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Posted 9/22/2017 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, advised Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (GSA) in the acquisition of Sales Tax Associates, Inc (STA).

About Global Strategic Accountants, LLC

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is a preeminent telecom regulatory and tax compliance software company. Since being founded over 15 years ago, GSA has performed regulatory and tax reviews for telecommunications providers and is one of the foremost authorities on federal and state regulatory and tax rules.

About Sales Tax Associates, Inc.

Sales Tax Associates, Inc. is headquartered in Austin TX and is a leading tax and regulatory compliance service provider for the telecommunications and energy sectors. The company serves some of the largest carrier organizations in the telecommunications industry.

About W.G. Nielsen and Company.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm’s bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Ray Hernandez at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. advises West Edge in the acquisition of Rockies Refined Products Company

Posted 08/11/2017 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, represents West Edge and announced today that it acted as financial advisor to West Edge in the acquisition of Colorado Asphalt Services, Inc. (CASI), a Colorado-based refined products manufacturer and distributor. Debt financing was provided by Ares Management, LLC. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition, which includes over 100 employees, represents West Edge’s first acquisition in its Refined Petroleum Products segment. CASI has a successful operating history of over thirty years.

“West Edge has evaluated numerous opportunities, and is excited to welcome CASI into the West Edge family. West Edge is pleased to enter the Refined Petroleum Products market in the Rockies with such high-quality assets and employees. We look forward to establishing West Edge’s presence in the Rockies, as we continue the aggressive pursuit of additional opportunities to expand our footprint and presence in strategic basins and markets across North America,” said Jim Burke, West Edge CEO.

About West Edge

West Edge Energy is a Delaware limited liability company operating an integrated energy business with five primary business segments: refined petroleum products, crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), natural gas, and water.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm’s bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Ron Barber at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. advises Smithville Communications in the sale of two wireless licenses to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless.

Posted 07/27/2017 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Smithville Communications in its recent sale of two wireless licenses to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless.

About Smithville Communications

Smithville Communications is Indiana’s largest family-owned, independent telecommunications company, offering residential and business customers a full array of Internet, digital TV, voice, cellular and other services.

About Verizon Wireless

Incorporated in 1983, Verizon Communications Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies. Its segments include Wireless and Wireline. The company’s wireless segment, doing business as Verizon Wireless, offers communications products and services, including wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, to consumer, business, and government customers across the United States. Verizon Communications Inc. is a holding company that, acting through its subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading providers of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Verizon Communications’ wireless segment, Cellco Partnership doing business as Verizon Wireless, provides wireless communications services and products across one of the most extensive wireless networks in the United States. Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless service provider in the United States as measured by retail connections and revenue.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm’s bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Michael Mazer at (303) 320-3777, or visit www.wgnielsen.com

Utility Telecom Group, LLC has secured $2 Million in Subordinated Debt Financing from Central Valley Fund

Posted 07/20/2017 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Utility Telecom Group, LLC in connection with raising $2 million in subordinated debt financing from Central Valley Fund, an institutional debt investor located in Davis, CA. The financing was used to acquire the assets of Black Cloud Networks Inc., and for general working capital purposes.

About Utility Telecom Group, LLC

Utility Telecom Group, LLC, based in Stockton, CA is a premier voice and data services company serving business customers principally in California and Nevada via a facilities-based voice and data network.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovate capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and importantly relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm’s bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Ray Hernandez at (303) 830-1515, or www.wgnielsen.com.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. advises Oklahoma Western Telephone Company in refinancing its $12.5 Million debt to Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative.

Posted 07/20/2017 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Oklahoma Western Telephone Company in refinancing its $12.5 Million debt to Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative.

About Oklahoma Western Telephone Company

Oklahoma Western Telephone Company was founded in 1932. It has grown over the years and expanded to provide cellular telephones, cable television, long distance service, and Internet service to Latimer, Leflore, and Pushmataha counties. Today, Oklahoma Western Telephone Company is owned by Hilliary Acquisition Corporation whose principals own Medicine Park Telephone Company, also located in Oklahoma.

About Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative

Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative created solely to serve the financial needs of the rural telecommunications industry. Created in 1987 to provide financing for rural telephone companies and cooperatives and their affiliates, RTFC is the only private-sector lender owned and governed by the rural telecom industry.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm’s bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Ray Hernandez at (303) 830-1515, or www.wgnielsen.com.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc., in its recent sale of 2 wireless licenses to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless.

About Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc.

Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc. was the first company to stretch telephone lines across the remote plains of western South Dakota in 1916. Today, it continues to deliver the latest technology and premium services to western South Dakota.
Golden West was the first company to stretch telephone lines across the remote plains of western South Dakota in 1916. Today, Golden West provides business and residential customers all across the state with advanced internet, phone and video services. As a member-owned cooperative, Golden West works to exceed their members’ expectations so they can live, work and play in the place they choose to call home.

About Verizon Wireless

Incorporated in 1983, Verizon Communications Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, communications, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies. Its segments include Wireless and Wireline. The company’s wireless segment, doing business as Verizon Wireless, offers communications products and services, including wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, to consumer, business, and government customers across the United States. Verizon Communications Inc. is a holding company that, acting through its subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading providers of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Verizon Communications’ wireless segment, Cellco Partnership doing business as Verizon Wireless, provides wireless communications services and products across one of the most extensive wireless networks in the United States. Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless service provider in the United States as measured by retail connections and revenue.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Patrick O’Keefe at (303) 320-3777, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Denver, CO – May 19, 2017 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Manti Telephone Company in the sale of a wireless license to AT&T Mobility Spectrum, LLC. AT&T Mobility Spectrum provides wireless voice and data communications services and products, serving 134 million subscribers in the United States.

About Manti Telephone Co.

Manti Telephone Company was formed in 1907 to provide telephone service in Utah and has expanded to become the Manti Telecommunications Company, providing additional Internet and TV solutions.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Patrick O’Keefe at (303) 320-3777, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Davey Coach Sales, Inc. and D.C.S. America, Inc. (d/b/a, Cornerstone Bus Leasing & Rentals) (collectively, the “Company”), in its recent transaction with Davey Coach Holdings, Inc., a newly-created entity by private equity firm Progress Equity Partners, Ltd.

Mr. Davey, Founder and CEO of Davey Coach and Cornerstone, stated, “Progress became an ideal partner for us as they share our vision of growing Davey Coach into new territories, via both organic growth and acquisition. We have a unique model and I’m excited about taking this 25 year-old company to the next level. The industry is highly fragmented and the Davey and Progress team will make for a terrific partner for dealers looking to exit.” Mr. Davey will remain CEO of the Company.

Per Steve Sangalis, Partner at Progress Equity Partners, “Tom has built a fantastic and unique business that caters to customer’s needs, whether they be short-term or long-term. We look forward to working with Tom and his talented Team Davey.”

Wayne Nielsen, President of W.G. Nielsen & Co., believes this is indicative of increasing opportunities within the transportation sector. "We continue to build strong relationships within the transportation niche and this transaction is another example of the increasing merger and acquisition opportunities available. We remain actively engaged with several opportunities in the transportation space and expect to see more transactions done in this sector. We are excited for Tom and Progress as they grow Davey Coach.”

About Davey Coach Sales, Inc.

Founded in 1992 by Tom Davey and located in Sedalia, CO, Davey Coach sells new and used buses, vans and coaches representing more than ten manufacturers. Through an affiliate, the Company provides short-term, seasonal, and long-term leases of buses, vans, and coaches throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, the Company provides modifications and customer-specific applications to existing buses and new models, such as wheelchair lifts, adaptive equipment, 4x4 conversions, secondary braking systems, custom ski/board racks, as well as its in-house graphics department, Big Picture Graphics, which provides customers the ability to wrap their vehicle(s) ranging from a simple image or the whole surface area of the vehicle.

About Progress Equity Partners, Ltd.

Progress Equity Partners, Ltd., with offices in Dallas and Denver, is a private equity investment firm that acquires majority control of entrepreneurial, lower middle market businesses. The principals of Progress Equity are relationship driven, long-term investors and have been partnering with owners and management to build industry leading companies since 1993.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently-owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Blake Nielsen or Greg Karsh at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

DENVER, CO April 19, 2017 -- W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced that Mazda of Lakewood has been sold to McDonald Automotive Group. The dealership was previously owned by Melvin Marquez.

"McDonald Automotive was an ideal buyer to continue the legacy we built," said Melvin Marquez. "Many of our personnel are staying with McDonald Automotive, another family owned business, which has a terrific reputation for taking care of their employees. Their focus on customer service assures me that the dealership and our customers will be in good hands."

Michael McDonald, President of McDonald Automotive commented, "We are excited to expand our presence in our hometown and add another Mazda dealership to our company. McDonald Automotive is a family owned business and has been in the Denver market for over fifty years. We are committed to our employees, our customers and extending the legacy my grandfather created in 1949. Mazda of Lakewood shares our values, and as a fellow family owned business, will be a terrific fit to expand the Mazda brand under McDonald Automotive. Mel and his team have created a customer-focused culture that we are honored to continue."

Wayne Nielsen, who led the deal for W.G. Nielsen & Co., believes that this is indicative of increasing opportunities within the retail automotive sector. "We continue to build strong relationships within automotive retailing, and this transaction is another example of the increasing merger and acquisition activity. We expect to see more transactions done in this sector in 2017."

