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KKO advised ALN Medical Management, LLC on its acquisition of HemaSource, LLC and recapitalization with NBH Capital Finance, a division of NBH Bank, N.A.
Quadriga Partners, LLC (“Quadriga”), an investment bank and financial advisory group that works closely with companies in the healthcare sector, announced the acquisition of HemaSource, LLC (“HemaSource”) by ALN Medical Management, LLC (“ALN”). In conjunction with the acquisition, ALN was recapitalized by NBH Capital Finance (“NBH”), a division of NBH Bank, N.A. Quadriga served as exclusive financial advisor to ALN in the transaction.
Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner, PC acted as exclusive legal advisor to ALN in this transaction.
About ALN Medical Management, LLC
ALN Medical Management, LLC is an outsourced provider of revenue cycle management, information technology, and consulting services to more than 100 independent physician practices across a wide variety of medical specialties. Founded in 2000 with offices in Colorado, Nebraska, California, Connecticut, and Oklahoma, ALN has built a national reputation for excellence in helping turn good physician practices into great businesses. For more information regarding ALN, please visit www.alnmm.com.
About HemaSource, LLC
HemaSource, LLC is a leading outsourced blood services provider to hospitals and surgery centers in the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1999 and based in Castle Rock, Colorado, HemaSource’s service offerings include auto transfusion, blood biologics, and blood management. For more information regarding HemaSource, please visit www.hemasource.net.
About Quadriga Partners, LLC
Quadriga is a middle market investment bank that works exclusively with companies in the healthcare industry. With offices in Denver, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia, Quadriga provides mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic advisory services to privately and publicly owned healthcare companies. For more information regarding Quadriga, please visit www.quadrigapartners.com.
About NBH Capital Finance, a division of NBH Bank, N.A.
NBH Capital Finance is a specialty finance division within NBH Bank, N.A. NBH Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of National Bank Holdings Corporation, a bank holding company created to build a leading community bank franchise delivering high-quality client service and committed to shareholder results. National Bank Holdings Corporation operates a network of 97 banking centers located in Colorado, the greater Kansas City region, and Texas. Through its subsidiary, NBH Bank, N.A., it operates under the following brand names: Bank Midwest in Kansas and Missouri, Community Banks of Colorado in Colorado, and Hillcrest Bank in Texas. Additional information about National Bank Holdings Corporation can be found at www.nationalbankholdings.com.
Carlos Cruz-Abrams Elected Partner
Carlos F. Cruz-Abrams has been elected partner of Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC, and will become a shareholder of the firm effective January 1, 2014. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, private equity and venture capital. Mr. Cruz-Abrams also has extensive experience representing companies with respect to their Securities & Exchange Commission matters, and working with companies at all stages, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, on their general corporate matters.
Prior to joining KKO in 2012, Mr. Cruz-Abrams was an associate in the New York City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr. Cruz-Abrams has been named a New York Rising Star in Corporate Finance by Superlawyers Magazine (2011) and this year was awarded the Transaction of the Year: Small Company Award by the Turnaround Management Association for his role as M&A counsel in the acquisition out of bankruptcy of North American Specialty Glass by Grey Mountain Partners, a local private equity firm.
Mr. Cruz-Abrams is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and he received his A.B., with honors, from Harvard University. After law school, Mr. Cruz-Abrams spent a year as a law clerk for Justice Alex Martinez on the Colorado Supreme Court.
Kendall Koenig & Oelsner is a corporate transactional and business law firm with offices in Denver and Boulder.
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KKO’s Cruz-Abrams honored by the Turnaround Management Association
Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC (KKO) is pleased to announce that Carlos Cruz-Abrams has been named part of the team that received the Turnaround Management Association’s "Transaction of the Year: Small Company" award for the distressed M&A purchase of North American Specialty Glass. This award honors professionals involved in transactions that produced a significant, positive impact for distressed companies with less than $50 million in revenue, while simultaneously saving jobs. The TMA award winners were honored at the association's 24th annual conference on October 5, 2013.
The NASG team members who were recognized for their contributions include: Mr. Cruz-Abrams (M&A counsel to buyer); Joshua Hantman of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP (bankruptcy counsel to buyer) William J. Burnett and Steven D. Usdin of Flaster/Greenberg PC (counsel to the Chapter 7 Trustee); and accountants, Edward T. Gavin and Stanley Mastil of Gavin/Solmonese LLC.
NASG serves customers around the world with quality-designed safety and security glazing systems for architectural, transportation, military, and other specialty applications. The U.S.-based manufacturer is one of the largest domestic producers of specialty safety and security glass. NASG employs approximately 100 people and operates manufacturing facilities near Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Through the diligent efforts of all parties involved, including KKO attorneys Carlos Cruz-Abrams, Brad Schoenfeld and Jonathon Taylor, and KKO paralegal Chris Ignelzi, in a two-week period in late 2012, the Chapter 7 Trustee was able to conduct a contested auction and select an offer, resulting in the successful acquisition of the North American Specialty Glass by KKO client Grey Mountain Partners. The result was the re-opening of a shuttered business, which saved nearly 100 jobs in a small community, and allowed for minimal disruption for customers. Link to Law Week Colorado Article