Houlihan Lokey Advises NEWSCYCLE Solutions

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce the successful placement of a senior secured credit facility for NEWSCYCLE Solutions, Inc. (NEWSCYCLE), a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners (Vista). Proceeds from the financing were used to refinance existing indebtedness, finance two add-on acquisitions, and pay related fees and expenses. The financing transaction closed on December 29, 2017.

NEWSCYCLE delivers the broadest range of technology solutions for the global news media industry, including content management, digital advertising, circulation, and audience relationship management. Its innovative solutions and professional services help media organizations engage audiences through web, print, mobile, and social media channels.

The company helps more than 1,200 media companies with 3,000 properties producing more than 8,000 titles in over 30 countries compete for audience and revenue across the entire media landscape. With its recent acquisition of Acquire Media, the company also provides high quality content services from more than 18,500 trusted sources to the financial services, Fortune 500, news media, and digital publishing industries. NEWSCYCLE is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, with U.S. offices in Florida, Michigan, and Utah and international offices in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Vista, a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, and Oakland with more than $31 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data, and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support toward companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing.

Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive placement agent and financial advisor to NEWSCYCLE, delivering a range of viable financing options to support the company’s and its sponsor’s primary objectives, including refinancing the existing indebtedness at more favorable pricing and terms, securing the financing necessary to complete two add-on acquisitions, and creating operating flexibility to support NEWSCYCLE’s strategic objectives.

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