2016

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G2 is pleased to announce that our client, Slade Gorton & Co., Inc, a leading U.S.-based seafood distributor, has entered a strategic partnership with Samherji, a leading seafood company based in Iceland, through a minority recapitalization.

“Samherji has made a significant investment in Slade Gorton, and is glad to have the opportunity to partner with a company with such a long standing legacy in the seafood industry,” Gustaf Baldvinsson, head of sales at Samherji, said in a release issued by Slade Gorton

Slade Gorton, a third generation importer and distributor, will remain majority owned and controlled by Gorton family. Slade Gorton said the deal will expand the distribution of Samherji products in the U.S. market. It will also “support the continued expansion of Slade Gorton’s value added line of business”, it said.

“This partnership with Samherji is an exciting development in the evolution of Slade Gorton,” said Slade Gorton President & CEO, Kim Gorton, in a statement.

G2 Capital Advisors served as the exclusive advisor to Slade Gorton.

About Slade Gorton

Slade Gorton is one of America’s largest importers, distributors and manufacturers of fresh, frozen and premium value-added seafood products. Founded in 1928, Slade Gorton is a privately held, multi-generational family business committed to feeding America with wholesome, nutritious and sustainable seafood.

About Samherji

Operating in a system of resource management where the aim is sustainable fishing, Samherji, founded in 1983, is a leading seafood company in Iceland. Outside Iceland, Samherji has or takes part in operations in Germany, Poland, U.K., the Faroe Islands, Africa, Canada, France and Spain. Samherji is involved in all stages of the value chain from fishing, farming and processing to export and sales. The strong position of Samherji together with knowledge, experience and strong quota ownership in all species ensures that the company can minimize risks and ensure stability.

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides investment banking, financing 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.

Jeffrey Unger to Speak at Conference on Private Equity Investing in Distressed Middle-Market Companies

On Thursday April 14th Jeffrey Unger will be speaking at the conference on Private Equity Investing in Distressed Middle-Market Companies taking place in midtown Manhattan at the University Club. Jeffrey will be leading a panel of industry experts from several leading players in the sector including: Sun Capital, Fortress Capital, Crystal Financial and Bayside Capital. The conference is being hosted by the Capital Roundtable.

Chairing the conference is Brett J. L’Esperance, Executive Vice President at Bain Capital Credit. Brett is an Executive Vice President in the Portfolio Group responsible for leading restructurings and driving operating improvement initiatives across Bain Capital Credit’s investments. At this conference, over 20 experienced distressed investors will weigh in on what has worked for them and what hasn’t, how to find and win deals, and how best to turn around distressed businesses. For more information on this event please click here.

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors is an integrated multi-product, sector-focused boutique investment bank. G2 Capital Advisors delivers unique investment banking solutions and uncompromising advice by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investments bankers in both growth and stressed situations. For more information, please visit our services.

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Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government-focused investment firm, announced that it has made a strategic investment in Aurora Flight Sciences, a world leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and autonomous flight technologies for military and commercial customers. The investment will support Aurora’s strategy for expanding the company’s development and manufacturing scale as demand continues to increase. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Over the twenty-five years since Aurora was founded, we’ve demonstrated a commitment to innovation in unmanned aircraft systems, advanced aeronautic design and, more recently, robotic systems that are defining the future of autonomous flight,” said John S. Langford, chairman, CEO and founder of Aurora. “This investment by Enlightenment Capital supports our efforts to grow in line with our customers’ requirements. The proven aerospace and defense sector expertise at Enlightenment Capital will ensure our strategy and investments remain aligned to expanding military and commercial market opportunities.”

“Aurora has an outstanding track record in support of the most demanding UAS applications and aerospace customers,” said Devin Talbott, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital. “We are excited to partner with Aurora’s leadership as they continue to provide leading-edge capabilities in both unmanned and manned aerospace systems.”

“Aurora has been a leader in their field, providing some of the most advanced UAS for over twenty-five years. They are an innovator in a surging UAS market, and we look forward to supporting their continued growth and innovation,” added Pierre Chao, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital.

A number of new contracts and milestones have demonstrated Aurora’s technology leadership. On March 3, 2016, DARPA awarded Aurora an $89 million contract to build a demonstrator aircraft for the agency’s cutting edge vertical take-off/land experimental plane (VTOL x-plane). Also on March 3, 2016, the company’s Orion UAS was awarded the prestigious Aviation Week Laureate Award, as the top aerospace innovation of the year. Under contract with both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aurora is developing an ultra-efficient future commercial aircraft design, known as D8. And, in December, 2014 the Orion medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS developed for the U.S. Air Force shattered the world flight endurance record with an 80-hour flight.

G2 Securities served as exclusive financial advisor to Aurora. G2 Securities offers securities through Western International Securities, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC. G2 Securities and Western International Securities are separate and unaffiliated entities.

About Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced aerospace vehicles. It is a leading innovator in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and composite aerostructures market. Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production plants in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS; and a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA.

For more information, visit www.aurora.aero.

About Enlightenment Capital

Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC-area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with management teams, equity sponsors, and those businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

For more information, visit www.enlightencap.com.

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors is an integrated multi-product, sector-focused boutique investment bank. G2 Capital Advisors delivers unique investment banking solutions and uncompromising advice by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investments bankers in both growth and stressed situations.

For more information, visit www.g2cap.com.

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We are pleased to announce that our client, Accounting Management Solutions. Inc. (“AMS”), has joined CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (“CLA”). As part of CLA, the AMS team will operate out of its existing locations in Waltham, MA and New York, NY — providing accounting and finance project consulting services, part-time and interim resources, and professional search. AMS Founder and CEO, Jim Bourdon, and his team will play a key role in CLA’s commitment to provide a broad array of outsourcing services nationwide.

“AMS joins CLA as a strategic decision to support the next phase of growth for AMS, while simultaneously advancing CLA’s national outsourcing services,” stated Jim Bourdon. “AMS is enthusiastic about being able to offer our clients access to a national network of resources and will continue to provide our clients with the exceptional service they’ve come to expect.”
The transaction was successfully executed through a sale to CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (“CLA”), a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally.

G2 Capital Advisors were invaluable in seeing me through the successful sale of my firm,” said Jim Bourdon, AMS CEO, “They were professional and diligent and extremely good to work with as a team, laying out the expectations and the timelines throughout the process. I feel they did an exceptional job and would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a top notch team to represent them in selling their business.”

ABOUT AMS
Accounting Management Solutions, Inc., founded in 1998, is a leading provider of staffing and professional services. The Company offers accounting, financial management, outsourcing, and consulting services to privately-held and publicly traded businesses. AMS has served nonprofit organizations, publicly-traded and privately-owned companies in the technology, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and service industries. The AMS management team was seeking a strategic partner to execute its growth strategy. Management has identified several organic and acquisition growth opportunities to build upon the Company’s current platform, diversified service offering, and solid customer base.

ABOUT CLA
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally. CLA’s headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and they have 90 locations across the United States.

ABOUT G2 CAPITAL ADVISORS
G2 Capital Advisors is an integrated multi-product, sector-focused boutique investment bank. G2 Capital Advisors delivers unique investment banking solutions and uncompromising advice by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investments bankers in both growth and stressed situations.