GREENBERG ADVISORS STRUCTURES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SENIOR ARM EXECUTIVE AND PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM IN CREATION OF REPRISE MANAGEMENT GROUP
Washington, DC – April 21, 2009 – Greenberg Advisors, LLC announced today the formation of a financial and strategic partnership between Timothy Bauer and private investment firm, H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), in the creation of the Reprise Management Group (“Reprise”), a diversified Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) firm. The parties will focus initial efforts on acquiring a platform firm, followed by the acquisition of targeted add-on acquisitions. Greenberg Advisors initiated and negotiated the partnership, and advised Mr. Bauer throughout its formation. Greenberg Advisors has also been retained by the parties to advise and facilitate the ongoing acquisition effort at the newly-formed Reprise.
Mr. Bauer, a 25-year veteran of the ARM industry, has held senior operations and sales/marketing positions at top five ARM firms including Outsourcing Solutions, Inc. (now a part of NCO Group, Inc.), Risk Management Alternatives (Atlanta, GA) and was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Academy Collection Services (Philadelphia, PA). According to Bauer, “We believe that H.I.G.’s capital and strategic insights, coupled with my industry experience and relationships, will enable us to build a client-focused ARM firm that offers 1st and 3rd party services to clients in a handful of selected markets, including financial services, telecommunications, and some niche segments. The timing in our industry is very good for this plan, and we believe that our ability to move quickly will be appealing to many shareholders seeking incremental liquidity and growth.”
H.I.G. is a well-qualified and experienced financial partner for Reprise, having previously invested successfully in the ARM sector through its acquisition of Milliken & Michaels, Inc. (Metairie, LA), a commercial collection specialist. H.I.G. more than doubled the size of Milliken & Michaels over a three-year period and later sold the business to NCO Group, Inc.
Commenting on the role of Greenberg Advisors, Bauer stated, “Brian Greenberg’s extensive knowledge of the market and the investors interested in the ARM industry has been critical to our success thus far. His depth of knowledge in ARM transactions helped us steer clear of tire kickers to focus on the truly interested and qualified parties, which enabled us to save considerable time in establishing our new enterprise. We at Reprise have every confidence that we have aligned ourselves with the best possible financial partner in H.I.G. and fully expect that Greenberg Advisors’ guidance and input will continue to serve us very well throughout the growth of our new company.”
To learn more, or to discuss a potential opportunity, contact Brian Greenberg at Tel. 301-576-4000 or email@example.com, or contact Tim Bauer at 404-386-1878 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries held in strict confidence.
About Greenberg Advisors
Greenberg Advisors, LLC specializes in advising owners, executives and investors in the ARM industry worldwide. With nearly 15 years of experience dedicated to the sector, the firm’s founder, Brian Greenberg, has completed more than 60 Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and corporate finance transactions in ARM totaling approximately $1.5 billion. Clients have included Fortune 500 firms, public and privately-held entities, private investment firms and others, in transactions spanning virtually every market of the ARM industry. The firm offers strategic advisory services focused on M&A, Capital Raising, and Valuation, as well as operational advice through select partners to assist clients in resolving critical operational challenges and enhancing franchise value. Through the combination of these services, the firm offers comprehensive, high-quality advice based on unmatched expertise.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $7.5 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as affiliate offices in London, Hamburg and Paris in Europe, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes companies with combined revenues in excess of $7 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.