Business & Financial Services

Mar 2016 The Sandbox Group

The Sandbox Group

Bengur Bryan advised the Sandbox Group on a $40 million private placement for the purposes of refinancing existing debt facilities and to provide acquisition and growth capital. The financing was a combination of preferred equity and senior debt capital to support the Company’s needs.

The Sandbox Group is a full service marketing and advertising agency with operations across North America. The Sandbox Group was formed by four agencies with decades of proven results, coming together to create a new, single agency with one purpose: to focus squarely on their clients, work, people and the collaborative ethos that ties it all together. The agency offers strategic marketing, planning, and creative development, for all media and digital strategy solutions across various end markets

Alaris Royalty Corp. provided the preferred equity and The PrivateBank provided the senior debt to support the transaction and growth strategy of the company.

Private Placement and Financial Advisory Services
Dec 2010 Dunbar Armored

Dunbar Armored

Hunt Valley, MD

Bengur Bryan acted as exclusive financial advisor and placement agent to Dunbar Armored in conjunction with Dunbar’s $55 million debt facility.

Dunbar Armored, Inc. is a leading nationwide provider of technologically advanced, integrated cash management, logistics, and loss prevention solutions through a global array of innovative products and services tailored to meet the needs of its global financial institution, government and retailer customers. Dunbar is also the largest independent armored car company in the nation dedicated to safeguarding valuables.

Advisory Services and Private Placement in Conjunction with Dunbar's $55 Million Debt Facility
Nov 2006 Agency Holding Company, Inc.

Agency Holding Company, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Bengur Bryan provided financial advisory services to Agency Holding Company, Inc. of Maryland, Inc., the holding company for Agency Services, Inc. and Agency Insurance Company of Maryland, Inc.

Agency Services, Inc. is a leader in the insurance premium finance industry. ASI facilitates a simple and cost effective method to borrow money to pay MAIF personal and commercial insurance premiums within Maryland. ASI has financed billions of dollars in premiums over the last 25 years.

Agency Insurance Company of Maryland, Inc. concentrates on the insurance market for high-risk (“non-standard”) auto insurance. The non-standard market not only includes people with poor driving records, but also good drivers who own exotic cars, seasonal workers who let their insurance lapse, young drivers who are not included on their parents’ policies and non-English-speaking drivers.

Financial Advisory
Jun 2004 Agency Services, Inc.

Agency Services, Inc.

Financial Advisory
Jul 2002 CreditXpert, Inc., a division of Neuristics Corporation

CreditXpert, Inc., a division of Neuristics Corporation

Towson, MD

CreditXpert Inc. pioneered and is a leader in providing credit content for the disclosure of credit scores, providing the first personalized credit scores and analyses for financial institutions to offer consumers.

Bengur Bryan advised the Board of Managers of CreditXpert’s parent, Neuristics, LLC, a leading provider of consumer credit information and analysis, in its sale to Hyperion Partners II, LP.

Sell Side Advisory Services in the Sale to Hyperion Partners II, LP
Jan 2002 Agency Services, Inc.

Agency Services, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Agency Services, Inc. is a leader in the insurance premium finance industry. ASI facilitates a simple and cost effective method to borrow money to pay MAIF personal and commercial insurance premiums within Maryland. ASI has financed billions of dollars in premiums over the last 25 years.

Bengur Bryan provided financial advisory services to ASI

Financial Advisory
Oct 2001 Expert Plan, Inc.

Expert Plan, Inc.

Private Placement
May 2001 Neuristics Corporation/Credit Xpert-iPlace

Neuristics Corporation/Credit Xpert-iPlace

Financial Advisory
Apr 2001 TravelGuide Software

TravelGuide Software

Reston, VA

TravelGuide Software is a leading provider of web-based technology solutions to the travel services industry. Bengur Bryan acted as financial advisor in the private placement of Subordinated Debt and warrants.

