Raising Capital is Difficult

Preparation is the Key
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About Bridgewater

We are an In-House Investment Banking, & Capital Markets Advisory Group.

Preparation | Partnership | Capital Access

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Southern California, Bridgewater Capital Corporation and its’ team have established themselves as key innovators in preparing and exposing growth companies both public and private to the capital markets. Our clients benefit from the Bridgewater teams collective skill sets coupled with proven real-world experience.

We offer today’s high growth companies innovative yet practical advice and insight into the capital market landscape. Preparation is the key to success and our team enables management teams, entrepreneurs and C-level executives to be successful with their initiatives.

Bridgewater’s team has represented more than 125 companies with a total transactional value of greater than $1.0 billion.

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A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Do what you do best - Hire the rest.
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Our Service

We take the entire capital raise process off of management’s plate, essentially bringing an investment banker in-house. This path is a more holistic, time efficient & cost effective approach than that of directly approaching investment banks.

Capital Markets Advisory

Creation. Vetted diligence packages, investor marketing materials, & pitch prep, leading to a focused business model.

Corporate Development

Building. Value through revenue creation opportunities, M&A strategies coupled with business development.

Network Exposure

Access. Introductions & pre-marketing exposure to over 50 collective years of high value capital markets contacts.

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Expertise

Where we specialize. Learn about how we cater to specific industries.

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Some Fun Facts

After thousands of deals reviewed, countless hours of conference calls and more handshakes than we can count we have tallied some of our favorite stats.

18541

Cups of Coffee Consumed 

7341

Business Plans Read 

125

Sucessful Engagements 

14422

Business Cards Received 

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Our Team

Our team has represented more than 125 unique companies with a total transactional value of greater than $1.0 billion.

Learn more about our principals.

Andre Peschong

Andre Peschong

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Jack Thomsen, CPA

Jack Thomsen, CPA

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Zoltan Bernat View Details
Andre Peschong

Andre Peschong

Partner

One of the key perspectives that I provide is being able to assess client company’s weaknesses when it comes to raising capital. Having experience on all sides of a transaction enables me to have a clear understanding of the process. Having managed 3 different equity related funds over the last 15 years gives me insight to what risks are being looked at by institutional capital. My primary background has always been on the capital structuring and traditional investment banking side of the business. This allows me to properly guide client companies through the process of raising capital from diligence, structuring, packaging and finally negotiating a deal. The last piece of the puzzle is understanding the internal challenges with management having been the CEO, board member and business development officer of a number of companies.

– 20 years of experience in the capital markets, having structured, negotiated and closed over $300+ million in equity capital into companies.
– Advised and worked with many earlier stage public and private companies providing traditional investment banking advisory work as well as, M&A, capital structuring, joint ventures, private placements, business development and strategic focusing at the board level
– Worked across diverse industry segments but currently focus in technology (specifically mobile tech), life sciences, consumer products and clean technology
– Experience in writing and developing business and operating plans for client companies.
– A robust experience with taking US companies to Europe and exposing them to long term capital groups both for traditional exposure and for capital raise assignments
– Member of Southern California Angel group
– Authored and quoted in many articles on Angel investing and the economic landscape for Forbes, Businessweek, New York Times, Blogging stocks, Seeking Alpha, etc.

Jack Thomsen, CPA

Jack Thomsen, CPA

Partner

Mr. Thomsen is the CFO of Bridgewater Capital Corporation where he oversees day to day operations. He has also been the CFO of a number of companies, both public and private, with an emphasis on financial re-structuring, turn-around management and financial statement analysis. Mr. Thomsen has a deep understanding of what it takes to build functional and practical business models. During Mr. Thomsen’s tenure as a co-founding partner and CFO of Bridgewater Capital he was involved with the co-management of three different special situations hedge fund strategies. Prior to co-founding Bridgewater, Mr. Thomsen was the Chief Financial Officer and investment banker with Bentley, Richards and Associates. From 1983 to 1992, Mr. Thomsen was a licensed CPA for local, national and international accounting firms such as Arthur Young and Company and McGladrey & Pullen. Mr. Thomsen has a degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

Zoltan Bernat

-Experience in business and corporate development efforts
-Developed deep ties in the private equity and venture capital community, as well as private investors on a global scale
-Experience with competitive analysis, market research and strategic planning
-Experience raising growth capital and setting up financing structures for emerging companies through both the private sector and equities markets

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Our Advisors

Meet our world-class Advisory Team.

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