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ACG Philadelphia DealWire - Quarterly Featured Deals
Each quarter ACG Philadelphia spotlights a closed transaction from one of our member firms.
Provided below is a listing and interview of our historical deals.
4th quarter 2013:
Based on a discussion with: Steven Higgins, Managing Director of Janney Montgomery Scott, concerning the sale of Markel Corporation to Alliance Holdings, Inc.
3rd quarter 2013:
Based on a discussion with: Kevin Rudd, President of Curtis Financial, about the sale of Innovative Office Products to Corridor Capital.
2nd quarter 2013:
Interview with: Bill Dyer, Partner of Boathouse Capital, about the firm's $5 million mezzanine debt investment into Accurate Background, a pre-employment screening business located in Irvine, CA.
1st quarter 2013:
Interview with: Christopher Hanssens, Managing Partner of Eureka Growth Capital, about the firm’s acquisition of West Academic Publishing, the former Law School Publishing business unit of Thomson Reuters.
There were no featured deals in Q2, Q3 & Q4 2012.
1st quarter 2012:
Interview with: Dick Thatcher, Managing Director and Head of Fairmount Partners’ Business & IT Services Practice and the Image API Deal Team.
View Dick Thatcher's written interview
View John Nowaczyk's Video Interview.
Interview with: Darl Petty, Partner at Penn Mezzanine about the firm’s $3.25 million mezzanine debt investment in Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics.
View Darl Petty's Video Interview.
View written interview
Interview with: Brandon Eck and Charlie Mather at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC ("Janney") on NewSpring Mezzanine Capital’s ("NewSpring") $10 million mezzanine debt financing for Emtec, Inc. (OTCQB: ETEC) ("Emtec" or the "Company"). Janney represented Emtec as its exclusive financial advisor.
Interview with: John Lindeman, Managing Director and John Damian, Director at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC ("Janney") on the sale of Tasty Baking Company ("Tasty" or the "Company") to Flowers Foods, Inc. for approximately $175 million. Janney represented Tasty Baking Company as its exclusive financial advisor.
Interview with Rob Newbold and William Timmerman at Graham Partners on its acquisition of SP Industries. The company, based in Warminster, PA, is a leading designer and manufacturer of medical equipment and components used in pharmaceutical development and production.
Interview with Craig Bush, Director of Corporate Development for Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), headquartered in Conshohocken, Pa. Effective December 31, 2010, Quaker acquired Summit Lubricants Inc., a leading North American specialty grease manufacturer.
Michael Mufson, Managing Director at Mufson Howe Hunter & Company LLC, on the recapitalization of Learn It Systems. The Company selected Milestone Partners, led by partner Brooke Hayes to purchase a minority interest in the Company to enable the purchase of the non-management founder’s interests in the Company and position the Company for future growth. Mufson Howe Hunter & Company represented Learn It Systems in the transaction
acting as exclusive financial advisor and placement agent
2nd quarter 2010:
John A. Lee, Senior Managing Director at Griffin Financial Group, LLC, on the May, 2010 sale of Realpoint, LLC to Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN) for $52 million. Griffin represented Realpoint in the transaction as sell-side investment banker.
1st quarter 2010:
Interview with Mike DiPiano, General Partner of NewSpring Ventures on
’s recent investment in Message Systems, Inc., a worldwide provider of message management solutions and services for email service providers, ISPs, social networks and large enterprises.
4th quarter 2009:
Interview with Scott Evans, Managing Partner with Guardian Capital Partners and Michael Bailey, Partner with Argosy Private Equity on the recent acquisition of Sure Fit Inc.
3rd quarter 2009:
An interview with David A. Stienes, Principal, LLR Partners on the going private acquisition on I-many, the
market leader in the life sciences contract management and administration domain
2nd quarter 2009:
An interview with John Nowaczyk, Vice President with St. Davids, Pennsylvania-based Milestone Partners, regarding Milestone’s April 2009 recapitalization of Blaschak Coal Corp., a leading miner, preparer and marketer of anthracite coal based in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
1st quarter 2009:
Sungard's acquisition of Performance Pathways, Inc (PPI) headquartered in Bethlehem, PA. An interview with Bob Valavano, Vice President - Corporate Development, SunGard.
4th quarter 2008:
Acqusition financing for BLF Acquisitions, Inc to acquire the assets of the Boscov's out of bunkruptcy. An interview with Al Boscov and Griffin financial Group.
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