Financial Advisory Services in the Private Placement of Subordinated Debt and Warrants
Feb 2001 Expert Plan, Inc.

Expert Plan, Inc.

Trenton, NJ

Expert Plan, Inc. provides web-based retirement plan administration services.  The Company operates on an Application Service Provider (ASP) model, providing on-line set-up, record keeping and transaction management services for financial services partners including broker dealers, fund companies, banks and insurance companies that provide 401(k), 403(b) and 457 retirement plans to employers.

Private Placement
Jan 2001 Reese Press, Inc.

Reese Press, Inc.

Financial Advisory
May 2000 Network Technologies Group, Inc.

Network Technologies Group, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Bengur Bryan privately placed subordinated notes with warrants for rapidly growing Baltimore-based Network Technologies Group (NTG).

NTG provides construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and expansion of telecommunications systems, cable television systems, and data systems. These services include aerial, underground, and long haul construction and the splicing of fiber optic cable. NTG’s major customers include cable companies, regional phone companies and government agencies.

Private Placement of Subordinated Notes with Warrants
Oct 1997 Abell Foundation

Abell Foundation

Financial Advisory
Apr 1997 Central Money Mortgage Company, Inc.

Central Money Mortgage Company, Inc.

Columbia, MD

Bengur Bryan completed a valuation for this mortgage company for gift tax planning purposes.

Central Money Mortgage is a closely held sub-prime mortgage finance company primarily engaged in originating, purchasing and selling non-conforming residential mortgage loans. The loans, secured by single family residences, are made to credit impaired borrowers who are generally unable to obtain financing from conventional lending sources.

Financial Advisory and Valuation Services
Oct 1996 Expert Office Supplies, Inc.

Expert Office Supplies, Inc.

Beltsville, MD

Bengur Bryan privately placed $3,000,000 of Senior Notes for this “roll-up” of local and regional distributors of office supply products in the Baltimore-Washington market.

Expert Office Supplies, prior to being sold, was closely held and attempting to purchase smaller competitors in the Baltimore Washington area. The financing gave the Company the ability to make acquisitions.

Private Placement of $3 Million of Senior Notes
May 1996 Eddy Messenger Service, Inc.

Eddy Messenger Service, Inc.

White Plains, NY

Bengur Bryan advised Eddy Messenger Service and its shareholders on its $9,500,000 merger with United TransNet, Inc.

Eddy Messenger is the second largest private courier company in metropolitan New York and the surrounding tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

United TransNet (NYSE: UT) is a $250 million in annual revenue roll-up of regional messenger and scheduled ground courier service companies primarily in the eastern United States.

Sell Side Advisory Services in the Sale to United Trans Net, Inc.
Jul 1995 Carey International, Inc.

Carey International, Inc.

Washington, DC

Bengur Bryan completed a valuation for Carey International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARY) for management stock option planning.

Carey International is one of the world’s largest chauffeured vehicle service companies, providing services through a world-wide network of owned and operated companies, licenses and affiliates serving 420 cities in 65 countries.

In August 1992, Bengur Bryan privately placed $4,000,000 of Subordinated Notes with Warrants for Carey to continue its acquisition program to consolidate the chauffeured vehicle industry. In June 1997, Carey completed an initial public offering of 2,900,000 share of common stock.

Financial Advisory and Valuation Services
May 1995 Youth Services International, Inc.

Youth Services International, Inc.

Maryland

Youth Services International, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: YSII), operates programs designed to provide educational and treatment services to troubled youth.

Located in Maryland, Youth Services operates its programs through wholly-owned subsidiaries pursuant to contracts directly with government agencies and third party payors or, in certain instances, with unaffiliated not-for-profit entities that have contracts with government agencies. The financing replaced the company’s existing senior financing facility.

Private Placement
Dec 1993 Hermes Holding

Hermes Holding

Financial Advisory
Jun 1992 Wolf Computer Systems, Inc.

Wolf Computer Systems, Inc.

Financial Advisory