Capital Transformation & Debt Advisory
TRANSFORMATIONAL CAPITAL STRUCTURE SOLUTIONS
Over 30 years ago, Solomon Partners pioneered providing capital structure advice as a value-preserving complement to our sector coverage and Financing Advisory businesses. Today, we remain a market leader: providing independent, objective and conflict-free advice to management teams, boards of directors, private equity investors, creditor groups, and other key stakeholders. Reflecting the tremendous evolution and increased sophistication of global credit markets, our practice is now the Capital Transformation & Debt Advisory Group.
Offering unrivaled capital structure expertise to our clients through every step of the process is our sole objective. As the financial crisis and the recent global pandemic have highlighted, successfully navigating through unchartered financial territory requires deep capital structure expertise and real-time market knowledge. We provide our clients with the most comprehensive and outcome-driven advice available.
SOLOMON PARTNERS’ BANKERS ARE CAPITAL STRUCTURE EXPERTS
We are capital structure experts, working closely with our clients to understand their critical issues and providing solutions to transform balance sheets. Our goal is to maximize stakeholder value and create pathways for continued growth.
Our integrated advisory approach draws on the deep industry knowledge of our sector coverage bankers combined with the capital markets expertise of our Financing Advisory practice. We have a comprehensive perspective on our clients’ specific needs and use that knowledge to create customized solutions to address their immediate financial concerns combined with their long-term operating, financial and strategic objectives.
As an independent firm focused on providing clients with capital structure advice, our approach and recommendations are free from influence by product, process or market biases, and are unencumbered by buy-side relationship conflicts. We value and zealously protect our integrity, understanding that in the advisory business, there is nothing more important than our reputation and maintaining our clients’ trust.
Served as financial advisor to Perry Ellis on a multi-tranche financing to refinance existing debt
Served as financial advisor to Maurices on a $200M credit facility provided by Wingspire Capital and SLR Credit Solutions to refinance debt and fund sponsor dividend
Served as financial advisor to AMI Entertainment Network to refinance existing indebtedness on senior secured credit facility
Served as co-financial advisor to Red Lobster on its refinancing of existing credit facilities
Advised Save-A-Lot on its sale of 51 stores to Fresh Encounter as part of an ongoing recapitalization and relicensing sales program
Served as financial advisor to Chico's on its $285mm Revolving Credit Facility and $15mm FILO
Served as financial advisor to AxiaTP’s majority equity holders in the Company’s restructuring
Serving as financial advisor to Thai Union Group on its acquisition of Golden Gate Capital’s remaining equity stake in Red Lobster Seafood Co
Solomon Partners served as financial advisor to FortNine on its transaction with Novacap.
Solomon Partners advised Designer Brands Inc. on a new $400 million ABL and $250 million Senior Secured Term loan.
Served as advisor to Mood Media on its pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring
Solomon Partners is serving as financial advisor to Brooks Brothers on its Chapter 11 proceedings.
Served as financial advisor to Fairway Market on the sale of select stores and distribution center to Village Super Markets, Key Foods, Amazon and Bogopa
Serving as investment banker to Stage Stores in its ongoing Chapter 11 proceedings.
Served as financial advisor to Lucky’s Markets on the sale of select stores to ALDI, Publix, Southeastern Grocers, Schnucks, Hitchcocks and Seabra Foods
Advised Ares on its Convertible Preferred Investment into OUTFRONT Media
Served as financial advisor to Save A Lot on its successful recapitalization and refinancing
Served as financial advisor to Mission Pharmacal on a term loan facility.
Served as restructuring advisor to Payless ShoeSource in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
Served as financial advisor to majority equity holder in its recapitalization with a leading global infrastructure investor.
Serving as investment banker to IPIC Entertainment on its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Served as financial advisor to Charlesbank Capital Partners on its acquisition of assets of The Rockport Group
Served as advisor to the steering committee of bondholders in the restructuring of $2.8 billion of liabilities and raising of $350 million of new capital through a joint sauvegarde in France and a Chapter 11 in the U.S.
Served as financial advisor to the ad hoc Committee of Equity Security Holders of Ultra Petroleum
Our capital structure advisory practice covers a broad range of activities to help clients navigate complex financial challenges. Our services include:
- Assessing and executing credit enhancing alternatives, including raising of new capital (debt, equity and/or hybrid)
- Developing comprehensive balance sheet strategies for management teams, Boards of Directors and other constituents
- Covenant waivers, amendments and maturity extensions
- Structuring, negotiating and executing distressed exchange offers, debt tender offers and consent solicitations
- Executing distressed mergers & acquisitions, company sales, non-core asset divestitures and joint ventures
- Advising acquirers in distressed company acquisitions and new money-led recapitalizations
- Structuring and negotiating debt-for-equity and debt-for-debt recapitalizations and restructurings
- Valuating companies and securities, including providing expert testimony
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Today, Solomon Partners is an independently-run affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top ten European and top 20 global bank. Our partnership provides our clients with global coverage across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.
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