The world leading guitar manufacturer.
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.
SPP Capital is a recognized specialist in structuring and raising private and 144a high yield debt and equity capital for its corporate and equity sponsor relationships. We have completed approximately 500 transactions, representing over $23 billion of capital and are the exclusive private financing partner to some of the largest commercial banking organizations across North America.
Our transaction experience includes acquisitions, growth capital, recapitalizations, refinancings, buyouts and sales of secondary limited partnership interests 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 and 144a high yield capital markets. Additionally, our lender database provides valuable empirical support for lender activity and preferences. Our ongoing presence in the market and more than $7 billion of bid data compiled since 2010 assures our clients that our guidance is predicated upon routinely updated empirical support.
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.
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.
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.
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 500 transactions while working together as a team.
Stefan was one of the founding partners and President of SPP Hambro, SPP Capital’s predecessor. He manages the global origination of SPP Capital. His over 25 years of experience in the private market includes hundreds of transactions in North America, Asia 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. Mr. Shaffer sits on the boards of the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, LIM College in New York City and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Brad joined SPP Capital as an Associate in 2013. He has extensive transactional experience spanning senior debt, subordinated debt, and equity placements across a variety of industries. Prior to joining SPP Capital, Brad spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs focused on insurance and reinsurance transactions. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
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Joe joined SPP Capital as an Associate in 2015. Previously, he spent two years as a Financial Analyst at Houlihan Lokey, Inc. focused on consumer products M&A transactions and financial sponsors coverage. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Joe was a Data Analyst for Bloomberg, LP. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Lafayette College with a B.A. in Economics & Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
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Paul joined SPP Capital as an Analyst in 2016. Previously, he spent a year as an analyst in the Ventures group of Northwell Health, a 21-hospital health system based in the NYC metro area, where he was focused on joint investments and acquisitions of various clinical and outpatient businesses. He holds a B.A. from Colgate University.
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and other institutional clients in the greater Phoenix area.
Senior Notes with Warrants | May 2008 | Recapitalization
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company servicing the natural gas needs of marketers, utilities, small
and mid-sized commercial/industrial firms, and producers in the Southeast
and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. As a natural gas management firm, the Company provides a variety of aggregation, logistics, and financial hedging services to participants in the natural gas markets attached to the Dominion Transmission and Columbia Transmission pipelines.
Secured Subordinated Notes with Warrants | July 2009 | Recapitalization
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Second Lien Notes, Subordinated Notes & Preferred Equity
| June 2007 | Buyout and Acquisition
Formed by Marwit Capital Partners, Traffic Control & Safety Corp. is
a platform acquisition company established to consolidate the highly
fragmented traffic control products and services industry in the
Western United States.
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Angelle Concrete Group LLC is a vertically integrated construction materials company with operations in Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee. Angelle is a leading regional producer and supplier of ready-mixed concrete and is also
one of the largest domestic, independently-owned importers of cement
(the primary raw material in concrete) in the U.S.
Second Lien Notes with Warrants | July 2005 | Acquisition Financing
Ambient Air Corp. is a leading design/build contractor for heating, ventilation
and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in the multi-family housingconstruction
industry. Ambient designs, supplies, installs and services high-quality
HVAC systems for multi-dwelling units including apartments, student housing and military housing in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Secured Subordinated Notes with Warrants | July 2008 | Acquisition Financing
Blueberry Broadcasting, LLC, owns 17 radio stations, comprising 14 FM
and 3 AM broadcast formats situated in Augusta-Waterville, Maine and
Bangor, Maine. The stations were acquired from Clear Channel
Communications (“Clear Channel”) in connection with the Thomas Lee
Partners and Bain Capital leveraged buy-out, which resulted in the divestiture
of 450 stations in small markets perceived to be non-core. The investment achieved a gross IRR of 17.6%.
Secured Subordinated Notes & Preferred Equity | June 2008 | Buyout Financing
Industrial Piping, Inc. designs, assembles and installs process and utility
piping systems, skid-mounted modular systems, and fire protection systems
for industrial customers, primarily in the Southeast region of the United
States. The investment achieved a gross IRR of 49.3%.
Second Lien Notes with Warrants | May 2009 | Buyout Financing
Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer and
marketer of frozen beverage products and related equipment. The
investment achieved a gross IRR of 20.0%.
Subordinated Notes & Preferred Equity | November 2007 | Buyout
Blake and Pendleton is a full service provider of equipment and equipment installation, maintenance, and repair services for compressed air and gas systems, pumping equipment, heat transfer equipment, and vacuum systems used in industrial manufacturing facilities. The Company is the largest distributor of compressed air equipment for many of the leading global manufacturers within its territory of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. The investment achieved a gross IRR of 18.2%.
Subordinated Notes & Preferred Equity | January 2007 | Acquisition Financing
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Subordinated Notes & Preferred Equity | August 2005 | Acquisition Financing
Jet Direct Aviation, LLC was formed as a consolidation opportunity in the
multi-billion dollar private jet charter market of the aviation industry with the
purpose of initially acquiring 100% of Summit Jet Corporation, a Long Island-based private jet charter business that is number three in the New York
market. JetDirect provides private jet charter services in eight major markets
across the U.S. The investment achieved a gross IRR of 55.5%.
Secured Subordinated Notes | November 2004 | Management Buyout
SelectQuote, Inc. is the largest direct response agency selling term life insurance in the world and was one of the first companies involved in direct response, comparison shopping for term life insurance. SelectQuote maintains
a portfolio of 14 highly-rated insurance carriers including AIG, Banner, GE Financial Assurance, Lincoln, Mutual of Omaha and Zurich. The investment achieved a gross IRR of 19.3%.
Subordinated Notes with Warrants | July 2004 | Acquisition Financing
Roberts-Gordon LLC is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
gas-fired, low-intensity and high-intensity infrared heating systems and
warm-air unit and cabinet heaters. The investment achieved a gross IRR of 14.9%.
Senior Secured Notes with Warrants | June 2004 | Growth Capital
Simons Broadcasting, LP through its ownership of KTAQ–TV is a full-power commercial television station, licensed to the community of Greenville, Texas. KTAQ-TV transmits an analog signal from its original Greenville location as well as a digital signal from a DTV transmitter at the Cedar Hill Antenna Farm, which is centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. This location enables KTAQ to reach over 5,000,000 people over the air in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market. The investment achieved a gross IRR of 30.8%.
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