About Mazda of Lakewood

Mazda of Lakewood was purchased by Melvin Marquez in November 2012. The Dealership has been the recipient of the Mazda President’s Club award for three of the last four years. The Dealership is one of the dominant Mazda dealerships within the Denver market. Mazda of Lakewood has also been the number one wholesale parts department in the state of Colorado, and number one in Denver for customer retention.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain's premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm's bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Wayne Nielsen at (303) 830-1515 or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

About McDonald Automotive

McDonald Automotive is a third generation, privately owned group of six dealerships and a collision center in Littleton, Colorado. It is led by Douglas McDonald, a second generation auto dealer who has seen his family-owned and operated business grow tremendously in the last 50 years. The company was founded in New Mexico by Doug’s father with his purchase of Dodge Plymouth, Dodge Truck in Roswell, New Mexico in 1949. In 1958, the family was awarded the second Volkswagen franchise in New Mexico. In 1964, the Company expanded to Colorado when it was awarded the third Volkswagen franchise in Denver, Colorado. The family sold everything in Roswell and moved to Denver, opening their Volkswagen store in April 1965. The business has grown from one new car franchise, to six – Volkswagen, Volvo, Audi, Hyundai, and two Mazda stores over the course of the last fifty years.

DENVER, Colo. (April 18, 2017) – W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape of Denver and Colorado Springs, CO in its recent sale to SavATree.

About Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape Co.

Founded in 1974, Mountain High Tree, Lawn and Landscape Co. began as a family-owned, full-service company dedicated to nurturing and preserving Colorado’s urban forests and landscapes. More than forty years later, owner Ralph Bronk’s vision of pairing superior lawn and plant care expertise with environmentally responsible programs has been realized. Recycling 100% of its tree debris, establishing sustainable practices, using local products, and educating customers to be eco-friendly has helped Mountain High grow into one of the largest independent landscape care companies in the region.

Ralph Bronk stated, "I'm very appreciative of the W.G. Nielsen & Co. team for their help during the process of selling my 43-year-old company. Richard Millett and Michael Harris educated my wife and me on the steps and then patiently held our hands throughout each phase. During the time working with them, they became more like family as their dedication went beyond our expectations. By literally being available seven days a week, keeping us informed, calm, and focused during the entire process, the sale of our business could not have gone smoother. We couldn't have done it without them and feel like they helped us find the right partner in SavATree. Two (green) thumbs, way up!"

About SavATree

SavATree, a leading provider of quality tree, shrub, and lawn care services, has been caring for properties throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast states for more than 30 years and has built a reputation for excellence. SavATree provides environmentally sensible services to residential, commercial, community, and government properties. Property stewardship programs feature organic and hybrid plant health care and general tree care and lawn care, all highly customized to meet the needs of each landscape and steward. Services include tree and shrub pruning, insect and disease management, deer deterrence, lawn care, as well as tree and shrub nutrient/fertilization programs.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information about this transaction, please contact Richard Millett at (303) 830-1515 or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

DENVER, Colo. (March 10, 2017) – W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Wildflower Linen of Buena Park, Calif., in its recent recapitalization by the Chicago-based private equity firm Frontenac and partnership with La Tavola Fine Linen Rental.

About Wildflower Linen

Wildflower Linen, the premier designer linen rental company in Southern California, has cultivated a prestigious clientele of event planners and hosts nationwide and abroad. Founder and President Youngsong Martin is credited with having redefined the rental linen field more than 15 years ago by introducing her couture-quality tabletop and chair cover fashions for banquets, weddings, red-carpet events and other celebrations. Ms. Martin stated, "We are very excited about leveraging the Wildflower Linen brand with our new partner, La Tavola. I am confident this is the best fit for the industry, our clients, and my employees."

About La Tavola

Jeff Black, CEO of La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, will separately hold that same position at Wildflower Linen. He stated, "This is an ideal synergization of brands that strengthens our core business and is a great strategic alliance for both companies. We brought together the two top brands in the industry, which will greatly benefit our clients."

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Richard Millett at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

About Frontenac

Frontenac is a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the food, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with proven operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST®, to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. The firm has built a leading franchise working with over 225 owners of mid-sized businesses - almost always families or founders - as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit www.frontenac.com.

Posted 03/10/2017 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Tri-Co Technologies LLC in the sale of its telecommunications tower to Vertical Bridge. Vertical Bridge is the largest private owner and manager of communication infrastructure in the U.S.

About Tri-Co Technologies

Tri-Co Technologies is a company comprised of the affiliates of three Minnesota-based independent telephone companies: BEVCOMM, Emily Cooperative Telephone Company, and West Central Telephone Association.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Michael Mazer at (303) 320-3777, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 01/19/2017 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Crosslake Communications in its sale to Tri-Co Technologies, LLC.

About Crosslake Communications

Crosslake Communications is a telecommunications provider serving customers in and around Crosslake, Minnesota. It was previously owned by the City of Crosslake. Crosslake Communications has provided telecommunications products to the area businesses and residents since 1925.

About Tri-Co Technologies, LLC

Tri-Co Technologies is a recently formed company comprised of the affiliates of three Minnesota-based independent telephone companies: BEVCOMM, Emily Cooperative Telephone Company, and West Central Telephone Association. The partnership will continue to operate using the name Crosslake Communications and the local office will stay open. Josh Netland, Emily Cooperative Telephone Company General Manager and President of Tri-Co Technologies said, "We are honored to be given the chance to become part of the Crosslake community. We look forward to working with the city and our new customers to bring more advanced telecommunications services to Crosslake. The partners have a long history of putting the customer first and we look forward to continuing this tradition in Crosslake."

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Michael Mazer at (303) 320-3777, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 09/29/2016 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Blue Casa Telephone of Santa Barbara, CA in its asset acquisition of Pacific Centrex Services, Inc.

About Blue Casa Telephone

Blue Casa Telephone is a provider of voice and data services to commercial and residential customers in Southern California. Founded in 2011, Blue Casa Telephone is based in Santa Barbara, CA. The company's products include local and long distance calling and high speed Internet access services.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Ray Hernandez at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 09/15/2016 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced that IPERC has been acquired by S&C Electric Company as a wholly-owned subsidiary. W.G. Nielsen & Co. acted as advisor to IPERC and negotiated the sale of the company to S&C Electric Company.

About IPERC

IPERC (Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation), founded in 2004, designs and engineers intelligent microgrid technologies to maximize efficiency and reduce overall energy consumption by up to 40 percent. The Company's cyber-secure, collaborative intelligence software and compact field-tested hardware form a complete distributed controls solution that is inherently more robust, more adaptable and more reliable than any alternative on the market. IPERC's team is comprised of experts in control systems, cyber security and essential microgrid elements, including generators, solar power and energy storage.

About S&C Electric Company

S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution. In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems. S&C subsidiaries operate in Toronto, Canada; Wales, United Kingdom; Melbourne, Australia; Suzhou, China; and Mexico.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Craig M. Davis at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 09/08/2016 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Manawa Telephone Company of Manawa, WI in its sale to Solarus.

About Manawa Telephone Company

Manawa Telephone Company is a telecommunications provider serving customers in and around Manawa, WI. Services include being a local exchange carrier, cable television provider, and broadband provider. Manawa will continue to operate under the Manawa Telephone name and will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Solarus. Tom Squires, CEO of Manawa Telephone, stated, "We are very excited about future integrations so we can continue to better serve our existing business and residential customers. I am confident this is the best fit for our customers and employees."

About Solarus

Douglas Wenzlaff, CEO of Solarus, stated, "This is a great fit that strengthens our core business and is a great strategic alliance for both companies. We are very excited about joining forces with Manawa and their employees." Solarus is the largest independent telephone company in Wisconsin, wholly owned by stockholders who are its customers. Solarus offers high speed internet and wireless broadband services, digital telephone, digital cable TV, MediaShower, and HomeMonitoring.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Michael Mazer at (303) 320-3777, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 09/01/2016 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today NeeUs Corporation has sold the Colorado SealMaster franchise to Abacus Partners, LLC in a transaction negotiated by W.G. Nielsen & Co. W.G. Nielsen & Co. represented NeeUs Corporation in the transaction.

A SealMaster franchise is a "One-Stop-Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment." SealMaster's products include pavement sealers, ColorPave pigmented pavement sealer, pavement rejuvenators, sealer additives, crack fillers and sealants, preparation and repair materials including pothole patch, traffic paints, SportMaster sport surfacing products, pavement maintenance equipment, parts, parking lot blowers and edgers, striping machines and more. SealMaster Colorado has locations in Denver and Colorado Springs, and primarily serves contractor, property manager, government agency, and homeowner customers throughout Colorado.

About SealMaster

SealMaster is one of the world's largest manufacturers of pavement sealer and sealcoat with over 100 pavement sealer manufacturing plants and distribution centers in the United States. SealMaster also has pavement sealer manufacturing plants in Canada, China, Israel, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Sweden in addition to pavement sealer, sealcoat and pavement maintenance product and equipment distribution in over 50 countries.

