W.G. Nielsen & Co. advises Wildflower Linen in private-equity recapitalization by Frontenac, new partnership with La Tavola

March 10, 2017

DENVER, Colo. (March 10, 2017) – W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to Wildflower Linen of Buena Park, Calif., in its recent recapitalization by the Chicago-based private equity firm Frontenac and partnership with La Tavola Fine Linen Rental.

About Wildflower Linen

Wildflower Linen, the premier designer linen rental company in Southern California, has cultivated a prestigious clientele of event planners and hosts nationwide and abroad. Founder and President Youngsong Martin is credited with having redefined the rental linen field more than 15 years ago by introducing her couture-quality tabletop and chair cover fashions for banquets, weddings, red-carpet events and other celebrations. Ms. Martin stated, "We are very excited about leveraging the Wildflower Linen brand with our new partner, La Tavola. I am confident this is the best fit for the industry, our clients, and my employees."

About La Tavola

Jeff Black, CEO of La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, will separately hold that same position at Wildflower Linen. He stated, "This is an ideal synergization of brands that strengthens our core business and is a great strategic alliance for both companies. We brought together the two top brands in the industry, which will greatly benefit our clients."

About W.G. Nielsen & Co.

W.G. Nielsen & Co. specializes in mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side advisory services) and structured and leveraged financing transactions. W.G. Nielsen & Co., an independently owned, FINRA investment banking firm, offers clients innovative financing solutions. The firm enables select mid-sized clients to achieve their goals through strategic alliances, industry experience, and proven methodologies. Since the firm's inception in 1996, W.G. Nielsen & Co. professionals have completed transactions valued in excess of $4 billion.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Richard Millett at 303.830.1515, or visit www.wgnielsen.com.

About Frontenac

Frontenac is a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the food, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with proven operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST®, to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. The firm has built a leading franchise working with over 225 owners of mid-sized businesses - almost always families or founders - as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning. For more information, please visit www.frontenac.com.

Posted 03/10/2017 Denver, CO

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