AFCO

A Portfolio Company of
Larsen MacColl Partners

$31,600,000

A leading supplier of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and contract cleaning services to food and beverage processors.
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A leading supplier of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and contract cleaning services to food and beverage processors.

Goldbug

$36,800,000

A designer, importer and distributor of licensed
and private label accessories for infants under
multi-year supply contracts.
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A designer, importer and distributor of licensed
and private label accessories for infants under
multi-year supply contracts.

Maxcess

A portfolio company of
Windjammer

$37,000,000

The leading global manufacturer of mission-critical
components for the web processing industry.
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The leading global manufacturer of mission-critical
components for the web processing industry.

CSP Plastics

A portfolio company of
Scott Capital Partners

$105,000,000

The leading manufacturer of
highly-engineered, glass-reinforced
composite parts to the automotive
and industrial markets.
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The leading manufacturer of
highly-engineered, glass-reinforced
composite parts to the automotive
and industrial markets.

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SPP Capital is a leading middle market investment bank focused on raising debt and equity in the private capital markets. Our deep experience in leveraged finance and capital raising makes us a valuable advisor to corporate and private equity clients across a wide range of situations including refinancings, recapitalizations, growth capital, mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts.

About SPP Capital Partners

SPP Capital is a recognized specialist in structuring and raising private debt and equity capital for
its corporate and equity sponsor relationships. We have completed more than 400 transactions, representing more than $22 billion of capital and are the exclusive private financing partner to 10 major commercial banking organizations across North America and Europe.

Our transaction experience includes acquisitions, growth capital, recapitalizations, refinancings, and
buyouts across a diverse array of industries including basic materials, consumer goods, healthcare,
financial services, industrials, services, technology, utilities, energy, transportation, and retail among others.

We maintain extensive relationships with lenders and investors across all major constituencies in
the private capital markets. Additionally, our lender bid database provides valuable empirical
support for lender activity and preferences. Our ongoing presence in the market and the more than
$7 billion of bid data compiled since 2010 assures our clients that our guidance is predicated upon routinely updated empirical support.

Services

  • Scenarios
  • Acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Refinancing
  • Management Buyouts
  • Restructuring
  • Amendments & Waivers
  • Types of Capital
  • Asset-Based
  • Cash Flow
  • Unitranche
  • Second Lien
  • Mezzanine
  • Preferred & Common Equity

The SPP Capital Value Proposition


Focused Expertise

SPP Capital is dedicated to raising debt and equity capital for middle market companies across a wide variety of industries. Our 24 year focus on the private capital markets provides us a demonstrated depth of experience and makes us a unique and valuable advisor to our corporate and private equity clients.

Deep Connections to the Capital Markets

Through consistency of deal flow and credible interactions with counterparties in the market, our senior management has developed extensive investor relationships and access to key portfolio decision makers.

Professionally Managed Process

The SPP Capital deal team manages all aspects of the financing process from the development of offering materials through the negotiation of key terms, closing documentation and funding, allowing our clients to focus on running their business.

Every client and every situation is unique. SPP Capital tailors the structure and process of each capital raise to address the client's unique capital objectives. Optimal structure, pricing, and terms are achieved through a professionally managed, competitive auction process.

Commitment to Execution

Every SPP Capital client receives the attention of senior investment banking professionals. SPP Capital's senior management has in aggregate more than 100 years of experience in the private capital markets and has executed more than 400 transactions while working together as a team.

Team

Stefan L. ShafferManaging Partner

Stefan was one of the founding partners and President of SPP Hambro, SPP Capital’s predecessor. He manages the global origination of SPP Capital and is an architect of SPP Capital’s unique joint venture strategy. His over 25 years of experience in the private market includes hundreds of transactions in North America and Europe. Prior to becoming a principal at SPP Capital, Stefan was a Vice President in the Private Placement Group at Bankers Trust Company where he was responsible for origination, structuring and pricing of private placements for the Capital Markets Group, both nationally and internationally. Prior to his move to investment banking, Stefan had been an attorney with the law firm of White & Case where he drafted and negotiated private placements, public securities, leveraged lease transactions and provided general corporate counsel. Stefan is a cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School where he earned a J.D. degree and has served on the Board of Editors on the Cornell International Law Journal; he is a magna cum laude undergraduate from Colgate University where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.

