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Capital Advisory

The Capital Advisory Investment Banking Group (“CAG”) at Matrix actively advises operating companies on all phases of the capital raising process by delivering bespoke financing solutions in support of client growth initiatives. In serving as an outsourced capital markets function, CAG provides high-touch, executive level resources to businesses navigating the increasingly complex debt & equity markets when raising the capital necessary to facilitate organic/acquisitive growth to major capital expenditures to shareholder liquidity. Through a structured process, our professionals work closely with clients to evaluate existing capital structure, model performance scenarios, and develop the ideal go-to-market strategy while also interfacing directly with intermediaries and investors to limit the strain on management teams/financial sponsors.

Both CAG and Matrix as a whole offer deep sector expertise across a wide range of industries and forms of capital, which is extremely important in optimizing outcomes and ensuring investor receptivity. We maintain established relationships with over 400 providers and, through consistent dialogue and transaction experience, utilize those relationships to secure the best possible combination of price, proceeds, flexibility, and strategic partnerships to meet our clients’ specific goals. We have one mission when representing our clients: unqualified advocacy.

  • Service Offerings

    • First-Lien/Senior-Secured and Unsecured Bank Loans
    • Second-Lien/Split-Lien
    • Mezzanine Debt
    • Uni-Tranche Facilities
    • Sale Leaseback
    • Bridge Financing
    • Unregistered Private Placements
    • High-Yield and Investment Grade Bonds
    • Minority Equity
    • Convertible Preferred Equity
    • DIP Financing/Restructurings
  • Investors

    • Commercial and Investment Banks
    • Direct Lenders/BDCs/Private Credit Strategies
    • Institutional Investors (CLOs and other Structured Vehicles)
    • Insurance Companies
    • Special Credit Funds
    • Private Equity Firms
    • Family Offices
    • Hedge Funds
    • Mutual Funds
    • Restructuring, Distressed, and Special Situation Lenders
  • Capital Raising Process

    • Develop a comprehensive model complete with in-depth scenario and cost-of-capital analysis
    • Advise on an optimal capital structure and execution path
    • Prepare confidential information memorandum and investor presentation
    • Identify and consult with potential investors and intermediaries including recommendation/selection of key providers
    • Structure and negotiate terms and conditions at both proposal and documentation stages
    • Assist with documentation and closing
  • Additional Advisory Expertise

    • Serve as embedded capital markets function and run interference on all lender/investor interaction
    • Negotiate/manage supplemental transactions (tack-ons, accordions, call options, etc.)
    • Replacement of Administrative Agents and/or holdout lenders
    • Advise on modifications and repurchases (exchange and tender offers)
    • Negotiate amendments and advise on trades/assignments

Our team of bankers is well-versed across the credit spectrum and with a variety of financial products and transaction sizes. Our bankers’ previous experience includes:

  • Advised and negotiated $1B in combined credit facilities consisting of both term debt revolver to support property acquisition for a Diversified REIT that acquires, owns, and manages single tenant commercial real estate properties
  • Lead Arranger/Advisor on $1.125B of credit facilities to support bespoke financing of specific funds’ assets for a hedge fund
  • Advised on $525MM transaction to support an acquisition by private equity firm for a privately-held multi-channel beverage distributor
  • Advised/Lead Arranger for sponsored RecFi Platform for a recreational vehicle dealership Group
  • Advised on $215MM pro-rata bank loan to support a mid-market sponsor’s acquisition of platform for a distributor of single stream disposable products used in food service, janitorial, sanitation, hospitality and medical industries
  • Lead Arranger/Advisor on $750MM senior secured bank and institutional TLB facility for a snack food manufacturer and distributor
  • Advised on $150MM transaction to construct a new manufacturing facility for a global supplier of rigid paperboard and other packaging materials
  • $550MM multi-tranche credit facility to support an acquisition for publicly-held aerospace and defense contractor for a leading producer, designer, and marketer of systems and services for advanced communications solutions
  • Lead Arranger for $1.6B senior secured credit facility (Rev/TLA/TLB) and $300MM senior unsecured note offering for a medical device component and contract manufacturer
  • Lead arranger of $250MM working capital and acquisition credit facilities for a flexible packaging converter specializing in printing, extrusion, and adhesive lamination for the food, beverage and consumer products industries
  • Lead Arranger/Advisor on $400MM credit facility to support a mid-market private equity firm for infrastructure and environmental remediation firm
  • Lead Arranger for $350MM senior secured credit facilities to support working capital, acquisitions, and shareholder redemption for a global manufacturer of industrial machine tools and related components
  • Capital structure advisory on $600MM raise for a large closely-held operator of multi-channel leisure platform for a global food service and hospitality provider operating in the lodging, sporting, travel, gambling, and entertainment industries

Whether representing public, closely-held, sponsor-backed, or not-for-profit companies, Matrix brings a high level of market know-how, professionalism and tenacity when representing our clients, as well as functional expertise when executing on their behalf. Our knowledge helps us develop the optimal cap structure; our experience aligns the needs of the Company and the investor; and, equally as important, our independence allows us to be objective without bias or conflict when selecting the best path to raising capital for our clients.

Matrix Capital Advisory Group:

John J. Whalen

Head of Capital Advisory Investment Banking, Managing Director jwhalen@matrixcmg.com (667) 229-2036
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M. Ryan Weir, Jr.

Director rweir@matrixcmg.com (667) 229-2045
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Garrett C. Novotny, CFA, CPA

Senior Analyst gnovotny@matrixcmg.com (667) 217-3321
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