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TelePacific has been aggressively growing its cloud and managed service business and wanted to rapidly accelerate that growth through acquisition. After interviewing a number of banks we selected Q Advisors to assist the TelePacific team. They had the reputation of being the market leader in this space and did not disappoint. From top-to-bottom, their team understood the hosted UC and managed services sector, knew all the players and brought us a number of great opportunities. Q Advisors listened to our team and understood how important fit and culture are to TelePacific. Their idea of a combination with DSCI was a perfect fit from a culture, product and financial standpoint. The team worked with us every step of the way, from negotiating the M&A deal to finding a supportive group of lenders to assist with the transaction. We are excited to combine with DSCI and look forward to working with Q Advisors on future transactions.

Services

As investment banking professionals, we at Q Advisors do more than merely provide transactional services.

We pride ourselves on being a full-service advisory firm that combines unparalleled reach with nontraditional thinking to create custom financial and transaction solutions that satisfy our clients' specialized business needs. As our partner and senior staff backgrounds, client testimonials, and firm-wide transaction history demonstrate, Q Advisors is perfectly suited to support our clients’ goals of financial and business growth while maximizing value on financing and exit transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Q Advisors specializes in structuring and negotiating domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A;) transactions on both the sell side and the buy side. Our diverse clients range from family-owned businesses to private-equity-backed companies to large publicly traded multi-nationals. As trusted advisors in the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) sectors, we have a broad network of strategic and financial relationships that we have created over the years. Not only do we have a track record of facilitating highly successful M&A; transactions, but we also offer greater global reach and a deeper level of insight into the TMT industries than other investment banks. We can leverage this insight to take innovative approaches, finding optimal partners for M&A; transactions, and working out terms that deliver better valuations for our clients than our competitors are able to provide.

Sell-Side Advisory

Our M&A; practice is focused primarily on exclusive sale mandates on behalf of a diverse client base of sellers and their investors. We develop highly customized, comprehensive solutions that focus on strategy, valuation, transaction structure, and execution. Whether we are establishing auction parameters for a sell-side engagement or implementing an efficient structure for a cross-border merger, we leverage our deep financial, legal, and transactional skill sets to address myriad business challenges. In each case, we work with our client to achieve shareholder and strategic objectives, while maximizing value.

Q Advisors has access to a deep network of both strategic buyer and majority investor relationships. Given our significant market presence in the TMT space, we are able to maintain ongoing dialogue with a large range of active global investors and potential buyers, both those looking for accretive acquisitions as well as those seeking significant growth opportunities.

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Buy-Side Advisory

Q Advisors assists strategic clients and private equity groups in executing growth transactions, accretive acquisitions, and roll-up strategies. Whether the goal is to expand market reach or to add additional products and services, we work as an extension of a client’s management team to achieve their stated objectives. Our firm assists clients in developing strategies for acquisition-driven growth, identifying acquisition candidates, approaching targets, and negotiating transaction terms.

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Capital Markets Transactions

Q Advisors has raised significant amounts of debt and equity capital for our clients. Members of our capital markets and private placement team have extensive experience on both sides of financing transactions, having served as advisors with industry-leading financing institutions. Our team has also raised significant equity and debt capital in founding and managing operating companies. This unique blend of advisory and operating experience enables us to bring real-world solutions to financing strategies. As owners who know what it’s like to live with the terms of growth or recapitalization financing, Q Advisors is uniquely skilled at structuring institutional debt, equity, and hybrid financing to public and private companies in the telecom, media, and technology sectors.

We maintain relationships with hundreds of private equity and late-stage growth equity firms. Q Advisors is in constant dialogue with each of these firms regarding their investment parameters for new portfolio companies, as well as strategic growth plans, including debt requirements for current portfolio companies.

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The firm provides a comprehensive range of capital markets and private placements services, including placement of the following securities and financial solutions:

  • Common and preferred stock
  • Convertible and hybrid securities
  • Structured and project financing
  • Vendor and equipment financing
  • Mezzanine debt
  • Senior, subordinated, and bank debt

Q Advisors has an extensive and active network of financing sources for equity, debt, and vendor financing. We have spent significant time cultivating relationships with a broad range of both traditional and non-traditional investors and lenders.

With years of experience successfully completing a significant number of complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions, the Q Advisors team has a unique understanding of the global capital market dynamics impacting private financing activity. We keep our clients’ interests at the forefront of each financing project and remind them that the most important factor is “not the color of the money but whose wallet it comes out of.” Q Advisors approaches each financing transaction as a unique opportunity to run a process tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs by structuring and tailoring a financial solution that meets their own varied objectives as well as those of their investors.

Financial Restructurings

Q Advisors has restructured several billion in debt transactions since the firm was founded in 2001. Whether the transaction involves a sale out of Chapter 11, debt restructuring, out-of-court corporate reorganization, or a distressed-asset sale within a short time frame, Q Advisors possesses in-depth knowledge about bankruptcy, commercial debt restructuring, divestitures, and nontraditional workouts. Our firm has significant experience in addressing operational and capital structure problems and in negotiating complex restructurings involving multiple secured and unsecured creditors.

Strategic Advisory Services

Within the scope of its investment banking services, Q Advisors provides complementary strategic advisory services, including capital structure reviews, fairness opinions, and valuations.