Tomzilla

Grand Avenue Capital was engaged by the shareholders of Tomzilla, Inc., to raise capital for the Company's emergence from bankruptcy as an on-going concern. The Company provides lighting and grip rentals to the film and entertainment industry. The Company expanded into a perfect storm of a writer's and SAG strikes, the recent recession and flight of film production to other states and countries. In spite of its bankruptcy, the Company grew margins in a now improving market, provides latest technology for the growth of 3D imaging and LED lighting, became the single equipment concessionaire to a new local studio and arranged several acquisition opportunities. Grand Avenue found and negotiated an acquisition by a stalking horse investor to fund the post-bankruptcy business plan and affirm the fundamental strength of the firm. Grand Avenue managed the 363 process and provided guidance to the bidders in a court-run auction. The process was successful and the winning bidder plans to add the on-going business entity to its now expanded operations with our client's team in place.