Chicago, IL – Encore Repair Holdings, LLC (“Encore” or the “Company”), announced the successful financing of its business with Encina Business Credit, LLC (“Encina”). FocalPoint Securities, LLC (“FocalPoint”) served as exclusive financial advisor to the Company.
Founded in 2005, Encore is a leading provider of repair and remanufacturing services for electronic mobile devices. The Company provides a full suite of services for U.S. wireless carriers and large corporations, including repairs, sales, buybacks, and trade-ins.
To help Encore keep up with increasing customer demand, the Company sought a capital partner to provide the needed liquidity to support near and long-term growth initiatives. Encina offers Encore a stable financial platform to allow the Company to capitalize on its momentum and continue its impressive growth trajectory alongside positive industry dynamics.
Anthony Graffia, CEO and President of Encore commented, “We are very pleased to have closed a transaction with Encina. Their team took the time to understand our business, and put together a deal structure that will continue to support our growth strategy. Additionally, FocalPoint ran the process professionally at every step. Their senior-level relationships and market intelligence drove a successful closing with an aggressive time line.”
Thomas Mills , Managing Director at FocalPoint commented, “Encore Repair has built a very unique business platform in the rapidly evolving electronic device industry. We are pleased to have closed on this important capital raise to support the Company’s continued growth. The Encina team really stood out in the underwriting and closing process, and we believe that they will prove to be a strong financial partner to Encore for years to come.”
Marty Battaglia, CEO of Encina added, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Tony and the Encore team. They have developed a world class operation and we look forward to assisting them to reach their goals.”
Encore, a Falcon Investment Advisors portfolio company, has been an innovative leader in electronic sales, repairs, services, and inventory liquidation management for over 10 years. The Company brings together extensive experience from a variety of backgrounds to bring a full-service approach to the consumer electronics experience. From retail and college store trade-in programs to repairs and sales, Encore can offer a customized experience on any level: consumer to corporate.
Encina is an independent asset-based lending platform targeting middle-market borrowers in the U.S. and Canada that may find difficulty in obtaining financing from traditional banks. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in St. Louis, Houston, Atlanta and New York, Encina offers a national presence with a strong regional focus. Whether it is for financial restructuring, expansion or increased production, Encina offers creative solutions for businesses.
Falcon is a private equity firm that invests subordinated debt and equity capital in leading middle-market companies. With more than $3.0 billion of capital under management and an experienced investment team, Falcon is a responsive and resourceful financing partner. Falcon provides $25-$75 million of capital per transaction and is investing through its current fund, Falcon Strategic Partners V, LP. For more information, visit www.falconinvestments.com.
FocalPoint is an independent investment bank, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements (both debt and equity), financial restructurings, and special situation transactions. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, the firm serves middle market clients throughout the U.S. Since its inception in 2002, FocalPoint has completed approximately $5 billion in transactions. For more information about FocalPoint Partners, visit focalpointllc.com.
Please contact Thomas Mills , Managing Director, at (312) 508-5777 with questions about this transaction.
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