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.
UK-based business with a patented, radical new wind turbine system, which dramatically improves efficient power output, required significant proof-of-concept funding. New Model arranged the necessary funding through a US investor and potential JV partner for a design and development programme. This required positioning the finance offer for an investor partner with a ratcheted equity incentive. In total £7.6m of equity-linked finance was raised. Final commercialisation of the energy system is targeted for 2017/18, focusing on the US, European and Middle Eastern markets.
Led a £1.5m equity round, which included three institutional investors and a selection of value-added angel investors.
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.