Frontier acted as an exclusive financial advisor to, and assisted with the negotiations as representative of, Planet Group, Inc.
Planet Group, Inc. (Planet) is a business solutions provider in merchant processing and gift and loyalty cards that had recently been spun out from a public company, ACI Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW).
Planet was the lead bidder in a marketing process conducted by Lehman Brothers in the acquisition of a significantly larger non-core business unit of a public company whose name is withheld for confidentiality reasons. In order to consummate the acquisition, Planet needed to raise acquisition capital in an extremely expedited fashion.
Frontier managed a marketing process for the acquisition financing in a fraction of the normal time. The process produced a double digit number of full priced offers with the most compelling offer granting Planet a majority position in the combined entity resulting from the acquisition.