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Gilbert Global Equity Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, completed the dividend recapitalization of its portfolio company, CPM Holdings, Inc., the world’s leading provider of process equipment and engineered solutions for the oilseed, animal feed, and alternative energy markets.
The recapitalization transaction was funded through a new Senior Secured Facilities of $405 million. The Company will utilize the proceeds from the Senior Secured Credit Facilities along with existing cash reserves to refinance existing debt and issue a dividend to its shareholders.
The transaction provides CPM with enhanced financial flexibility, allowing it to continue its strategic growth initiatives, while also enabling Gilbert Global Equity Capital and its limited partners, the Company’s controlling shareholder, to realize a return of capital substantially in excess of its original investment while leaving its ownership stake unchanged.
Cypress acted as financial advisor to Gilbert Global Equity Capital LLC in connection with the dividend recapitalization of CPM Holdings.