Transactions

Transactions

Below is a select list of EFA transactions and advisory engagements. Please check back often for new listings.

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Co-lead sell-side advisor for film and television digital media services company

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Arranged financing for two acquisitions for film and television digital media services company

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Arranged construction financing to open new location in Denver

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Arranged financing to support an acquisition of film exhibition company

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Advisor and prepared multiple industry analyses to support sale of the company

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Sell-side advisor for sale of real estate and operations of Minnesota based movie theatre circuit

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Advisor for recapitalization financing for digital data services company to the film exhibition industry

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Advisor for refinancing of Canadian operations for film and television digital media services company

Alamo Logo

Arranged construction financing to open new location in Brooklyn

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Sell-side advisor for two transactions for sale of certain theatres and select theatre properties

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Advisor and prepared industry analysis to support private equity firm's investment in film sector

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Sell-side advisor for healthcare technology company

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Advisor to arrange debt for observation wheel tourist attractions

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Sell-side advisor for sale of family entertainment center business including company owned venues and franchised venues

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Closed equipment financing utilized by movie theatre company for its digital projection conversion 

Moviehouse and Eatery Logo

Provided business valuation for movie theatre circuit based in Texas

Beekman Logo

Advisor and prepared industry analysis to support private equity firm's investment in film exhibiton

Cinergy logo

Engaged to arrange equipment financing to support growth of film exhibition and entertainment company

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Advisor and prepared industry analysis to support private equity firm's investment in leisure sector

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Advisor for debt recapitalization of leading music publisher

Beekman Logo

Sell-side advisor for provider of digital platform providing its clients access to movie trailers and other services

Cinergy logo

Advisor for audio manufacturing company that provides products and services for home and movie theatres

Studio Movie Grill Logo

Co-lead sell-side  advisor for sale of business providing promotion fulfillment for the Hollywood Studios

Spiritmusic Logo

Advisor to arrange junior capital for film production company

Nila Logo

Closed senior debt financing for supplier of advanced LED lighting for film, video production and stadiums

ABC-40-FOX-6-WGGB Logo

Sale of television broadcast company

Studio Movie Grill Logo

Closed 3 refinancing and growth capital facilities for leading in-theatre dining/movie theatre company

Apex Logo

Closed sale/leaseback financing for leading U.S. operator of amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centers

West World Media Logo

Sale of information and data services company 

Capitol theatre Logo

Advisor for debt financing of iconic live music event venue

Big Als Logo

Closed sale/leaseback transaction of certain assets to provide maximum value for the company

REI Cinemas Logo

Sale of movie theatre company

Cinedigm Logo

Advised and brought in co-lead lender in large syndicated digital cinema conversion facility for leading integrator

Skyplex Logo

Advisor to arrange debt for new theme park to be constructed in Florida

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Advisor for TV broadcast company seeking to acquire additional stations

Technicolor PostWorks New York Logo

Advisor to seek senior debt and development capital for growing film and television post-production company

Marble Live Logo

Advisor to seek construction and permanent financing for indoor waterpark and entertainment center to be built in Toronto area

Modern Video Film Logo

Closed recapitalization financing for film/television post production and content management services company

Landmark Theatres Logo

Closed equipment financing for digital projection conversion of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's movie theatre company

Cobb Theatres Logo

Closed senior debt utilized by top 20 US movie theatre company for refinancing debt and digital projection conversion

Metropolitan Theatres Logo

Closed equipment financing utilized by movie theatre company for its digital projection conversion

Stone Theatres Logo

Closed equipment financing utilized by movie theatre company for its digital projection conversion

Cine Entreprise Logo

Closed equipment financing utilized by Canadian movie theatre company for its digital projection conversion

Le Font Theatres Logo

Closed equipment financing utilized by movie theatre company for its digital projection conversion

Kossman Development Company Logo

Closed equipment financing utilized by property developer for the digital projection conversion at two of its owned properties

Fox Logo

Closed real estate and equipment financing utilized by movie theatre company for refinancing and digital projection conversion

