Buttonwood offers two levels of Sponsor Review.

Level 1 Sponsor Review:

  • Company background, ownership, affiliate structure
  • Management background checks and legal review
  • Entity analysis including legal review
  • Overview of sponsor’s targeted investments and investment methodologies
  • Financial statements for the sponsor and capitalized affiliated entities
  • Company insurance policies
  • Prior performance with syndicated offerings and outside of offerings
  • Target market overview
  • Phone interviews with certain members of management

Level 2 Sponsor Review:

  • Company background, ownership, affiliate structure
  • Management background checks and legal review
  • Entity analysis including legal review
  • Overview of sponsor’s targeted investments and investment methodologies
  • Financial statements for the sponsor and capitalized affiliated entities 
  • Company insurance policies
  • Prior performance with syndicated offerings and outside of offerings
  • Target market overview
  • Company formation documents for the sponsor and affiliates
  • Company governance documents such as operating agreements
  • Succession and business continuity plans
  • Internal controls including accounting policies, cash management and handling, IT security, etc.
  • Selling group relationships including managing BD arrangements (if present)
  • Visit to sponsor headquarters including on-site interviews with management (when applicable)

Please note: Broker dealers, investment advisors and other investment professionals may have different requirements regarding what level of Buttonwood Sponsor Review they require.