Casa Grande, Arizona (Vocus) February 6, 2010
Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. (Houlihan) acted as advisor to Southeast Directional Drilling, Inc. in arranging a growth capital investment with Sorenson Capital. The transaction was announced by Charles Botchway, Group Managing Director of Houlihan, and led by Houlihan Smith Managing Director Barry Petersen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2002, Southeast Directional Drilling is a leading provider of horizontal directional drilling services to the oil and gas industry throughout North America, as well as internationally. Southeast is one of the few global companies with the technical expertise to perform large-bore directional drilling services for pipeline installation in environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas, major river crossings, and under existing man-made infrastructure, utilizing its state-of-the-art directional drilling equipment.
Sorenson Capital is a private equity firm headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides small to middle-market buyout and growth equity investments with a focus on opportunities in selected states in the Mountain and Western regions of the U.S. Sorenson Capital’s investment in Southeast Directional Drilling will allow Southeast to continue its aggressive expansion plans via continued acquisition and fabrication of its proprietary drilling equipment, as well as all necessary ancillary assets.
Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. is a specialized investment banking firm that provides financial advisory and valuation services to public and private businesses. Houlihan Smith is a registered broker-dealer and also a member of FINRA/SIPC.
Houlihan Smith understands the time sensitivity related to corporate finance transactions and responds quickly and effectively to new opportunities. The Houlihan Smith approach creates corporate finance transactions in which business owners and investors mutually benefit. Having the knowledge, experience and relationships to match buyers and sellers, as well as the ability to match the appropriate financing and capitalization structure to each unique client situation, is a strength that differentiates Houlihan Smith from the competition. Houlihan Smith provides cost-effective fairness and solvency opinions, as well as valuations for tax reporting and financial reporting for some of the largest NYSE/NASDAQ companies and small private businesses. (http://www.houlihansmith.com)
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