About NeeUs Corporation

NeeUs Corporation was the Colorado SealMaster franchisee from 2005 until 2015. James and Kristi Smalley, the owners of NeeUs Corporation and former owners SealMaster's Colorado franchise, purchased the New Mexico SealMaster territory in 1994. In 2005, the Smalleys acquired the Colorado franchise, and, after moving to Colorado, they sold the New Mexico territory in 2006. SealMaster Colorado was the recipient of SealMaster's Franchise of the Year award in 2007, 2010, and 2011.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Tom Campbell at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 08/25/2016 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced that Moreland Auto Group has sold Centennial Chrysler Jeep located in Denver, CO. The dealership was co-owned by Doug Moreland and Carl Ventsam.

"AutoNation is an ideal buyer to continue the legacy we built," said Doug Moreland, head of the Moreland Auto Group. "Their focus on customer service and reliability, as well as giving back to the community, assures me that this store and our customers will be in good hands."

Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, stated, "We are pleased with the opportunity to expand the AutoNation Brand in the Denver Market. This acquisition will complement our existing footprint on Arapahoe Road, which is an attractive auto retail location. We look forward to welcoming Centennial Chrysler Jeep and its associates to AutoNation."

Wayne Nielsen, who led the deal for W.G. Nielsen & Co., believes that this is indicative of increasing opportunities within the retail automotive sector. "We continue to build strong relationships within automotive retailing and this transaction is another example of the increasing merger and acquisition opportunities available. We remain actively engaged with several opportunities in the automotive space and expect to see more transactions done in this sector in 2016 and 2017.

About Moreland Auto Group, Dealin' Doug

Founded in 1980, Moreland Dealerships have become a staple in Colorado's automotive world. Well known for his creative and colorful "Dealin' Doug" advertisements, Doug Moreland is an acknowledged leader in Colorado's automotive industry. The Company's remaining platform is comprised of 11 automotive dealerships representing 8 manufacturers.

About AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation is America's largest automotive retailer, currently owning and operating 364 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation sold its 10 millionth vehicle in 2015, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation is also the only automotive retailer to guarantee every vehicle retailed is recall free. A commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes is what drives AutoNation's success. AutoNation supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through its Drive Pink Campaign. AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through bold leadership, technology and innovation.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structered and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Wayne Nielsen at (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 08/08/2016 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced that Moreland Auto Group has sold three of its dealerships in Denver, Colorado: Colorado Chrysler Jeep, Fiat of Denver and Cherry Creek Dodge. The dealerships were co-owned by Doug Moreland and Carl Ventsam.

"Larry H. Miller Dealerships was an ideal buyer to continue the legacy we built and represents the second transaction we have done with them, the first having sold six dealerships in Arizona in 2013," said Doug Moreland, head of the Moreland Auto Group. "All of our personnel are staying with the Miller Group, which has a terrific reputation for taking care of their employees. Their focus on customer service, community and giving back assures me that these stores and our customers will be in good hands."

Dean Fitzpatrick, President at Larry H. Miller Dealerships commented, "Denver is a strong market for us and these brands are a great fit with our business model. With the acquisition of these dealerships, we are able to employ more Denver residents and deepen our connection and commitment to the community."

Wayne Nielsen, who led the deal for W.G. Nielsen & Co., believes that this is indicative of increasing opportunities within the retail automotive sector. "We continue to build strong relationships within automotive retailing, and this transaction is another example of the increasing merger and acquisition activity. We expect to see more transactions done in this sector in 2016 and 2017."

About Dealin' Doug, Moreland Auto Group

Founded in 1980, Moreland Dealerships have become a staple in Colorado's automotive world. Well known for his creative and colorful "Dealin Doug" advertisements, Doug Moreland is an acknowledged leader in Colorado's automotive industry. The Company's remaining platform is comprised of 12 automotive dealerships representing 8 manufacturers

About Larry H. Miller Dealerships

Larry H. Miller Dealerships operates 58 dealership locations under 20 different automotive brands in seven western states. The group employs more than 1,000 individuals at 11 Colorado locations. Since 1996, more than $400,000 has been donated to qualified nonprofits throughout Colorado. Funds are generated, in large part, through LHM companies and employee contributions, as well as donations from the general public. For more information on Larry H. Miller Dealerships, please visit www.lhmauto.com.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structered and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to NEMR Telecom in connection with the sale of a wireless license to US Cellular.

About NEMR Telecom

NEMR Telecom, a Missouri cooperative company, is a provider of local telephone exchange services in northeastern Missouri. The company, formed in 1952, provides approximately 6,000 access lines to customers with a fiber optic network. Its services include voice, video and high speed internet for Green City, Missouri and its surrounding rural areas.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to LCDW Wireless Limited Partnership in connection with the sale of a wireless license to T-Mobile License LLC. The license is an A Block AWS license with 20 MHz of spectrum serving several counties in southern Minnesota.

About LCDW Wireless Limited Partnership

LCDW Wireless Limited Partnership, a District of Columbia limited partnership, whose managing partner (and holder of a 20% equity interest) is Lonsdale Telephone Company, Inc. of Lonsdale, Minnesota. Additional partners in LCDW include Bevcomm of Blue Earth, MN, WCTA of Lake Mills, IA, and NU Telecom of New Ulm, MN.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on the transaction, please contact Patrick O'Keefe, (303) 320-3777, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 04/12/2016 Denver, CO

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to CornerStone Telephone Company, LLC in connection with the sale of its assets to X5 Solutions, a portfolio company of NewSpring Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About CornerStone Telephone Company, LLC

CornerStone Telephone, based in Troy, NY, provides local and long distance phone service, high-speed Internet access, VoIP, cloud computing and data center services to business customers principally throughout the northeastern United States.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on the transaction, please contact Ray Hernandez, (303) 830-1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Posted 02/4/2016 Denver, CO

Denver, CO January 08, 2016 – W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it successfully procured equity investors to develop an age restricted 99 unit community at 16th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street in Denver, Colorado.

A $2.35 million private equity investment was raised in combination with additional equity investments raised by the development team, and will be used to augment a construction loan from Mutual of Omaha Bank.

Developers Henry Burgwyn and Rick Johnston are building the $33 million 5280 Senior Residences in the desirable Uptown neighborhood, within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, museums, entertainment venues and local parks. For those seniors still working, the location is a short distance to public transportation and the Central Business District.

The six-story building, currently under construction, will include 55 one-bedroom, one-bath units, 10 two-bedroom, 1.5-bath units and 34 two-bedroom, two-bath units. The upscale apartment community will include a library, lounge, Wi-Fi cafe, fitness center and a community room for meetings and social gatherings.

"W.G. Nielsen & Co. was pleased to work with the development team for this transaction," said Bill Nash, real estate director for W.G. Nielsen & Co. "We believe the project will benefit from limited competition and strong upside potential, particularly in central Denver. A growing body of demographic and consumer data confirms a strong and increasing demand for multi-family rental housing targeted to older households, especially in central urban centers. In fact, it is estimated the number of Coloradoans 65 or older is expected to jump 61 percent to 900,000 in this decade alone."

About 16th and Pennsylvania, LLC

The owner of the project is 16th and Pennsylvania, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company comprised of seasoned real estate investors and professionals. The company has retained Burgwyn So-Oli Developers, Inc., a firm wholly owned by Henry Burgwyn and Douglas Johnston, as the developer. Burgwyn has developed 19 rental housing communities representing about 1,500 rental units.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structered and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

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W.G. Nielsen & Co. Financial Advisor to Utility Telephone

Denver, CO January 07, 2016 – W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Utility Telephone, Inc. in the sale of $2.25 million in convertible preferred units to Central Valley Fund, an institutional debt investor located in Davis, CA. The financing will be used principally to complete the acquisition of The Telephone Connection of Los Angeles, a specialized voice services provider located in Los Angeles, CA.

About Utility Telephone

Utility Telephone, Inc., based in Stockton, CA, is a premier voice and data services company serving business customers principally in California and Nevada via a facilities-based voice and data network.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain's premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm's bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

Denver, CO - November 19, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Utility Telephone, Inc. in connection with raising $4.5 million in subordinated debt financing from Central Valley Fund, an institutional debt investor located in Davis, CA. The financing will be used to refinance existing debt, acquire another company and for working capital purposes.

About Utility Telephone, Inc.

Utility Telephone Inc., based in Stockton, CA, is a premier voice and data services company serving business customers principally in California and Nevada via a facilities-based voice and data network.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region's premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm's bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For information on the above transaction, please contact Ray Hernandez @ 303-830-1515 or visit our website.

Denver, CO - October 20, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Johnson Telephone Company in the sale of a PCS wireless license to Sprint Spectrum, L.P. The license covers a large area of the north central Minnesota lake region, which is comprised of 11 distinct counties.

About Johnson Telephone Company

Johnson Telephone Company is a Remer, Minnesota-based telephone, cable, and Internet provider serving north central Minnesota.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region's premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm's bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For information on the above transaction, please contact Patrick O'Keefe @ 303-320-3777 or visit our website.

Denver, CO - July 23, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a premier investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as intermediary between First River Energy and RWE.

First River Energy LLC, a midstream energy company based in Denver, today announced it has acquired Texas Gathering Company LLC along with two complementary crude gathering companies.

