PwC Corporate Finance LLC

Investment banking advisory services

Completing successful transactions requires proper design and structuring, effective execution and post-deal management. We help create deal opportunities around the globe.

In 2018, PwC CF Global Network provided in-depth financial advice on over 300 deals globally - with an aggregate deal value of more than $82 billion, of which 40% were cross-border deals.

Source: Dealogic 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC CF” or “PwC Corporate Finance LLC”) and its professionals specialize in providing M&A-related investment banking advisory services. PwC CF specializes in advising domestic and international clients on divestitures and acquisitions across the globe. PwC Corporate Finance LLC offers the focus of an investment banking boutique with access to the resources, integrated advisory services and industry expertise of the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of member firms located throughout the world.

Required disclosures: Business Continuity Plan

Recent transactions

SMS group Inc.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC advised SMS group Inc. for the sale of HyComp LLC to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation.

The US Industrial Products Corporate Finance team served as the exclusive financial advisor to SMS group Inc. for the sale of HyComp LLC, an independently operated subsidiary of SMS group GmbH, to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation.

HyComp is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance composite materials and composite solutions, primarily for the aerospace and defense markets. The Company processes its own proprietary composite materials and commercial composite materials with extensive molding, machining and finishing capabilities.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, a division of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A. (ENXTPA:SGO), is a global manufacturer of engineered, high-performance polymer products.

The acquisition of HyComp allows Saint-Gobain to broaden their portfolio of critical parts for high-temperature and long-life applications for the aerospace and industrial markets. HyComp will become part of the Seals Division.

PwC CF provided significant hands-on support, from the initial go-to-market preparation stage through negotiations and closing. The IP team assisted SMS and HyComp management with creating a detailed, ground-up financial forecast including working capital, capex and risk-adjusted pipeline models, in addition to historical one-time adjustments which upheld through buyer due diligence. PwC CF leveraged the PwC CF Global Network in facilitating an extremely successful global auction process from strategic and financial buyers across North America, Europe and Asia.

The transaction closed on February 28, 2018, terms were not disclosed.

For more information about this transaction, please contact:

Rakesh Kotecha
Managing Director, Industrial Products

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UNTUCKit

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC advised UNTUCKit in raising $30 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins.

UNTUCKit is one of the most successful and fastest growing direct-to-consumer apparel concepts in the market today, with strong consumer engagement and an ability to expand into new product categories and markets quickly by bypassing traditional wholesale channels.

The concept-driven nature of the brand has enabled UNTUCKit to leverage untraditional advertising channels to build market awareness in an exceptionally cost effective manner.

UNTUCKit introduced its signature product in 2012—a unique style of men's shirts designed specifically to be worn untucked. The company has since expanded to offer a full menswear line, along with a new women's collection that launched in Spring 2017.

The company built its business online and has since successfully expanded into physical retail with 5 locations today and another 15 scheduled to open this year.

With the investment from Kleiner Perkins, the company will accelerate growth by developing its retail footprint, expanding its women's line and launching children's apparel.

For more information about this transaction, please contact:

Trip Wolfe
Managing Director, TMT

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC CF”) is owned by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Network, and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC is not engaged in the practice of public accountancy.

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Trip Wolfe

President, PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC

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