clients / transactions / investments


Harmony Biosciences

October 6, 2017

Octagon Capital Group served as the sole advisor to Harmony Biosciences in connection with its $270 million Equity Financing from investors or affiliates including Paragon Biosciences, Valor Equity Partners, Fidelity Management & Research, HBM Healthcare Investments, Vivo Capital, venBio Partners, Novo Holdings and Nan Fung Life Sciences.


Harmony Biosciences

October 6, 2017

Octagon Capital Group served as the sole advisor to Harmony Biosciences in connection with its acquisition of the U.S. rights to Pitolisant from bioprojet Pharma.


Paragon Biosciences

October 6, 2017

Octagon Capital Group serves as financial and strategic advisor to Paragon Biosciences.


Castle Creek Pharma

October 6, 2017

Octagon Capital Group served as financial advisor to Castle Creek Pharma in connection with raising $48 million of equity from Fidelity Management & Research.


Undercover Chocolate Co.

September 28, 2017

Affiliates of Octagon Capital Group invested in Undercover Chocolate Co. and serve as the company’s financial and strategic advisor.


Synergis Education

October 6, 2016

Octagon Capital Group advised Synergis Education in connection with its equity raise from Bertelsmann.


Tivoli Audio

September 21, 2016

Octagon Capital Group advised Tivoli Audio in connection with its sale to Serruya Private Equity.


Norbest

September 21, 2016

Octagon Capital Group advised Norbest, Inc. in connection with equity financing and related transactions involving J.D. Heiskell Holdings LLC and AMERRA Capital Management.


Norbest

September 21, 2016

Octagon Capital Group advised Norbest in connection with its debt financing from CoBank.


ScrollMotion

September 21, 2016

Octagon Capital Group served as the financial advisor to ScrollMotion in connection with a growth equity financing.



Kahala Corp.

July 1, 2014

Octagon Capital Group served as the financial and strategic advisor to Kahala Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Pinkberry.



Laredo Hospitality Ventures

July 1, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group invested in Series A-1 Preferred Units of Laredo Hospitality.  Currently serving as the company’s financial and strategic advisor.



Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

June 30, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) in its $7.75 convertible debt investment in U-Swirl (OTC: SWRL). In connection with this transaction, Octagon invested in Convertible Debt and Common Stock of U-Swirl, Inc.



Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

June 30, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) in regard acquisitions by U-Swirl (OTC: SWRL, a majority-owned publicly traded subsidiary of RMCF) of CherryBerry and Yogli Mogli.



Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

June 30, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) on the merger of Yogurtini International and Aspen Leaf Yogurt into U-Swirl (OTC: SWRL) for a 60% ownership stake.

In connection with this transaction, Octagon invested in RMCF Common Stock.



Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

June 30, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on the acquisition of Yogurtini International.



Move Collective (Bobble)

June 29, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Move Collective, doing business as bobble, on its sale to Seventh Generation.



Nexicore Services / Hartford Computer Group, Inc.

June 27, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Nexicore Services and Hartford Computer Group on the sale of the companies to Avnet (NYSE: AVT). The transaction was completed using a Section 363 transaction.



1-800-FLOWERS.COM

June 26, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS) on the divestiture of its Home & Children’s Gifts Division to Evergreen Enterprises. Brands included in the transaction were Plow & Hearth, Wind and Weather, Hearthsong, Problem Solvers, and Magic Cabin.



thinkorswim Group Inc.

June 25, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Thinkorswim (NASDAQ: SWIM) in connection with its sale to TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD) for approximately $825 million.



Investools Inc.

June 24, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Investools (NASDAQ: IEDU) in connection with its acquisition of Thinkorswim for approximately $506 million.



Investools Inc.

June 24, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Investools (NASDAQ: IEDU) in connection with raising $150 million of Senior Secured Credit Facilities.



Dynamic Confections

June 23, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Dynamic Confections in connection with its acquisition of House of Brussels.

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Alpine Confections in connection with its spinoff of Kencraft, Dynamic Confections and Maxfield’s Candy to existing shareholders.



Fannie May Confections

June 23, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Alpine Confections in connection with its sale of Fannie May Confections to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM



KDM Holdings, Inc. (Alpine Confections)

June 23, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Alpine Confections in connection with its spinoff of Kencraft, Dynamic Confections and Maxfield’s Candy to existing shareholders.



