WestRock Announces $20Bn Merger Agreement With Smurfit Kappa
September 13, 2023
The Consello Group acted as the financial advisor to WestRock, the second largest packaging producer in the United States, in its $20 billion merger agreement with Europe's largest paper and packaging producer, Smurtfit Kappa.
Pickwick Capital Team Advises FireServe on Sale to Stimulus Technologies
August 18, 2023
FireServe, an Oregon provider of wireless and fiber broadband Internet access and related services, has been acquired by Stimulus Technologies. WISP Broker and Concentra Capital, Pickwick partners, were the exclusive advisors to FireServe.
Construct Tech Bankers Join Pickwick Capital
August 7, 2023
The leadership team from Ascentage Advisors, a leading business development and M&A advisory firm for technology companies serving the built environment, has joined forces with Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC. With a 25+ year track record and international coverage, Ascentage’s deep domain expertise spans across design, construction, infrastructure, asset and energy management.
Pickwick Capital Advises Eagle Point on Acquisition of CADLearning
August 1, 2023
Eagle Point Software, creator of the Pinnacle Series e-learning solution, has announced the acquisition of CADLearning from 4D Technologies. On July 27, 2023, Eagle Point acquired the CADLearning businesses, including intellectual property and digital assets while assuming responsibility for supporting CADLearning clients.
Pickwick Capital Helps Forge Nano Close $50 Million C-Round Led by Hanwha Aerospace
June 12, 2023
Hanwha Aerospace has invested in the US startup Forge Nano, which boasts precision a nano-coating technology to extend the lifespan of secondary batteries. Forge Nano is led by Paul Lichty.According to officials, this investment aims to expand synergies with the environmentally friendly propulsion system and energy storage system (ESS) business that can be applied to Urban Air Mobility (UAM) submarines and commercial vessels.
Pickwick Capital Advises Zircon Corporation on Merger With Harmony Energy
April 20, 2023
Zircon Corporation today announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Harmony Energy Technologies Corp. ("Harmony"). The combined company will do business under the name Zircon and will be centered on leveraging Zircon's sensor-based, ASIC processor technology and patent portfolio, to accelerate growth by expanding its electronic hand-tool product line, entering new markets globally and launching a data, IP and technology licensing business.
UGE Announces Initial Closing of C$1.42M Private Placement of Green Bonds
March 30, 2023
UGE International Ltd. (TSXV: UGE) (OTCQB: UGEIF) (the “Company” or “UGE”), a leader in the commercial and community solar sector, is pleased to announce that it has completed a first tranche closing of the brokered private placement of green bonds of the Company (“Green Bonds”), previously announced in its March 8, 2023 press release, for aggregate gross proceeds of C$1,423,545 (the “Offering”).
Torch Announces $200M for funding consumer-facing startups
March 28, 2023
Consumer-focused startups have been under pressure since the economic downturn began last year. Online marketing costs have risen to a point that many businesses no longer view that form of advertisement as the main channel for bringing customers in the door.
One Ring Networks Acquires Telegia Expanding Maryland Service Area
February 16, 2023
One Ring Networks has acquired Telegia Communications in Baltimore, MD. Telegia is an integrated internet services provider headquartered in Fredrick, MD. With this acquisition One Ring Networks expands upon their existing network coverage in Maryland.
Designer Brands Acquire Topo Athletic, Accelerating Owned Brands in Leading Shoe Sales Category
December 19, 2022
Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the "Company" and "Designer Brands"), one of the world's largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, today announced the acquisition of Topo Athletic ("Topo"). The transaction expands the Company's reach into the critical performance athletic and outdoor footwear categories. Topo's founder and CEO, Tony Post, will remain with the Company as CEO of Topo, and report to Bill Jordan, president of Designer Brands.
School Status Announces Strategic Investment from PSG
July 13, 2021
SchoolStatus, a leading provider of SaaS education technology powering K-12 communications and student data analytics, announced that PSG, a leading growth equity firm partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled services companies, has made a strategic investment in the company with the aim to accelerate growth and product innovation.
Corridor Capital Acquires Controlling Interest in Create & Cultivate for $22 Million
March 22, 2021
Congratulations to our partner at Pickwick Capital Partners, Teresa Miles Walsh of Access Media Advisory, who performed investment banking services for Create & Cultivate in their $22 Million transaction with Corridor Capital.
Pickwick Market Intel Brief: Lower Middle Market M&A in the Biden/COVID Era - Security, Defense and Federal Services
February 8, 2021
Robust M&A markets should prevail in 2021 for lower middle and middle market companies serving the physical security, federal services and defense sectors, a Pickwick survey and report indicate.
