2009 News

October 20, 2009

GE Capital, Franchise Finance Lends $25 Million to Mellow Mushroom Franchisor

Financing supports new unit growth for specialty pizza restaurant franchise

GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently closed a $25 million credit facility for Mellow Mushroom franchisor, Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc. (HGI). The financing consisted of a five-year senior term loan of $21 million and a $4 million revolving credit facility. Proceeds were used to complete a partner buyout, refinance the company’s existing senior debt, as well as provide additional funds for new unit growth. Funding was provided through GE Capital, Franchise Finance's bank affiliate, GE Capital Financial, Inc. full story »

September 16, 2009

Acadia HCS Acquired, Raises $5 Million Round of Financing

Company’s technology to be advanced into online strategic human resources platform

Acadia Human Capital Solutions, a Columbia, SC software company focused on Strategic Human Resources (SHR), announced today that it has been acquired by private company PMW Technologies through a $5 million round of venture capital financing. full story »

May 27, 2009

Croft & Bender Advises BPG on Acquisition of LandAmerica Home Warranty and Property Inspection


Buyers Protection Group, Inc. ("BPG"), an Atlanta-based real estate services firm, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase two subsidiaries from LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. ("LandAmerica"). The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close later this summer. full story »

March 30, 2009

999 workers + 1 year = $40 Million in Revenue for All Web Leads

Austin Business Journal

All Web Leads tripled its revenue last year by refining its automated process of connecting insurance companies with potential customers — via the Internet. testament full story »