Telecom, Media & Technology

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
Nov 2013 CSS Antenna, Inc.

CSS Antenna, Inc.

Edgewood, MD

Bengur Bryan acted as financial advisor to CSS Antenna, Inc. in the sale to JMA Wireless.

JMA wireless is a family-owned, private corporation, headquartered in Syracuse, NY with additional offices in Germany, Italy, India and China. JMA is focused exclusively on wireless technology solutions. CSS, based in Edgewood, MD, specializes in the production and design of wireless antennas and filters. CSS will join the JMA family of products as a subsidiary.

Sell-Side Advisory Services in the Sale to JMA Wireless
Dec 2003 Advertising.com, Inc.

Advertising.com, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Advertising.com, Inc. is a leading expert in performance-based marketing for interactive advertisers and publishers. The company operates the industry’s largest independent interactive advertising network, reaching over 70 million unique visitors monthly via the Web and more than 75 million email subscribers. Advertising.com’s best-of-breed AdLearn® optimization technology and interactive marketing expertise ensure maximum results for its clients, which have included 14 of the top 20 advertisers in the U.S. and all of the top 10 advertisers in the U.K. Advertising.com is headquartered in Baltimore, with offices in New York, San Francisco, London and various other locations throughout Europe.

Bengur Bryan provided valuation services to Advertising.com.

Financial Advisory and Valuation Services
Mar 2002 Jetro Tech

Jetro Tech

Financial Advisory
Sep 2001 Neuristics Corporation

Neuristics Corporation

Baltimore, MD

Neuristics Corporation is a privately held company in suburban Baltimore, MD, that develops and markets computer-based predictive models and decision support solutions for the financial services industry. Its products allow lenders and servicers to make more informed, accurate, and timely decisions throughout the entire lifecycle of account relationships. Bengur Bryan completed a valuation of the fair market value of a minority interest in the common stock of Neuristics.

Financial Advisory and Valuation of the Fair Market Value of a Minority Interest in the Company's Common Stock
Mar 2000 Yo.com

Yo.com

Katowah, NY

Yo! is a Software company and Application Service Provider that provides personalization technology for e-commerce web sites.

Private Placement
Sep 1999 Snare Networks Corporation

Snare Networks Corporation

Silver Spring, MD

Bengur Bryan advised Snare Networks Corporation in its sale to Computer Associates International.

Computer Associates International (NYSE: CAI) purchased the stock of Snare Networks Corporation in September 1999. Bengur Bryan & Company, Inc. advised Snare Networks on its financial and strategic alternatives and subsequently initiated and negotiated the transaction. In addition, Bengur Bryan provided equity capital to Snare Networks.

Snare Networks is a software developer that provides networks security products to large enterprises, service providers and government agencies. Its flagship product, SnareNet VPN provides end-to-end encryption from any client workstation or server to any other server. SnareNet VPN integrates with major authentication systems including public key infrastructure, tokens, and smartcards. SnareNet VPN is centrally administered and exercises leading network and systems management platforms including Computer Associates’ Unicenter TNG for defining and implementing security policy.

Computer Associates International, Inc., the world leader in mission-critical business computing, provides software, support and integration services in more than 100 countries around the world. CA has more than 17,500 employees and had revenue of $5.3 billion in fiscal year 1999.

Sell Side Advisory Services in the Sale to Computer Associates, Inc.
Aug 1999 TeraStore, Inc.

TeraStore, Inc.

Chantilly, VA

Bengur Bryan acted as financial advisor and placement agent for TeraStore in the private placement of preferred stock.

TeraStore is developing a non-mechanical, information storage device using next-generation information storage technology.

Financial Advisory Services and Private Placement of Preferred Stock
Dec 1998 Talonsoft, Inc.

Talonsoft, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Bengur Bryan & Co., Inc. advised TalonSoft, Inc. in its sale to Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTWO). Talonsoft is an award-winning developer and publisher of war strategy games. TalonSoft is best known for it Battleground series, East Front and Operational Art of War titles.

Take-Two is an integrated global developer, marketer distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy Color and the Sega Dreamcast. Take-Two is headquartered in New York City, with publishing, marketing, sales and distribution offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Australia and a licensing office in Japan.