First River Energy is evolving the crude oil gathering business for independent producers through its strategically located logistics infrastructure, websites, mobile applications, and data gathering systems.

San Antonio-based Texas Gathering Company is a privately owned crude oil marketing and transportation company that gathers approximately 24,000 barrels per day, primarily in Texas. Owner Travis Davis and his management team have joined First River Energy and will continue to manage the business. "Texas Gathering will continue its position as a key logistics partner in an underserved market," said First River Founder and CEO Johan Themaat.

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH (RWEST) is a wholly owned subsidiary of RWE.

About Green Eagle Networks, Inc.
Green Eagle Networks is a Boulder, Colorado-based company that owned and operated wireless services in the Scottsbluff, NE market area known within the FCC market designations as BTA 411.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is one of the Rocky Mountain region's premier FINRA-registered investment banking firms, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and innovative capital solutions. Founded in 1996, Denver-based W.G. Nielsen & Co. is the oldest independently owned investment banking firm in the region. The firm differentiates itself with a staff of senior investment bankers who have broad experience and important relationships in their areas of expertise. The firm's bankers have collectively closed hundreds of transactions throughout the United States and internationally.

For information on the above transaction, please contact Patrick O'Keefe @ 303-320-3777 or visit our website.

Denver, CO - July 23, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a premier investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as intermediary between First River Energy and RWE.

First River Energy LLC, a midstream energy company based in Denver, today announced it has acquired Texas Gathering Company LLC along with two complementary crude gathering companies.

First River Energy is evolving the crude oil gathering business for independent producers through its strategically located logistics infrastructure, websites, mobile applications, and data gathering systems.

San Antonio-based Texas Gathering Company is a privately owned crude oil marketing and transportation company that gathers approximately 24,000 barrels per day, primarily in Texas. Owner Travis Davis and his management team have joined First River Energy and will continue to manage the business. "Texas Gathering will continue its position as a key logistics partner in an underserved market," said First River Founder and CEO Johan Themaat.

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH (RWEST) is a wholly owned subsidiary of RWE.

About RWE

RWE is one of Europe's five leading electricity and gas companies. Through our expertise in oil, gas and lignite production; electricity generation from gas, coal, nuclear and renewables: energy trading as well as electricity and gas distribution and sales; we are active at all stages of the energy value chain.

About First River Energy

First River Energy is a Denver-based crude oil midstream company focused on evolving energy logistics through seamlessly connecting producers to markets. For more information, visit www.FirstRiverEnergy.com.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. W.G. Nielsen & Co. enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For more information, please contact Ron Barber @ 303-830-1515 or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Denver, CO - June 22, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to OrbitCom, Inc. in connection with the sale of certain voice and data assets to Birch Communications Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. OrbitCom, Inc., based in Sioux Falls, SD, is a premier voice and data services company serving business customers principally in the 14 state Qwest/CenturyLink territory. Following the closing, OrbitCom, Inc. will continue to maintain its data business in the northwest United States.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. W.G. Nielsen & Co. enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For more information, please visit www.wgnielsen.com. For information on the above transaction, please contact Patrick O’Keefe, 303-320-3777.

Denver, CO - May 29, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Frontier Fire Protection, Inc. in its sale to Three Point Capital, LLC.

About Frontier Fire Protection, Inc.

Frontier Fire Protection, Inc., headquartered in Denver, was founded in 1960 and specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of fire sprinkler systems.

About Three Point Capital, LLC

Three Point Capital, LLC works with a select group of partners to invest in medium and small companies seeking equity or debt for expansion, organic growth, or strategic add-on acquisitions.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. W.G. Nielsen & Co. enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For information, please contact Blake Nielsen or Greg Karsh 303-830-1515 or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Denver, CO - May 14, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Wichita Online Inc. in the sale of its assets to a subsidiary of JAB Broadband. Wichita Online is a wireless internet service provider with approximately 2,000 subscribers whose service territory covers southwestern Oklahoma.

About Wichita Online

Wichita Online is a family owned and operated high speed Internet Company which offers a large and reliable coverage area currently stretching from Oklahoma City south to the Red River.

About JAB Broadband

JAB Broadband offers quality Broadband Internet and telephone services for home and businesses. They are the largest digital fixed network in the nation, with more than 175,000 customers.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. W.G. Nielsen & Co. enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For more information, please visit www.wgnielsen.com. For information on the above transaction, please contact Patrick O’Keefe, 303-320-3777.

Denver, CO – May 5, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Northwest Communications Cooperative of Ray, ND in the sale of a wireless license to Verizon Wireless. The license is the C Block PCS license with 30 MHz of spectrum serving several communities around the Williston, ND area.

About Northwest Communications

Northwest Communications Cooperative is a cooperative telephone company serving the Ray, ND area. The company was originally incorporated in 1951 as the Northwest Mutual Aid Telephone Corporation and changed its name in 1986 to Northwest Communications Cooperative. The company offers telephone, internet, and video and other telecommunications services to its customers.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. W.G. Nielsen & Co. enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For more information, please visit www.wgnielsen.com. For information on the above transaction, please contact Patrick O’Keefe, 303-320-3777.

Denver, CO – April 22, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that BBX Sweet Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BBX Capital Corporation ("BBX Capital") (NYSE: BBX) has acquired the assets of Kencraft, Inc. "Kencraft Candy." W.G. Nielsen & Co. acted as financial advisor to Dynamic Confections, Inc., the parent of Kencraft, Inc., in the transaction. Headquartered in a 50,000 square foot production facility in American Fork, near Salt Lake City, Utah, Kencraft Candy has a long history of manufacturing elegantly designed homemade hard candies in the USA. Established in 1969, Kencraft Candy is well known for their Lollipops, LolliKits, LolliLetters, Candy Sticks, Candy Canes, Bubblegum Buddies, Royal Icing Decorations, and Panoramic Sugar Easter Eggs. Kencraft Candy is recognized nationally and has customer distribution in numerous sales channels. "We are extremely excited to announce our most recent acquisition of Kencraft Candy," said Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital and CEO of BBX Sweet Holdings. "As we focus on continuing to extend our reach into the confections industry, the acquisition of Kencraft Candy is a great strategic fit and expands our unique and growing number of product offerings in the confectionary category." Justin Boyle will continue his role as President of Kencraft Candy. "Combining our manufacturing capabilities and facility with BBX Sweet Holdings' sales and distribution network will position Kencraft Candy for the future," said Justin Boyle. "I am very excited to be a part of the BBX Sweet Holdings family and excited about the opportunities and resources that BBX Capital brings to Kencraft Candy."

About BBX Sweet Holdings

BBX Sweet Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX), invests in and acquires manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of chocolate and confectionary products. BBX Sweet Holdings has expanded to include seven nationally recognized brands including Anastasia Confections, Helen Grace Chocolates, Hoffman's Chocolates, Jer's Chocolates, Kencraft Candy, The Toffee Box, and Williams & Bennett.

About BBX Capital Corporation

BBX Capital (NYSE: BBX) is involved in the acquisition, ownership, management of, joint ventures and investments in real estate and real estate development projects, as well as acquisitions, investments and management of middle market operating businesses. In addition, BBX Capital and its holding company, BFC Financial Corporation (OTCQB: BFCF), have a 46% and 54% respective ownership interest in Bluegreen Corporation. As a result of their ownership interests, BBX and BFC together own 100% of Bluegreen. Bluegreen manages, markets and sells the Bluegreen Vacation Club, a flexible, points-based, deeded vacation ownership plan with more than 180,000 owners, over 65 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,500 resorts worldwide.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. The Company enables select, mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the Company's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For information on the above transaction, please contact Blake Nielsen or Tom Campbell at (303) 830-1515 or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Denver, CO - January 26, 2015 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that an investor group led by B12 Capital Partners, LLC and MidStates Capital, L.P. has completed a majority equity recapitalization of Office Snax, LLC. W.G. Nielsen & Co. acted as financial advisor to Office Snax, LLC in the transaction. Former majority shareholder, cofounder, and CEO, Bill Baker, and partner, Dave Krumwiede, will maintain a minority interest in the business, and will remain with the company in leadership roles with a focus on business and new product development. As part of the transaction, veteran office products executive Todd Elmers has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.

About Office Snax, LLC

Office Snax, founded in 2000 by Bill Baker and Bob Peterson, distributes snacks, candy, beverages, and other food and miscellaneous related items through office products distributors to office break rooms across the country. The company is headquartered in Hinsdale, IL, and distributes its products from Buffalo, NY.

About B12 Capital Partners, LLC

B12 Capital Partners is a private equity fund which partners with owners and managers of manufacturing and distribution companies. Their geographical emphasis is on the states of the Big Twelve conference, extending into the upper Midwest, Southeast and Intermountain West. They have a particular interest in providing both growth equity and ownership transition capital, including the outright acquisitions of businesses.

About MidStates Capital L.P

MidStates Capital L.P. is a licensed Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC") based in Overland Park, Kansas that provides equity and mezzanine capital primarily to middle market midwestern companies having potential for substantial growth and long-term equity appreciation.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. The Company enables select, mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the Company's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For information on the above transaction, please contact Richard Millett or Tom Campbell (303) 830-1515 or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

Denver, CO – November 24, 2014 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Line Systems, Inc. in connection with the sale of the company to Block Communications Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Line Systems, Inc., based in West Chester, PA, is a premier voice, data and cloud services company serving business customers principally in the mid-Atlantic U.S. Following the closing, Line Systems, Inc. will continue to maintain its headquarters in West Chester, PA.