Alpine Confections

June 23, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Alpine Confections in connection with its spinoff of Kencraft, Dynamic Confections and Maxfield’s Candy to existing shareholders.



Maxfield’s Candy Company

June 20, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Maxifield’s in connection with agreements for Mrs. Fields to acquire selected assets of Maxfield’s.



Alpine Confections

June 20, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Alpine Confections in connection with its $45 million Senior Debt Refinancing.



Alpine Confections

June 20, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Alpine Confections in connection with its $19 million refinancing of Subordinated Notes.



Investools Inc.

June 20, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Investools in connection with its acquisition of Prophet Financial.



RCN Corporation

June 19, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group served as strategic advisor to RCN Corporation.



FactSet Research Systems Inc.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Factset Research Systems in connection with certain strategic transactions including its acquisition of JCF Group.



Laura Secord (Archibald Candy Corp.)

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Archibald Candy Corp. in connection with its sale of Laura Secord.  Octagon orchestrated this transaction pursuant to a highly competitive process under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and as one of the first cross-border US-Canada Chapter 11-CCAA insolvency proceedings.



FactSet Research Systems Inc.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Factset Research Systems in connection with certain strategic transactions including its acquisition of CallStreet.



Fannie Farmer Candy

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Archibald Candy in connection with its sale of Fannie May and Fanny Farmer.  Octagon orchestrated this transaction pursuant to a highly competitive process under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.



Fannie May

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Archibald Candy in connection with its sale of Fannie May and Fanny Farmer.  Octagon orchestrated this transaction pursuant to a highly competitive process under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.



FactSet Research Systems Inc.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Factset Research Systems in connection with a $70 million stock buyback.



Investools Inc.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Investools in connection with its acquisition of 360 Group.


Archibald Candy Corp.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Archibald Candy in connection with its restructuring, as well as certain strategic and financial transactions.



Investools Inc.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Investools in connection with certain strategic and financial transactions. In addition to its advisory relationship, Octagon invested in Common Stock of Investools via a PIPE transaction.



Pharmedium Healthcare

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised David Jonas/PharMedium Healthcare in connection with its acquisition from Baxter Healthcare.


Archibald Candy Corp.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Archibald Candy in connection with its $36 million Senior Debt Refinancing.


Archibald Candy Corp.

June 18, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Archibald Candy in connection with its reorganization under Chapter 11 leading to highly competitive divestitures under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.



CSG Systems International

June 14, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised CSG Systems International in connection with its $300 million acquisition of Kenan Systems from Lucent.



CSG Systems International

June 14, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised CSG Systems International in connection with its $400 million Debt Financing to fund the acquisition of Kenan Systems from Lucent.



GTCR Golder Rauner LLC

June 13, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised GTCR in connection with its acquisition of TSI Telecommunications (subsequently known as Syniverse) from Verizon.



eFunds Corp.

June 12, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised eFunds Corp. in connection with certain undisclosed strategic and financial transactions.



Reuters Group

June 11, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Reuters in connection with its acquisition of selected assets of Bridge Information Systems.

Assets included Bridge Information Systems in North America (including BridgeStation, BridgeChannel and Active 1) targeting insitutional equity traders and portfolio managers; EJV (bond pricing, fixed income data and analystics); Bridge Trading Technologies, Bridge Trading, eBridge and CRB Index (US commodity index prices).



eFunds Corp.

June 11, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised eFunds Corporation in connection with its spinoff from Deluxe Corp.



nTelos (formerly CFW Communications)

June 10, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised CFW Communications (subsequently known as nTelos) in its acquisition of R&B Communications



nTelos (formerly CFW Communications)

June 10, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised CFW Communications (subsequently known as nTelos) in its acquisition of PCS Markets from Verizon.



Media General

June 9, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Media General in connection with its acquisition of Spartan Communications.



nTelos (formerly CFW Communications)

June 9, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised CFW Communications (subsequently known as nTelos) in its acquisition of Richmond-Norfolk PCS PrimeCo PCS.



