Alora Pharmaceuticals Completes $75 Million Financing

Brentwood Capital Advsiors Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor

Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC recently acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Alora Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Alora” or the “Company”) and assisted the Company in obtaining $75,000,000 in debt financing led by Monroe Capital LLC. Proceeds were used to refinance existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

Alora is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, specializing in the women’s health and dermatology markets. Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Alora develops and markets generic and branded pharmaceutical products through its Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC operating subsidiaries, respectively. Alora’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Pugh, remarked, “We are excited to have a new funding partner and financing in place with Monroe Capital. This facility will provide the capital to support Alora’s continued expansion through currently targeted and future product acquisitions. We were pleased to work with Brentwood Capital whose experience and skills played an important role in positioning Alora with lenders and structuring a competitive process that resulted in the right partner.”

“Alora is a market leader within the women’s health and dermatology pharmaceutical markets,” stated L.A. Galyon of Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC. “This credit facility will enable the Company to continue to expand its product offering and solidify its strong market position. We were pleased to serve as Alora’s exclusive financial advisor on this transaction and enjoyed working with the Alora Pharmaceuticals team.”

About Alora Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Alora develops and manufactures pharmaceuticals, including prenatal vitamins, nutraceuticals, dermatologics and innovative products for gastroenterology and endocrinology disorders. Alora maintains a broad portfolio of both branded and non-branded products, focusing on identifying opportunities to acquire and enhance the market potential of commercially available dietary supplement products and late-stage development drugs to fulfill unmet medical and dietary needs. Alora’s flagship product, Prenate® is a leading brand name in the prescription prenatal vitamin market.

About Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC
Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC, founded in 1999, is a privately held investment bank headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, providing mergers & acquisitions and capital-raising advisory services to middle-market companies in the healthcare, information technology, financial services and business services sectors. BCA has served as exclusive financial advisor in over 50 successfully closed transactions in these sectors. For more information, visit www.brentwoodcapital.com.


Camellia Healthcare Completes Growth Financing

Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisors

Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC recently acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Camellia Healthcare (“Camellia” or the “Company”) and assisted the Company in obtaining debt financing led by Cadence Bank. Proceeds were used to refinance existing indebtedness and fund future acquisitions.

Camellia is a leading regional provider of home health, hospice, and private duty services. Based in Hattiesburg Miss, Camellia operates 37 locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee. Camellia’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abb Payne, remarked, “We are excited to have a new funding partner and financing in place with Cadence Bank. We plan to continue our aggressive expansion plan and this facility will provide the capital to fund currently targeted and future acquisitions. We enjoyed working with Brentwood Capital and will work with them in the future. BCA did a great job finding the right partner and best deal for our Company.”

“Camellia has done a fantastic job growing both their home health and hospice operations, despite a challenging reimbursement environment in home health,” stated L.A. Galyon of Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC. “This credit facility will enable the Company to continue that growth for the next few years. We were pleased to serve as Camellia’s exclusive financial advisor and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Bill Crawford, Head of Healthcare Banking at Cadence added “Camellia fits our profile of well-managed, growth-oriented companies. We are delighted to have Abb and the team at Camellia as a new customer.”

About Camellia Healthcare
Camellia Healthcare, founded in 1974 by W.A. Payne, is a Medicare certified, state licensed provider of home health care and hospice services. Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Camellia provides a broad range of home health, hospice, and private duty services to Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Tennessee. For more information, please visit www.camellia.com.

About Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC
Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC, founded in 1999, is a privately held investment bank headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, providing mergers & acquisitions and capital-raising advisory services to middle-market companies in the healthcare, information technology, financial services and business services sectors. BCA has served as exclusive financial advisor in over 50 successfully closed transactions in these sectors. For more information, visit www.brentwoodcapital.com.

About Cadence Bank
Cadence Bank, N.A., based in Birmingham, Ala., is a $5.9 billion bank with more than 100 locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Backed by 126 years of financial expertise, Cadence serves commercial and consumer clients with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions designed to keep pace with their lives. These products and services include commercial and consumer banking, small business banking, treasury management, international banking, specialized lending, commercial real estate, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, business and personal insurance, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Cadence Bank and its affiliates, Linscomb & Williams and Cadence Insurance, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Houston-based Cadence Bancorp, LLC. Additional information about Cadence Bank is available at cadencebank.com. Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


Executive Profile: Kevin Murphy, Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC

Kevin Murphy co-founded Brentwood Capital Advisors, an investment banking firm that specializes in health care and information technology sectors, after four years at SunTrust Equitable Securities. There, he served as managing director of the investment banking group and head of the private capital group. He previously managed the capital markets group at Wachovia Corp. in Atlanta.
What is the most outside-of-the-box idea you have ever had in your professional career? Leaving a secure, well-paying position with SunTrust Equitable Securities to start Brentwood Capital with Jim Cooper, Nick Carteaux and another associate at the end of 1999. We were fortunate enough to have Tom Wylly join us late in 2001 as we made our first real foray in the health care sector.
Kevin Murphy is co-founder and managing partner at Brentwood Capital Advisors. “It’s great to learn from all (of) those CEOs,” Murphy said. “You can learn something new everyday with this job.”
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Kevin Murphy is co-founder and managing partner at Brentwood Capital Advisors. “It’s… more

What was the result? We survived the 2000 Internet bubble, the crash of 2008 and the Great Recession, and now have a great team comprised of 11 professionals who are recognized as some of the leading investment bankers in health care services and information technology sectors.
What single thing makes your organization stand out? [We are] a team of senior investment bankers that are owners with deep industry knowledge and extensive transaction experience committed to providing objective, solution-agnostic mergers and acquisition and capital-raising advice.
What does your organization have in the works for 2014? Identify and hire more industry-focused senior investment bankers, finish investing our initial private equity fund, Brentwood Capital Partners LPI, and begin raising our next fund.How did you wind up in your current position? I was one of the founders of the firm and was the only partner with significant management experience. … No one has voted me off the island yet, but I occasionally see people walking the halls with those tiki torches.
What makes an effective business leader? A vision for the business, the courage to execute the plan, the ability to communicate it and the capacity to inspire the team to achieve their goals.
What word best describes your leadership style? Direct, decisive, pragmatic and all-in.