January 14, 2016
Transaction Further Establishes EFA as a Leading Advisor in the Film Services Sector
EFA Partners, a boutique financial advisory firm that provides investment banking and strategic consulting services for companies in the entertainment, media, and technology industries, led the effort for Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (“Deluxe”) as the company refinanced debt for its Canadian entities. The proceeds of the financing have been utilized for Deluxe’s significant expansion of its business in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal as the film production and film services industries continue to significantly grow in Canada.
EFA’s principals have over 40 years of collective experience in providing financing solutions for film exhibition and leisure companies, and they have deep relationships with banks, lessors, specialty finance groups, mezzanine debt providers and private equity groups. The EFA team prides itself on handling its clients’ financing processes from start to finish. For Deluxe, they garnered interest from various lenders, completed materials that provided insight on the company and its industry and participated in all phases of negotiations.
“We have a great relationship with Neil Davidson, Ken Krainman and the rest of the Deluxe team,” said Kenny Favre, Managing Partner and a founding principal of EFA Partners. “They understand the trends of the film services industry and have done an excellent job of transforming and expanding their business as the industry continues to convert to digital.”
ABOUT EFA PARTERS
EFA Partners is a boutique financial advisory firm that provides investment banking services focused on arranging capital, M&A, and financial consulting services for entertainment, media, and technology companies. Its senior team has closed and managed over $14.5 billion of financing in its targeted sectors. EFA has a wealth of relationships from which to source capital including local and regional banks, national and international banks, specialty finance groups, equipment financiers, providers of mezzanine debt and private equity groups. Since its formation in 2009, EFA has been retained by over 100 clients while arranging and placing nearly $1.0 billion of capital and advising on over $1.2 billion of additional transactions.
ABOUT DELUXE ENTERTAINMENT
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is a global leader in digital media and entertainment services across film, video and commercials from capture to consumption. Its creative services portfolio includes Beast, Company 3, EFILM, Encore, Level 3, Method Studios and Rushes, providing everything from production through visual effects, editorial, post and final delivery for leading advertising and entertainment clients. Since 1915, Deluxe has been the trusted partner for the world's most successful Hollywood studios, independent film companies, TV networks, exhibitors, advertisers and others, offering best-in-class solutions in production, post production, distribution, asset and workflow management and new digital solution-based technologies. With operations in Los Angeles, New York and around the globe, the company employs nearly 7,000 of the most talented, highly honored and recognized artists and industry veterans worldwide. Deluxe is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. For more information visit www.bydeluxe.com.