Confluence Completes Its Second Testing, Inspection and Certification (“TIC”) Transaction by Representing Orbit Industries, Inc. in its Sale to Element Materials Technology

Confluence Advisors, LLC (“Confluence”) is pleased to announce that it advised Orbit Industries, Inc., a leading provider of nondestructive testing (“NDT”) services on its sale to Element Materials Technology.

Headquartered near Cleveland Ohio, Orbit is a Nadcap and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory that also operates out of four other satellite inspection facilities across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. With over 30 prime approvals, Orbit, a leader in the NDT industry, specializes in ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and chemical processing for raw materials, semi-finished and finished products, including landing gear components, airfoils and aluminum wheels.

John Alexandrovic, CEO, Orbit, commented ‘’Since our formation in 1965, we have become one of the leading providers of NDT services to aerospace primes and Tier 1 suppliers in the United States. We see partnering with Element as an opportunity to expand our capabilities and capacity, so we can continue to offer our customers testing solutions of the best quality, lead time and price in the industry.’’

Confluence Advisors acted as the exclusive merger and acquisition advisor to Orbit Industries. This transaction marks the second sale of a NDT company that Confluence advised in the last twelve months.

About Confluence Advisors, LLC

Confluence helps business owners maximize the sale of a business, raise optimal funding, or acquire a business. With over 80 years of combined deal experience and more than $1.5 billion in transactions, the Confluence team works every day to help companies and their stakeholders through critical business transitions. The above testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.

Confluence Raises Senior Capital for Northwood Realty Services' Acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty

Confluence Advisors, LLC (“Confluence”) acted as the exclusive Investment Banker to Everest Holding Company, parent company of Northwood Realty Services (“Northwood”) in the placement of senior debt financing which enabled Northwood to acquire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices the Preferred Realty, and all its related entities.  The transaction closed in June 2018. 

Northwood and the Preferred Realty will combine to create a new family of companies that will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty.  The Preferred Realty and its family of companies will be the number one residential real estate broker in the region in volume, sales and active listings, based on the West-Penn Multi-List year-to-date May data for 2018.  It will have more than 1,800 agents, employ more than 200 and have more than 50 offices across 22 counties in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Additionally, the firms generated $85 million in gross commission income in 2017, placing the new company in the top ten among all Berkshire HomeServices brokerages.

Confluence solicited interest from a targeted list of both traditional banks and senior cash flow lenders. After receiving multiple term sheets, Northwood selected Santander Bank as its new lender. Confluence’s experience in identifying lenders and running an expedited financing process resulted in a solution for the Company that provided acquisition financing and liquidity for ongoing operations.

“Confluence Advisors was great to work with and was remarkable in raising favorable financing terms for this acquisition. Their expertise opened the door for financing opportunities that we would not have been able to find on our own.” said Tom Hosack, Northwood's President and CEO.

About Confluence Advisors, LLC

Confluence helps business owners maximize the sale of a business, raise optimal funding, or acquire a business. With over 80 years of combined deal experience and more than $1.5 billion in transactions, the Confluence team works every day to help companies and their stakeholders through critical business transitions. The above testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.