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Ravinia Capital Completes $25MM Refinance for the Primex Family of Companies

October 18, 2022, 07:14 AM
Filed Under: Distribution
Related: Ravina Capital

Ravinia Capital, a Chicago-based boutique investment bank specializing in sell-side M&A and capital advisory for middle-market companies, announced the refinancing and raise of additional debt for the Primex Family of Companies (PFoC).

PFoC is a Lake-Geneva-Wisconsin-based, global distributor of own-branded-and-designed weather instruments, environmental sensors, notification boards, synchronized clocks, companion software solutions, and clock craft kits which has remained proudly family owned since its first member company’s founding in 1972.

In order to best capitalize on a number of substantial strategic growth opportunities relating to its existing products without sacrificing continued investment in further innovation, the group retained Ravinia Capital to replace its then-$16-million revolving line of credit with a new facility offering additional availability.

Ravinia conducted a rapid, competitive process to identify the candidate best suited to meet this need—ultimately collecting several proposals for evaluation, of which Edge Capital’s $25-million offer represented the clear highest & best option—then proceeded to work closely with PFoC and its counsel obtain the desired funding within 120 days of initial contact with prospective lenders.

Speaking to the central role played by the investment bank in facilitating such speed to closing, Andrew Gustin, Director of Business Development at Edge Capital commented, “We want to commend Ravinia on an exceptionally well-run process. Their dedication to providing us with timely and comprehensive information made our review process efficient and thorough.”

Conveying a similar sentiment, Paul Shekoski, CEO of the PFoC attested, “Ravinia Capital helped deliver a very successful outcome in obtaining our new loan through their knowledge and skill at running a comprehensive, thorough refinancing process. We wholeheartedly would recommend any company needing help in a liquidity situation hire Ravinia Capital. They are on your side and get the job done.”

The professional advisors on the transaction were:

Borrower’s Investment Banker

  • Ravinia Capital LLC – Tom Goldblatt, Managing Partner; Alan Kravets, Managing Director; Michael Shanahan, Analyst

Borrower’s Counsel

  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP – Michael H. Altman, Partner; Vincent M. Morrone, Partner

Lender’s Counsel

  • Otterbourg P.C. – Nneoma A. Maduike, Partner; Gabriela Zapata, Associate  


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