strategic brands that work in unison to provide remarkable products, services and resources. Their goal is to create empowering, efficient, and innovative solutions by putting the needs of healthcare providers and their patients at the center of everything they do.
JCF represented Rennova in successfully raising a $5.0M debt re-financing round of capital from JCF institutional investors and advised to raise an additional $7.5M.
Corporate Stay Fund 1, LLC (Elf Homes, Inc.)
ELF Homes, Inc. ("ELF") established a $15M private equity offering to acquire properties primarily throughout the Bay Area with a focus in Silicon Valley - to manage and rent properties to corporate clients, then recapitalize within 5-7 years for liquidity with options to sell market rate, upsell to a REIT, or refinance.
ELF is a highly respected and experienced operator of Corporate Stay rental properties throughout Silicon Valley. and manages the rental of properties acquired, subject to the oversight of the manager and investment committee. Corporate clients include Google, Apple, Motorola, Microsoft, Space Systems Loral, including law firms relocating executives.
JCF represented the private equity raise and also a related hotel acquisition in Louisiana to which JCF successfully arranged a hard money acquisition bridge loan in a short closing period of less than two weeks. Bridge loan provided by JCF allowed Elf Homes to acquire the property,
Stage One Venture Capital Fund II, LP
Stage One Ventures is a leading Israeli Venture Capital firm with Israel-only focus investing in seed and early-stage companies in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sectors, including mobile and cyber-security technologies with proprietary deal flow.
Since 2002, Stage One has been among Israel's most active early stage venture funds having been ranked among the top quartile funds in the world for all vintages since 2000, with even better results comparing to the Israeli VC market.
JCF represented Stage One Venture Capital Fund II raising capital from JCF institutional investors that included securing a $5M minimum commitment from a Tier 1 insurance company with interest to increased to $20M over a 12 month period.