Sell Side Advisory Services in the Sale to Take Two Interactive
Aug 1998 Signal Perfection, Ltd.

Signal Perfection, Ltd.

Columbia, MD

Bengur Bryan advised Signal Perfection, Ltd. (SPL) in its sale to Production Resource Group, LLC (PRG). SPL is an electronics engineering company with turnkey capabilities and specializes in providing fully integrated audio-visual solutions. SPL has set the standard worldwide for providing high-end entertainment, electronics, engineering and systems integration.

SPL was founded in 1992 and is well known for delivering even the most challenging projects on time and on budget. It has become the preeminent leader in its field, and one of the most renowned and respected performance electronics companies in the world. The worlds of professional sports, theme restaurants and entertainment attractions, museums and convention centers, as well as cultural and concert performance centers, have been markedly enhanced by the services of SPL.

Production Resource Group is a unique collaboration of companies specializing in technical and creative products and services for Broadway Theater, corporate events, themed interiors/exteriors, trade show exhibits, special events and themed attractions. With locations worldwide, PRG has five core business segments: Audio Group, Event Group, Lighting Group, Scenic Group and Systems Group.

Sell Side Advisory Services in the Sale to Production Resource Group, LLC
Jul 1998 NikoNET/CompuFAX

NikoNET/CompuFAX

Atlanta, GA

Bengur Bryan advised NikoNET/CompuFAX in its sale to ICG Netcom. NikoNET specializes in the fax broadcast of time sensitive information through the use of specialized communications technology and will expand the current product offerings of ICG Netcom to include enhanced messaging services such as document on demand, broadcast e-mail and fax broadcast. ICG Netcom will leverage its nationwide Internet Protocol (IP) network to deploy these new services at lower prices over time.

ICG Netcom is the brand name for products and services from ICG Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICGX) and ICG’s subsidiary, NETCOM On-Line Communication Services, Inc. The combined entity is a leading Integrated Communications Provider (ICP) offering high-quality telecommunications services. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., ICG has extensive switched fiber-optic networks and offers local, long distance and enhanced telephony and data services in California, Colorado, the Ohio Valley and parts of the southeastern United States. The company provides Internet communication solutions, connectivity and web site hosting to individuals and to small- and medium-sized businesses through its subsidiary, NETCOM On-Line Communication Services, Inc. ICG also is a leading designer and installer of copper, fiber and wireless infrastructure for buildings and campuses.

Sell Side Advisory Services in the Sale to ICG Netcom
Jan 1998 US WATS, Inc.

US WATS, Inc.

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

US WATS, Inc. (NASDAQ: USWI) is switch-based carrier providing long distance, calling card, cellular, paging and data services to small and medium-sized businesses. US WATS was founded in 1992 and its 1997 annual revenues were approximately $48 million.

Bengur Bryan served as the company’s financial adviser in a private placement that raised $2.3 million of common stock to enable the Company to meet capital and surplus requirements to maintain its list on the NASDAQ Small Cap Market.

Financial Advisory Services and Private Placement of $2.3 Million of Common Stock
Sep 1997 Raven Software Corporation

Raven Software Corporation

Madison, WI

Bengur Bryan advised Raven Software and its shareholders in its $13,000,000 merger with Activision, Inc. Bengur Bryan identified Activision as a strategic merger partner for Raven and negotiated the transaction.

Raven is a leading developer of award-winning interactive entertainment software. The Company was established in 1990 to develop high quality, visually engaging games with high levels of intense playability. The Company has won numerous awards including CGDA SPOTLIGHT award for best action game and Strategy Plus Magazine’s 1995 3D Action Game of the Year the Hexen title, whereas the Heretic title has won PC Computing’s 1994 MVP Award for Best Entertainment CD of the Year.

Activision (NASDAQ: ATVI) is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows compatible computers, as well as Sony Playstation, Sega and Nintendo game systems. It achieved its initial success with the development of video-game products for Atari Corp. The Raven acquisition provides Activision several hit products for its distribution system a substantial team of accomplished game developers.

Financial Advisory Services in the Acquisition of Prime Tech Services, Inc.