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Chartwell Advises Entertainment Partners on the Acquisition of Entertainment Partners Canada and Canada Film Capital
Chartwell is pleased to announce that Entertainment Partners (EP), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services to the entertainment industry, has acquired affiliates Entertainment Partners Canada (EP Canada) and Canada Film Capital (CFC), the leading providers of entertainment payroll and tax incentive services in Canada. EP Canada and CFC are long-standing partners of EP, and have offered many of EP’s technology solutions to the Canadian market for decades. Canada’s rapidly-expanding film production industry is renowned worldwide, and the acquisition unites the North American market in the entertainment production management and payroll space.
Chartwell Charity Month 2017
In the month of June, Chartwell’s offices volunteered and raised funds for local charitable organizations during our first annual charity month. Chartwell's corporate charity program aims to deliver on our company-wide mission to make the world a little better place to live. As a relationship-based firm focused on the long-term success of our clients, we recognize the importance of giving back to the communities that we and our clients serve. This value is an essential part of the fabric of our firm and is exemplified through our employees’ participation in supporting the communities where our offices are located.
“Trump Effect” Pushed Capital Markets Higher, but Will It Last…
Since our last commentary, the market has experienced robust performance due in part to what many have titled the “Trump Effect” or “Trump Trade.” Post-election, equity markets soared to all-time highs, with the S&P and Dow indices each up 20% since Election Day. Investors experienced exuberance following the election as President Trump promised heavy tax cuts, deregulation, a protectionist trade policy, and fiscal stimulus. The market viewed this as a major policy shift from monetary easing to fiscal expansion, reminding many of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Further, lenders expect reduced regulatory pressure (perhaps a reversal of highly leveraged transaction lending requirements) will free up capital for more aggressive lending. As investors have used the presidential transition to position themselves for a higher growth, higher interest rate environment, fixed income yields soared and allowed the Federal Open Market Committee (“FOMC”) to initiate rate hikes of 25 bps in December 2016, March 2017, and most recently, June 2017.
Chartwell Recognized by ACEC
At the 2017 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. last month, ACEC recognized Chartwell for the firm's continuous support of ACEC and dedication to its members. Chartwell is the longest standing repeat sponsor of ACEC and has been the anchor sponsor of the CFO Council’s Finance Track for six consecutive years.
Chartwell Advises Challenge Manufacturing Company on Refinancing Existing Indebtedness
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – May 8, 2017 – Chartwell is pleased to announce that its Corporate Finance team recently assisted Challenge Mfg. Company, LLC (“Challenge” or the “Company”) and its Board of Directors in successfully executing a debt recapitalization and refinancing transaction. The newly funded indebtedness and executed structure provide the Company with an improved cost of capital and the capability to generate higher free cash flow, while also creating flexibility to allow for investment in the Company’s continued growth. The financing package includes a revolving credit facility as well as a senior secured term loan.
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