Transactions

Client Transaction
Bus and Coach America US Motorcoach Mnaufacturer
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Sanpower: Retail Electronics Buy-side / Outbound M&A from the PRC
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Apparel Manufacturer: emerging designer subcontractor Sale of leading Southern California Apparel Manufacturer
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Tomzilla Section 363 Bankruptcy Engagement
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Passport Food Group Sale of ethnic Asian/Italian food manufacturer
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Frutech Sold Texas-based flavor/fragrance company
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Amiantit Sold interest owned by Saudi Public Company in Chinese private company.
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Amsino Medical group Conducted a worldwide search of financial investors and very selected strategic companies.
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Jushi Group Conducted bid process with six major private equity groups.
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Helen Grace Chocolate Co. Sold fundraising company.
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Tomco Automotive Sold carburetor manufacturing company.
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CPIC Arranged a $148 million private placement with the Carlyle Group - Asia.
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AGI/Alger Sold leading company in the precision machined parts industry.
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Maasdam Power Pull Managed equity and debt placement for management led buyout from owners.
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International Bank of California Advised on the sale of the bank, $200+ million assets, $30+ million enterprise value.
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DSL (logistics) Managed the sale of the Company.
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A Sport Incorporation Advised on the sale of Company to TheYoshida Group.
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Denmead Advised on the merger of the company into an international public relations competitor.
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Design Masonry Advised on the sale of major construction contractor.
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Pending:

Project O & P
This three-year old pet food company is seeking a growth equity investment to support its marketing program and working capital needs. The firm’s competitive advantage is its patented technology for ingraining pet foods and treats with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential (just like for humans) to vision, cardiac and brain health. The company possesses the first and only pet treat ingredients packed with these essential omega-3’s derived entirely from non-marine sources. In addition to its IP position, the founders have attracted a management team that has over a $100 million/year pet food marketing experience. This team has developed a suite of cat and dog treats that are already well received in markets they know well. Today, consumers want premium food for their pets just as they demand quality for themselves. The hottest brands are those focusing on organic quality, human-like natural ingredients and health, all three of which are found in our client’s products. In addition to IP (which has additional opportunities for humans and non-pet animals) and management assets, the company has a strong pipeline of new products for the domestic and international markets. The offshore markets are especially attractive given that the “made in the USA” has health and quality connotations. Grand Avenue Capital is the exclusive financial representative of this firm engaged to raise up to $5 million for a substantial minority interest in the company.

Project Omega
This three-year old pet food company is seeking a growth equity investment to support its marketing program and working capital needs. The firm’s competitive advantage is its patented technology for ingraining pet foods and treats with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential (just like for humans) to vision, cardiac and brain health. The company possesses the first and only pet treat ingredients packed with these essential omega-3’s derived entirely from non-marine sources. In addition to its IP position, the founders have attracted a management team that has over a $100 million/year pet food marketing experience. This team has developed a suite of cat and dog treats that are already well received in markets they know well. Today, consumers want premium food for their pets just as they demand quality for themselves. The hottest brands are those focusing on organic quality, human-like natural ingredients and health, all three of which are found in our client’s products. In addition to IP (which has additional opportunities for humans and non-pet animals) and management assets, the company has a strong pipeline of new products for the domestic and international markets. The offshore markets are especially attractive given that the “made in the USA” has health and quality connotations. Grand Avenue Capital is the exclusive financial representative of this firm engaged to raise up to $5 million for a substantial minority interest in the company.

Project Bauhaus
This firm designs and produces relatively low tech, consumer electronics accessory products and markets them in over 40 countries. Its “long-life” products include cable management and related gear selling alongside iPhone accessories, computers and many other electronic products and organization-focused products. There is little obsolescence to these patented products. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in California with a design, research and manufacturing coordination team located offshore. The US and offshore staffs are lean and cost efficient, and the company’s management team is available to remain at the discretion of the acquirer. The company can be managed from any location and is not bound to Southern California. In our view, those companies with an existing position in cable management, consumer electronics peripherals, computer, desktop and smartphone accessories, house / homewares storage products, “clutter management products, etc., will enjoy a strong gross margin with little fixed costs by acquiring this firm.

Oil Field Services: Construction / Environmental Remediation
Engagement to sell a highly reputable oilfield service and maintenance company serving the California and Texas markets. The third generation owner joined the Company in 1973, growing the company organically, with one acquisition in 1996. The Company provides over 30 distinct services to its blue chip customer base including well maintenance and closure services. Management believes it is relatively insulated from the current oil price volatility currently occurring. In fact, the Company has experienced growth during periods of lower oil prices because it is a “one stop shop” for its clients which tend to seek alternative and more competitive vendors for critical services. Revenues exceed $USD150 million

Electric Vehicle Propulsion Technology / Manufacturing Company
Engagement to sell a privately held Company that has been an independent leader in electric drive propulsion systems for over 20 years. Its patented proprietary electric vehicle technology includes its drive system with integrated, bi-directional battery charger, power electronic unit and induction motor, its battery management system and separately, a vehicle management system. The Company was founded in the US and continues its research and development activities at its campus in California with a related company in Beijing responsible for all manufacturing as well as all marketing efforts in Asia.