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ZRG Partners, LLC. (“ZRG” or the “Company”) is a leading global executive search and human capital management firm. It provides a range of executive search, consulting & advisory, and interim solutions across the Industrials, Life Sciences, Consumer, Financial Services, Sports, and Technology industries, among others.

SITUATION

In 2018 following ZRG’s financial partnership with RFE Investment Partners (“RFE”) the organization grew exponentially through increased senior-level hiring efforts. To build on this momentum, in late 2019 ZRG identified an avenue to further diversify and grow its services portfolio of human capital consulting. Through a targeted M&A effort centered around enhancing capabilities, ZRG sought to further differentiate its offering in the marketplace by providing additional consulting solutions for their clients.

ENGAGEMENT

G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) served as the exclusive buy-side advisor to ZRG leading a strategic M&A effort focused on identifying and engaging with potential acquisition candidates in the human capital consulting market. ZRG and RFE partnered with G2 to leverage the firms’ deep-rooted expertise across the Technology & Business Services practice, with a heavy focus on services-oriented businesses including specialty consulting and executive search.

OUTCOME

G2’s mandate with ZRG led to the acquisition of Brimstone Consulting Group, LLC. (“Brimstone”), a leading management consultancy offering solutions across leadership development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; post-merger integration; and more. Headquartered in Camden, Maine, Brimstone serves a range of medium sized to Fortune-500 businesses across the globe. Together, ZRG and Brimstone will leverage an extensive network of Human Capital search professionals, interim financial professionals, and business consultants to better serve its client base.

“The complementary nature of our businesses made Brimstone an obvious partner for ZRG, as we continue to expand our portfolio of talent advisory solutions,” says Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “Further ensuring a new CEO is successful with the proven process of Brimstone will create a new paradigm for CEO transitions. We are pleased that we can now address two critical areas of leadership to align success for our clients with both strategy work and culture work. We believe when a company aligns strategy and culture with the right talent, amazing success can be achieved, and our offerings now address these three core areas.” 

Andrew Keleher, Vice President at G2 Capital Advisors, commented “The team at G2 has deep roots in the human capital management segment of the market. Supporting one of the world’s fastest-growing executive search/talent recruitment firms on their growth strategy has been a real pleasure these past few years and we look forward to continuing our work together. The recent acquisition of Brimstone Consulting further enhances ZRG’s offering by adding senior level talent that manages a disciplined approach to supporting leaders through business transformation. We are thrilled for both organizations and look forward to seeing their success together in the coming years!”.

About ZRG Partners

Over the past four years, ZRG has been the leader in top line growth and increasing market share through its talented workforce and its investments in industry leading innovations and talent acquisition tools supporting its clients in making better informed and timely talent decisions. The proprietary collaborative Zi platform with its integrated Z Score, Compensation Tools, Interview Insights, and Culture Fit Score have accelerated the hiring process in excess of thirty percent with better decision making. Since 1999, ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way its clients think about acquiring top talent. For over 20 years, clients have trusted ZRG to recruit top talent around the world. Today, ZRG is recognized as the fastest-growing global search firm and provides a full suite of retained executive management and customized talent solutions through its locations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

About Brimstone Consulting Group, LLC.

Brimstone Consulting is a global leader in business consulting. Brimstone works side by side with their clients, moving from strategy to execution and uncovering the pivot points for true business growth and transformation. Brimstone’s straightforward methodology simultaneously aligns the organization and develops leaders while accelerating growth, performance, and profitability. Brimestone’s core work is focused on business acceleration; change enablement; culture change; executive coaching; leadership development; leadership team alignment; organizational alignment; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and post-merger execution. Brimstone Consulting Group is based out of Camden, ME.

About RFE Investment Partners 

RFE Investment Partners is a private equity firm focused on making control investments in established small market companies located in the United States. RFE is a long-standing New Canaan, Connecticut-based firm founded in 1980 with over 40 years of experience investing in the lower middle market. RFE’s investment strategy is to transform its portfolio companies from the lower end of the market to fully professionalized and market leading middle market companies. RFE is currently investing out of Fund IX. For more information, visit www.rfeip.com.