Contact : sshaffer@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4502

Robin BuschManaging Partner

Robin leads capital raising efforts at SPP Capital and has responsibility for deal teams and key client relationships. Robin's primary area of expertise is structuring and arranging financings for corporate and private equity clients. She maintains relationships with a broad range of financing sources including banks, mezzanine funds, BDCs, credit opportunities funds, insurance companies, specialty finance companies, and private equity firms. Prior to joining SPP Capital at its inception, Robin was with Bankers Trust Company in the Capital Markets Group. Robin is a cum laude graduate of New York University.

Contact : rbusch@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4504

Todd KumbleManaging Partner

Todd oversees the funds of SPP Mezzanine Partners, SPP Credit Opportunities, and SPP Secondaries and has extensive experience in structuring, placing, and investing in private debt and equity. Having joined SPP Hambro, SPP Capital’s predecessor, in 1993, Todd’s transaction experience spans a broad array of industries including manufacturing, distribution, financial services, consumer products, and media. Before joining SPP Capital, Todd was a Director of Financial Planning for Home Box Office, Inc. where he was involved in acquisition analysis for the company. Prior to this, he was a Manager of Treasury for The Allen Group, Inc. and a Credit Analyst for the Leveraged Buyout Group of Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Todd has a B.A. degree in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Contact : tkumble@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4508

Amy S. LazarusChief Operating Officer

Amy was a founding partner of SPP Hambro, SPP Capital’s predecessor, and originally served as the firm’s head of distribution. Prior to joining the firm as a principal, Amy was a Vice President in the Private Placement Group at Bankers Trust Company. Her responsibilities included the structuring and execution of transactions for both U.S. and international clients in all types of issues including senior and subordinated notes, equities, LBOs, project financing and ESOPs. Amy has extensive experience in structuring private placements and derivative products. A certified public accountant, she began her career at Arthur Andersen. Amy holds an M.B.A. degree in finance from The Columbia Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. She graduated both Beta Gamma Sigma and magna cum laude, respectively.

Contact : alazarus@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4515

John CablePartner

John has over 15 years of experience advising companies in corporate finance and investment banking matters. While at SPP, John has successfully closed over 40 transactions for private-equity owned and privately-held companies across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, energy, software and technology, healthcare, business services, consumer products, retailing and restaurants. His engagement experience spans senior debt, subordinated debt and preferred equity placements, corporate restructurings and debt amendments, cross-border financings and project financings. John frequently advises owners evaluating a sale or dividend recapitalization of their business or preparing a business for sale. Additionally, he consults with owners, executive boards and management teams in connection with acquisitions, valuation analysis, investment and loan negotiations, working capital management and financing growth initiatives. In addition to his investment banking experience, John has held management positions in finance and operations at publicly traded companies, Nike and Coach. He began his career at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown in the Retail and Consumer Products Investment Banking Group. John earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Stanford University.

Contact : jcable@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4522

Alex LeukartVice President

Alex joined SPP Capital in 2010 as an Analyst and currently serves as a Vice President. He is extensively involved at each stage of the deal lifecycle and has transaction experience spanning a diverse set of industries and financing structures. Prior to joining the firm, Alex held positions at Moody's Investors Service and Bloomberg. He graduated with honors from the University of Richmond where he received a B.S.B.A in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics.

Contact : aleukart@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4516

Brad PolanAssociate

Brad joined SPP Capital as an Associate in 2013. Previously, he spent 5 years as both an associate and analyst within Goldman Sachs’ Reinsurance Group focused on life and annuity transactions. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Contact : bpolan@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4509

T.J. KovachAnalyst

T.J. joined SPP Capital in 2012. He previously served as a Naval Officer at Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command in Coronado, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Contact : tkovach@sppcapital.com | 212.455.4588

Experience

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SPP Mezzanine Partners

Affiliated private mezzanine funds launched in 2003 and 2008 to provide subordinated debt and equity as growth capital for established middle market companies.

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Merchant Banking

Credit Opportunites


  • Unitranche debt
  • Second lien debt
  • Subordinated debt
  • Sponsored & unsponsored companies
  • Industry generalists

Secondaries


  • Secondary limited partnership interests and direct investments
  • $2 million to $9 million per transaction
  • Asset classes including:
    • Private equity
    • Mezzanine
    • Credit

Contact

New York City
340 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10173

212.455.4500