Reynolds Advisory Partners acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Gro- Well Brands Inc. on its Raising of Mezzanine Financing

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5, 2014 — Reynolds Advisory Partners, LLC (“RAP”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Gro-Well Brands Inc. (“Gro-Well” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of natural and organic lawn and garden products in its raising of $5.5 million of mezzanine capital from Cap X Partners an an alternative debt provider. The funds will replenish Gro-Well’s revolving line of credit and support the Company’s growth initiatives.

“Without requiring equity warrants, the Cap X financing represents an outstanding result for Gro-well and its equity holders,” said Doug Reynolds, Founder and Managing Director of RAP.  “This capital will allow Gro-well to take advantage of a series of outstanding opportunities to grow share of natural and organic lawn and garden products sold within its region as well as prepare the Company to expand into related ventures”
Mr. Reynolds added:  “Senior bankers were intimately involved in this transaction from origination to completion, reflecting our firm’s philosophy of providing extensive senior-banker involvement and leadership to ensure a successful outcome in all of our engagements.”

Jeffry.S Pfeffer Managing Partner, Cap X Partners stated “CapX appreciates the GRO-WELL platform created by their ownership and management.  The Company’s competitive advantages in sourcing, trusted brands and strong retailer relationships convinced CapX to invest in GRO-WELL’s next growth phase.  We look forward to being part of GRO-WELL’s continued success.”

About Gro-Well Brands, Inc

Since 1855, the GRO-WELL® name has been trusted by homeowners and gardeners for the finest in all-natural and organic lawn and garden products. As the largest green, wood and food waste recycler in the Southwestern U.S., GRO-WELL uses its proprietary composting process to make a full complement of organic products from waste by-product that would otherwise end up in landfills. The Company, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona processes and manufacturers residential and commercial organic material in excess of 200,000 tons annually by converting yard wood and food waste streams into branded and private label products. In recent years, GRO-WELL invested significantly, expanding both its manufacturing capabilities and its product offering. The result has been an expansion of GRO-WELL’s footprint accompanied by increased working capital needs.

About Cap X Partners.

CapX Partners, an alternative debt provider, creates flexible financing solutions to small and medium sized businesses focusing primarily on loans, leases, and mezzanine capital. The company funds in various situations, such as new plant expansion, antiquated fixed asset replacement, new customer acquisition, new product or service deployment, balance sheet recapitalization, late stage growth capital, and fixed asset sale leaseback, as well as involving equipment. It also provides needed liquidity by leveraging in-place fixed assets. Cap X ‘s lends to companies in various industries, including: manufacturing, distribution, technology, energy, and healthcare in the United States. It serves middle market companies, private equity sponsored firms, and venture capital backed firms. CapX Partners was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

About Reynolds Advisory Partners, LLC

Reynolds Advisory Partners, LLC is a boutique investment bank with a focus on the “middle market”, led by veteran investment bankers Doug Reynolds and Brian MacLeod.  RAP provides a full suite of financial advisory services for mid-size and growing companies, including mergers and acquisitions and the issuance of debt and equity capital.  The firm provides investment banking services throughout the USA and for cross-border transactions around the world.  For information, visit www.reynoldsap.com.

Reynolds Advisory Partners, LLC - Investment Banking Contacts:

Douglas E. Reynolds, Managing Director: dreynolds@reynoldsap.com.  626-316-6090

Brian MacLeod, Managing Director: bmacleod@reynoldsap.com.  626-316-6092

Source:  Reynolds Advisory Partners, LLC