Wolverine Partners Completes the Refinancing of Iceberg Enterprises, LLC

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Wolverine Partners is pleased to announce the successful refinancing of a leading manufacturer in the office products industry

Wolverine Partners, a Chicago-based consulting and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the refinancing of Iceberg Enterprises, LLC (“Iceberg”) with Siena Lending Group LLC (“Siena”).

Iceberg is the leading manufacturer and distributor of folding tables, dry erase boards and storage solutions to the office products industry, selling branded and private label office products through wholesalers, dealers, retailers (including e-tailers), industrial distributors and vertical markets. The company also markets production capacity to the custom manufacturing market by providing blow mold, assembly and logistics services.

The refinancing totaled $15.2 million in committed facilities, consisting of a revolving loan and two term loans secured by machinery & equipment and real estate. Proceeds were used to refinance the company’s existing credit facilities and to provide additional working capital to help grow the business.

Of the refinancing process run by Wolverine Partners, Howard Green, Chief Executive Officer of Iceberg noted “Wolverine Partners has been a long term productive partner and adviser to Iceberg. John Kemp did an extraordinary job of uncovering and presenting us with a powerful range of financing options and then relentlessly followed up on everything needed to get the transaction closed.”

John Kemp, Managing Partner of Wolverine Partners commented that “we were very happy to run a robust refinancing process that allowed Iceberg to optimize their capital structure while providing funding for future growth, and introduced Siena as a strategic financing partner for Iceberg.”

The key professionals working on this transaction were:

Investment Banker:
Wolverine Partners: John Kemp, Managing Partner

Lender:
Siena Lending Group, LLC: Nick Payne, Dave Grende, Anthony Lavinio

Legal Counsel to Iceberg:
Bryan Cave LLP: Eric Prezant, Jason Berne, Rebecca Rozen, Jim Brescoll

Legal Counsel to Siena:
Blank Rome LLP: Heather Sonnenberg, Lawrence Flick, John Masland, Steve Shoumer

About Wolverine Partners
Wolverine Partners is a consulting and investment banking firm providing growth strategy, turnaround consulting, financial advisory, debt financing and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) advisory services to middle market companies. The firm’s client work has included manufacturing and distribution, the automotive aftermarket, healthcare, retail (including e-commerce), consumer, industrial, business and financial services (including leasing). For more information, please visit Wolverine Partners’ website at http://www.wolverinepartners.com/.

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