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:

Matt Konkle, President, T: 857.310.5554 E: [email protected]

Kerri Ford, Managing Director, Head of Technology & Business Services, T: 917.515.7585 E: [email protected]

Andrew Keleher, Vice President, T: 860.748.6480 E: [email protected]

Ben Stevenson, Associate: T: 412.680.9100 E: [email protected]

Aaron Levy, Senior Analyst: T: 857.250.2767 E: [email protected]

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G2 Capital Advisors is pleased to present its Industrials & Manufacturing industry update for Q3 2021, providing commentary and analysis on M&A and market trends within the Industrials & Manufacturing sectors.  We hope this report finds you and your families safe and healthy, we encourage you to contact us directly if you would like to discuss our perspective on the current market environment, trends, or our relevant industry experience.

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Founded in 1971, The Granite Group Wholesalers, LLC (“The Granite Group” or “the Company”), serves New England residential and commercial contractors, providing exceptional service and products to plumbing, heating, cooling, water, and propane markets. Headquartered in Concord, NH, the Company’s best-in-class e-commerce and 45+ branch network is operated by expertly trained staff that offer an industry-leading customer experience. The Company serves a diverse mix of contractors and fuel dealers with a deeply ingrained, people-first culture, positioning the Company as one of the top building product distributors in the Northeast.

SITUATION
The Granite Group has long been one of the leading family-owned businesses in the Northeast. In the past few years, the Company has embarked on a strategic, thoughtful expansion across New England and within its e-commerce platform, increasing density in key markets and expanding its presence through organic branch openings and acquisitions. A meticulous approach to product line expansion has ensured strategic alignment with the Company’s customers and differentiated product knowledge. With its sustained growth, the family identified further opportunities to fast-track their vision with the right strategic growth partner.

ENGAGEMENT
G2 has served as a long-term strategic advisor to The Granite Group and as the exclusive financial advisor for this process, was responsible for leading a highly tailored and efficient transaction process for the family and Company.

OUTCOME
The transaction was successfully executed through a growth investment by BBH Capital Partners (“BBHCP”) in the equity interests of The Granite Group. The family is retaining ownership, and Bill Condron, President and CEO of The Granite Group, will continue to lead the Company, using additional resources and expertise from BBHCP to execute on a shared vision of growth.

“G2 has been our trusted advisor and partner for many years, supporting the execution of family’s and the Company’s long-term vision. Throughout this process and the duration of our relationship, G2 has been a key strategic advisor, aligning with our people-first culture, and helping us define and execute the best possible outcome. G2’s deep knowledge of our business and industry, and vision for the potential of our platform was critical to the success of this process, along with their unique ability to guide the family through a major life event,” said Bill Condron, CEO of The Granite Group.

“The exciting partnership between The Granite Group and BBHCP will supercharge the robust growth of their platform and allow them to execute their strategic vision on an accelerated timeline. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to lead our client through to a successful outcome,” said Jeffrey Unger, CEO of G2. “Our relationship with The Granite Group is a terrific example of our strategy of acting as an industry focused trusted advisor to innovative, high growth companies.” 

The transaction will support the Company’s growth initiatives of expanding organic footprint and executing strategic acquisitions. 

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors. (www.g2cap.com

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:

Jeffrey Unger, Chairman & CEO: T: 617.918.7929 E[email protected]


Victoria Arrigoni, Managing Director, Industrials & Manufacturing: T: 619.742.6441 E[email protected]

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Granite Bridge Partners’ (“Granite Bridge”) portfolio company The InterMed Group (“InterMed” or the “Company”) is a premier provider of integrated health technology management services, offering a broad range of services to healthcare providers including inspection, preventative maintenance, corrective repair, logistics planning, and consulting. As an OEM-agnostic provider of medical equipment management solutions covering all modalities including Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, X-Ray, CT, MRI, DR, CR and various lab equipment, InterMed allows its clients to use a single provider for multi-modality needs instead of multiple contracts with OEMs or redundant staffing. The Company strives to enhance overall program quality, cost, and timeliness, by tailoring its services to the needs of their clients, with the speed and creativity of a smaller player, but with the professional coverage of a much larger provider.

SITUATION

Long-term industry stalwart, InterMed, joined forces with financial partner, Granite Bridge (formerly Wafra Partners) in 2015. Under the leadership of Rick Staab, InterMed established its reputation as a premium service provider and experienced strong organic growth. Following its partnership with Granite Bridge, Rick and his management team were looking to further enhance their growth through a targeted M&A strategy to deepen their service and product offerings, acquire new customers, and expand geographically into new U.S. markets.

ENGAGEMENT

The Company engaged G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) as its exclusive buy-side advisor, leading a tailored buy-side effort focused on engaging with companies that have strong reputations for medical management and maintenance solutions across all modalities.

