2020

Year in Review

How many times can it be said:  2020 was a year like no other, dominated by the chaos inflicted by COVID-19.  At Configure, we consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to grow stronger through the turmoil.  Our clients remained active, and many turned to us for help through COVID-driven distress.  Others looked to Configure for assistance in financing new acquisitions in the midst of the turmoil.  We were honored to welcome new clients to the firm and to remain the partner of choice for so many repeat clients.

>$ BN
In transaction value
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For repeat clients
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New Professionals

We have struggled with so many of you – struggled to survive, to thrive, and to persist through a very difficult year.  Work from home blended the professional with the personal, and our virtual offices were replete with the background noise of our spouses, children, and pets.  Occasionally, someone in our family may have made a cameo appearance as well.  In some ways, we’ll cherish these shared experiences.  We made it through together.  It wasn’t easy, but we did it.

2020 was another year of growth at Configure.  We added new clients and five new team members.  We successfully executed transactions in manufacturing, automotive, retail, restaurants, distribution, and other industries.  These transactions spanned the gamut from sponsor-backed acquisition financing of growing, healthy platforms to liability management transactions for stressed sponsor-backed businesses and distressed M&A.  None of that happens without our clients and friends who refer to us.  Thank you for continuing to trust us, especially through what was a very difficult year.

We look forward to a prosperous 2021 with all of you!

Welcome to the Team

In order to ensure that each of our client partners received the client service they expect from Configure, we have also added to the team in 2020.  We welcomed Pia DeDeyn and Mike Garvin as Managing Directors and Allan Raykhelson, Reid Rupp, and Andrew Killinger joined the team as Analysts.

Pia Dedeyn, Managing Director

Mike Garvin, Managing Director

Andrew Killinger, Analyst

Allan Raykhelson, Analyst

Reid Rupp, Analyst

2020 Promotions

Finally, we are thrilled to have announced the promotion of Andrew Moody to Vice President and Uj Rai to Associate.

Andrew Moody, Vice President

Uj Rai, Associate

Select 2020 Transactions

We have been humbled by the trust our clients have put in us to help overcome the challenges of COVID-19, and we look forward to the opportunities to expand and strengthen these partnerships in 2021.

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Restaurants Unlimited, Inc

Advised the Company on a sale of substantially all of its assets pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

$53 million
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Craftworks

Advised the Company on a sale of substantially all of its assets pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

$93 million
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Bar Louie

Advised the Company on a sale of substantially all of its assets pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

Undisclosed
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Project Krystal

Advised Senior Lender and Stalking Horse on acquisition of the Company’s assets pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

Undisclosed
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MEC

Sole Lead Arranger for credit facilities related to an acquisition

$80 million
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LSC Communications

Exclusive financing advisor and investment banker to Atlas Holdings LLC (“Atlas”) in securing committed debt capital to support Atlas’ acquisition of LSC Communications, Inc. (“LSC”).

Undisclosed
Project Sweetwater
Project Sweetwater

Out-of-court creditor advisory engagement for lenders of a transmission remanufacturer

$35 million
Project Sugar
Project Sugar

Out-of-court creditor advisory engagement for lenders of a candy retailer

Undisclosed
Project Cook
Project Cook

Configure Advised a Casual Dining Concept in a Debt Restructuring Engagement

Undisclosed
Project Arnold
Project Arnold

Advised the Company in out-of-court restructuring and recapitalization of co-manufacturing business

Undisclosed
Project Limit
Project Limit

Sole lead arranger for split lien credit facilities related to an acquisition of an automotive aftermarkets business

Undisclosed
Project Admiral
Project Admiral

Advised the Company in out-of-court restructuring and recapitalization of food distribution business

Undisclosed
Project Ashes
Project Ashes

Sole lead arranger in recapitalization of an automotive aftermarkets business

Undisclosed
Project Tide
Project Tide

Advised the Company in an out-of-court restructuring and recapitalization of electronics distribution business

Undisclosed
Project Ascent
Project Ascent

Sole lead arranger for revolving credit facility related to an acquisition of a sporting goods retailer

Undisclosed
Project Parch
Project Parch

Sole lead arranger for credit facilities related to an acquisition of a co-packaging business

Undisclosed
Project Befriend
Project Befriend

Sole lead arranged for credit facilities related to an acquisition of a food distribution business

Undisclosed