This report shows that Crowe has the best combined breadth and depth of TAS capabilities of all firms outside of the Big Four, which tends to focus on a different segment of the deal market. Crowes focus has been to become the clear leader in supporting companies with their mid-market transactions, said Marc Shaffer, managing partner of Crowe Financial Advisory Services. We continue to expand our knowledge and capability levels in this area, while providing exceptional client experience to our large client base.

The report specifically named two Crowe strengths:

  • Mamp;A playbook support--The firm identifies and prepares the value drivers for a client prior to an actual transaction and develops a game plan entailing a future organizational structure to put into play following an Mamp;A. This supports the clients Mamp;A strategy preparedness.
  • Financial modeling and forecasting--Crowe Horwath creates custom turnkey models both for one-off transaction projects and as part of a larger Mamp;A playbook project. The models analyze cash flow, EBITDA, and other important financial metrics, given certain synergy inputs.

With a strong focus on the middle market, Crowe offers fully integrated transaction support services including:

The syndicated facility has a tenor of 72 months and is the first of its kind for Universal Hospital, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi. The deal will be used to bring together all of the hospitals current banking facilities under one common structure as well as fund an expansion into a new building adjacent to its current property.

NBF was the lead arranger for the transaction and led a group of participants that included United Arab Bank, Al Hilal Bank and Commercial Bank of Dubai.

Mr. P.B Das, Senior Executive officer of NBF Capital said that this transaction further demonstrates NBF Capitals capacity to support the increasingly sophisticated financial requirements of companies as they expand across the UAE and the Middle East. Since opening in May 2013, the firm, which offers bespoke financial advisory from loan syndication to corporate restructuring to companies in sectors as diverse as precious metals to manufacturing, has secured AED 2.1 billion worth of deals that are either closed or in the pipeline.

We are extremely pleased to be given the opportunity to spearhead Universal Hospitals maiden syndication within one year of the organisation commencing its operations. That we were able to attract such strong showing for the deal underscores not only the bright prospects for the UAE healthcare sector, but our confidence in Universal Hospitals potential to becoming a leader in its field, and I thank all the participating banks for their partnership and support.

This latest transaction further reaffirms our growing reputation as a bespoke financial advisory partner of choice in the UAE and we look forward to playing a greater role in the ambitions of businesses in the country and across the region.

Dr. Shabeer Nellikode, Founder of Universal Hospital, said: The successful conclusion of Universal Hospitals maiden syndication is the first step of our long-term plans to become a premier healthcare provider in the UAE. We now look forward to our expansion into Dubai and the Northern Emirates and hope to continue serving our customers and our stakeholders with larger and better projects in the future.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Public Financial Management, Inc. (PFM) has again been ranked first overall by a sizable margin as the nations most active municipal advisor for municipalities and non-profit organizations. This ranking is for both the number of transactions as well as the dollar value of those transactions for the full year of 2014. According to Thomson Reuters, which tracks and assembles the rankings, PFM advised on a total of 783 transactions with an aggregate principal amount of $48.6 billion. These results far outpaced all the other advisory firms, which include independent firms like PFM and other advisors. PFM garnered an 18.9 percent market share compared with only 10.8 percent for the nearest competitor.

PFMs CEO John Bonow noted that while a number one ranking is always rewarding, delivering excellent client service is what drives PFM, and the firm views its continuing success as a result of its many trusted client relationships.

Of course, its gratifying to retain the leadership position PFM has held for the past seventeen years. We certainly believe that our ongoing dedication to developing solutions to our clients needs as our primary goal has helped us maintain this ranking, he noted. Governments and non-profits are increasingly looking for an independent advisor they can trust when navigating the capital markets, and they find that at PFM.

PFM is vigilant in analyzing our clients debt portfolios and capital plans to help them quantify what the market may offer them and access cost-effective capital. While we work on more transactions than just about every other public finance company or group, we are focused on finding the optimal funding solution for the client, including those that may not involve debt. PFMs fiercely independent character provides clients with the assurance that we are working in their best interests, he explained.

Thomson Reuters also ranked PFM first in a number of market sectors, including Combined Utilities, Primary amp; Secondary Education, Higher Education, Industrial Development, Transportation, Public Power, Water, Sewer amp; Gas, and Economic Development. Further, PFM ranked first in most geographic regions, including the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Mideast, and West.

Looking to the future, Mr. Bonow noted that PFM will continue looking for additional ways to be of service to clients and to deliver innovative ideas that help clients overcome their most difficult challenges. We are heartened that so many clients recognize the value of PFMs advice and we will continue to provide unbiased advice in the years to come as well, he added. We have been here for our clients in a variety of different market environments, Mr. Bonow noted, and our record of service speaks for itself. The rankings are simply evidence of the faith that our clients have in our ability to be valuable partners who will always render solid advice on their behalf, he added.

For nearly four decades, PFM has built a solid presence in the municipal and non-profit marketplace and has provided independent financial advisory services to local, state, and regional government and non-profit clients throughout the United States in their dealings with the capital markets. The PFM Group has built a solid presence in the municipal and not-for-profit marketplace. The PFM Group of companies includes Public Financial Management, Inc., (PFM) the top-ranked municipal advisory firm in the nation for the past 17 years according to Thomson Reuters. PFM is a registered municipal advisor with the SEC and the MSRB under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.

