Boxycharm participated in a majority recap and received growth capital from KarpReilly

  • Background: Headquartered in Miami, FL, BOXYCHARM is the premier monthly beauty box subscription service, delivering 4-5 full-size and luxury travel-size products of well-known, popular, chic, and up-and-coming cosmetic brands. BOXYCHARM’s unique value proposition is their ability to provide a combination of the newest and highest quality brands and products in full-size offerings, while most competitors offer sample-size products.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive capital raise process, identifying and contacting over 100 strategic and financial parties
    • Structured a minority recap and growth capital raise with a built-in option for a majority recap
  • Challenges:
    • Earn-out structure to increase valuation of capital infusion contingent on success-based performance benchmarks
    • Minority shareholder buyout
    • No prior relationship with investor
  • Outcome: In February 2016, KarpReilly Investments, LLC invested in BOXYCHARM. Subsequently, in October 2016, KarpReilly exercised their majority recap option. KarpReilly is a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT.

The LANG Companies has been acquired by IG Design Group

  • Background: Headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin, The LANG Companies, Inc. is a leading supplier of specialty consumer and gift products, offering some of the most well-known brands in the industry. Lang delivers innovative and exclusive products while holding licensing rights for several professional sports league, college, and other brands.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as exclusive financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive sales process, identifying and contacting over 150 strategic and financial parties
    • Provided assistance throughout all phases of the sales process, due diligence, and auction through closing
  • Challenges:
    • Undertaking the sale of a specialized niche business within the declining calendar segment of the consumer products industry
    • Navigated the sale process after the Company underwent several strategic changes due to successful and failed initiatives
    • Maximized value and provided an exit for private equity investors and shareholders, while identifying a strategic partner looking to continue the legacy of the Company
  • Outcome: In July 2016, The LANG Companies, Inc. was sold to IG Design Group plc, a UK based designer and manufacturer of gift packaging and greetings, social expression giftware, stationery and creative play products.

Avenger Flight Group received growth capital from Patriot Capital and Seacoast Capital

  • Background:   Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Avenger Flight Group, LLC provides commercial aviation simulation and training to domestic and international airlines using state of the art simulators located in Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Mexico City and Dallas.  Avenger also provides classroom training for trainers and pilots.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as the exclusive financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive growth capital raise process, identifying and contacting over 50 strategic and financial parties
  • Challenges:
    • Complex existing capital structure
    • Capital intensive business
  • Outcome: In May 2016, Patriot Capital and Seacoast Capital invested in Avenger Flight Group.  Patriot Capital is a private investment firm based in Baltimore, MD.  Seacoast Capital is a private investment fund based in Boston, MA.

Boxycharm participated in a minority recap and received growth capital from KarpReilly

  • Background: Headquartered in Miami, FL, BOXYCHARM is the premier monthly beauty box subscription service, delivering 4-5 full-size and luxury travel-size products of well-known, popular, chic, and up-and-coming cosmetic brands. BOXYCHARM’s unique value proposition is their ability to provide a combination of the newest and highest quality brands and products in full-size offerings, while most competitors offer sample-size products.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive capital raise process, identifying and contacting over 100 strategic and financial parties
    • Structured a minority recap and growth capital raise with a built-in option for a majority recap
  • Challenges:
    • Earn-out structure to increase valuation of capital infusion contingent on success-based performance benchmarks
    • Minority shareholder buyout
    • No prior relationship with investor
  • Outcome: In February 2016, KarpReilly Investments, LLC invested in BOXYCHARM. KarpReilly is a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT.

IOS Health Systems has been acquired by Intermedix Corp.

