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Houlihan Smith came in and made it happen, their established relationships initiated and completed this complex transaction

Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. (The Houlihan Firm) acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor for TVI Corporation in the sale of the mobile kitchen, climate control, and electrical power generation businesses of its Signature Special Event Services (SSES) subsidiary to the Lundergan Group of Lexington, Kentucky. The transaction was announced by Charles Botchway, Group Managing Director and Vice Chairman of The Houlihan Firm; terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction team was lead by Houlihan Smith Managing Director Joe Lunkes.

“Houlihan Smith came in and made it happen, their established relationships initiated and completed this complex transaction,” said Lt. Gen. Harley A. Hughes, USAF (RET). “SSES will compliment the services provided by Lundy’s catering.”

TVI Corporation acquired SSES in 2006 to provide turn‐key temporary facilities solutions. SSES is one of North America’s leading event rental companies serving the government, corporate, sporting, and social event industries. SSES’s equipment rental services included large tent rentals, flooring and related equipment; temporary kitchens and mobile catering; heating and air conditioning climate control equipment; power generation and power distribution assets.

“TVI is a great corporation that needed our help, we’re glad we were able to provide them with effective advice,” said Joe Lunkes, Managing Director at Houlihan Smith & Company. “Lundy’s catering and SSES is a natural combination, the acquisition of SSES will enhance the services Lundy’s Catering provides their clients.

About the Houlihan firm:
Founded in 1996, the Houlihan firm is a global investment banking firm that provides financial advisory, financing services, and valuation services to public and private businesses as well as asset managers. The Houlihan firm is recognized as a leading provider of financial opinions, financing, merger & acquisitions advisory, and other corporate advisory services. In addition, the firm is a registered broker-dealer and FINRA/SIPC Member. The Houlihan firm provides cost-effective fairness and solvency opinions, as well as valuations for tax and financial reporting to some of the largest NYSE/NASDAQ companies, as well as small, privately held businesses. The firm’s experienced professionals work across the globe from offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Toronto.

About Signature Special Event Services:
Signature Special Event Services is North America's leading event rental company. Whether you're planning a large sporting event, corporate event, road show, tour, or other large special event; Signature Special Event Services has the mobile kitchens, power, rental equipment, staff and experience to make it successful.

About Lundergan Group:
Today, the corporate umbrella of The Lundergan Group operates Lundy's Special Events, the premier social and corporate catering division; Lundy's Sports Hospitality, your premier source for general concessions and hospitality; Celebrations Rental and Décor, The Lundergan Restaurant Group, Lundy's Banquets-operating facilities at the Kentucky Horse Park, Morehead and Maysville and Emergency Disaster Services- on demand food and beverage support services. All closely monitored by the founding members of the original team… Jerry, Mike, Tom, Alissa, and Abby. Perfecting their passion, and creating occasions to remember!


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