Studio Movie Grill Logo

Buy-side advisor for leading in-theatre dining/movie theatre company as it explores acquisitions

Game Works Logo

Advisor to seek senior debt and equipment financing for well- established restaurant entertainment company with sites throughout the US

Big Al's Logo

Advisor to seek senior debt and development capital for growing restaurant entertainment company with sites in the northwestern US

Malco Logo

Closed equipment facility utilized by a top 20 US movie theatre company for digital projection conversion

D-Box Logo

Advisor to vendor financing program for growing provider of motion seating in US and international movie theatres

Austin Park and Pizza Logo

Sell-side advisor for owner of large family entertainment center

Alamo Logo

Financial advisor for general business strategy of leading in-theatre dining movie theatre company

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Co-financial advisor for structuring and evaluating financing of performance rights organization music company

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Advisor for newly formed TV platform company seeking to acquire television stations

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Advisor to arrange real estate based financing for motorsports venue in Upstate New York

Silver Mountain Resort Logo

Co-sell-side advisor for owner of ski resort in Idaho with large indoor waterpark

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Advisor to seek senior debt for owner of motorsports venues throughout the US and race sanctioning body

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Advisor to seek equipment financing for growing restaurant entertainment company with interactive driving range sites throughout the US and UK

Georgia Theatre Company Logo

Buy-side advisor for top 20 movie theatre company as it explored acquisition opportunity

Fox Logo

Advisor to arrange real estate based financing for motorsports venue in Georgia

REI Cinemas Logo

Closed equipment financing utilized by movie theatre company for its digital projection conversion

Malco Logo

Financial advisor for reviewing and closing senior debt financing of top 20 US movie theatre company

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Sell-side advisor for owner of company selling one of its patented seasonal toy product line

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Financial advisor for all aspects of arranging capital for growing restaurant entertainment company

Cinedigm Logo

Retained as formally announced Interim CFO for publicly traded digital cinema integrator as it went through managerial change

Orlano Motorsports Logo

Advisor to arrange senior debt for motorsports venue to be constructed in Florida

Panavision Logo

Closed US and international equipment financing facility for film/television camera and lighting rental services company

Movie Palace Logo

Provided business valuation for movie theatre circuit based in Wyoming

Crystal Bees Logo

Advisor to seek construction financing for start-up family entertainment center to be built in CT

DCIN Logo

Closed senior debt utilized by a top 20 theatre company for a theatre acquisition and digital equipment

Moviehouse & Eatery Logo

Closed construction financing to build new movie theatre as the first location of new theatre exhibition/dining company

Spotlight Theatres Logo

Closed equipment financing utilized by movie theatre company for its digital projection conversion

MNM Theatres Logo

Advised on general business strategy for movie theatre operator

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Closed growth capital facility for restaurant entertainment company with proceeds used to open new locations

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Advisor to arrange debt for new attraction to be constructed in New Jersey

Leading provider of digital media services for film and television

Background: Seasoned management team formed new film and television digital media services company and approached EFA to arrange financing for potential acquisition targets.

EFA Process: The company retained EFA to arrange acquisition financing and EFA approached several banks and specialty lenders.

Result: Closed debt financing to support two company acquisitions

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Television broadcast company owning and operating WGGB-TV and WGGB-TV D2, the ABC and FOX network affiliates serving the Springfield-Holyoke, MA market

Background: Initially approached by Gormally Broadcasting to arrange financing to recapitalize the company and fund planned acquisition growth. EFA became company’s sell-side advisor when industry changes and market forces made exploring a sale a more advantageous and financially rewarding strategic option for the company.

EFA Process: EFA was successful in securing financing commitments to fund a recapitalization and several acquisitions during the initial engagement focus. However, marketplace dynamics noted above resulted in EFA recommending a company sale. EFA provided a tailored, results-oriented approach from start to finish.

