High-growth Company Exceeds Growth & Liquidity Goals via Three Value-maximizing Transactions
Bridgepoint was selected by our high-growth technology consulting client as its exclusive financing arranger, investment bank and strategic advisor to pursue its growth and liquidity goals.
The relationship began with the Company’s debt recapitalization. The founding shareholders had all their personal net worth tied up in the business and desired to de-risk prior to entering the next phase of growth. Further, the Company was seeking a financial partner to provide additional growth capital to fund acquisitions, new offices and other capital expenditures.
Bridgepoint ran a professional and efficient capital raising process leveraging our deep debt capital markets expertise and funder connectivity. The Company was able to receive acquisition guidance from Bridgepoint in addition to acquisition financing from the financing partner. Further, the financing partner provided liquidity for shareholders without any equity dilution. Finally, a delayed draw term loan was committed by the funder to the Company for future liquidity or growth needs. Bridgepoint also secured a larger and more flexible line of credit with a global money center bank that will further allow the Company to scale quickly.
After the recapitalization and growth capital raise were completed, Bridgepoint advised the Company on a cross-border, buy-side M&A transaction in order to deploy the growth capital and establish a strong presence in the Latin American market.
From its position of growth, the Company received inbound acquisition interest from its largest direct competitor. Bridgepoint was the sole advisor on its merger, maximizing its valuation by completing a full synergy analysis and identifying software assets to be carved out, providing the Company’s owners a “second bite of the apple.”
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