December 19, 2017 – Given that my firm TrueNorth Capital Partners (“TrueNorth”) serves the investment banking needs of middle-market companies in a broad range of industries, it’s notable that two of our recent transactions involve companies in the relatively small machining-services industry. Based on this recent, concentrated activity with machining companies, and continued interest by clients in this space, we believe that M&A activity for the broader metals fabrication industry will continue to match, if not exceed, national M&A market activity.
TrueNorth Speaks on Connecticut Bar Association CLE Panel – Sales of Distressed Companies in and out of Bankruptcy
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, CBA Law Center, 30 Bank Street, New Britain, CT 06051
About the Program:
Participants learned how to advise clients who wish to buy or sell distressed businesses outside of bankruptcy as well as within a bankruptcy proceeding. Experienced practitioners and an investment banker provided practical tips to assist counsel in choosing options and devising strategies that mitigate risk and get the deal closed.
Stamford, CT, September 2017: TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, TNCP, LLC (“TrueNorth”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (“NHBB”), its parent NMB (USA) Inc. and its ultimate parent MinebeaMitsumi Inc. (“MinebeaMitsumi”) in acquiring 100% of the stock of C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. (“C&A”).
Stamford, Connecticut, August 2017 – TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, TNCP, LLC (“TrueNorth”) assisted Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) in acquiring 100% of the assets of Accountable Healthcare Staffing, Inc. (“Accountable”) www.ahcstaff.com).
As an investment banker (“IB”), I have been representing companies in the purchase and sale of distressed businesses in the middle market for more than twenty-five years. I need to ask the reader to (1) provide me a bit of latitude on use of legal terms and concepts (I am not an attorney), and (2) presume I am addressing predominantly, privately-owned businesses in the bottom half of the middle market (capital structures typically no more complex than equity, senior secured and junior capital).
TrueNorth Capital Partners Advises Okubo Gear Co., Ltd. in the Sale of its US-Based Subsidiary Avon Gear Company
Stamford, CT, May 2017 – TrueNorth Capital Partners, LLC (“TrueNorth”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Okubo Gear Co., Ltd. (“Okubo”), based in Kanagawa, Japan, in the sale of its subsidiary, Avon Gear Company (“Avon” or the “Company”), located in Shelby Township, Michigan.
Minneapolis, MN, May 2017 – In many respects, the M&A market continues to be strong and enjoys good prospects. Valuation multiples remain high. The stock market is near record highs and interest rates remain low. The demand for acquisitions, fueled by the ample and growing cash and financial resources of corporate and financial buyers, is strong. In our nation’s slowly growing economy, corporations and portfolio companies of private equity groups are almost desperate to accelerate revenue growth via acquisitions.
TrueNorth Capital Partners Advises Integrity Graphics, Inc. in the Sale of Certain Assets to Colonial Printing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CT Color Holdings, Inc.
Stamford, CT, March 2017 – TrueNorth Capital Partners, LLC (“TrueNorth”) acted as financial advisor to Integrity Graphics, Inc. (“Integrity”), in its sale of certain assets to Colonial Printing, Inc. (“Colonial”). Integrity is a high quality, full service, provider of graphics design and marketing communication services, established more than 25 years, with capabilities in digital printing, offset printing, direct mail, variable data, finishing and binding. Integrity has a reputation for providing the highest quality communications marketing materials, including brochures, catalogs, direct mailers, banners, folders, flyers, postcards, letterhead, business cards, note pads, calendars, invitations and packaging materials.
Stamford, CT, February 2017 –TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC (“TrueNorth”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, TNCP, LLC, acted as exclusive financial advisor and placement agent to Macton Corporation in connection with the consolidation of its junior debt and procurement of additional growth capital.