Daily News: January 18, 2012

Bridge Bank Inks Financing for Sikich’s Recap of FiberLink

Sikich Investment Banking, headquartered in Chicago, announced it has successfully completed a recapitalization of FiberLink, LLC, an owner of regional fiber optic routes between Chicago and Denver and Chicago and New Orleans. Sikich served as the exclusive placement agent to FiberLink, securing financing from Bridge Bank. The proceeds were used to recapitalize the company.

Sikich Investment Banking’s Capital Markets team specializes in approaching capital markets from a comprehensive and strategic perspective, and designing customized financing structures to help fulfill growth strategies for clients at acceptable levels of risk. The team, led by Mark Solovy, head of the Capital Markets group, worked closely with FiberLink’s management to structure the transaction, prepare offering materials, conduct the financing process, assist with investor due diligence, and ultimately negotiate the terms of the final transaction.

“Mark and his Sikich colleagues have a very broad network of investor relationships, as well as financing expertise with emerging growth companies,” said Kenneth D. Anderson, chairman of FiberLink. “The team clearly understands the unique characteristics and challenges of emerging growth technology companies in accessing the ever-changing competitive capital markets, and was able to structure a transaction with terms which were advantageous for FiberLink.”