OUTCOME

G2’s search led to the acquisition of Modern Biomedical & Imaging, Inc. (“Modern”) which added a new location, additional capabilities, and a strong brand in the market. InterMed acquired Modern, an independent provider of equipment maintenance services to healthcare facilities in the southern region of the United States. Together these organizations will leverage their newly combined talent, service offerings and geographic footprint to deliver a more integrated solution of equipment management services to healthcare systems across the US. Rick Staab, CEO of The InterMed Group, commented “We are very excited about entering the growing Texas market and I feel that the acquisition of Modern Biomedical was the best platform for our organization as we grow throughout the southern region. We look forward to bringing together our corporate cultures and cross-selling premier equipment management services within our combined network of nationwide healthcare systems. Throughout the process, G2 has been instrumental in sourcing this acquisition candidate and supporting the transaction process as our trusted buy side advisor. G2 ran a robust and efficient process that resulted in finding a new partner in Modern Biomedical that we are thrilled to welcome to The InterMed Group family.”

“The InterMed Group will significantly benefit from its partnership with Modern Biomedical. Both organizations have excellent reputations and service minded cultures that are well known in the marketplace,” said Andrew Keleher, Vice President at G2 Capital Advisors.

About The InterMed Group:

As a premier provider of integrated health technology management services, InterMed offers an array of Health Technology Management options to its clients. From comprehensive equipment planning and administration to strategic coverage of key divisions or modalities in support of in-house, OEM, or hybrid solutions, InterMed strives to enhance overall program quality, cost, timeliness, and client confidence, by tailoring its services to the needs of their clients. InterMed’s unique Jump Team™ solutions provide skilled engineers for a wide variety of project needs. Jump Team™ services include credentialed temporary staffing, special projects, routine and project-driven PMs, compliance preparation, physical inventories, and cybersecurity assessments. InterMed also sells and services used, reconditioned, and new imaging equipment from select OEMs. (www.intermed1.com)

About Modern Biomedical & Imaging, Inc.:

Modern Biomedical & Imaging is a premier national independent provider of Healthcare Technology Management, offering comprehensive on-site medical equipment services to virtually every type of healthcare facility in several states across the country. Modern offers a fully comprehensive asset management program customized to best suit their clients’ operational and financial HTM needs. Headquartered in Irving, TX, the Company, via its top-notch services and reputation and through its contractual arrangements, has experienced steady growth by serving a well-diversified array of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical centers, outpatient surgery centers, clinics, and doctor offices. (https://www.modernbiomedical.com)

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.

Securities offered through Hollister Associates, LLC. Member FINRA, SIPC. G2 Capital Advisors, LLC and Hollister Associates, LLC are separate and unaffiliated entities. This does not constitute an offer to buy or sell securities.

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:

Peter Reed, Director, Buy-side: T: 617.918.7972 E: [email protected]
Andrew Keleher, Vice President: T: 860.748.6480 E: [email protected]

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Systems Control (the “Company”) is a best-in-class designer and manufacturer of customized, highly engineered control panels and electrical substation equipment enclosures for the transmission and distribution industry across North America. The Company is recognized by electric utility providers for supplying high-quality, critical components to ensure reliable operations of the electrical grid. Systems Control is headquartered in Iron Mountain, Michigan and employs over 750 people.

SITUATION:
Systems Control established aggressive growth objectives and an acquisition strategy to identify manufacturing expertise in the market that would enhance and expand utility customer relationships, broaden its geographic presence, and maintain an aligned business philosophy. With fresh capital through its financial partnership with Comvest Partners (“Comvest”) in 2018, Systems was well positioned to accelerate its growth through a disciplined acquisition strategy and explore expansion opportunities.

ENGAGEMENT:
G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) was engaged by Systems Control as the exclusive buy-side advisor to identify, source and engage with acquisition targets that fit with the Company’s end-market profile.

OUTCOME:
The definitive agreement was announced on June 21st, 2021. The acquisition provides additional capabilities and geographic scale to Systems Control’s operations.

The team at Keystone is a strong cultural fit with the Systems Control family. Both companies have similar values and approaches to providing engineering and manufacturing services. Furthermore, the additional investment in Keystone will accelerate growth, while unlocking core capabilities in a high growth market.

“We are really excited about the opportunity to partner with the Keystone team” said Brad Lebouef, CEO of Systems Control. “Keystone has a reputation for high quality products, is a great cultural fit all around, and will immediately expand our production capabilities.”
“It was a pleasure working with Systems Control and the Comvest team to help identify opportunities, build relationships, and ultimately execute a highly strategic transaction with Keystone. We look forward to watching the ongoing success of Systems as they continue to expand the platform within the electrical enclosures and systems industries,” said Michael Williams, Director at G2 Capital Advisors.

