Wolper Subscription Services has been acquired by LM Information Delivery

 

  • Background: Headquartered in Easton, PA, Wolper is a full-service information management resource, providing customized solutions for subscription management and related resources including print and electronic, foreign and domestic magazine and journal subscriptions, as well as books and e-books, databases, site licenses, and state-of-the-art information management tools.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
  • Challenges:
    • Family business needing larger platform to continue to compete with growing U.S. competitors
    • Significant cultural differences with purchaser created many deal obstacles
  • Outcome: In December 2012, Wolper Subscription Services, Inc. was sold to LM Information Delivery, a competitor of the Company, with headquarters in Finland.

Dever has been acquired by Von Allmen Capital Partners

 

  • Background: Headquartered in Easton, PA, Wolper is a full-service information management resource, providing customized solutions for subscription management and related resources including print and electronic, foreign and domestic magazine and journal subscriptions, as well as books and e-books, databases, site licenses, and state-of-the-art information management tools.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to the Company
  • Challenges:
    • Family business needing larger platform to continue to compete with growing U.S. competitors
    • Significant cultural differences with purchaser created many deal obstacles
  • Outcome: In December 2012, Wolper Subscription Services, Inc. was sold to LM Information Delivery, a competitor of the Company, with headquarters in Finland.

Avanti has been acquired by the Avanti Management Team and Gen Cap America

  • Background:  Headquartered in Miami, FL, Avanti is an innovative leader in the consumer appliances industry, targeting the niche compact home appliances sector and offering consumers a complete line of products, including microwaves, gas and electric ranges, dishwashers, portable laundry machines, water dispensers, upright and chest freezers, and compact and mini-kitchens.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to The Mackle Company, Inc. (owner of Avanti Products)
    • Ran a competitive sales process, identifying and contacting over 80 financial parties
  • Challenges:
    • Achieve significant price for family owner, while transitioning Avanti management team to minority ownership with private equity partners
    • Low growth business in a competitive space
  • Outcome: In November 2012, Avanti was sold to the Avanti Management Team and Gen Cap America, Inc., a private equity firm based in Nashville, TN.

S&H Solutions has been acquired by ProLogic Redemption Solutions

 

  • Background: Headquartered in Delray Beach, FL, S&H Solutions provides  a software loyalty platform that  enables retailers to create, manage, and enhance customer loyalty programs anddeliver real-time, personalized marketing and shopper insights. The Company is a descendant of S&H Green stamps, widely known as the original loyalty marketing program that distributed billions of stamps that consumers collected and redeemed for merchandise.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Was mandated to sell S&H on behalf of the parent Company
    • Ran a competitive sales process, identifying and contacting over 100 strategic and financial parties
  • Challenges:
    • Potential contingent liabilities
    • Changing business model towards SaaS based revenue
    • S&H business relationship with parent’s other businesses
    • Non-core operation of parent, operating within a rapidly changing technology environment
  • Outcome: In April 2012, S&H Solutions was sold to ProLogic Redemption Solutions, a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners and one of the industry’s largest clearinghouses for manufacturer coupons.

Restructuring: Electrolytic Technologies Corporation

  • Served as financial advisor to the company and facilitated the deleveraging of its balance sheet via both a capital infusion and a debt-for-equity exchange offer with existing debt holders.
  • Manufacturer of equipment involved in the production of chlorine gas and bleach.

Restructuring and 363 Sale for Gulfstream International Airlines

  • Assisted company and secured creditors in the 363 sale process, resulting in the successful sale to Chicago-based hedge fund Victory Park Capital.  Served as financial advisor to secured creditors (multiple parties), and assisted company in proceedings and sale.
  • Commercial airline servicing daily routes among destinations in Florida, the Bahamas, the Midwest, and other locations.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Sell Side for Quipp

  • Served as financial advisor to the company, completing its sale to ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.).
  • Designs, manufactures and installs material handling systems and equipment to facilitate the automated inserting, assembly, bundling and movement of newspapers from the printing press to the delivery truck.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Buy Side for AFP Imaging

  • Served as financial advisor to the company, completing a sale of Quantitative Radiology, srl, its technology assets, and intellectual property in Italy.
  • Manufacturer engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing equipment for generating, capturing and producing medical and dental diagnostic images.

 

 

Mergers and Acquisitions: Buy Side for DadePaper

  • Served as financial advisor to the company completing 5 buy-side transactions over a 3 year period.
  • Foremost supplier of paper, plastic, chemical, foam, and janitorial supplies servicing the Eastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.