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From start to finish, Configure’s guidance and support were paramount to achieving a successful refinancing.

- Brian Grady
Chief Executive Officer at HFI

Configure Partners Advises on HFI Refinancing


Atlanta, GA — Configure Partners, an investment banking firm specializing in debt placement services, announced today that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to HFI. Configure assisted in securing committed debt capital to refinance HFI’s existing debt and provide additional working capital for continued growth.

Headquartered in Canal Winchester, Ohio, HFI is a leading supplier of interior automotive products specializing in cut and sew, foam-in-place, small parts foam, and assembly operations.

Configure supported all aspects of the financing process, including approach to market, transaction structuring, and negotiation of the financing-related documentation.

“Configure played a critical role in the refinancing of HFI. The new capital structure will allow us to execute on our vision for the future. We are excited about the trajectory of the company and partnership with our new lender,” said HFI Chief Executive Officer Brian Grady. “From start to finish, Configure’s guidance and support were paramount to achieving a successful refinancing.”

“We are excited to have partnered with the HFI team on a successful refinancing,” shared Configure Managing Director Jerry McDonald. “We believe the new capital structure in place will allow the company to continue executing on its strategic initiatives and realize meaningful growth in the near term.”

About HFI (www.hfi-inc.com)
Founded in 1954, HFI is a leading manufacturer of automotive soft-wrapped trim products, including headrests, armrests, consoles, door trim, seat trim, and instrument panel trim. The company’s capabilities consist of cutting, sewing, assembly, foam-in-place, and small parts foam, amongst others. HFI specializes in craftsmanship and skilled construction of interior parts that elevate the driving experience by providing comfort and luxury. Since its inception, HFI has grown to over 3,500 employees across 10 North American locations. The company is a manufacturing-driven supplier from concept to production and is IATF 16949.2016 Certified.

About Configure Partners (www.configurepartners.com)
Configure Partners is a preeminent credit-oriented boutique investment bank headquartered in Atlanta. The firm specializes in debt placement, credit resolution, special situations, and M&A advisory, providing superior client service and execution to middle-market private equity sponsors in acquisition finance, refinancing, and dividend recapitalization transactions. The firm’s credit resolution and special situations practice has become the trusted advisor for stakeholders confronting capital structure challenges. Our people-driven team of bankers differentiates through real-time knowledge of the debt capital markets and becomes a true extension of our client’s teams, delivering unmatched results and an exceptional client experience.