About Systems Control
Systems Control specializes in engineering and manufacturing of equipment enclosures and control and relay panels used in electrical transmission and distribution substations across North America.

About Comvest Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt to middle-market companies across the U.S. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $6.1 billion. Today, Comvest Partners has approximately $5.0 billion of assets under management. Through extensive capital resources and broad network of industry relationships, Comvest Partners offers companies financial sponsorship, critical strategic and operational support, and business development assistance.

About G2 Capital Advisors
G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:
Michael Williams: Director, Industrials & Manufacturing: T: 917.523.2164 E: [email protected]
Andrew Keleher: Vice President: T: 617.918.7982 E: [email protected]
Matt Ball: Associate: T: 617.918.7933 E: [email protected]
Aaron Levy: Senior Analyst: T: 857.250.2767 E: [email protected]

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G2 Capital Advisors, a leading full-service, industry-focused investment bank and restructuring advisory firm, is pleased to announce two key additions to the Firms’ Capital Markets team. Andrew McAteer has been appointed as Vice President and Cullen Moore as Senior Analyst. Andrew and Cullen are based in Boston and report to Howard Lanser, Managing Director & Head of Capital Markets.

“We are excited to add Andrew and Cullen to our team as we continue to build out our Capital Markets platform,” said Jeffrey Unger, Chairman & CEO for G2 Capital Advisors. “The combination of their unique experiences in debt financing, market expertise, network of corporate and sponsor-based relationships and extensive track record of excellence in closing capital markets transactions will bring immediate value to our clients.”

Andrew brings extensive capital markets, M&A, and corporate finance advisory experience to the Firm and will be responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing debt and equity raises for both private and public middle-market companies. Andrew holds Series 79, Series 82, and Series 63 licenses.

Prior to joining G2, Andrew was a Vice President at Wells Fargo where he focused on structuring and executing senior debt financings for leveraged buyouts, M&A and recapitalizations. At Wells Fargo, Andrew successfully transacted over $2B of new debt origination and refinancing primarily for sponsor-backed businesses across several industries including but not limited to; manufacturing, software & technology, industrials, consumer goods, distribution and healthcare.

Cullen was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group at Goldman Sachs, providing advisory services related to clients’ capital structure needs, structuring and executing senior debt transactions, and acting as a liaison between the lender syndicates and corporate clients.

“Given their experience base, Andrew and Cullen have quickly and seamlessly integrated into the G2 platform and client engagements,” said Howard Lanser, Head of Capital Markets. “Each brings a unique set of experiences and skills to the team, which has allowed us to broaden our capabilities to the direct benefit of our clients. We couldn’t be more excited about the future of our Capital Markets practice with Andrew and Cullen playing a key role in our future growth.”

ABOUT G2:
G2 is a Boston-based integrated multi-product, industry-focused investment bank and restructuring advisory firm focused on crafting bespoke operational and financial advisory solutions for our corporate and investor clients. We work with clients across a range of situational dynamics, from struggles with a challenging downtrend to development of and execution of a growth strategy. Our breadth of service capabilities is unparalleled in the middle market.

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ArcLight Consulting, LLC (“ArcLight”), founded by Pritam Dutta, Jeff Eaton, and Harch Mirchandani, is a market-leading provider of a complete suite of Oracle human capital management (HCM) cloud implementation and consulting services. The Company guides clients through every phase of an implementation project, including strategy, deployment, management, adoption, and optimization. ArcLight is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

SITUATION
The ArcLight team was seeking to further its position as a leader in the technology consulting sector by building upon ArcLight’s extensive expertise across the full suite of Oracle Cloud products and software and the Company’s specialization in HCM integrations, change management, and ERP support. The Company was targeting a partner that would support the successful execution of ArcLight’s growth strategy by expanding its national service footprint with a high-growth, differentiated, and specialized firm with a focus on prioritizing customer and employee satisfaction.

ENGAGEMENT
G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) was engaged by ArcLight as the exclusive financial advisor leading a sell-side effort focused on identifying and transacting with an optimal partner to support the Company’s long-term growth strategy.

OUTCOME
The transaction was successfully executed on June 30, 2021 through a sale of ArcLight to Addison Group. ArcLight will continue to operate their brand under Addison just like Bridgepoint Consulting, which G2 sold to Addison in 2017, providing opportunities for growth both for the business and employees.

