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 the last 10 years, the PwC CF Global Network has closed a deal a day, of which over 40% were cross border

Source: Thomson Financial, January 2017

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC CF” or “PwC Corporate Finance”) 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 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

TransAtlantic Power Holding/Ardian

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC advised on Transatlantic Power Holdings ("TPH") partnership with Ardian

On March 5, 2018, TPH announced a partnership with Ardian Infrastructure Partners, a world-leading private investment house, to build Skyline Renewables, a renewable platform based in the United States. The first acquisition of Skyline Renewables is Whirlwind, a 60 MW wind project in Texas. PwC CF acted as the exclusive financial advisor to TPH on its capital raise and Skyline Renewables on the acquisition of Whirlwind.

This transaction illustrates another successful outcome for PwC CF, advising TPH through the entire capital-raising process. PwC CF leveraged its extensive network to help TPH navigate the investor landscape and find the ideal partner to deliver its ambitious business plan to build a leading clean energy platform in the United States.

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $66 billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. TPH and Ardian established Skyline Renewables and completed their first acquisition, Whirlwind Energy, a windfarm comprised of 26 turbines with a total capacity of 60 MW, located in Floyd county in the North-West of Texas. Whirlwind has been operating since 2007 and sells its output to Austin Energy through a power purchase agreement that expires in 2027.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please feel free to reach out to the following contacts:

Frederic Rochat
Vice President, Power and Utilities

Alvaro Hernandez
Director, Power and Utilities

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Generali Global Assistance

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC, along with PwC Italy, advised Generali Global Assistance on its acquisition of CareLinx.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC CF”), in coordination with PwC Italy, acted as financial advisor to Generali Global Assistance (‘GGA’), a subsidiary of Europ Assistance Group, on its acquisition of CareLinx, an online marketplace for caregivers focused on activities of daily living with a national footprint.

The acquisition of CareLinx represents GGA’s entrance into the domestic eldercare market in the United States, a sector that management views as a pillar for growth opportunities.

PwC CF assisted Europ Assistance Group in identifying opportunities in the eldercare market, addressing the increasing demand of seniors to age gracefully in their homes, by way of technology-oriented companies that are driving down readmission costs and intervening earlier in healthcare issues.

PwC CF and Generali Global Assistance worked closely to refine the acquisition strategy and list of potential acquisition opportunities. PwC CF reached out to facilitate discussions with potential U.S. targets. Once in discussions with CareLinx, PwC CF assisted in (i) deal valuation, (ii) negotiation with the targets, as well as (iii) advising on key areas of due diligence.

PwC CF coordinated a global effort, streamlined seamless knowledge transfer between the local PwC teams and the client—demonstrating the PwC network’s unique value proposition in global advisory. PwC CF's knowledge of market dynamics, introduction to potential business partners in the market and support in negotiations ultimately led to a successful transaction.

For more information about this transaction, please contact:

Leslie Fenton
Managing Director, Financial Services

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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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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 advised HCMS Group on its sale to WorkPartners, the national health and productivity solutions subsidiary of global health company, UPMC.

PwC Corporate Finance LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to HCMS Group, LLC on its sale to WorkPartners, a leading health and workforce productivity solutions provider in Pittsburgh, PA.

WorkPartners is a freestanding, wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (‘UPMC’), and part of the UPMC Insurance Services Division. The transaction supports WorkPartners’ strategy to expand its national footprint and deliver integrated workplace services for employers.

HCMS is a transformative, data-driven health information company in Cheyenne, WY that has harnessed the power of technology and clinical expertise to tackle healthcare waste. HCMS leverages its proprietary predictive analytics and technology platform, combined with a unique clinical solution, to decrease healthcare spend, improve employee health and productivity, and deliver demonstrable ROI for national customers. HCMS’ broad customer base includes Fortune 500 clients, large self-insured employers, health providers, health plans, government/nonprofit organizations and captive insurers.

UPMC is a global health enterprise based in Pittsburgh, PA that is organized across four major operating units: Health Providers, Enterprises, Insurance Services and International Services. UPMC’s Insurance Services Division is an innovation leader in developing and providing comprehensive health and employee benefit plans, delivering better quality and lower costs to its more than three million members.

PwC CF’s deep relationships and intimate access to key decision makers across the Insurance and Healthcare spectrum produced buyers that understood the Company’s value proposition and could articulate the right partnership vision to HCMS. The development of a competitive process, coupled with PwC CF’s timely and steadfast support in negotiations, led to a successful transaction and a strong result for shareholders.

For more information about this transaction, please contact:

Leslie Fenton
Managing Director, Financial Services

Jullia Quazi
Managing Director, Healthcare

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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

Tel: +1 (415) 498 5963

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