Denver, CO - November 12, 2014 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Big Iron Sports, LLC in the acquisition of Mile High Harley-Davidson. With two retail locations in the Denver Metro Region as well as a clothing store in Denver International Airport, the acquisition expands Big Iron's presence in Colorado and adds the legendary Harley-Davidson brand to the Big Iron portfolio.

About Big Iron Sports, LLC

Big Iron Sports, LLC ("BIS") is the next comprehensive source for sport, club, and professional motorcycle and powersports enthusiasts who want the best possible service and hospitality. BIS aims to be one of the leading recreational companies in the country. Big Iron Sports looks to enable and empower motorsports enthusiasts to ride, maintain, modify, and race performance motorcycles and ATVs both safely and competitively. BIS dealerships offer many brands of motorcycles and ATVs ranging from powerful V-twin (i.e. Indian and Victory and Harley-Davidson), euro (i.e. BMW and Triumph), metric (i.e. Kawasaki and Yamaha) and Polaris. BIS is made up of knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful professionals who all share the passion for motorcycles and powersports.

About Mile High Harley-Davidson

With locations in Aurora, Parker and Denver International Airport, Mile High Harley-Davidson sells new and used motorcycles, while also offering service, parts, rentals, and apparel.

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. is a Denver-based investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell side and buy side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion. For more information, please visit www.wgnielsen.com. For information on the above transaction, please contact Richard Millett or Blake Nielsen, at (303) 830-1515.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to West Peak Partners in its acquisition of INNOViON Corporation. W.G. Nielsen & Co. also acted as the advisor to West Peak Partners in raising senior secured debt, mezzanine debt and equity to facilitate the acquisition. First Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, provided the mezzanine debt and equity. Enterprise Bank & Trust provided the senior secured debt.

About INNOViON

INNOViON Corporation is a San Jose, California based company which is the global leader in foundry services and support of ion implantation for the microelectronics industry. As a critical process step in the manufacture of all integrated circuits, ion implantation is now being utilized for emerging technology applications such as Silicon Carbide based devices for Light Emitting Diodes (LED), Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL) for fiber optic switching networks and Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) for silicon layer transfer.

About First Capital Partners

First Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, that provides subordinated (mezzanine) debt and equity to lower middle-market companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $100 million.

About Enterprise Bank & Trust

Enterprise Bank & Trust is a St. Louis, Missouri based institution, with locations in Kansas City and Phoenix. Enterprise Bank maintains the goal of serving the lifetime financial needs of privately-held businesses. Enterprise Trust is a fee-based, boutique style firm providing integrated-approach wealth planning, investment advisory, private banking and fiduciary services to individuals and families, many with significant and complex needs.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Calaveras Cellular Corporation in the sale of its 27.7% ownership interest in the California RSA No. 3 Limited Partnership to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless.

About Calaveras Communications

Calaveras Communications, parent of Calaveras Cellular Corporation, is a telecommunications provider serving customers in and around Copperopolis, CA. Services include being a local exchange carrier, cable television provider, and broadband provider.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it acted as financial advisor to Tierzero in the acquisition of the assets of TCAST Communications, Inc., which was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The purchase price was not disclosed.

About Tierzero

Tierzero is a premier IP based voice and data services provider based in Los Angeles, CA. TCAST Communications sold legacy telephone service and Internet access services to commercial customers in the greater Los Angeles, CA area. TCAST Communications has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since April, 2013, and the bankruptcy was converted to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January of this year.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to WorldCall, Inc. of West Lake Hills, TX in the sale of the Lower B Block 700 MHz license covering Puerto Rico 7 - Culebra (CMA 729).

About WorldCall Inc.

WorldCall Inc. provides telecommunications services in Texas.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Niagara Telephone Company of Niagara, WI in its sale to Nsight Teleservices.

About Niagara Telephone Company

Niagara Telephone Company is a telecommunications provider serving customers in and around Niagara, WI. Services include being a local exchange carrier, cable television provider, broadband provider, and leasing fiber facilities.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. of Fairfield, MT in the sale of two wireless licenses to AT&T Mobility Spectrum, LLC. The licenses are the Lower B Block 700 MHz licenses for Montana 6 - Deer Lodge (CMA 528) and Montana 2 - Toole (CMA524).

About 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is a cooperative providing telecommunications services in and around Fairfield, MT.

Denver, CO - January 15, 2014 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Green Fly, LLC of Council Bluffs, Nebraska in the sale of a wireless license to AT&T. The license is the Lower B 700 MHz license covering the Wheeling, WV CMA 178 (Cellular Market Area).

About Green Fly, LLC

Green Fly, LLC is a privately-owned company with several telecommunications assets.

Denver, CO - December 17, 2013 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to The Bailey Company, LLLP ("TBC") in the sale of 47 Arby's restaurants in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming to Tulsa, Oklahoma-based United States Beef Corporation ("U.S. Beef"). TBC is a Golden-based family-owned business. Geoff Bailey, President of TBC, expressed his enthusiasm for the acquisition, stating "My father opened his first Arby's in Denver in 1968. We couldn't be happier to be entrusting our valued employees and loyal guests to U.S. Beef, one of Arby's most prestigious franchisee groups." "When this opportunity presented itself, we felt TBC was an ideal fit for expanding and aligning contiguous markets to our existing footprint," said Jeff Davis, CEO of U.S. Beef. "[TBC] has outstanding people and we wish to welcome all our new team members and associates to the U.S. Beef family." U.S. Beef entered the Colorado marketplace with its acquisition of Colorado Springs Arby's restaurants in November 2009 from the Miracle Corporation. U.S. Beef now operates in the contiguous states of Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois.

About The Bailey Company, LLLP

The Bailey Company, LLLP was organized in 1968 as an Arby's restaurant franchisee. Prior to the recent sale, it was ranked as the seventh largest Arby's franchisee in the nation. TBC has contributed to the growth and success of the Arby's system and has been a respected leader in the Arby's franchise community.

About United States Beef Corporation

United States Beef Corporation, dba Arby's, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the Arby's Restaurant Group's largest franchisee, now operating more than 325 restaurants throughout the Midwest and Western United States. It is a family owned and operated business that opened its first Arby's restaurant in 1969 and has now grown to over 7,000 employees. U.S. Beef also owns six Taco Bueno restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about United States Beef Corporation, visit www.usbeefcorp.com.

Denver, CO - November 18, 2013 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Dynamic Confections, Inc. in the sale of Maxfield Candy Company to International Confections Company, LLC. Maxfield Candy Company, based in Salt Lake City, UT, was founded in 1947, and is a manufacturer of branded confections sold into food, drug, mass, and club channels of trade. Today, Maxfield Candy Company is best known for its Mrs. Fields confections, manufactured and marketed under a long term license. In addition to these well-known seasonal product offerings, the company manufactures enrobed chocolates, barks and caramels under the Maxfield's brand, and develops custom store branded programs for leading retailers.

About Dynamic Confections, Inc.

Dynamic Confections is a manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of chocolate and confectionery products which currently operates two subsidiaries, Dynamic Chocolates and Kencraft Candy. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, and its manufacturing plants are located in Salt Lake City, UT; Alpine, UT; and Vancouver, BC. In 2006, the company sold two of its brands, Fannie May and Fannie Farmer, to 1-800-FLOWERS. The company primarily sells seasonal candies and confections to the food, drug, and mass category.

About International Confections Company, LLC

International Confections Company, based in Columbus, OH, is the parent company of Maramor Brands, LLC (Maramor Chocolate Company). Maramor Chocolate Company began as a five star restaurant, named The Maramor, in 1920. The restaurant featured a chocolate shop, which thrived alongside the restaurant until 1970, when the restaurant was closed, so that the ownership could focus on the development of the candy factory, known as Maramor Chocolate Factory. The company produced hospitality chocolates for cruise lines, airlines, hotel chains, fundraising, and gift baskets. In 2002, a group led by Mike Ryan purchased the company. In addition to changing the name to Maramor Chocolates, they also changed the focus of the company to wholesale and mass market. Maramor Chocolates produces chocolates under their own brand name, as well as many private label and contract manufactured name. Chocolates produced by Maramor can be found in almost all retail stores' candy isles.

Flatirons Hyundai, Inc. which is located at 2555 30th Street, Boulder, Colorado, was sold by Flatirons Imports, Inc. to Advantage Motors, LLC.

Advantage Motors, LLC is managed by Jeff Baca who has been in the automotive industry for 35 years. Mr. Baca’s most recent position was Operating Manager and Principal for Denver Suzuki. Subsequent to the Flatirons Hyundai purchase, Mr. Baca stated he is “thrilled to be a Hyundai Dealer and looking forward to becoming part of the Boulder Community”.

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Denver, CO - July 19, 2013 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to WorldCall, Inc. of West Lake Hills, Texas in the sale of the Lower B Block 700 MHz license covering Glens Falls, NY (CMA266).

WorldCall, Inc. provides telecommunications services in Texas.