“G2 ran an efficient and robust process. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. G2 helped us to find the right partner with which to grow ArcLight both in terms of business goals and cultural fit.” said ArcLight co-founder, Jeff Eaton.

The ArcLight acquisition represents the third company Addison has acquired through a G2 represented deal process.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Pritam, Jeff, and Harsh. The sale is a fantastic outcome for our client and allows the partners to realize their goals for the company while accessing Addison’s exceptional support base to grow their business.” said Kerri Ford, Managing Director and Practice Leader of Technology & Business Services for G2 Capital Advisors.

About Arclight Consulting Group LLC:
ArcLight Consulting is a leader in Cloud implementation services. ArcLight is dedicated to ensuring that its customers are not only successful with their Cloud applications investment, but that they maximize and optimize that investment. ArcLight’s team of certified experts continuously provide best in class service, guidance and direction to ensure customer’ success via its established methodology that bridges software and process. ArcLight’s founding principle is that Customer Service drives Customer Success and putting it into practice creates long-term benefits for customers, employees, partners, and the communities that ArcLight serves.

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:

Kerri Ford, Managing Director & Practice Leader Technology & Business Services : T: 917.515.7585 E: [email protected]

Matt Konkle, Senior Managing Director & Head of Industry Teams : T: 317.371.6608 E: [email protected]

Connor Grogan, Vice President : T: 860.707.5754 E: [email protected]

Kevin Lamb, Senior Analyst : T: 508.282.6262 E: [email protected]

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Founded in 1986, Action Target, Inc. (“Action Target” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Dubin Clark & Company, Inc. (“Dubin Clark”), is the leading provider of equipment and services for live-fire training facilities. With the most technologically advanced and customized live-fire solutions, Action Target is the provider of choice for law enforcement, military, international, and commercial customers.

SITUATION

Action Target successfully implemented a growth strategy started in 2019 to expand and professionalize service offerings for live-fire training facilities. With the reorganization of the business into two distinct and focused business units, Range Projects and After-Market Services, Action Target was seeking to refinance its existing debt to lower the cost of capital and expand capacity to fund growth initiatives.

ENGAGEMENT

G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to the Company. G2’s Capital Markets team leveraged deep capital markets expertise and precise positioning of the Company’s growth strategy to generate a competitive process that ultimately yielded a flexible capital solution capable of supporting Action Target’s strategy going forward.

OUTCOME

The new senior secured credit facility consists of an Asset Based Revolver and Term Loan Facility (i.e., unitranche) provided by Emigrant Bank.

Mike Birch, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Despite a turbulent year stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to successfully expand our After-Market Services unit while also continuing to drive strong performance in our core Range Products business across all channels. We hired G2 to find a new financial partner who could support our growth objectives for the future. G2 took the time to understand all facets of our business. They helped us articulate a compelling and detailed investment opportunity for potential lenders, which we believe was an important part of the success of this transaction.

Tom Caracciolo, Managing Partner at Dubin Clark, added, “We also were impressed with G2’s ability to access a broad range of lenders, which allowed us to simultaneously evaluate multiple structures for the Company. G2 seamlessly coordinated an efficient competitive process and found the right partner for the Company in Emigrant Bank.”

“We are proud to have partnered with Action Target to execute a refinancing that will provide the fuel for the next stage of their growth. Management put in a significant amount of dedication and focus to execute a strategic shift during a pandemic. It is great to see this hard work pay off as the Company now has the capital structure in place to support initiatives to drive higher growth and profitability,” said Howard Lanser, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at G2.

About Action Target

Action Target is a business that has transformed the concept of shooting range installations. Founded in 1986, the company started by creating a pneumatic turning target system for the Provo Police Department training curriculum. From there, the Company continued to design, develop, and implement new products and services for the $600 million live-fire training facility market serving the U.S. commercial, U.S. military, U.S. law enforcement, and international segments. The Company has redefined the customer experience in live-fire training facilities by introducing groundbreaking technology-driven solutions that generate a modern feel and maximize engagement. For additional information, visit https://actiontarget.com/.

About Dubin Clark

Established in 1984, Dubin Clark is a private equity firm that focuses on strategic and operational value creation. Dubin Clark seeks to acquire interest in branded consumer and industrial niche manufacturers and specialty services businesses with unique business models and a strong growth trajectory. The Firm is based in Boston, Massachusetts, with an additional office in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. For additional information, visit https://dubinclark.com/.