Trimble Navigation

June 8, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Trimble Navigation in connection with its acquisition of Spectra-Physics from Thermo Electron.



Trimble Navigation

June 8, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Trimble Navigation in connection with its acquisition of Spectra Precision from Thermo Instrument Systems.



AFC Cable Systems, Inc.

June 7, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised on the sale to Tyco International.



The Rival Company

June 7, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised on the sale to Holmes Product Group.



Freedom Village Ltd. (Southern Management Services)

June 7, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Southern Management Services in connection with its sale of Freedom Village (a healthcare services company) to Westport Holdings.



Boeing Information Services

June 7, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Boeing Corporation in connection with its sale of Boeing Information Services to SAIC.



Freedom Village Ltd. (Southern Management Services)

June 7, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Southern Management Services in connection with its sale of Freedom Properties (a healthcare services company) to Westport Holdings.



SunBridge, Inc. (Sun Healthcare Group)

June 7, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Sun Healthcare Group in connection with its sale of SunBridge to American Senior Living.



Assisted Living Investments (Sun Healthcare Group)

June 7, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Sun Healthcare Group in connection with its sale of Assisted Living Investments to Epoch Senior Living.



Monsanto

June 4, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Monsanto in connection with its acquisition of DeKalb Genetics Corporation.



Pacific Scientific

June 4, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Pacific Scientific in connection with its sale to Danaher Corp.



Eltron International, Inc.

June 4, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Eltron International in connection with its sale to Zebra Technologies.



Coleman Safety and Security Products, Inc. (The Coleman Company)

June 4, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised The Coleman Company in connection with its sale of Coleman Safety and Security Products to Siebe plc.



West American Rubber Co.

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised West American Rubber Co. in connection with its sale to Industrial Growth Group.



Clementina-Clemco Holdings

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Clemintina-Clemco Holdings in connection with its sale to the Prime Service subsidiary of Atlas Copco.



Union City Body Company

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Union City Body Company in connection with its acquisition of the P-Chassis Division of General Motors.



TRO Learning (TUTR)

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised TRO Learning (TUTR) in connection with the sale of its Aviation Training Division to Vega Group plc.



Lucas Dealership Group – Saturn Division

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Lucas Dealership Group in connection with the sale of its Saturn Division to General Motors’ Saturn Group.



Coulter Corporation

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Coulter Corporation in connection with its sale to Beckman Instruments for $1.2 billion, in addition to providing a range of other strategic and financial advisory services.



Fairchild Semiconductor Discretes Division

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Fairchild Semiconductor in connection with the sale of its Discretes Division to Citicorp Venture Capital.



Keller Ladders (Keller Industries)

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Keller Industries in connection with the sale of Keller Ladders to U.S. Industries.



Keller Building Products (Keller Industries)

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Keller Industries in connection with the sale of Keller Building Products to Bilt Best Products.



Grupo Siderurgica Mexicano S.A.

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Grupo Siderurgica Mexicano in connection with the acquisition of the Rebar manufacturing division of Hylsamex.



Paracelsus Healthcare

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Paracelsus Healthcare in connection with the acquisition and financing of Champion Healthcare Corporation for $843 million.



Maybelline Inc.

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Maybelline in connection with its sale to L’Oreal.



Rykoff-Sexton, Inc.

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Rykoff-Sexton in connection with its acquisition of U.S. Foodservice.



Signature Healthcare Corporation

June 3, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Signature Healthcare Corporation in connection with its sale to Unison Healthcare.



Paracelsus Healthcare

June 2, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Paracelsus Healthcare in connection with its acquisition of FHP Hospital of Utah.



Enhanced Telemanagement, Inc.

June 2, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Enhanced Telemanagement in connection with its sale to Frontier Corporation.



Southern Management Services, Inc.

June 2, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Southern Management Services in connection with the sale of its medical products division to TheraTx for $120 million.



Todd Uniform, Inc.

June 2, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Todd Uniform in connection with its sale to Aramark.



Seatt Corporation

June 2, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised Seatt Corporation in connection with its sale to The Coleman Company.



First Merchants Financial Corp.

June 2, 2014

Principals of Octagon Capital Group advised First Merchants Financial Corporation in connection with its sale to Deposit Guaranty Corporation.