January 21, 2014
W.G. Nielsen & Co., a leading investment banking firm headquartered in Denver, CO, announced today that it acted as financial advisor to West Peak Partners in its acquisition of INNOViON Corporation. W.G. Nielsen & Co. also acted as the advisor to West Peak Partners in raising senior secured debt, mezzanine debt and equity to facilitate the acquisition. First Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, provided the mezzanine debt and equity. Enterprise Bank & Trust provided the senior secured debt.
INNOViON Corporation is a San Jose, California based company which is the global leader in foundry services and support of ion implantation for the microelectronics industry. As a critical process step in the manufacture of all integrated circuits, ion implantation is now being utilized for emerging technology applications such as Silicon Carbide based devices for Light Emitting Diodes (LED), Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL) for fiber optic switching networks and Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) for silicon layer transfer.
About First Capital Partners
First Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, that provides subordinated (mezzanine) debt and equity to lower middle-market companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $100 million.
About Enterprise Bank & Trust
Enterprise Bank & Trust is a St. Louis, Missouri based institution, with locations in Kansas City and Phoenix. Enterprise Bank maintains the goal of serving the lifetime financial needs of privately-held businesses. Enterprise Trust is a fee-based, boutique style firm providing integrated-approach wealth planning, investment advisory, private banking and fiduciary services to individuals and families, many with significant and complex needs.