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets, and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:

Howard Lanser, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
C: 312.961.7227 E: [email protected]

Cullen Moore, Senior Analyst, Capital Markets
C: 774.571.7926 E: [email protected]

Ben Wright, Chief Operating Officer
C: 619.972.3586 E: [email protected]

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Corporate life often mirrors personal experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic shook the foundations of our lives, prompting a series of unexpected consequences across both our personal and professional domains. At the onset of the pandemic, most people did not anticipate such a significant disruption that would last well over a year. Some have gained the “freshman 15 pounds” during quarantine due to limited mobility, lack of exercise, and extended periods in front of computer screens on zoom calls in sweatpants all day. And there are those who took the opportunity to refocus, establish discipline in their routine, and get in the prime shape of their life. This analogy can be applied to the corporate world as well. Leaning up your organization will remain critically important in this uncertain future.

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Go2 Logistics Holding Corporation (“Go2” or the “Company”) is a leading provider of integrated supply chain solutions to a variety of end markets across the U.S. The Company offers asset-based and non-asset capabilities that include temperature-controlled and dry van less-than-truckload and truckload services, freight brokerage services and warehousing and distribution services. Go2 is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has four other cross dock locations across the United States.

SITUATION:
Go2 Logistics Holding Corporation was founded by Tomasz and Grzegorz Rzedzian. In 2015, the Rzedzian brothers recapitalized the business with HCI Equity Partners (“HCI”) which at the time was the first institutional investment received. Throughout the five-year partnership with HCI, Go2 expanded service capabilities, drove operational efficiencies, and generated significant earnings growth. The stakeholders sought to find a new partner to recapitalize the business and allow HCI to realize their investment.

ENGAGEMENT:
G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) was engaged by Go2 Logistics Holding Corporation as the exclusive financial advisor to lead a highly targeted and efficient sale process to find new debt or equity partners to recapitalize the business.

OUTCOME:
The transaction was successfully executed on May 3, 2021 through a majority recapitalization of Go2 Logistics Holding Corporation with funds affiliated with Stellex Capital Management (“Stellex”). Go2 will add to several platform investments that Stellex has made in the Transportation & Logistics segment.

Tomasz Rzedzian, Co-Founder and Co-President of Go2 said, “We had a tremendous run over the past five years with HCI Equity Partners and thank them for a successful partnership. G2 ran a robust and efficient process that resulted in finding a new partner in Stellex that we are thrilled to welcome to Go2. My brother and I were pleased with the level of service and expertise provided by G2 and could not be happier with the outcome and dedicated support provided by G2.”

“The Rzedzian brothers are excellent operators, and we were pleased to partner with them and continue their growth trajectory,” said Dan Dickinson, Managing Partner of HCI, “G2 did an excellent job throughout the process to lead us to a successful exit and we are thrilled with the final result.”

“It was an honor and pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with the Rzedzian brothers and HCI”, said Chris Casteleyn, G2’s Director – Transportation & Logistics. “Go2 is a highly differentiated transportation service provider that under Stellex’s ownership and guidance, should continue to generate industry leading margins and distinguish itself as a premium LTL carrier. We are excited to monitor the progress and status of key growth initiatives that underpin the strategy that management and Stellex have developed.”

About Go2 Logistics Holding Corporation
Go2 Logistics Holding Corporation is a value-added logistics supplier focused on custom consolidation, partial truckload, and expedited solutions. Specific services include asset-based less-than-truckload and truckload services, freight brokerage services supporting a variety of modes and end markets and temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution services.

About HCI Equity Partners
HCI Equity Partner is a lower middle market private equity firm focused on partnering with family and founder owned distribution, manufacturing, and service companies. HCI makes majority investments in businesses within North American in large, fragmented markets. For more information, please visit our website at www.hciquity.com.

About G2 Capital Advisors:
G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets, and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. G2 offers integrated, multi-product, and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. G2 aspires to be the trusted advisor of choice to its clients including corporations and institutional investors.

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:
Chris Casteleyn, Director – Transportation & Logistics: T: 415.531.3138 E: [email protected]

Chris Hughes, Managing Director – Transportation & Logistics: T: 404.395.6889 E: [email protected]

Ben Wright, Chief Operating Officer: T: 619.972.3586 E: [email protected]

Peter Reed, Director: T: 617.366.9254 E: [email protected]

Tess Sheidy, Associate: T: 248.767.1283 E: [email protected]

Ted Malpiede, Senior Analyst: T: 781.752.6001 E: [email protected]