Atlas Holdings has refinanced AGI-Shorewood
Lincoln International, a leading global investment bank focused on the mid-market, announced today the successful completion of a financing for Atlas AGI Holdings LLC (“AGI-Shorewood U.S.” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC (“Atlas”). AGI-Shorewood U.S., which in January 2012 acquired Shorewood Packaging Corporation from International Paper, is one of the largest manufacturers of paper, paperboard and plastic packaging for DVDs, Blu-ray Discs™, video games and CDs, as well as technology, healthcare and consumer products.
Lincoln International acted as exclusive financial advisor to the Company and Atlas and completed the placement of a $70.0 million asset-based credit facility. Proceeds from the transaction were used to repay the Company’s existing debt and provide for the Company’s continued working capital needs. The credit facility was provided by Wells Fargo Capital Finance.
As the Company’s exclusive financial advisor, Lincoln International worked closely with the Company’s senior management team, as well as Atlas, on all aspects of the transaction helping to structure, arrange and negotiate the financing. Jake Hudson, a Principal at Atlas, stated, “We were able to leverage Lincoln’s deep market knowledge and efficient capital raising process to obtain a financing solution that provided much needed flexibility for one of our portfolio companies during an important transition period. Lincoln also played an integral role during the lender selection process and did an outstanding job delivering a financing which enabled us to streamline the Company’s debt structure and take advantage of the Company’s significant collateral base.”
Bob Horak, Managing Director and co-head of Lincoln’s Debt Advisory Group, added, “The AGI-Shorewood U.S. transaction is an excellent example of how Lincoln’s competitive capital raising process can deliver optimal financing solutions for companies in need of financial flexibility to facilitate operational initiatives and continued growth. We were extremely pleased with the outcome of the AGI-Shorewood U.S. financing, and are looking forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Atlas.”
About AGI-Shorewood U.S.
AGI-Shorewood U.S. is a specialized packaging company that provides innovative, end-to-end packaging solutions for the world’s premier consumer brands. Key consumer-packaging segments served include entertainment and media, tobacco, beauty and personal care, cosmetics and fragrance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, confectionary and specialty foods, beverages and other specialty applications. For additional information on AGI-Shorewood U.S., please visit www.agishorewood.com.
About Atlas Holdings, LLC
Atlas Holdings LLC’s operations encompass more than 70 facilities and nearly 8,000 employees worldwide. Its businesses are engaged in a broad spectrum of industries, including food and agriculture, wood products and building materials, pulp and paper manufacturing, packaging, capital equipment and industrial and business services. Atlas Holdings specializes in the purchase of middle market companies facing complex issues, including bankruptcy reorganizations, restructurings and challenging corporate divestitures, with a focus on industries it understands well by virtue of historic involvement and experience. Atlas Holdings works closely with its operating partners and management teams to build strong standalone companies that can sustain long-term success. Visit www.atlasholdingsllc.com to learn more about Atlas Holdings.
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