Edmonds Group Closes Four Transactions Amid Market Turmoil

ST. LOUIS (September 1, 2008) – In spite of the recent severe market turmoil, The Edmonds Group (“TEG”) closed four separate transactions in July and August of this year. With these deals, TEG has now closed over $1.4 billion in total transaction value since its formation in 2004. $0$0TEG represented Fortress Investment Group and Goldman Sachs and helped them to negotiate and close a $100 million combination revolving credit/ term loan facility for Security Networks (West Palm Beach, FL). According to Chris Gilker, Managing Director at Fortress, “Edmonds’ assistance was essential to getting the parties together and helping to close the transaction under very difficult and volatile market conditions”. $0$0Separately, TEG worked with C.O.P.S. Monitoring (Williamstown, New Jersey) to help them put the financing in place and complete the acquisition of the wholesale monitoring business of Security Associates International. In addition to the acquisition itself, the transaction involved a new combined senior debt/subordinated debt facility. “Edmonds brought a level of expertise to us that was instrumental to completing this complex transaction,” said Bob Martino, CFO of  C.O.P.S.’s parent company. $0$0TEG also advised Waste Remedies (St. Louis, MO) in raising new growth capital and completing an $8.3 million recapitalization and Burnes-Citadel (St. Louis, MO) as it completed the acquisition of a competitor. “TEG took us through the whole process from drafting and negotiating a letter of intent, through due diligence, final documentation, and closing. TEG even did the data conversion for us.” said Chris Burnes, President of Burnes-Citadel. “Their assistance was invaluable in getting the deal done and getting it right”. $0$0The Edmonds Group is a specialized investment bank focused on recurring revenue industries with a particular emphasis on the security alarm industry. We help our clients to achieve the best possible outcome in the financial markets whatever their goals – raising debt, raising equity, buying a business or business assets, selling their business or assets, identifying potential investments or recapitalizing their business. $0$0Henry Edmonds, founder and President of TEG, was the co-founder and CEO of SLP Capital, the leading specialty lender to the alarm industry at the time of its sale in 2004. Edmonds has extensive experience in middle market financing, investment banking and consulting. In addition to his time at SLP, Edmonds spent four years as an investment banker with PaineWebber in New York , during which time he closed over $2 billion in transactions. Mr. Edmonds has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS, with distinction, in civil engineering from the University of Virginia. $0

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