The Configure team was vital in delivering an attractive financing solution in an uncertain capital markets environment.
Configure Partners Advises Ardian North America on its Acquisition Financing for Tom Barrow Company
Atlanta, GA — Configure Partners, a credit-oriented investment bank specializing in debt placement, special situations, and bespoke M&A advisory, announced today that it served as the exclusive financing advisor to Ardian North America in securing committed debt capital to support its acquisition of Tom Barrow Company (“TBCo”).
Ardian is a leading private investment house, managing or advising $150BN of assets on behalf of more than 1,400 clients across the globe. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, TBCo is a market-leading provider of commercial HVAC solutions in the Southeast U.S.
Configure supported all aspects of the financing process, including lender screening, approach to market, transaction structuring, and negotiation of the financing-related documentation.
“We look forward to partnering with TBCo’s leadership team to build upon the strong foundations the company has created over its 65+ year history,” said Ardian Managing Director Kevin Kruse. “The Configure team was vital in delivering an attractive financing solution in an uncertain capital markets environment.”
Configure Managing Director Doug Clarida commented, “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with Ardian and play a role in their successful acquisition. We have no doubt that Ardian’s guidance, coupled with management’s expertise, will further bolster TBCo’s position in the market.”
About Ardian North America
Ardian is a world-leading private investment house, managing or advising $150BN of assets on behalf of more than 1,400 clients globally. Ardian’s North America Fund team specializes in lower middle market private equity transactions, acquiring industrial and business services companies across a range of sectors.
About Tom Barrow Company
Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Tom Barrow Company has ten locations across Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama. The company has experienced several years of strong growth, driven by both increasing share in existing markets and expanding into new geographies. As the leading provider of HVAC solutions in the Southeast, TBCo offers clients unmatched industry expertise and integrated services through benefit-driven collaboration with its design, engineering, and service professionals and the exceptional manufacturing companies it proudly represents.
About Configure Partners
Configure Partners is a preeminent credit-oriented investment bank specializing in debt placement, special situations, and bespoke M&A advisory. The firm provides superior client service and execution to middle-market private equity sponsors and borrowers in acquisition finance, refinancing, and dividend recapitalization transactions. The firm’s special situations practice has become the trusted advisor for stakeholders confronting capital structure challenges and its bespoke M&A advisory delivers superior outcomes in complex transactions. Our people-driven team of bankers differentiates itself by deploying elite Wall Street experience and real-time knowledge of the debt capital markets to be an accretive addition to our clients’ teams, delivering unmatched results and an exceptional client experience.
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