Forest Road Acquisition Corp. Announces Separate Trading of Its Class A Common Stock and Warrants, Commencing January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021
Congratulations to our partner at Pickwick Capital Partners, Teresa Miles Walsh of Access Media Advisory who serves as one of the independent directors on the Forest Road Acquisition Corp. Board who recently announced their de-SPACing transaction.
Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation Closes $5.1 Million Series A Financing: Expands Access to Medical Marijuana for Patients Throughout Texas
July 20, 2020
Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation, the market leader and gold standard for medical marijuana in Texas, announced today it recently closed its $5.1 million Series A financing.
Conception Nurseries Closes Series A Raising Bringing Total Funding to More than $15 Million
July 8, 2020
Conception Nurseries, a leading provider of tissue culture technology to the cannabis industry, announced that it raised more than $15M with the addition of approximately $12M in its Series A round.
Metropolitan Partners Group Completes Fund VI Capital Raise
May 5, 2020
Metropolitan Partners Group Management, LLC, a direct-lending fund manager that provides senior-secured, short-term capital to small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S., announced that it completed the final closing of its sixth and largest direct lending fund with total fund commitments of $240 million
ViralClear Submits IND for Phase II COVID-19 Trials: Geller Biopharm Managing Financing
April 24, 2020
BioSig Subsidiary ViralClear Submits Investigational New Drug Application to the FDA for Phase II Clinical Trials for Merimepodib, an Orally Administered Treatment for Patients with COVID-19
Geller Biopharm Represents ViralClear Financing for Phase II Ready Treatment for Covid-19
April 23, 2020
ViralClear Publishes Comparative In Vitro Data on Merimepodib and Remdesivir Activity Against the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus in F1000 Research
Aser Ventures Agrees New Partnerships with Corrum Capital & OTRO
April 8, 2020
OTRO has welcomed global investment company Aser Ventures as its new strategic partner and shareholder. The development follows a new strategic partnership between Aser Ventures and OTRO’s current shareholder Corrum Capital Management.
Pickwick Capital Advised Truelove & Maclean on Its Sale to SFS Group AG (SIX Swiss: SFSN)
March 16, 2020
Pickwick Capital advised Truelove & Maclean, Inc. (or the “Company”), a globally recognized leader in the supply of complex Precision Deep Drawn and Progressive Die stampings, on its sale to SFS Group AG. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Geller Biopharm Exclusively Represents CaroGen for Licensing and Financing
March 10, 2020
Privately-held CaroGen Corporation today announced the development of its novel AVIDIO/SARS-CoV-2 recombinant vaccine for COVID-19 in collaboration with scientists at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Capricorn Becomes Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Nittobo America Inc.
July 29, 2019
Nittobo America Inc, Murrieta, CA, announced the acquisition of Capricorn Products LLC, Portland, ME, effective June 25, 2019
TDI to Meet Growing Paper Straw Demand with Funding from Longfellow
July 22, 2019
A fast-growing leader in paper packaging and logistics systems, TDI Global Solutions, Inc. is entering the surging $1.6 billion (est.) international market for the environmentally friendly and governmentally mandated paper straws and non-plastic lined cups with help from royalty-based venture financing by Longfellow Park Ventures, LLC.
The SPECTRUM Group and Pickwick Capital Partners Team to Assist Middle-Market Companies and Private Equity Sponsors in the Defense/Aerospace and Federal Contracting Sectors
April 15, 2019
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Pickwick Capital Launches Practice to Support Clients in the Rapidly Transforming HVACR Market
January 15, 2019
(White Plains, NY; Jan. 15, 2019) The massive, global HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) sector is responding to trends including the technology requirements of smart buildings, imperatives to reduce carbon outputs and water inputs, and the need for advanced systems to support healthcare and high-tech production facilities. In addition, competitive pressures are driving consolidation in the market, including cross-border. Pickwick Capital Partners will help meet the M&A and financing needs of lower-middle market companies in the sector with its new HVACR investment banking team.
Geller Biopharm Inc. Represents Amunix for Merck License
January 3, 2019
Amunix Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Amunix”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, for rights to develop therapeutics against an undisclosed target using Amunix’s proprietary protease-triggered immune activator (ProTIA) technology platform.
Metropolitan Partners Group Completes Fund V Capital Raise
December 7, 2018
Metropolitan Partners Group Management, LLC (“Metropolitan”), a direct-lending firm that provide senior-secured, short-term capital to small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S., announced today that it has raised $172 million, including co-investment rights, for its fifth and largest direct lending fund—Metropolitan Partners Fund V (“Fund V”).
