Daily News: October 24, 2013

ACM Teams with Hennessey to Secure TowerComm ABL

ACM Capital Partners announced it obtained $8 million in asset-based financing from Hennessey Capital, a division of Hitachi Capital America for its client, TowerComm.

ACM was hired by the equity sponsor in late 2011 to assist TowerComm during a trough in the industry cycle. They used this slow period to streamline the operations, restructure legacy debt and position the company for growth. They then brought in a permanent CEO from within their ranks to execute the growth strategy. As a result, the company doubled its revenue in 2012 and again in 2013 under new CEO, Mike Rowe’s leadership; and is poised for a strong year in 2014. In order to fully execute the growth strategy, the company needed a larger and more competitively priced asset based loan with which to fund working capital.

“We recognized the need, listened carefully to Mr. Rowe and found the right partner in Hennessey Capital”, said Jim Martin, ACM’s managing partner.

According to Rowe, “ACM led a very smooth process which was just three months long. They brought us various lending options from which to choose. In the end, we selected Hennessey Capital due to their competitive pricing coupled with their experience in our industry. The ABL facility will provide TowerComm with strong availability and excess liquidity which will enable us to grow the business. ACM delivered value far exceeding my expectations.”

“ACM Capital Partners did a great job in arranging Hennessey’s line of credit to TowerComm. They recognized that, beyond our extremely competitive loan structure, we have a sound understanding of and eagerness to support the fast-growing cellular infrastructure industry,” said Toby Dahm, senior vice president & ABL Portfolio Manager of Hitachi Capital America Corp.’s Michigan office. “We believe that TowerComm’s management team and board of advisors are strong and have a solid vision to execute a rapid growth strategy and we are pleased to be their chosen working capital partner.”

TowerComm, based in Raleigh, NC, offers wireless tower services. Its core business is network and construction services, including new site builds, site modifications, radio work and site maintenance. Our radio division offers ratio integration, reconditioning, repair, assembly, testing, installation and commissioning.