Denver, CO - July 2, 2013 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to GVTC Communications of New Braunfels, TX in the sale of two wireless licenses to AT&T MOBILITY SPECTRUM, LLC. The licenses include the Lower C Block 700 MHz licenses for Victoria, TX (CMA300) and TX20 (CMA671).

GVTC Communications is a cooperative providing telecommunications services in and around New Braunfels, TX.

Denver, CO - June 21, 2013 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to ComSouth Tellular, Inc. of Hawkinsville, GA in the sale of two wireless licenses to AT&T MOBILITY SPECTRUM, LLC. The licenses include the Lower C Block 700 MHz licenses for Macon, GA (CMA 138) and GA10 (CMA380).

ComSouth Tellular is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ComSouth Communications, a telecommunications provider serving customers in and around Hawkinsville, GA.

DENVER, April 5, 2013 -- W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced that Moreland Auto Group has sold six of it dealerships in Arizona: Tucson Dodge, Tucson Chrysler Jeep, Tucson Fiat, Tucson Volkswagen, Avondale Automotive, and Avondale Fiat. The dealerships, which were co-owned by Doug Moreland and John Grant, represent the majority of the Moreland Auto Group dealerships within the Arizona market. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"The Arizona market has turned around, and we had experienced significant growth in the last couple of years. John and I were looking to move into a different market, and the Larry H. Miller Group was an ideal buyer to continue the legacy we built in Arizona," said Doug Moreland, the head of the Moreland Auto Group. "All of our personnel are staying with the Miller Group, which has a terrific reputation for taking care of their employees. This was an important element of the transaction for us."

Steve Starks, Executive Vice President at Larry H. Miller Group of Companies commented that, "We had been looking to increase our presence within the Arizona market, and this opportunity was a perfect fit for us. It allows us to grow within the region and with brands about which we are excited."

Wayne Nielsen, who led the deal for W.G. Nielsen & Co., believes that this is indicative of increasing opportunities within the retail automotive sector. "We have built strong relationships within automotive retailing, and this transaction is another example of the increasing merger and acquisition activity. We expect that this will be one of several large transactions done in this sector over the next twelve months."

About Moreland Auto Group

Founded in 1980, Moreland Dealerships have become a staple in Colorado's automotive world and grew to Arizona in the early 1990's. The Company's remaining platform is comprised of 14 automotive dealerships representing 11 manufacturers.

The Company is well known for the iconic Dealin' Doug advertising, and has a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying customer's needs. To learn more about the Moreland Auto Group, visit www.dealindougautos.com.

About Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies began with a single automotive dealership, Larry H. Miller Toyota, in Murray, Utah on May 1, 1979. Since that time, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies has amassed more than 80 businesses and properties doing business in over 41 states. These businesses fall within two primary areas: automotive and sports and entertainment.

Most notable of the Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment properties are the NBA Utah Jazz; MLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; the world-renowned Miller Motorsports Park; Fanzz sports retail apparel stores; Energy Solutions Arena, which seats over 19,000; KJZZ-TV and The Zone radio station; the Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres; and many other related businesses.To learn more about Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, please visit www.lhm.com.

To read the Denver Business Journal’s article on the transaction, please click on the following link: Dealin' Doug Moreland lives up to his name.

New York, NY - December 31, 2012 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Seaborne Intermodal in the acquisition of 275,000 shipping containers from Buss Capital. Seaborne Intermodal is a subsidiary of Intermodal Holdings LP, an entity recently formed by Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm, to invest in intermodal assets. Seaborne Intermodal acquired the containers from Buss Global Container Funds 2 and 3 for a purchase price of approximately $420 million. Dr. Dirk Baldeweg, Managing Partner at Buss Capital, commented, "THIS DEAL IS THE BIGGEST FUND CONTAINER SALE, BY A CLOSED-END FUND, THAT HAS EVER TAKEN PLACE."

About Lindsay Goldberg Lindsay Goldberg is a New York based private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in well managed business and actively helping to build long term value. Their team of 21 investment professionals has collectively completed over 120 transactions, with an aggregate value of over $15 billion, across a wide variety of industries. For more information, please visit www.lindsaygoldbergllc.com.

About Buss Capital Buss Capital is an investment house with focus on shipping, logistics and real estate. To date, Buss Capital has issued 32 public funds and private placements in which approximately 33,000 investors have invested roughly 820 million Euros. The investment volume totals 2.7 billion Euros. Buss Capital is headquartered in Hamburg and has a subsidiary in Singapore. The investment house is part of the Hamburg Buss Group founded in 1920 and is a member of German KG house association VGF Verband Geschlossene Fonds e.V.

Denver, CO - December 18, 2012 - W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to the development team comprised of Henry Burgwyn and Rick Johnston in securing equity for the construction of a 101 unit apartment community (the "Project") for independent elderly residents (62 years and older). The equity secured by W.G. Nielsen & Co. was augmented by the sale of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, as well as equity contributed by the development team. Further, a construction / permanent mortgage was procured through the issuance of tax exempt bonds by the Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) through the CHFA / FHA Risk Sharing Program.

Known as Residences at University Hills, the Project is located at 2775 South Brook Drive Denver, CO, immediately east of the University Hills Shopping Center on Colorado Boulevard. The building will total five stories, with one level of underground parking and four stories of living space. Planned units include 11 1-BR / 1-BA units, 21 2-BR/2-BA units and 45 2-BR/2.5 BA units. In addition to market rate units, a significant percentage of the units will be available to residents who qualify as "very low Income" and "low income".

Bill Nash, Director at W. G. Nielsen & Co., was pleased to work with the development team in this complex transaction. "This infill site is excellent, and serves an area with a very strong concentration of seniors, many of whom have lived in the proximate area for most of their adult lives. The location is very walkable, with numerous restaurant and retail options within a few blocks. Several bus stops are adjacent to the site, and a light rail station is only half of a mile away. We consider this transaction a true win-win for the community and the developer."

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Sioux Falls PCS, LLC of Sioux Falls, South Dakota in the sale of three wireless licenses to AT&T Services, Inc.. The licenses include the F Block PCS license serving the Huron, South Dakota BTA (Basic Trading Area); the F Block PCS license serving the Mitchell, South Dakota BTA, and a portion of the C Block PCS license serving the Sioux Falls BTA.

Sioux Falls PCS is a Sioux Falls, South Dakota based company that owns a variety of telecommunications assets.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced, today, that it acted as financial advisor to Hawkeye Telephone Company of Hawkeye, Iowa in the sale of a wireless license to U.S. Cellular Corporation. The license is the F Block PCS license serving the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa BTA (Basic Trading Area).

Hawkeye Telephone Company is an independent, local exchange carrier serving the Hawkeye, Iowa area. The company was established in 1913, and offers telephone, internet, and video services to its customers.

W.G. Nielsen & Co.,a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it acted as financial advisor to CustomCall Data Systems, Inc. in the sale of the company to Enghouse Systems, Ltd., a publicly traded Canadian Company (ESL.TO). The purchase price was approximately $7.3 Million USD.

CustomCall is one of the premier billing and OSS software companies in the United States. The company's primary business is the sale of billing and operational support systems software and services to network service providers, including competitive local exchange carriers, IP based voice and data service providers, cable television and IPTV companies, and wireless service providers. The company was founded nearly 20 years ago and is based in Madison, WI.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to LienLogic, Inc. in securing a $30 million senior, secured credit facility.

LienLogic, Inc. is a real estate tax lien management company founded in 2008. The company, located in Colorado Springs, CO, was originally organized to provide an array of services to participants in the real estate tax lien industry through the development of a website providing news information and advice on purchasing/acquiring and investing in tax lien certificates (TLC's) and tax deeds. In 2009, the company refocused its efforts to acquire real estate tax liens for its own account. LienLogic initially focused TLC purchases in Colorado and Indiana but has expanded its activities to Maryland, DC, and New Jersey with additional markets under review. The company's portfolio consists largely of residential TLCs, and also includes TLCs encumbering commercial and a very limited amount of raw land.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that Lamar Companies and Real Capital Solutions acquired Conifer Marketplace, an 86,489 square foot neighborhood shopping center situated on 8 acres of land and located at the intersection of Highway 285 and Highway 73 in Conifer, Colorado. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Conifer Marketplace is the third closing we have completed with Real Capital Solutions since the beginning of 2011; we are pleased to have this team in place and look at this as just the beginning," said Lamar President Mark Kalkus. "As it relates to this particular property, we chose this project because we are confident that there is a significant amount of upside in the value of the property that can be obtained through aggressive leasing strategy, particularly the co-anchor space."

Sharon Eshima, President of Real Capital Solutions added, "Lamar's analysis of this and other projects convinced us that they have the operating expertise to create value for both of our firms; W.G. Nielsen & Co. was the intermediary that introduced us and led to this partnership."

Blake Nielsen, who led the deal for W.G. Nielsen & Co., believes that this is another example of opportunity created in turbulent times: "Lamar recognized the strength of the location first and foremost. They have a vision for the potential to re-tenant the center which overcame initial objections about higher-than-normal vacancy rates. I am glad to have been involved in the genesis of this partnership."

