Provided advice to a UK PLC on the successful acquisition of a competitor company. The acquisition was complex due to the competitive nature of the bidding process as well as the aggressive timetable involved. As well as the general M&A advice, New Model also assisted the client in arranging for a syndicate of banks to part fund the acquisition.
Arranged the provision of debt from a managed special purpose vehicle to a specialist finance company to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of loans, as well as revolving funding. This innovative specialist debt funding acquired secured, short term loans. New Model structured the funding to fit with the profile of the on-going revolving debt facilities required and the returns driven funder.
Led a £1.5m equity round, which included three institutional investors and a selection of value-added angel investors.
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.