  • Background: Headquartered in Miami, FL, IOS Health Systems is a leading innovator of cloud-based medical practice software platforms marketed under the Medios® brand. All of IOS’ products are provided as a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) offering and are fully integrated to address every aspect of the physician practice including clinical, financial, and patient engagement, by providing innovative solutions that enhance the way these organizations create, interact, and access health information technology.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as exclusive financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive sales process, identifying and contacting over 100 strategic and financial parties
    • Provided assistance throughout all phases of the sales process, due diligence, and auction through closing
  • Challenges:
    • Successfully monetizing intellectual property and technology in the sales price
    • Navigation through three different technology audits in addition to the financial and operational due diligence
  • Outcome: In November 2014, IOS Health Systems, Inc. was sold to Intermedix Corp., a Fort Lauderdale, FL based healthcare services and solutions company, owned by Thomas H. Lee Partners.

DynaVox Sold assets to Tobii Technology

  • Background: DynaVox, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has become the industry standard in augmentative and assistive communication technology. DynaVox develops and markets software, devices, and content to assist people in overcoming their speech, language, or learning challenges.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive sales process, identifying and contacting over 90 strategic and financial parties
    • Provided assistance throughout all phases of the sales process, due diligence, and auction
  • Challenges:
    • Expedited sales timeline with only three weeks to identify and bring parties to auction
    • Less-than-cooperative secured lender
  • Outcome: In May 2014, DynaVox, Inc. was sold to Tobii Technology AB, a Swedish-based technology company with offices worldwide.

IPR received senior debt financing from Elm Park Capital Management

  • Background:  IPR, with headquarters outside Philadelphia, is a recognized industry leader offering private cloud and infrastructure as service solutions, cloud-based data protection and management services, and a complete range of managed solutions.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
    • Evaluated financing alternatives and provided assistance throughout the due diligence and closing process
  • Challenges:
    • Assisting the new management team in determining the optimal amount of capital needed to implement its growth initiatives
    • Managing the diligence process of a technology company having legacy assets and a diversified product offering and pipeline
  • Outcome: In February 2014, IPR International received senior debt financing from Elm Park Capital Management, a private credit-focused investment firm.

InteliCoat Has been acquired by Exopack Holding Corp.

  • Background:  Headquartered in South Hadley, Massachusetts, InteliCoat develops and markets high-performance imaging products, custom coatings, and laminates, offering digital imaging substrates; fine art and photo media products; digital fine art media products; ink jet media products for the reprographics market; and ink jet proofing media products.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive sales process, identifying and contacting over 50 strategic and financial parties
  • Challenges:
    • Deteriorating economics and declining industry dynamics
    • Changing business model created legacy liabilities with respect to prior manufacturing facilities and lease obligations
  • Outcome: In August 2013, InteliCoat Technologies Digital Imaging Holdco, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., was sold to Exopack Holding Corp., an industry leader in precision-coated papers, films, and specialty substrates, based in Spartanburg, SC.

Gilman Ciocia merged with National Holdings Corporation

  • Background:  Headquartered in Poughkeepsie, New York, Gilman Ciocia provides financial planning, accounting, income tax preparation, and asset management services in the U.S. Specifically, the Company provides financial planning services to individual investors, tax preparation services to individuals in the middle and upper income tax brackets and accounting services to small and midsize companies.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
    • Ran a competitive sales process, identifying and contacting over 70 strategic and financial parties
    • Issued a Fairness Opinion in connection with the transaction

Challenges:

    • Positioned a unique public company with formally combined financial planning and tax preparation services on the same premises
    • Maximized value and provided an exit for private equity investors and shareholders, while maintaining stability amongst financial planners and tax professionals
  • Outcome: In October 2013, Gilman Ciocia, Inc. merged with National Holdings Corporation, a financial services organization based in New York, NY.

Onion Crunch received equity financing from strategic investors

 

  • Background: Headquartered in New York, NY, Onion Crunch is an all-natural and Kosher crispy, crunchy, fried onion topping in the United States. Onion Crunch is a consumer product goods company specializing in building a brand in the foods industry.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
    • Identified and introduced strategic investors
  • Challenges:
    • Introduction of international product into U.S. market under a new brand
    • Novelty food products in a highly-focused segment
  • Outcome: In January 2013, Onion Crunch received equity financing from strategic investors.