Chicago, IL/Vienna, VA – International investment banking firm, Madison Street Capital, acted as the exclusive financial advisor in arranging a minority equity and subordinated debt investment for its client, ARES Security Corporation. Based in Vienna, VA, ARES Security Corporation is a leading enterprise security risk management company that provides comprehensive end-to-end security software solutions. The minority recapitalization was provided by Corbel Structured Equity Partners. The transaction was announced today by Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison Street Capital. The transaction was led by Madison Street Capital Senior Managing Director, Reginald McGaugh.
“It was truly an honor to work directly with Ares Security President and Shareholder Ben Eazzetta in providing this investment. Ares Security is a one of a kind company with a high-end suite of technology solutions that protect the world’s most critical assets,” said Reginald McGaugh. “The Company has a superior management team and board who challenged us to identify the appropriate financing partner.”
“We truly appreciate the team at Madison Street Capital and all the work they completed for us in 2016,” said Ben Eazzetta, President of Ares Security. “We were very impressed with the entire process including the initial due diligence, valuation analysis and ultimately the capital raising process. They worked very hard and diligently to find us the right financing partner and we are very excited for the future with our new capital structure.”
Ares determined that working with Corbel to creatively structure the investment was the best path toward creating significant equity value. Corbel’s flexible capital solution and operationally-supportive partnership will enable the Company to continue its significant sales momentum and capitalize on new revenue opportunities within Corbel’s deep bench of industry contacts.
Madison Street Capital
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ARES Security Corporation
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, ARES Security Corporation protects the world’s most critical assets. As the leading enterprise security risk management solutions company, we safeguard the most complex systems operated by the government, nuclear, energy and transportation industries. For additional information about ARES Security Corporation, visit the company’s Website at www.aressecuritycorp.com
Corbel Structured Equity Partners
Founded in late 2013, Corbel Capital Partners or Corbel Structured Equity Partners (“Corbel”) is a structured equity fund with $95 million capital under management which makes non-control investments in profitable privately held lower middle-market companies, generally on a preferred return basis, in situations where there may be opportunities to add strategic and operational value. For further information visit our website at www.corbelcap.com