LWBJ recent transactions exceed $1 billion

West Des Moines, May 21, 2018 – The LWBJ Capital Advisors team served in an M&A advisory or investment banking role for 12 significant recent transactions. Investment and acquisition activity spanned the retail, health science, agribusiness, technology and financial industries. The total value of the transactions was $1.08 billion.

JB Autosports, Inc., An online consumer retailer of performance auto parts and accessories, specializing in Toyota, Scion and Subaru brands. LWBJ served as the exclusive advisor to JB Autosports – readying the company for sale, identifying the acquirer, negotiating, structuring and closing the sale of the company to a private-equity backed strategic acquirer.

GlobalVetLINK, a leader in web-based compliance solutions to improve animal wellness and safety. LWBJ served as exclusive advisor to GVL in a significant investment transaction led by Lead Edge Capital.

Eurofins Scientific, Inc., a world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical testing, based in Belgium. LWBJ served as exclusive advisor, providing financial advisory and due diligence services to Eurofins on six acquisitions: DiscoveRx, MyEyeMedia, ANA Laboratories, EAG Laboratories, Abraxis, and Alphora.

Aureon, a provider of unique and scalable business support services, focused on human resources, talent acquisition, technology, contact center and consulting. LWBJ served as exclusive advisor to Aureon on its acquisition of Peliton, a Denver-based human resource and accounting solutions company.

Brokers International, one of the industry’s largest retirement marketing organizations — providing annuity and life insurance solutions to independent insurance professionals and financial advisors across the nation. LWBJ served as the exclusive financial advisor in the company’s acquisition of United Advisors.

AAVIN, the Cedar Rapids private-equity firm served as the financial partner in Dynamic Restaurant Holdings’ acquisition of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlors, Inc. LWBJ served as exclusive advisor to AAVIN on its acquisition of Happy Joe’s, an iconic Quad-City pizza chain and franchise.

Tech-Bank Food Co., Ltd., a leader in China’s growing agriculture, aquaculture and animal husbandry industries traded on the Shanghai Exchange. LWBJ served as exclusive advisor to Tech-Bank on its acquisition of Texas Primo Broodstock, Inc., a global provider of disease-tolerant breeding stock to commercial shrimp producers.

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