The Deals

OVERVIEW OF SELECTED ENGAGEMENTS

  • Identified targets, negotiated and structured the sale of Chenille Kraft to Pacon Corporation
  • Advised, negotiated and structured the sale of Graphic Tool to Albion Investors and Isleworth Capital Partners, LLC
  • Initiated, advised and assisted the shareholders of Balda AG in the acquisition of HK Plastics Engineering, Inc.
  • MASI, Ltd. and its Oaklin alliance member, Veracap Corporate Finance represented APEX in the divestiture to Decisionpoint Systems, Inc.
  • Initiated, advised and assisted the shareholders of Balda AG in the acquisition of the C. Brewer Company.
  • Advised, negotiated and structured the sale of O2 Cool to Focus Investments, Inc., and Waveland Investments LLC.
  • Led the transaction team in advising Fujikura Kasei Co., Ltd. regarding negotiations, transaction structures, and due diligence matters instrumental for the acquisition of Sonneborn & Rieck.
  • Acted as the financial advisor to Fujikura Kasei Co., Ltd. in the acquisition of Red Spot Paint & Varnish, Inc.
  • Provided corporate finance, negotiation and structured the sale of Unitek Sealing Solutions to Jaeger Automobil-Technik.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of Imperial Laundry Systems, Inc. to Benford Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Advised and assisted Artistic Impressions with identification, negotiation, and structuring of the divestment to an undisclosed foreign buyer.
  • Advised ADA Business Enterprises with strategy, structuring and negotiation for significant industry alliance with Intelligent Dental Marketing.
  • Initiated and advised First Chicago Equity Capital on the acquisition and recapitalization of General Time, a manufacturer of timepieces whose brands include Westclock, Big Ben, and Seth Thomas.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of Montec Plastics an operating unit of the Thermotech Division of Menasha Corporation to North American Business Development.
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  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of Barclay Marine Distributor Corporation to Land 'N Sea.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of Metrocomm to Everest Broadband.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of Murfin (Columbus, OH) an operating unit of the Murfin Division of Menasha Corporation to Interface Data Systems, Inc.
  • Advised, structured and sourced for MVP Inc. a restructured term facility and expanded lines of credit with NationsCredit Commercial Corporation.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of Alaniz and Sons, Inc. to the management.
  • Advised Undisclosed Foreign Client on the negotiation and structuring of a technology transfer and development agreement with a development-stage technology company.
  • Advised, structured and sourced for Assist Development Network, Inc. the private placement of junior subordinated financing with Prairie Capital.
  • Advised, structured and sourced for Transaction Software Technologies, Inc. the private placement of junior subordinated financing with a strategic funding source.
  • Advised, structured, negotiated and managed the sale of Transaction Software Technologies, Inc. to Brokat AG.
  • Advised and sourced for WJG MariTel the private placement of equity.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of the S&L Metal Products subsidiary of M-C Industries, Inc. on behalf of First Chicago
  • Venture Capital and Golder, Thoma, & Cressey.
  • Advised, structured and sourced for Luedtke Engineering Company a restructured term facility and expanded lines of credit.
  • Advised, structured, and managed the sale of Argus Press, Inc. to Master Graphics.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the financing by Security Pacific Business Credit of the acquisition of Bruener Rental Furniture Co. by Brook Furniture
  • Initiated, advised, negotiated, and structured the transaction and the financing by Northern Trust Bank of Chicago Bullet Proof Equipment Co. by Sazama Acquisition Corporation.
  • Initiated and advised Charterhouse, PLC on the acquisition of Clearprint (high quality reprographic papers), PlanHold (files and storage for blueprints and related documents), and Chartpac (architectural related furniture and accessories).
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the sale of the Grant & Roth Plastics, Inc. subsidiary of Automatic Technologies, Inc. by Bace Plastics Group.
  • Advised, negotiated, structured, and managed the sale of shareholders' interest in The Continental Group, Inc., a residential and commercial, full service property management company, to First Service Corporation.
  • Initiated, advised, structured, and negotiated the MBO (management buyout) of Jernberg Forgings from U.S. Industries. This included the structuring and negotiation of junior subordinated debt provided by General Motors Corporation.
  • Evaluated financial and strategic alternatives; advised and assisted shareholders, management and legal counsel in the administration of bankruptcy, structured and negotiated Debtor-In-Possession and post-Chapter 11 financing, and assisted in the plan of restructuring for Deck Manufacturing.
  • Designed and assisted in the implementation of a recapitalization plan, sourced and negotiated the financial structure with Comerica Bank - Illinois on behalf of Automatic Technologies, Inc.
  • Initiated and assisted in the acquisition of Design Data, Inc. by Digital Biometrics, Inc.
  • Advised, negotiated, and managed the sale of West Tape and Label Co. to Menasha Corporation.
  • Advised on the proposed sale of Nevin Laboratories to an undisclosed strategic acquirer and provided other corporate growth advisory services.
  • Initiated, negotiated, and managed the merger of the law practice of Seki & Jarvis with Bell, Boyd, & Lloyd. Advised Sahara Coal Company on various acquisition opportunities.
  • Provided private placement and corporate finance services to Breeden Company, an outsourced organization management firm.
  • Advised the management and shareholders of Guardian Metal Sales, Inc. in the original acquisition, negotiation, and financing of the company as well as the later acquisition of Crowe in St. Louis.
