Owen Media Partners (“OMP”) owns North America’s leading online industrial directory network and is considered a leading business-to-business network. MacRAE’S Blue Book focuses on U.S. industrial companies and lists over one million organizations. The Canadian Trade Index focuses on Canadian industrial organizations and lists over 70,000 organizations. These properties produce three distinct revenue streams: paid inclusion, context sensitive ad networks, and data and subscription sales.
NewPoint was retained as exclusive financial advisor by OMP and Hugh Owen, the company’s majority shareholder and CEO, to raise capital to buyout two existing manager/shareholders. NewPoint approached a limited number of lenders and secured a new banking relationship for the company.
After receiving several term sheets, NewPoint completed an extensive analysis of the quantitative and qualitative merits of each proposal. The transaction allowed Hugh Owen to buyout the two other shareholders and implement his vision for the growth of the company.