|[February 21, 2013]
Navidar 2012 Year In Review: Continued Success Advising Companies in Dynamic Industries
INDIANAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Navidar, a leading technology investment banking firm, focused on the
middle corridor of the U.S., had a record year in 2012 with highlights
including six successful, high-profile transactions and the opening of
the firm's third office, located in Austin, Texas.
The firm has continued to focus on technology, business services,
healthcare IT, and specialty manufacturing. Navidar was engaged by
companies and investors located around the globe to advise on sell-side
and buy-side M&A transactions and various other corporate finance
Our team of experienced investment banking professionals appreciates the
amount of trust our clients and their investors have in us. There is no
better compliment than a business referral and we thank those who have
supported us in building our business. Navidar looks forward to
continued growth in 2013.
Navidar Transactions Completed in 2012:
Advised Techniks USA in its sale to Tenex Capital Management and
simultaneous merger with NAP GLADU. December 2012.
Techniks USA is a recognized innovator and leader in the
design and distribution of industrial tool holders, cutting tools and
The combination of Techniks USA and NAP GLADU creates a leading
tooling company serving premier customers engaged in cutting and
machining metal, wood, plastics and composites throughout North
America's growing and diverse industrial base.
Advised iGoDigital in its sale to ExactTarget (NYSE: ET).
Advised Truist in its sale to Alta Equity Partners. August 2012.
iGoDigital is a leading SaaS (News - Alert) provider of Web personalization solutions
that deliver accurate, predictive and actionable real-time product
recommendations and online guided selling experiences.
The acquisition brings advanced Website solutions and predictive
analytics to ExactTarget's cross-channel interactive marketing
Truist is a leading SaaS provider of philanthropic solutions that
enable corporations and nonprofit organizations to effectively engage
their donors and volunteers.
The acquisition accelerates the advancement of Truist's payment
technology platform to strengthen its market leadership position
through continued development of a powerful and comprehensive
philanthropic solution to current and new clients.
Navidar Capital Equity Investment in PetBookings. April 2012.
Petbookings.com is a leading online pet reservation website providing
customers with instant and confirmed online reservations 24 x 7.
Customers can search, compare and book a reservation at pet care
facilities nationwide including boarding, day care, grooming and
training at the click of a mouse.
Advised MakeMusic (NASDAQ: MMUS) on Adoption of Tax Asset
Protection Plan. February 2012.
Advised MakeMusic (NASDAQ: MMUS) in a Review of Its Capital
Structure. January 2012.
MakeMusic is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to
develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed,
taught, learned and performed.
"Navidar's global reach, understanding of current technology trends
and ability to navigate complex deal issues really sets them apart from
the competition. I was particularly impressed that the entire senior
pitch team was the same team that worked with us through every step of
the sale process."
- Eric Tobias, Founder and CEO of iGoDigital
"Finding the right strategic partner was always our number one
objective. Navidar's global reach and extensive relationships in the
manufacturing industry helped to ensure that we found the best long-term
partner. Navidar consistently provided sound, unbiased advice and we
felt that they always put Technik's interests ahead of their own."
- John Stagge, Founder and President of Techniks USA
"Navidar's keen capital markets insights combined with their deep,
sophisticated product skills enables them to be a highly strategic
advisor to the Board of Directors. Navidar's bankers are unique in that
they enable small and mid-cap companies to benefit from the same quality
of advice typically only available to large cap companies."
- Karen van Lith, Former CEO of MakeMusic Inc.
Navidar Opens Third Office, Located in Austin, Texas:
Expanding Navidar's presence with a new office in Austin complements the
firm's mission of providing word-class investment banking services to
leading companies. The Austin technology and business services community
includes a unique blend of high energy, start-ups, and established
market leaders that make it an ideal place to open a new office to help
continue the firm's growth. Navidar is excited to be part of the Austin
landscape and looks forward to giving back to this vibrant community.
About Navidar Group LLC
Navidar Group LLC, with offices in Austin, Indianapolis, and New York is
an investment banking firm that provides businesses and investors in
dynamic industries with strategic merger and acquisition advice, capital
raising solutions and corporate advisory services. The firm focuses on
technology, business services, healthcare IT, and specialty
manufacturing. Navidar principals have completed more than 175
transactions representing transaction volume of $26 billion in M&A and
$22 billion in capital raising, for both private and public companies,
over the past 20 years. Navidar Group is a registered broker-dealer and
member of FINRA and SIPC.
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