Daily News: August 1, 2013

Phoenix Capital Completes TNCI §363 Sale to Blue Casa


Phoenix Capital Resources (PCR) acted as the exclusive investment banker to Trans National Communications International (TNCI), a Boston, MA-based provider of diversified telecommunications services, and to the unsecured creditors’ committee (UCC) in connection with the sale of the TNCI’s assets to Blue Casa Telephone that was effectuated through a Chapter 11 §363 bankruptcy process.

Blue Casa paid $21 million, including cash and the assumption of certain cure costs. The case was filed in the Eastern District of Massachusetts and was presided over by the Hon. William C. Hillman.

PCR was engaged by TNCI and the UCC to explore a potential sale of the company as an alternative to TNCI’s plan of reorganization. Blue Casa acted as the stalking horse bidder in the transaction. The transaction was led by the PCR team of Michael McCauley, Adam S. Cook and Donald J. Cunningham.

Donald J. Cunningham, associate at PCR, said, “After receiving proposals and negotiating with interested parties, Blue Casa put their best foot forward by lining up financing and quickly obtaining consents and releases from several carriers. As a non-facilities-based reseller, carrier negotiations were critical to unlocking value in the Company. This was a unique transaction in that we advised both the debtor and the committee, and all parties collaborated to get this over the finish line.”

Blue Casa, based in Santa Barbara, CA, provides home phone services for residential and business customers.