Pinpoint’s principals have senior-level experience advising companies and funds on equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financial restructuring and fund raising.

We’ve spent most of our careers with large international investment banks

We’ve been involved in and advised on billions of dollars of domestic and cross-border transactions and fund raising mandates involving leading companies and funds in the US, Canada and Europe.

Aquamarine North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (Current)

Aquamarine Investment Partners is an independent, New York-based institutional investor and manager of global private capital. Aquamarine is launching its North American Energy Infrastructure Fund which is targeting power generation (including renewables), oil and gas pipelines, petrochemical facilities, ports, storage and transportation assets in North America, and primarily the U.S. Pinpoint is an advisor and placement agent to Aquamarine.

Formation and Fundraising for Amplified Music Rights – Music Fund Rights I (Current)

Amplified Music Rights is a Nashville-based music company engaged in acquiring, developing and managing royalty-generating music rights.  AMR is led by music industry and senior private equity executives who are uniting to bring an ideal blend of finance, investment, and music publishing and recording industry experience.  Pinpoint is and advisor and placement agent to AMR.

Landmark Dividend launches new data center investment program with DIF

Pinpoint advised on the formation of and fundraising for a new US data center investment program.  The investment program will acquire, own and manage a diversified portfolio of mission-critical data center assets across the U.S.

Landmark Dividend forms international communications and renewables infrastructure program with OPTrust

Pinpoint advised on the formation of and fundraising for a new international (Australia, New Zealand and UK) communications and renewables infrastructure investment program.  The investment program will acquire, own and manage a portfolio of real property interests leased to companies in the wireless.

Review of Strategic Alternatives

New Continuum Data Centers was founded in 2013 to develop and operate next generation data centers. New Continuum’s flagship data center, NCDC 603 in West Chicago was completed and commissioned in early 2015.  New Continuum retained Pinpoint Capital Advisors to explore strategic alternatives. 

InSite Wireless’s $300mm Securitization

InSite Wireless’s follow-on securitization issue raised $300mm.  The issue’s Class A notes were rated “A”  and had an ADR of 7 years.  All-in pricing was sub 4%.  As part of the rating process, insite previous series notes received a ratings upgrade by Fitch.  The issue was timed perfectly and locked in near all-time-low rates.  Pinpoint provided financial analysis and advisory services to InSite.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners $280mm Investment in InSite Wireless

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III acquired a 42.5% equity interest in InSite Wireless from Catalyst Investors II and other minority investors.  Macquarie also committed to additional future investments to promote InSite’s continued growth.  Pinpoint provided financial analysis and advisory services to InSite.

Vista Radio’s Acquisition of Haliburton Broadcasting

With new longer-term equity backing from Westerkirk Capital, Vista Radio was seeking to expand beyond its western roots.  Pinpoint worked closely with Vista’s senior management and its new private equity owners pitch and negotiate a transaction with Haliburton Broadcasting.  The acquisition of Haliburton was transformational for Vista Radio providing it with a Central Canada beachhead and a national platform to roll-up small market radio in Canada.

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Vista Radio sale to Westerkirk Capital, a Thomson family holding company

Vista, one of the largest privately-owned independent small-market radio groups in Canada wished to explore a sale of the business.  Pinpoint worked with the management team to review its business plan, refine projections and build a financial model.  Pinpoint organized and managed a highly competitive process, designed to maximize bidder tension and valuation.  Westerkirk was an ideal fit for Vista, providing a level of additional investment and support to guide the business through the next stage of its growth and development.

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InSite Wireless Acquired Comcast-controlled CTI Towers and Cox Media Group’s broadcast tower portfolio

As part of two separate transformational transactions for Insite Wireless, Pinpoint provided financial analysis and advisory services to InSite in its acquisitions of Comcast Ventures – controlled CTI towers and Cox Media’s broadcast tower portfolio.

The sale of a 54% interest in Turris Sites to InSite Wireless

Founding partners were seeking a partial exit for family/estate planning purposes.  Ideal partner was one that could further accelerate the company’s already impressive growth.  The partners wished to retain a significant interest and continue to manage the business.  Pinpoint ran a competitive sale process and reached out to a select group of potential strategic partners. Pinpoint maximized value for the partners while negotiating a transaction structure that allowed Turris to sell a control stake while retaining a significant equity investment and control over day-to-day operation of the business.

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Richland Towers Recapitalization

Pinpoint worked with Richland to review its recapitalization alternatives including raising lower cost, longer term pension plan/ infrastructure fund equity.  Pinpoint evaluated numerous alternatives and identified a securitization structure that fully refinanced existing debt and provided a pre-funded acquisition facility.  The solution required no new equity and resulted in no equity dilution for the founding shareholders.

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InSite Wireless’s $177mm Securitization

InSite Wireless engaged Pinpoint to assess and recommend alternatives to refinance its existing debt facility.  InSite wished to tap longer term, lower cost debt to finance its significant pipeline of opportunities.  Pinpoint worked with the InSite team to refine its short and mid-term financing plan.   InSite completed its inaugural securitization with the highest leverage for a wireless tower company securitization post financial crisis.  The issue was the first securitization to include international assets and DAS.

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AIMCO Investment in Arqiva, Airwave and BA

Pinpoint advised the Infrastructure Private Markets Group of Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo), one of Canada’s largest pension plans, on its investment in a portfolio of communications infrastructure businesses in the UK and Australia.  Pinpoint played a key role in due diligence, working with the AIMCo team to review the target companies’ business plans, analyze the target companies’ capital structure and refinancing plans.  Pinpoint delivered an overall assessment of the deal and a recommendation to proceed with the investment.

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