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that Lamar Companies and Real Capital Solutions acquired Fairview Center Shopping Center in Fairview Park, Ohio. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Fairview Center is the second closing we have completed with Real Capital Solutions; this partnership has been a big benefit to us and it allows us to execute on our strategy," said Lamar President Mark Kalkus. "We plan on improving occupancy, adding to an already strong tenant mix and excellent demographics just outside of Cleveland."

Sharon Eshima, President of Real Capital Solutions added, "we have been pleased with Lamar’s analysis of projects and have confidence that this is another project that will bear fruit for our partnership. We are pleased that W.G. Nielsen & Co. introduced our organizations."

Blake Nielsen, who led the deal for W.G. Nielsen & Co., summed it up: "Lamar continues to locate projects that have real value and we could not be happier about the Real Capital Solutions and Lamar partnership. We expect these projects to increase in frequency and are glad to have provided Lamar, our client, with a win-win outcome."

W. G. Nielsen & Co. is pleased to announce that LoAn T. Vo has joined the Company as an Investment Banker. W.G. Nielsen & Co., the Rocky Mountain region's largest independently owned investment banking firm, specializes in negotiating mergers and acquisitions and small-cap public companies. Ms. Vo brings an extensive background in financial and entrepreneurial experiences.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Vo was Vice President at LJS Capital LLC, an investment banking firm located in Boulder, CO. She worked with Oil and Gas clients on capital raises and M&A transactions.

Preceding LJS Capital, Ms. Vo gained expertise in financial services at both Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as a Financial Advisor. She provided investment management to high net worth investors, both corporate and private clients, by establishing and implementing portfolio risk management, alternative investments and concentrated risk management.

Ms. Vo has worked with a variety entrepreneurial start-up companies. Her work includes real estate acquisitions, licensing, contract negotiations and marketing.

Ms. Vo received a BS in Biology from the University of Denver and an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at DU. She holds multiple securities licenses.

Involved in many areas of Denver's philanthropic community, Ms. Vo's charitable work includes serving on the Board of Directors for Colorado's I Have a Dream Foundation and Havana Nights for the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center. Ms. Vo is also a graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Denver Class of 2010.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it acted as financial advisor to LienLogic, Inc. in the acquisition of the assets of Edison Tax Services from the New Jersey based investment fund, Plainfield Asset Management, LLC. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

LienLogic, Inc. is a real estate tax lien management company founded in January 2008. The Company, located in Colorado Springs, CO, was originally organized to provide an array of services to participants in the real estate tax lien industry through the development of a website providing news, information and advice on purchasing/acquiring and investing in tax lien certificates (TLC's) and tax deeds. In 2009, the Company refocused its efforts to acquire real estate tax liens for its own investment portfolio. LienLogic initially focused TLC purchases in Colorado and Indiana, but has expanded their activities to Maryland, DC, New Jersey and Mississippi with additional markets under review. The Company’s portfolio consists largely of residential TLC’s, but also includes commercial, multi-family, townhouse, condo and a very limited amount of raw land.

Looking forward, LienLogic intends to expand its portfolio acquisitions and manage portfolios for third-party investors (private and institutional). LienLogic also intends to establish a web-enabled source of information for tax lien investing, create a trading platform or exchange for a secondary market in what has been considered a largely fractured market and provide additional value-added services to participants in the tax lien market.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it assisted Lamar Companies and Real Capital Solutions, in acquiring Oak Park Ponds Shopping Center in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Oak Park Ponds is the first closing in what we hope will be many with Real Capital Solutions –– a strong and savvy institutional partner," said Lamar President Mark Kalkus. "We believe this property will benefit from improved occupancy, a strong tenant–line–up and excellent demographics, and are pleased that we were able to close so quickly."

Sharon Eshima, President of Real Capital Solutions added, "we too are enthusiastic about the strong location of the center because it services Oak Park Heights as well as Stillwater and has great tenants including Kowalski’s Market and several attractive co–tenants. We are confident that Lamar will bring value to this project and we are aligned with their philosophy and strategy, and appreciate W.G. Nielsen & Co.’s involvement in the introduction."

Blake Nielsen, who led the deal for W.G. Nielsen & Co., agreed that the project was a win-win. "Lamar has a portfolio strategy that is unique, and the synergies created when we introduced Real Capital Solutions to Lamar were evident at the onset. We believe that this team is well–positioned to take advantage of opportunities in this market and we could not be happier with the outcome of this first transaction."

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Wayne Nielsen, President of W.G. Nielsen & Co., made a presentation at Woodbury Financial’s annual Colorado meeting. Mr. Nielsen spoke about the general state of the economy and the state of the mergers and acquisitions market. He began his presentation to Woodbury Financial by providing some of his economic predictions for the economy in 2010.

These predictions, originally made during his December 2009 speech at Polsinelli Shughart’s annual Business & Law forum, were for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, oil prices, and the national unemployment level in 2010. Mr. Nielsen predicted that the Dow Jones would have a 2010 ceiling of 11,800. The Dow Jones reached its actual 2010 ceiling of 11,577 on December 31, 2010. Mr. Nielsen’s prediction was 1.9% higher than the actual ceiling. Mr. Nielsen also predicted that Brent Crude Oil futures would have a 2010 ceiling of $95.00 per barrel. On December 31st, Brent Crude Oil futures reached their actual 2010 ceiling of $94.59 per barrel. Mr. Nielsen’s predicted ceiling was 0.4% higher than the actual ceiling. Mr. Nielsen predicted that unemployment would reach a high of 10.5%, nationally, during his 2009 speech. The actual 2010 high of 9.9% was reached during April of 2010.

At the end of his presentation on February 23rd to Woodbury Financial, Mr. Nielsen provided his predictions for the Dow Jones, oil, and the national unemployment level for 2011. Mr. Nielsen predicted that the national unemployment level would stay between 8.5% and 9.0% during 2011. He predicted that Brent Crude Oil futures would have a 2011 floor of $86.00 per barrel and a 2011 ceiling of $120.00 per barrel. Mr. Nielsen also predicted that the Dow Jones would have a 2011 ceiling of 13,300 and a floor of 10,300. Mr. Nielsen then closed his presentation with his thoughts on the mergers and acquisitions market in 2011. He said that he believed stressed transactions will continue to close. Mr. Nielsen believes that opportunities and new value realities will drive the mergers and acquisitions market. He additionally discussed how privately held business with good growth, a defensible niche, and excellent management will continue to trade at rational multiples. Mr. Nielsen said that he believe that the total mergers and acquisitions volume will be up in 2011 from 2010 levels.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it assisted Bell Aquaculture, LLC, the nation’s largest yellow perch farm and a state-of-the-art aquaculture facility, in successfully negotiating an asset repurchase arrangement with Louisville, Colorado-based Real Capital Solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "We were pleased to assist Bell Aquaculture with this transaction. This transaction affords Bell Aquaculture the ability to focus solely on the success of its fish rearing; Real Capital Solutions has been a strong and steadfast partner, and Bell has enjoyed its association with Marcel and his team. The completion of this buyback was really a win-win," said Wayne Nielsen, President of W. G. Nielsen & Co.

"At Bell Aquaculture, we devote a tremendous amount of thinking and hard work to ensuring the quality of our product. We feel the same way about our partnerships - both with Real Capital Solutions and W.G. Nielsen & Co.," said Brian Baldwin, Founder and Vice Chairman of Bell Aquaculture.

Bell Aquaculture decided to retain W.G. Nielsen & Co. in May of 2009 based on the investment bank’s reputation for finding beneficial and strategic solutions for its clients.

"Real Capital has long been successful combining good people with good projects. Bell Aquaculture is making major strides as the frontrunner in sustainable fish farming techniques and Real Capital Solutions was pleased to provide innovative financing tools for Bell to expand and grow its business," said Sharon Eshima, President of Real Capital Solutions.

W. G. Nielsen & Co., a leading Denver-based investment banking firm, announced that it represented Danish Flats Environmental Services with respect to its debt recapitalization. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Kirk Shiner, a principal of Danish Flats Environmental Services, commented on the deal: "This transaction presented a number of special challenges due to the nature of our business, the handling of production water from oil and gas wells. Nevertheless, Ron Barber and John Lundberg were able to develop a structure that created a win-win situation, navigating interests from numerous stakeholders, providing our company with greater flexibility and potential for future growth."

John Lundberg, who oversaw and directed the transaction from Fifth Third Bank’s Structured Finance Group, was delighted about the new partnership as well. He noted, "Fifth Third Bank has been providing relationship banking through quality financial products and services to its customers for over 150 years. This transaction gave us another opportunity to incorporate both our ABL and Cash Flow lending metrics to a company that performed very well through 2008 and 2009. We are looking forward to another 150 years building further relationships with other well managed clients like Danish Flats."

Ron Barber, Senior Vice President at W.G. Nielsen and Co., offered his perspective about the deal as well. "This transaction will allow Danish Flats to realize its goals and should provide significant value to the company. Danish Flats has a strong track record and has demonstrated a staggering growth rate, and we have been happy to advise them as they have built their business. It is a testament to their solid business model and the talent of their people, and we hope to continue working with them as they reach ever higher levels of success."

W. G. Nielsen & Co., a leading Denver-based investment banking firm, announced that it acted as Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s financial advisor in successfully securing loan financing to purchase its administrative offices and pay off the mortgage on its Outlet Store property at 70 Rio Grande Boulevard in Denver.