  • Advised Charterhouse, PLC in conjunction with key senior managers on the acquisition of "center of the plate" seafood products manufacturers.
  • Negotiated, structured, and managed the private placement of debt on behalf of Impact Forgings.
  • Advised, structured, and managed the sale of USA Pharmaceutical, a route vending equipment manufacturer.
  • Advised, structured, sourced the financing, and negotiated the acquisition of W.H. Barber, a custom blender of motor oils, antifreeze, and related chemical products.
  • Advised, structured, and managed the sale of Polynesian Pools, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of spas and therapeutic tubs.
  • Provided a private placement of equity and debt in the acquisition of Briggs Corporation, a manufacturer of specialized printed forms for the healthcare industry.
  • Advised, structured, and managed the sale of General Elevator to U.S. Elevator.
  • Advised, structured, and privately placed the initial passive capital for CFA Technologies, Inc., a biometrics identification company.
  • Provided corporate finance and acquisition advisory services for Industrial Gasket Co.
  • Advised, structured, and managed the sale of Glynwed International PLC subsidiaries, Pandjiris and ASE. With the consent of Glynwed, identified, structured and negotiated the terms of the debt financing for a MBO transaction after management outbid all bidders.
  • Advised, structured, and managed the divestiture by Franklin Electric (NYSE) of the Franklin Electric Packaging and Weighing Division.
  • Provided enterprise valuation services for Godfrey Marine, a producer of recreational watercraft.
  • Provided enterprise valuation and corporate finance advisory services to Nelson Wire Company.
  • Initiated and advised in the acquisition of Direct Mail Corporation of America by Golder, Thoma, & Cressey.
  • Provided private placement of debt and equity for Flowers of the World, a high end producer of pressed flowers for greeting cards.
  • Provided private placement and corporate finance advisory services to Underwriters Salvage, an insurance-related intermediary firm serving automobile insurers.
  • Provided divestiture services to the shareholders of Kretchmeir Meats in the sale of the company.
  • Enterprise valuation services for privately-held B. Walters & Co., a producer of dimensional lumber components.
  • Management of recapitalization and private placement of debt for Automatic Technologies, Inc., a plastic injection molder.
  • Provided acquisition advisory services in a series of transactions to Dot Corporation, a commercial printer.
  • Provided acquisition advisory services to Morgan Foods, a private label and contract food processor.
  • Represented and advised Bramah Ltd. (U.S.) in its investment in Tonka Corporation.
  • Provided acquisition advisory services to Thornton Candies PLC in launching of U.S. candy production and retailing.
  • Provided acquisition advisory services in the proposed acquisition of the Wheelhorse Division of American Motors Corporation.
  • Acted as the primary financial advisor to C.A. Roberts in its sale of Flour Corporation.
  • Provided divestiture advisory services to Coe Laboratories, a maker of dental-related equipment, in the sale to Imperial Chemical.
  • Provided divestiture advisory services to Keller Steel Corporation in its sale of a die casting division.
  • Advised the management, sourced the funding, and structured the MBO of Pilgrim Farms, a pickle and relish manufacturer, from American Bakeries Company.
  • Advised, sourced financing, and structured the acquisition of Samuel Bingham Company by its management.
  • Acted as the acquisition advisor to Federal Package Ltd. management in the MBO from Lydall. Have continued to advise on a variety of corporate finance initiatives.
  • Provided various corporate finance services to K.A. Steel Chemicals, Inc.
  • Provided acquisition advisory services to the management of Sterling Faucet Co. on the MBO of the company. These services included sourcing and negotiating with a key equity partner as well as various governmental agencies and other interested parties.
  • Initiated, negotiated, and advised the shareholders of Brighton Place, Inc. with respect to the proposed purchase of the Danville Foundry of the General Motors Powertrain Group.
  • Advised the shareholders of Niakwa, Inc. regarding various corporate finance and related initiatives as well as review of numerous acquisition opportunities.
  • Provided corporate finance and consulting services to the Gas Research Institute.
  • Provided acquisition advisory, corporate finance and related services to Ballco Manufacturing.
  • Enterprise valuation and advisory services to Harbor Metal Treating, Inc.
  • Enterprise valuation and other advisory services for Republic Packaging Corporation. Advised, structured, and negotiated the sale of the shareholders' interests in Glenn Beall Engineering, a plastic prototype molder, to Sala Capital.
  • Advised and sourced the initial capital by a private placement of equity for ReaLogic, Inc., a computer and software consulting firm.
  • Advised, structured and managed the sale of VFP Fire Systems, a sprinkling system contractor, to Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co.
  • Advised, managed, and sourced funding for the recapitalization of Brook Furniture Rental.
  • Advised, managed, and sourced the funding for the recapitalization of Controls / inc. and Summit Circuits, Inc., a related company.
  • Enterprise valuation and corporate finance services for Form Service, Inc., a short-run business forms printer.
  • Enterprise valuation and corporate finance due diligence and structure services on behalf on an Undisclosed Foreign Investor regarding technology investments in the U.S.
  • Initiated, advised, and assisted Design Data, Inc. in a private placement of growth equity funding.
  • Advised, negotiated, and structured the acquisition of Fiedler Tool & Mold, Inc. and privately-placed equity to supplement the equity base of Platinum Tool & Design.
  • Advised and assisted the shareholder of Benrock, Inc., with analysis, structuring & negotiation of sale to Brunswick's Land 'N' Sea Subsidiary.