Corporate Development Solutions
Utilizing the Universal Bank's extensive network and capabilities, the Corporate Development Solutions group assists clients with specialized services designed to help manage and grow their businesses. Click on the Case Studies below to learn more.
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- Market & Industry Evaluation
- Due Diligence Support
- Business & Capital Planning
- Sales & Marketing Development
- Operations Improvement
Unexpected Union Liability Poses Grave Threat to Company; MetCap’s National Footprint and Suite of Universal Banking Services Enable Company to Settle Liability and Plan for Future
A fast growing construction services company in California experienced an almost detrimental event when a union audit uncovered a significant unfunded fringe benefit liability. The company’s capital was tied up in expanding promising lines of business. The founder, a hard-working entrepreneur, was faced with a difficult dilemma. He needed an immediate capital solution for the union liability that would also allow the company to continue operating. Further adding to the situation, a competitor in the industry was offering to buy the company from the owner at a low valuation. The transaction was not appealing to the owner; however, it would provide the necessary capital to satisfy the union liability and existing debtholders.
It was at this time that MetCap was introduced to the founder through a mutual relationship and became engaged as the company’s financial advisor. The MetCap team went to work to find a capital provider who could understand the story, handle challenging negotiations with the union, and be creative with the investment terms and structure.
The company also looked to MetCap to help evaluate the existing offer from the strategic player. Given the low valuation of the existing offer, MetCap encouraged the owner to pursue alternative options that maximized the value of the company and allowed the owner to participate in the upside potential of the company.
Because of the Universal Banking platform of MetCap, the owner was able to rely on MetCap to help solve for near term and long term challenges and allow the owner to focus on running the business and positioning himself and the company for success in the future.
MetCap, through its national footprint, was able to identify a lender in the Midwest who could understand the situation and solve for the immediate capital need. This lender was also successful in navigating union negotiations and worked hand in hand with MetCap and the company to create a flexible and timely investment structure.
MetCap was engaged to run a process on behalf of the company to solicit the interest of majority and minority equity investors as well as debt providers for the company. The company received multiple indications of interests and MetCap assisted the client in analyzing the merits and ramifications of each option, ultimately selecting the option that best served the interests of both the founder and the company.
The above services are offered through Metropolitan Capital Solutions, LLC (“MCS”).