Washington, DC (May 5, 2008) – FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services announces that Integrity Media, Inc. has secured a real estate mortgage with US Bank. FOCUS initiated the transaction, acted as financial advisor to, and assisted with the negotiations as the representative of Integrity Media.
Integrity Media is a communications company that produces, publishes and distributes Christian music, books, greeting cards and other related products. The company produces praise and worship music in different musical styles for specific audiences such as children’s music, gospel music, youth music and live worship music, in a variety of product formats including compact discs, videos, DVD’s, digital content and printed music. Integrity Media serves the pop/rock and adult contemporary segment of Christian music through its subsidiary INO Records, an artist-based independent music company. The Company has enjoyed impressive growth since its inception in 1987 and currently has more than 220 employees distributing products in 167 countries.
According to Mike Coleman, Chairman and CEO, “This completes the recapitalization of Integrity Media, Inc. that began last year with the placement of the Company’s senior debt with JP Morgan/Chase. Jonathan Wilfong at FOCUS LLC has been involved in this process from the very beginning and understands our company’s mission and business, as well as the media industry. Even during this time of troubled credit markets, FOCUS was able to secure credit facilities for Integrity with far better terms while lowering debt service costs. I am very pleased with the transaction and our new relationship with US Bank.”
About FOCUS LLC
FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by Wm. H. Murphy & Co., Inc. registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.