Heather Lafferty, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (HFHMD) noted, "Taylor Kirkpatrick’s involvement in this transaction was essential - as a Habitat Board Member and an investment banker, he understands our mission and was able to articulate our story effectively to potential lenders. Along with fellow Board Member Russell Kemp from the law firm Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, Board Member Tom Sattler of Sattler Homes, Board Member Emeritus Had Beatty and Habitat’s Director of Community Development Lynne Brown, they were able to find the perfect community partner in Northern Trust."

Agnes Ryan, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust, was also excited about the transaction: "Northern Trust is very pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. Our guiding principles of service, expertise and integrity - more than 120 years old - are in lockstep with this organization, and our decision to support Habitat in a community we serve was an easy one."

HFHMD CFO Kris Medina summed up the process best: "We were blown away by the interest we received from the financial institutions around Denver. We felt that our sound financial position and the positive association that people have with our mission -- to provide affordable housing solutions -- would garner some attention, but we were overwhelmed at the value our brand has; it is a real testament to our organization and our overreaching goal, and we are fortunate that Northern Trust believes in it as much as we do."

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it acted as financial advisor to Burt Automotive Network in the sale of two of its Centennial, CO automotive dealerships, Burt Ford and Burt Mazda, and its automobile brokerage business, H.M. Brown & Associates, to Colorado-based Groove Automotive Group.

Burt Automotive Network was at one time the largest automobile dealer in Colorado. The automobile chain was purchased by Lloyd G. Chavez in 1987 from Nate Burt. Prior to buying the automobile chain, Mr. Chavez had started his career in the automobile industry as a salesman with Burt in1951. Burt Automotive was ranked as the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States in 1993, 1995 and 1996 by Hispanic Business Magazine.

Wayne Nielsen, President of W. G. Nielsen & Co., was pleased to assist Burt in this complex transaction. "Burt has been an innovator and a leader in our community. This strategic sale allows the Company to pursue a dual strategy that marries the future -- fuel-efficient and alternative-energy vehicles -- with Burt’s existing strength as a nationwide fleet vehicle provider. It is proof positive that the Chavez family continues to be progressive and forward-thinking."

Groove Ford and Mazda join a group of 32 other automobile dealerships across the nation owned and operated under the parent company name Summit Automotive Partners. Twelve of its automobile dealerships are now based in Colorado: Groove Ford and Mazda in Centennial, Groove Toyota, Scion and Subaru in Englewood; Vista Subaru and Jeep Chrysler Dodge located in Silverthorne, and Vista Chevrolet, Honda and Subaru in Glenwood Springs. The group also owns dealerships in New England and Nashville. Groove’s President and CEO, Rod Buscher, praised the Burt legacy and will focus on leveraging Burt’s reputation for great customer experiences with Groove’s enhanced network of dealerships.

Burt’s executive team made the decision to have W.G. Nielsen & Co. represent Burt because of the Investment Bank’s experience with complex transactional structures and its reputation for finding advantageous solutions for its clients. "Wayne and Bill Nash were immensely helpful and their experience in this arena proved to be invaluable," stated Hank Held, Senior Vice President at Burt.

We are pleased to share with you our optimism as covered by Renee McGaw at the Denver Business Journal Colorado M&A deals rise in 2009 fourth quarter

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it assisted Bell Aquaculture, LLC, the nation’s largest yellow perch farm and a state-of-the-art aquaculture facility, in successfully negotiating a Stock Purchase arrangement with Real Capital Solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We were pleased to assist Bell Aquaculture with this transaction. This transaction provides the Company the opportunity to commit its time and resources to realizing value from its established production of yellow perch," said Wayne Nielsen, President of W. G. Nielsen & Co.

"This transaction is a tribute to the strength and scope of our aquaculture operations and the demand for a healthy and sustainable food product," said Brian Baldwin, Founder and Vice Chairman of Bell Aquaculture. "Our solid position will help us focus on attracting more interest in this ultimate healthy protein. We appreciate the strong financial support from Real Capital Solutions, a major investor that understands the capital we need and our approach to advancing our aquaculture operations."

Bell Aquaculture decided to retain W.G. Nielsen & Co. in May of 2009 based on the investment bank’s reputation for finding beneficial and strategic solutions for its clients.

"Bell Aquaculture has made a major impact in sustainable fish farming techniques and Real Capital Solutions is pleased to provide innovative financing tools for Bell to expand and grow its business. We believe that there are very promising prospects for this product in the future and we are particularly excited to invest in Bell, our first transaction in this marketplace," said Sharon Eshima, President of Real Capital Solutions.

W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced that it assisted Tuff Shed, Inc., a Denver-based company, in successfully negotiating a financing arrangement with Hunting Dog Capital, LLC, and St. Cloud Capital, LLC. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We found terrific lenders in Hunting Dog Capital and St. Cloud Capital," said Wayne Nielsen, President of W. G. Nielsen & Co. "They have the culture and focus to allow Tuff Shed appropriate operating autonomy while providing valuable resources for the Company."

"Hunting Dog Capital and St. Cloud Capital have very similar cultures to Tuff Shed. We believe that operating relationship between us will be strong and cooperative," said Tom Saurey, Founder and President of Tuff Shed. "W.G. Nielsen & Co. worked diligently to find outstanding lenders who understand our business. Wayne Nielsen was instrumental in establishing the relationship and in negotiating the transaction with Hunting Dog Capital and St. Cloud Capital."

"We are excited about working with Tuff Shed," said Todd Blankfort, Principal of Hunting Dog Capital. "Tom and his team have built a phenomenal company that we believe will continue to grow and thrive. We hope our partnership will help the company reach new levels of success."

W. G. Nielsen & Co., a leading Denver-based investment banking firm, announced that it successfully acted as the private placement agent to The Denver Hospice in this transaction. The proceeds of the bond issue will be used towards the construction of The Denver Hospice’s state-of-the-art Care Center.

For the one in five hospice patients who need round the clock care in a hospice care center, it will soon be provided with medical expertise and therapeutic services in a warm and inviting home-inspired 24 bed care center. Presently, no facility of its kind exists in Denver, but with the support of our community our patients will now receive their expert care with dignity, privacy and the comforts of home. With continuing cuts in Medicare funding, the collective philanthropic support of this community will help build and sustain this treasure for the future.

Bev Sloan, President and CEO of The Denver Hospice noted, "Wayne Nielsen’s leadership was critical to the planning, negotiation and closing of our tax exempt bond transaction. His expertise and long history of facilitating similar transactions brought us "best in market" terms-far more favorable than we anticipated or could have achieved on our own. Wayne Nielsen is a consummate professional who exceeds every expectation."

W. G. Nielsen & Co., a leading Denver-based investment banking firm, announced that it successfully negotiated the Management Buy Out of Wine Master Cellars, LLC. The deal was designed to enable the business to continue to build on its existing growth and become the dominant wine storage system employed throughout the world. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

W. G. Nielsen & Co. specializes in developing creative and mutually beneficial matches for company buyers and sellers. "W.G. Nielsen & Co. recognized that both sides were looking for a win-win, and the transaction process was geared toward collaboration to achieve both buyer’s and seller’s goals. Taylor Kirkpatrick and Blake Nielsen were the catalysts for a successful negotiation," said Doug McCain, Founder of Wine Master Cellars and inventor of VintageView® wine racks. "This transaction has resulted in finding a good steward to build upon the legacy I created — and better yet, now I can go fishing more often than I could before!"

Charles Malek, CEO of the Company and purchaser said, "I am confident that the huge potential of this wine storage system in all markets can now be realized. The Company already has a proven track record and I am looking forward to expanding the brand to the next level."

Taylor Kirkpatrick, Vice President at W.G. Nielsen had a special reason to celebrate: "This transaction was remarkable because I consider both the buyer and seller to be close friends; I am proud to have introduced them as potential partners long before a transaction was contemplated. To see two friends work together and build the trust you need to have to close a deal was especially fun for me."

W. G. Nielsen & Co., a leading Denver-based investment banking firm, announced that it successfully negotiated the sale of Qwik†Cross, the Medicare claims processing division of Omaha–based HDM Corporation to Capario, a Marlin Equity Partners ("Marlin") portfolio company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"This transaction was challenging due to a variety of factors, including a difficult economic environment which creates obstacles to closing transactions. However, we found a financial purchaser with a synergistic portfolio company that is the perfect partner for the Qwik+Cross division of HDM. They have the culture and focus to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts," said Taylor Kirkpatrick, Vice President of W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W. G. Nielsen & Co. specializes in developing creative and mutually beneficial matches for company buyers and sellers. "W.G. Nielsen understood that culture was a high priority for me in this transaction, and making sure that we took care of our obligations with employees, clients and vendors. Blake Nielsen and Taylor Kirkpatrick were essential in negotiating this transaction successfully," said Lisa Lechowicz, CEO and Founder of HDM. "W.G. Nielsen & Co. went above and beyond to be my advocate and really helped me through this nuanced transaction."

"We are excited about the addition of Qwik+Cross to Marlin’s portfolio of companies," said George Kase, Partner of Marlin Equity Partners. "Lisa and her team will be complementary to our existing platform and we are confident the new company will take advantage of enormous growth potential in the claims processing sector."