Speaking the bank’s language.
One of three equal shareholders of a infrastructure services company approached FirePower seeking to buy out the other two shareholders.
The shareholders were in disagreement about the company's growth strategy, with the operating shareholder wanting to reinvest in the company’s growth, and the other two exclusively interested in their share of dividends.
FirePower worked in confidence with the operating shareholder, putting in place the capital required to a) buy out the shares of the other two shareholders, and b) ensure financing for the company’s growth. Confidentiality was critical throughout this transaction. FirePower put the facilities in place through a discreet process and was able to navigate the funding process without the other two shareholders' knowledge.
As soon as the credit facilities were in place, the operating shareholder was able to exercise the “shotgun clause”, which gave the other two partners 30 days to reverse the deal.
Unable to secure financing before the term expired, they were bought out. The infrastructure services business is now growing at a much quicker pace, with strong leadership and a clear vision.
FirePower was engaged to prepare PrintFleet for an exit to strategics, and guide the company through to closing. Four weeks before closing, the buyer with whom PrintFleet signed an LOI following a competitive auction, a Japanese Fortune 500 company, terminated the deal because of an internal reorganization. Far from giving up, FirePower re-ignited conversations with a Texas-based strategic who had done well in the auction, and closed without any major challenges at an attractive price, terms and conditions.
Applied Comfort is a designer and manufacturer of non-standard HVAC systems for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. FirePower guided the company in its search for a strategic partner, concluding a transaction with a UK-based strategic, with a complementary product portfolio and distribution capabilities.