New Model provided advice to a UK PLC on successful cross-border acquisition. This involved the acquisition of a strategically important holding company in the Southern Hemisphere, with subsidiaries located in six separate geographic locations. New Model assisted in the due diligence, negotiation, structuring and completion of the multi-currency acquisition.
Arranged £250k strategic investment into online property intelligence business, Property Detective, from UK public company, Zoopla.
Arranged the provision of structured, subordinated debt from a managed special purpose vehicle to a unique affordable housing company. New Model structured the funding to satisfy the running yield requirements of the lender and the relatively complex cash flow profile of the borrower. The provision of subordinated debt enabled a superior return for the lender, as well as a secured subordinated debt position directly in the assets of the company through a bankruptcy remote special purpose funding vehicle.
Following a review of its business to streamline resources, a strategy was formed to re-focus the company on its most potentially profitable areas and improve shareholder value. The company had been loss-making for several years and the founding shareholder group was seeking an exit in the short-medium term. Since implementing the proposals that stemmed from the review, the company has returned to profitability.