PFM Asset Management LLC (PFMAM), also part of the PFM Group of companies, is registered with the SEC under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and manages money market, fixed income, and multi asset class portfolios. For almost 34 years, PFMAM has specialized in providing fixed income portfolio management for separate accounts, emphasizing a conservative, low-risk, and disciplined approach to research and portfolio construction. PFMAM provides independent and objective advice to institutional and government clients on investment consulting and asset management services, as well as strategic consulting and plan benefits for Public and ERISA Pensions, OPEB Trusts, Endowments and Foundations, Insurance Trusts.

The PFM Group currently employs more than 500 individuals serving a broad base of clients from offices in every region of the country.


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CHARLOTTE, NC, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF) acted as the financial advisor to ArcaTech Systems, LLC (ARCA) on its acquisition of CTS Electronics SpA. and five related entities (collectively, the CTS Group). Deloitte UKs Debt Advisory Group assisted in securing senior financing for the transaction. Headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina, ARCA is a global leader in cash automation and payment technologies. With the purchase, ARCA acquired CTS Group, a global provider of cash, check, and card automation technologies based in Ivrea, Italy.

The combined company will provide banking and retail clients around the world with customer-driven solutions for their cash and payment automation needs. Deloitte acted as exclusive advisor to ARCA in successfully obtaining financing for the transaction from Falcon Investment Advisors (Falcon) and Prudential Capital Group (Prudential Capital).

For the past 12 years, we have worked hand-in-hand with CTS, bringing their transformative technology to our customers throughout North America, said Mort OSullivan, ARCAs founder and CEO. This acquisition combines CTS Groups proven engineering and Ramp;D capabilities with ARCAs strong customer commitment, enabling us to respond faster to market changes while developing products and services to better meet customer needs. Deloitte helped make this deal happen by providing access to capital providers and critical support for ARCAs partner selection process.

As the global economy embraces new payment technologies, it is imperative for financial institutions and retailers to improve efficiencies in automation and technological advancement in handling cash. Deloitte helped ARCA secure lenders that understood the key industry trends and leveraged our global network to assist ARCA as it capitalized on this strategic acquisition, said John Deering, managing director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.

We are seeing increased Mamp;A activity in Europe driven by growing lender liquidity in the market.We expect this trend to continue, benefiting growth-oriented companies, such as ARCA, said Phil Colaco, managing director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.

About ARCA
Since 1998, ARCA has been helping people find better ways to automate financial transactions in bank branches, retail stores and self-service kiosks. Today, with customers in over 50 countries, ARCA continues to grow by providing technology and services to make transactions simpler, more efficient, and more secure. To learn more about ARCAs innovative culture and commitment to our customers, please visit

About CTS
Based in Ivrea, Italy, and established in 1980, the CTS Group is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of automated devices. The CTS Group has sold over one million banking peripherals globally and pioneered cash recycling and check imaging technology. The company operates in various sectors, from banks to retail to public administration, and has specific know-how in the design and development of products with a high technological content. The product portfolio includes: document and check processing solutions, coin and banknote recyclers, automatic deposit systems for checks and banknotes, desktop embossers for financial card instant issuance and OEM modules. For more information, visit

About Falcon Investment Advisors, LLC
With offices in Boston and New York, Falcon provides innovative capital solutions in amounts of $10 million to $75 million to leading middle market companies. Since its founding in 2000, Falcon has invested in over 60 companies in a broad range of industries to support acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts and organic growth. Falcon currently manages over $1.9 billion of capital and has invested over $2 billion since inception. Falcon is currently investing out of Falcon Strategic Partners IV, LP, a $910 million vehicle. For more information, please visit

About Prudential Capital Group
Prudential Capital Group has been a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity capital for more than 70 years. Managing a portfolio of $69.1 billion as of September 30, 2014, Prudential Capital offers senior debt and mezzanine capital, leveraged leases, credit tenant leases, and equipment finance to companies worldwide. Prudential Capital was one of the first financial institutions to offer private placements and mezzanine financing in Europe, and has a significant international market presence of more than 30 years in London, more than 15 years in Frankfurt and more than five years in Paris. The global regional office network includes locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Newark (NJ), New York, Paris and San Francisco. Prudential Capital is the private placement investment arm of Prudential Insurance Company of America. For more information, please visit

About Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF) provides strategic advisory services and Mamp;A advice that help corporate, entrepreneurial, and private equity clients create and act upon opportunities for liquidity, growth, and long-term advantage. With an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and access to a global network of investment bankers, we help clients confidently pursue strategic transactions in both domestic and global markets. DCF, together with the Corporate Finance Advisory practices within the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network of member firms, include in excess of 1,900 professionals, who work collaboratively across 150 international locations. With our significant experience providing investment banking services across key industries, we are able to offer our clients solutions that help them to achieve their strategic objectives. For more information, visit

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