Result: EFA identified Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) as the leading buyer and managed all aspects of the sale, maximizing the sales price received for the company.

start quoteIt was a pleasure working with Dave Harrington and the team at EFA. Through Dave’s deep industry knowledge, relationships and marketplace expertise, we were able to maximize the ultimate value of our company’s broadcast assets. end quote

John Gormally,
Founder, Owner and President of Gormally Broadcasting

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Growing movie theatre company that provides an in-theatre dining experience with over 100 screens throughout the US

Background: Longtime client that initially approached EFA seeking junior capital to grow its business.

EFA Process: After reviewing the company's capital structure and growth plans EFA recommended a financing structure that would recapitalize the company and provide significant growth capital.

Result: Closed two financings that recapitalized the company and provided growth for new theatres. Studio Movie Grill remains an EFA client for M&A opportunities.

start quoteWe were delighted to work with the EFA Partners team on our second successful financing with them. Their wide range of capital markets experience, banking relationships and deep knowledge of the cinema and location-based entertainment industries made them the perfect choice to assist with our financing efforts, which support SMG's active growth strategy. end quote

Brian Schultz,
Owner, founder and President of Studio Movie Grill

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Television and motion picture post-production and digital content management services

Background: Company approached EFA seeking refinancing of its debt subsequent to other advisors attempting to do so with a combination of senior debt and equity.

EFA Process: After reviewing its capital structure EFA recommended a debt structure to fully refinance the company's debt.

Result: Closed senior debt facility that refinanced the company's existing debt, which was much more cost-effective than equity.

start quoteThe EFA team proposed a creative strategy to recapitalize Modern VideoFilm that met our needs in a way that was unique and different from what other financial advisory firms proposed to us. We appreciated their understanding of the entertainment industry and EFA's extensive financial relationships and we look forward to continuing our relationship. end quote

Moshe Barkat,
CEO and President of Modern VideoFilm

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Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's well established movie theatre company - with almost 300 screens located throughout the US

Background: Landmark approached EFA for an equipment financing to convert its screens from 35mm to digital projection.

EFA Process: While the company had many financing options given its strong ownership, its management was busy with business operations and retained EFA to handle the digital conversion financing process.

Result: Closed equipment financing facility utilized for all of its digital projectors. EFA led all aspects of the financing including negotiation of complex digital cinema conversion agreements.

start quoteEFA's unique knowledge and experience with film exhibition and digital cinema was extremely helpful in leading our financing process. Landmark prides itself in providing the best customer experience to its patrons and we are excited that this financing will allow us to continue that with our digital conversion. end quote

Sky Hansen,
Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Theatres

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Growing upscale restaurant entertainment company with venues that provide dining, bowling, arcades and live entertainment

Background: Company approached EFA seeking capital to refinance debt at its inaugural location in Jacksonville, FL.

EFA Process: After reviewing its capital structure and growth plans, EFA recommended a two-stage approach to provide development capital and equipment financing for new locations.

Result: Initially, closed a financing to refinance debt at its existing site and provided capital to develop two new sites. Subsequently closed an equipment financing for the new sites. Latitude 360 remains an EFA client for refinancing and M&A opportunities.

start quoteWe're excited to continue our relationship with the EFA team. They understand the location-based entertainment industry and have deep relationships with financiers as well as strategic industry participants, all of which will help us execute on our growth plans. end quote

Brent Brown,
Founder and President of Latitude 360

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Television industry management group formed to manage and operate US TV stations

Background: Huntington approached EFA seeking capital for potential television station acquisitions.

EFA Process: EFA understood that private equity firms and lenders are seeking experienced management teams to back for acquisition opportunities in the television sector.

Result: EFA has introduced the company to several private equity firms as well as senior lenders, resulting in bids for groups of television stations and the company continues to seek other opportunities, with EFA’s assistance.

start quoteWe are acutely aware of the trends that are transforming the local broadcast TV business and have recently begun to explore opportunities to acquire stations. We are very excited about the prospects for the industry and the opportunities to capitalize upon. We are also pleased to have EFA Partners as our financial advisor as their many years of media industry experience and extensive financial relationships will help us accomplish our goal of building a best-in-class station group.

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David Tynan,
CEO of Huntington Broadcast Management Group

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