Viridian Capital Leads Financing for Israel's Leading Cannabis Biotech Company
September 4, 2018
Breath of Life Pharma (“BOL Pharma” or the “Company”), an Israel-based cannabis biotech company conducting numerous clinical trials in Israel, has closed an $11.1-million growth capital round that was oversubscribed. Viridian Capital Advisors ("VCA"), through its broker dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC (Member of FINRA/SIPC) served as the placement agent for the Company.
Trail Mix Ventures, an Outfit Centered on Wellness-Obsessed Millennials, Just Closed an $11 Million Debt Fund
July 12, 2018
The millennial generation — people born between 1981 and 1996 — are on the cusp of becoming America’s largest generation, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. What else we know about this demographic: millennials are increasingly choosing to live at home with their parents, put off marriage and children, and not buy stuff like cars and luxury goods but instead access those goods through sharing services.
Final Phase of KODAKOne Platform SAFT/KODAKCoin Token Offering to Commence May 21, 2018
May 10, 2018
WENN Digital, Inc., the developer of the KODAKOne Image Rights Management Platform (KODAKOne Platform), a blockchain-based image rights management and protection platform, announced that the full $1.00 round of its offering of Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs) and the underlying KODAKCoin Token will officially commence on May 21, 2018.
Probility Media Corp. Enters Into Letter of Intent to Acquire Disco, an Innovator of Enhanced Learning Experiences
December 21, 2017
Houston, Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) based in Houston, Texas, a technology company offering immersive technologies, digital learning and compliance solutions for the education and training markets, today announced the execution of a binding letter of intent to acquire Disco Leaning Media Inc. (Disco), a learning experience company and digital publisher.
Trivest Closes its 16th Acquisition of the Year with NuEnergen, a Fund V Platform Investment
November 29, 2017
Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) announces it has recapitalized NuEnergen, LLC (“NuEnergen” or the “Company”). The NuEnergen transaction represents Trivest’s 16th acquisition so far in 2017. NuEnergen is a leading demand response aggregator and provider of consulting, energy invoice auditing, and smart grid solutions to commercial, industrial and municipal (CIM) electric power users
Integrated Security Systems, Sold to Convergint Technologies
July 12, 2017
Integrated Security Systems Inc. (ISS), which protects mission-critical infrastructure from electrical grids and banks across North America to Major League Baseball’s Marlins Park in Miami, has been purchased by Convergint Technologies LLC. The Secure Strategy Group (SSG), through Pickwick Capital Partners, served as the exclusive sell-side M&A advisor...
Metropolitan Secures Cornerstone Commitment From Texas Tech University Endowment
June 6, 2017
New York, NY, June 6, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Metropolitan Partners Group Management, LLC (“Metropolitan”), a Registered Investment Adviser in New York City that provides capital to private companies via collateralized loan structures, announced today that it has secured a cornerstone LP commitment from Texas Tech University System Endowment (“TTUSE”) for its fourth direct lending fund, targeted to raise $125 million.
Small Banks, Confronting Most Complex Conditions in Years, Now Have Access to “Big Bank” Strategic Expertise from Pickwick Capital
March 29, 2017
Community banks and other financial institutions find themselves caught between continued pressure to consolidate and new potential for deregulation and higher interest rates...
Sponsor-Coverage Specialist & FINTECH Banker Join Pickwick Capital
January 9, 2017
Steven Crowley, a former J.P. Morgan investment banker, and Brad McGowan, board member of the Association for Corporate Growth (NY Chapter), have joined Pickwick Capital Partners...
Pickwick serves exceptional companies and leading investment funds across the US, offering investment banking expertise and fund placement advisory to lower middle-market clients. We tightly couple our strategic advisory services with our financial and transaction services and believe that this approach is highly differentiated in the financial advisory marketplace.
Video-Surveillance Leader, Total Recall, Sold to Convergint Technologies
June 15, 2016
Total Recall, which helps protect iconic locations and critical infrastructure for local, federal and corporate clients, has been purchased by Convergint Technologies. The Secure Strategy Group (SSG), through Pickwick Capital Partners (Pickwick), served as the exclusive sell-side M&A advisor...
Two Sides of a Coin: Cybersecurity and M&A
March 30, 2016
Mark Sauter, managing director and management team member at Pickwick Capital Partners, summarizes the dynamism of cybersecurity perfectly: “Cybersecurity is of unique importance… it’s both a source of large and growing deal flow and an area of increasing importance in the completion..."