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    15303 Ventura Blvd.Suite 1510Sherman Oaks, CA 91403818.272.8990

  • Craft Partners, LLC is an investment bank that advises its middle-market

    clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital raise transactions, and

    financial restructurings. We take our clientsfinancial and strategic goals seriously, and we work with enthusiasm and determination to produce

    extraordinary results. At Craft Partners, we believe that no two deals are

    the same. We tailor our services for each individual client, and provide

    senior level attention every step of the way.

    For more than twenty years, principals of Craft have advised hundreds of

    companies, in a wide variety of industries, with skill, integrity, and

    ingenuity, to craft the best possible results for our clients.

    Our experience affords us an extensive network of relationships, contacts,

    and capital providers.







    If youre anticipating selling your company, selecting an M&A advisory firm that offers a wealth of transaction experience and senior level attention can make all the difference. Craft has achieved extraordinary results for hundreds of companies in many industries, over more than two decades. The partners at Craft roll up their sleeves for each and every client, guiding every unique sale process expertly and professionally to completion.

    Our company operated in the oil & gas region of South Louisiana which was in a cyclical downturn. We needed an advisor that could communicate the strength of our core onshore industrial markets and attract the right kind of long term investor. Craft was an enthusiastic advocate who worked honestly and diligently on our behalf. They identified the type of buyer we were looking for, negotiated a favorable valuation, and worked the process step-by-step until closing. They certainly earned my respect.

    Terry Gold, President & CEO, RPM Services & Rentals

    has been acquired by

    Craft Partners served as exclusive

    financial advisor to IRPM


  • has been acquired by

    Principals of Craft Partners served as

    exclusive financial advisor to All

    Reach Equipment

    "Craft articulated a detailed,credible growth strategy thatattracted both financialinvestors and some of thelargest players in our industry.They managed what became avery competitive process andwe were presented withseveral compelling options.We were ultimately able toachieve a valuation that farexceeded our expectations. Iwould highly recommendCraft to any business ownerconsidering exit alternatives orraising growth capital.

    Joseph Hill, Former President, All Reach Equipment

    Principals of Craft Partners served as

    exclusive financial advisor to Stone

    Pump & Trench

    has sold certain operating assets

    and branch operations to

    "Our business carried multipleproduct lines and serveddifferent geographies. Weneeded a financial advisorwith the experience andexpertise to present ourbusiness on a consolidatedbasis and on a diversifiedproduct-by-product andlocation-by-location basis.Craft marketed our business ina creative, professional, andenthusiastic way thatmaximized valuation for theshareholders.

    Badge Stone, Former President, Stone Pump & Trench

    has been acquired by

    a portfolio company of

    Craft Partners served as exclusive

    financial advisor to Le Mans

    LeMans has been in ourfamily for three generationsand we are very proud of ourcompany and our people. Butthe industry is changingrapidly and we felt it was timefor us to pursue otherinterests. Craft Partnersmanaged our sale processexpertly and professionally.They certainly earned ourrespect and we were verypleased with the result.

    Kirk Beetley, President of LeMansAuto Body & Paint


  • "I interviewed other investment bankers and was most impressed by Craft Partnersenergy and enthusiasm. Craft told our story in a very compelling way and ran a very effective marketing process. We were very satisfied with the result both from a valuation and structure perspective.

    Dan Tumminello, Former President and Shareholder, Midwest Aerials

    "We needed a sophisticated financial advisor who had the ability to maneuver through a complex set of issues that included multiple competing stakeholders. Craft Partners ran a comprehensive process and was able to work through the various challenges and ultimately achieved an extraordinary result for our company. Craft brought all the stakeholders together with integrity and great communication, creating a transaction that worked for everybody. I cant say enough good things about Craft Partners and would highly recommend them as professional representation for any transaction."

    Troy Coker, CEO

    Commercial Cleaning Systems

    Principals of Craft Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Midwest

    Aerials & Equipment, Inc.

    has been acquired by

    Craft Partners served as exclusive

    financial advisor to Commercial

    Cleaning Systems

    has been acquired by



  • "Craft was a valued advisor during our sale process. They articulated our value proposition in a credible way to potential buyers and

    ultimately negotiated an attractive deal with a buyer that shared our culture."

    Mark Lancourt, Former President, Milwaukee High Lift, Inc., Madison High Lift, Inc.

    "Craft Partners represented our company very well. They helped tell our story in an honest, convincing way and marketed the business very

    effectively. We exceeded our expectations. I would recommend them to any business owner interested in a professional sale process."

    Mike Rand, Former President,

    Independent Aerial Equipment

    I&L Rentals was the largest company of its type on the Hawaiian Islands. We needed an advisor that could communicate the unique but

    compelling aspects of doing business in our geography. Craft told our story expertly and professionally and ultimately delivered several high

    quality potential buyers. I would highly recommend Craft to any business owner contemplating a professional sale process.

    Ira Mendelsohn, Managing Member

    I&L Rentals

    has been acquired by

    Craft Partners served as

    exclusive financial advisor to

    Milwaukee High Lift

    has been acquired by

    Craft Partners served as

    exclusive financial advisor to

    Independent Arial Equipment

    has been acquired by

    Craft Partners served as exclusive

    financial advisor to I&L Rentals


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    If you are considering raising debt or equity capital, relationships matter. For over 20 years, the principals of Craft have formed and maintained relationships with institutional investors including banks, finance companies, mezzanine debt funds, hedge funds, unitranche investors, and private equity firms. Whether your goal is to refinance existing debt, finance growth or an acquisition, or to provide for partial shareholder liquidity, the principals of Craft will guide you expertly through the process to ensure the lowest cost of capital while maximizing structure and covenant flexibility.

    We are very excited about this acquisition and the prospects for the future of the Company. The acquisition financing was critical to not only getting the deal closed but also positioning the Company for long term growth. Craft Partners identified multiple high quality prospective financing partners and helped us, as the Founders, to negotiate a very compelling capital structure."

    Steve Frank, CEO of Pioneer Recycling Services

    has acquired certain assets of

    Senior debt financing provided by

    Subordinated debt and preferred equity provided by

    Craft Partners served as financial

    advisor to the Founders of Pioneer

    Recycling Services



  • "Craft was instrumental in getting our transaction completed. They identified a financial buyer, helped negotiate the transaction, and ran a competitive process to raise the debt capital for the buyer. I have and will continue to recommend Craft to other business owners and financial investors."

    Robert Schwab, Former President

    Schwab Sales

    "Our business model is unique and we needed a sophisticated financial advisor to tell our story and to raise the capital we needed. Craft demonstrated the required skill and experience and their relationships with investors got our deal done."

    Ken Cleveland, Chairman of the Board of Directors,

    Transamerican Auto Parts Company

    has obtained a


    Revolving Credit FacilityFrom

    Principals of Craft Partners served as

    financial advisor to Transamerican

    has obtained a

    Senior Secured Credit Facility


    DIP Credit Facility

    Principals of Craft Partners served

    as financial advisor to Fatburger


    A portfolio company of

    has completed the sale of


    In Preferred StockPrincipals of Craft Partners served as

    financial advisor to Celerity Partners

    has obtained a

    $95,000,000Revolving Credit Facility

    $23,000,000 Equity Investment


    Principals of Craft Partners served as

    financial advisor to the equity sp