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Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ section covers many of the answers to your difficult questions either about starting a business or questions you may have about your existing business.

What is Renaissance Partners, LLC?
Renaissance Partners is an investment-banking and business advisory firm that serves emerging and middle market companies. Renaissance Partners' professionals arrange financing for recapitalizations, roll-up strategies, export finance, expansions and MBOs. In addition, we arrange venture capital investments for early stage companies and facilitate the commercialization of leading-edge technologies and bench science.

What services does Renaissance Partners offer?
Renaissance Partners is a distinctive blend of talents, including investment bankers, restructuring professionals, environmental consultants, technology experts, and financial advisors.

We provide access to capital, management buyout facilitation, financial planning and cash-flow analysis, buy-side and sell-side acquisition facilitation, and merger integration services. For emerging companies, we accelerate the rate at which your organization can commercialize its ideas, innovations, and technologies.

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What is the cost for Renaissance Partners' services?
Renaissance Partners offers its clients customized fee arrangements. Fees for our services may be success-based, flat-fee, or per hour, depending on the type of service rendered. All fee arrangements are discussed prior to signing an engagement letter with our firm. For more information on our billing practices, please contact James Bauerle, Director of Business Services, at

Where is Renaissance Partners, LLC located?
Renaissance Partners is headquartered on the 3rd floor of the Three Gateway Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

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How can Renaissance Partners help an established business?
For more than two decades as a Pittsburgh-based investment banking firm, Renaissance Partners has cultivated a set of business growth skills and financial resources by serving emerging companies in the industrial applications, heavy manufacturing, and steel industry sectors. Our business expertise transcends "heavy industry" boundaries. For established businesses across all industries, our firm is known for management buy-outs, securing financing for recapitalizations, roll-up strategies, export finance and expansions. For more information, view the services that we provide.

How can I get in contact with a Renaissance Partners' professional?
Renaissance Partners is comprised of a unique cadre of professionals, including investment bankers, restructuring professionals, environmental consultants and technology experts. All contact information for our professionals is listed on our website. To learn more about the individuals on our team.

Do you evaluate business plans for start-up companies?
Yes, we review both executive summaries and business plans for prospective clients. Initial review of a prospect requires submission of an executive summary, which should include the following information: Capital requirements; Business strategy; Description of products and/or services; Market description; Historical and projected financial statements; and Senior management experience. A Renaissance Partners' capital markets professional will review your business plan according to four major criteria: viability of business model; competitive advantage; strong management team; and well-defined exit strategy. If appropriate, and following initial due diligence, Renaissance Partners will indicate interest in proceeding with a more in depth review of your company's business plan via email within 10 days of receipt of your executive summary.

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