Provided merchant banking services to small and middle market companies
including private equity investments.
Led the simultaneous purchase of
three oilfield service companies, originating the opportunity, structuring
preferred stock investment, and providing investment banking services. Also led
the subsequent acquisition of two additional companies within one year of the
Provided identification and due diligence analysis and
advisory services for a Notre Capital-sponsored simultaneous acquisition of
seven companies and thirteen add-on acquisitions involved in the fiber optics
Led fundraising to finance research and
development activities for an early stage investment to develop and exploit a
new platform technology of converting natural gas into liquid fuels and higher
alcohol's in a highly efficient patented process. Served as Chairman and
President and on the Board of Directors. Identified and attracted strategic
partner, negotiated and closed a Short Term Research (STR) agreement with Shell
Ventures, achieving targeted objectives and moving into subsequent STR
agreements with Shell while negotiating similar arrangements with ExxonMobil.
Conceived and implemented financing and growth and expansion strategy of DuPure
International, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of water
treatment/purification products and fertigation products. Served in executive
management roles including CEO and CFO and on the Board of Directors.
Provided due diligence and financial analysis in connection with investment and
expansion of PerfectStop, Inc., a comprehensive transaction processing/product
and services procurement software platform for the General Aviation industry.
Served as the Executive Chairman, and led sales and marketing activities.
Responsibilities included managing the affairs of the Board of Directors and
general oversight regarding strategic alliances and new business opportunities.
Instrumental in the launching of product and securing Multi Service/US Bank as a
minority investor and strategic partner.
Organized and led the
fundraising for management team pursuing acquisitions of companies in the
business of petroleum products distribution.
Represented a senior lending
group for a regional supermarket chain and performed an in-depth review of the
company's operations and assisted the lenders in negotiations with the company
and bondholders on a complex wind-down recovery.
Represented a mid-cap
company in its restructuring and assisted with development of its business
restructuring plan and its negotiation of a new credit facility supported by the
Provided restructuring advice to a public company completing its
out-of-court refinancing and execution of its turnaround plan, including
securing of additional liquidity to finance recovery.
Represented a large-cap firm in its out-of-court restructuring, including
development of a turnaround plan calling for the sale of divisions and focus of
operations on its core business unit.
Assisted a senior lending group for a $1.5 billion company with its
out-of-court restructuring, and continued throughout the Chapter 11 process to
perform due diligence, assessment of turnaround strategies, recapitalization
planning, and ongoing monitoring.
Provided due diligence involving review of asset classes, evaluation of
residual interests from securitization activity, and restructuring planning
resulting in pay down of senior lenders over 15 months for an agent bank's $600
million senior revolving credit facility.
Led restructuring of a public company in an out-of-court restructuring and
refinancing enabling it to develop and begin execution of a turnaround plan and
obtain additional liquidity.
Negotiated a bankruptcy restructuring, secured incremental financing, and
implemented cost reduction initiatives generating millions in savings allowing
an audio company to emerge from bankruptcy with a right sized cost structure,
reduced leverage, and flexibility to pursue new growth opportunities.
Provided financial management services for a publicly-held software company
included day-to-day operations and restructuring resulting in a merger with a
leading software group.
Conducted a valuation analysis on behalf of the acquisition company with
respect to the valuation of tangible and intangible assets included in the
acquisition of a gas company. This analysis included all the gas distribution
and related assets and certain intangibles including customer list, gas purchase
contracts and trained work force.
Assisted seller with the valuation of the tangible and intangible assets
included in the transaction with an Oklahoma energy company. The transaction
included the asset sale of the company, and the stock sale of several related
entities. Included in the tangible assets of were over 12,000 miles of main and
service lines and related assets.
Assisted in the acquisition due diligence efforts for a 200-plus
international hotel portfolio. Worked for several months in conjunction with the
client's operational, accounting, and acquisition personnel to gauge each
property's market potential. Several properties were candidates for re-flagging,
so we compared increases in ADR, occupancy and operating efficiencies to
expenditures (hard and soft) necessary to reposition many of the properties. We
interfaced with the legal team in interpreting ground leases, management
agreements, franchise agreements and other documents. We also modeled the
results of engineers and architects into our cash flow models. We extensively
studied U.S. economic conditions and developed a base-case, pessimistic, and
optimistic economic condition scenarios. Our work allowed the client to roll-up
all properties' forecasted operating results and determine a purchase price that
would meet their investment objectives. This highly complex engagement involved
extensive client interaction and teaming in order to best match skills with
Engaged by an orthodontics practice to perform financial modeling related to
certain pending M&A transactions. This modeling included forecasts of
profitability and required reserves.
Engaged to express opinion of the fair market value of the Personal Goodwill
of certain executives in connection with a home healthcare entity's
acquisitions. Analyses used for tax reporting purposes and performed as of the
date of each respective acquisition.
Retained to provide professional valuation services relating to the
contribution of crude oil pipeline gathering and transmission system assets
located in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and crude storage facilities
located in Oklahoma and Texas for contribution into a Master Limited