Daily News: November 24, 2014

Concord Secures $10MM of Facilities for Metal Coil Coater

Concord Financial Advisors Secured $10 million in senior secured credit facilities for a metal coil coater, which included $8 million revolving credit line and $2 million term loan provided by MB Business Credit.

The company’s lender declared a default and the parties entered into a forbearance agreement. It was concluded that the sale of Wismarq as a going concern or a refinance (if possible) was a better option than winding down the company. Concord led the preparation of financial due diligence for potential lenders and/or investors by way of a secure data room.

Concord Financial Advisors assessed the situation and ran a very quick and intense, yet comprehensive, two-week process to find refinancing lenders and/or buyers.

The most favorable proposal was made by a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, Peninsula Pacific Strategic Partners (PPSP) which proposed to purchase the notes from the lender. Peninsula proved to be a valueadded equity partner providing a permanent solution.

Concord also introduced PPSP to MB Business Credit, which moved quickly and aggressively to put together a working capital facility to augment the proposed note purchase. Working together and with the lender, the team closed the transaction in less than six weeks.

As a result of the team’s efforts, a fundamentally sound but distressed company was restructured in a very short time frame with more than 200 jobs retained.

Headquartered in Wisconsin and with operations in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, Wismarq Industries performs specialty coating of steel and aluminum for customers throughout the Eastern U.S., serving the commercial building and housing markets.