Frederick, MD/Chicago, IL – Madison Street Capital, an international investment banking firm, advises on the $13.2 Million sale/leaseback transaction for WLR Automotive Group. WLR Automotive Group is a leading car wash and detailing, lube, and automotive repair company in Maryland and Tristate region. Texas-based SCF Realty Capital completed the sale/leaseback transaction. The transaction was announced by Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison Street Capital. The transaction was led by Madison Street Capital Senior Managing Director Barry Petersen and Jonathan Wolfe, Managing Partner of STREAM Capital Partners.
“The transaction, focusing on the sale-leaseback of just five of our locations, has afforded us the opportunity to raise capital, reinvest and expand our reach into the emerging express car wash market at a much quicker pace,” said Randall S. Simpson, President and CEO of WLR Automotive Group, Inc. CFO for the company, Jacquie Jenkins, offered, “Barry Peterson and Jonathan Wolfe were instrumental in assisting us in exploring options and finding the perfect model to help us position ourselves for rapid growth.”
Barry Petersen noted “Randall Simpson and the WLR team have grown revenue every year since beginning operations in1987 in a capital-intensive industry. This transaction allows WLR to continue this strong path via continued site expansion in the Northeast with market leading design, and very innovative management systems. Working alongside Jonathan Wolfe and the Stream Capital team was key to completing the transaction.”
About Madison Street Capital
Madison Street Capital is an international investment banking firm committed to integrity, excellence, leadership and service in delivering corporate financial advisory services, merger and acquisition expertise, financial opinions, and valuation services to publicly and privately held businesses. These services position our clients to succeed in the global marketplace. In undertaking each new project, the client’s goals and objectives become ours, ranging from financial advisory and successful capital raises to M&A transactions to transfers of ownership. Madison Street Capital views emerging markets as the core component driving the global growth of our clients, and will continue to focus significant assets on these markets. Our firm has earned the trust of clients around the world through our unwavering dedication to the highest levels of professional standards. For additional information, please visit our website at www.madisonstreetcapital.com
About WLR Automotive Group
WLR Automotive Group is a privately owned, multi-location car wash and detailing centers, lube centers and automotive repair centers headquartered in Frederick, Maryland. Founded in 1987 as a single lube center, WLR Automotive Group has grown to over 17 locations, operating vehicle maintenance, repair, and car wash facilities in Columbia, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Gambrills, Germantown, and Laurel, MD; and Shrewsbury and York, PA. Serving more than 300,000 customers each year, The Lube Centers, The Auto Spas, and The Auto Repairs are committed to the highest quality service and providing exceptional experience for their customers. Visit www.washluberepair.com to learn more.
About STREAM Capital Partners
STREAM Capital Partners is a boutique net lease and sale leaseback advisory group. The group focuses exclusively on representing buyers and sellers of net leased properties across the country and on structuring and executing sale leaseback transactions for owners of commercial real estate.
To learn more about STREAM Capital Partners go to www.stream-cp.com
About Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Stonebriar is a privately held commercial finance company established in 2015 and based in Plano, TX. With financial backing from Security Benefit Corporation, Stonebriar is building a world class, multi-billion dollar platform of commercial loans and leases. Stonebriar specializes in transactions for businesses in a wide variety of industries (Business Aviation, Rail Leasing, Realty Capital, marine, transportation, manufacturing, energy, etc.) throughout the entire credit spectrum located in the United States, Canada and select other foreign jurisdictions.
To learn more about Stonebriar Commercial Finance go to www.Stonebriarcf.com