Case Study: Mezzanine Financing for Acquiring an Eyewear Frame Designer

CIGP successfully advised a private equity firm on its debt financing, to acquire an eyewear frame designer and manufacturer. CIGP leveraged its expertise in financial advisory and its strong connections with financial sponsors globally.

Transaction Highlights

CIGP was mandated as a financial advisor to an Asian private equity fund, on the refinancing of a bridge loan made available for the acquisition of an eyewear frame designer and manufacturer.

The private equity firm specialises in lower and middle market companies, while primarily investing in companies across Greater China and Southeast Asia.

The target company is one of the leading players in the global eyewear industry based out of China and Vietnam. It is predominantly an ODM supplier to some of the world’s largest optical chains and distributors.

Role of CIGP

Creative and innovative solution for the client: CIGP leveraged its independence and broad institutional network to provide optimal advice and end-solution to the client for its re-financing facility.

Industry connections and expertise: Leveraging CIGP’s insight on the sector, expertise in debt advisory and strong connections with credit providers, CIGP assisted its client in negotiating and structuring the facility to best meet their clients' needs and objectives.