MedDevNews, Q4 2023

Ending 2023, economic uncertainty, declining reimbursement rates, cybersecurity, and talent scarcity have been identified as the industry’s biggest risk factors, leaving some parties less optimistic about this year’s financial outlook. However, England has been hearing an increase in discussions related to M&A and capital raises and is optimistic that 2024 will not be as slow as 2023. In addition, budget increases will come for line items such as transformative technologies such as AI, leaving industry leaders more optimistic for 2025.

England & Company Healthcare Investment Banking team closed multiple transactions in Q4 2023 in the orthopedic medical device and extremity markets. Notably, England facilitated the strategic relationship between Extremity Medical and Henry Schein, with Henry Schein being a significant new entrant in the orthopedic extremities market. The England team completed four orthopedic transactions in 2023 and tops the global rankings in investment banking for orthopedic companies.

20 Years of Trusted Advice & 2023 Year In Review

In 2003, we launched England & Company to provide high-quality strategic advisory services to entrepreneur-led technology companies – businesses that the established investment banks had largely abandoned in the wake of the “dotcom bust.” Leveraging market experience, creativity, and an unflagging loyalty to our clients, we achieved some terrific results. Celebrating our 20th year of providing trusted advice, we continued to deliver for our clients in 2023.

Over the last 20 years, we expanded areas of industry focus, service offerings, and geographic footprint to become an investment bank with a full suite of advisory services and a global reach dedicated to mid-market companies and their financial sponsors. To maintain momentum for the future, in 2023, we continued to add exceptional professionals to our platform, expand our international reach, and, most importantly, deliver compelling results for our clients.

Moving into our third decade, I’d like to take a moment to thank our clients for the trust they have placed in us over the years and share some highlights from the last year. Our client-focused mission will never change, and our ability to deliver has never been stronger. If your company is contemplating a strategic initiative – acquisition, sale, capital raise, or restructuring – please reach out to me or any of our team.

Craig England, CEO



Growing the Platform

Over the past year, England attracted highly accomplished professionals to enhance our Debt Advisory and Restructuring capabilities, as well as expand our advisory reach in Technology and the Asia-Pacific region.

     

   


Expanding International Reach

In 2023, England transacted with companies in a dozen countries across five continents. During the year, we continued to leverage our membership in the World M&A Alliance, a partnership of thirteen middle-market investment banks worldwide.

Additionally, in 2023, we opened an office in Singapore to deepen our reach in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Our presence in Singapore has yielded meaningful results for clients based in both North America as well as the APAC region, providing them with access to an expanded array of investment and M&A opportunities.


Delivering Results

Selected 2023 Transactions

As an advisory firm with a complete suite of services, England & Company continued to provide the solutions that our clients needed in 2023. Working with public companies, sponsor-backed companies, and founder-owned companies, our advisory transactions included raising capital (growth equity, convertible debt, and secured debt), arranging a strategic partnership, completing a leveraged recapitalization, helping an international company divest its U.S. operations, and assisting business owners realize the value they have created through sell-side M&A transactions. Selected transactions from 2023 are highlighted below:

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Founded in 2003, England & Company is an independent investment bank that provides strategic advisory services and capital markets transactions to owners, executives, and boards of directors of domestic and international companies. The firm’s clients include leading companies in the Business Services, Consumer, Energy & Sustainability, Healthcare, Industrial & Infrastructure, and Technology & Media markets. England’s suite of advisory services includes:


 

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Encycle Corporation Acquired by Instone Capital Partners LLC

October 2023 – England & Company is pleased to announce that it recently served as exclusive financial advisor to Encycle Corporation (“Encycle”) in its sale to Instone Capital Partners. Encycle, based in San Marcos, California, is a data-driven technology company focused on helping commercial businesses dramatically improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems using IoT-enabled services. The acquisition will ensure that Encycle has the resources to accelerate the growth and expansion of the company and its multi-patented, AI-enhanced Swarm Logic® energy management solutions.

“I look forward to helping the Encycle team continue to build an organization as an industry leader that creates technologies to solve sustainability, decarbonization, and building management goals,” Lisa Varga, Encycle Executive Advisor explained and added, “I also look forward to engaging the industry once again to help make an impact on many levels.”

Encycle’s Swarm Logic solutions provide enterprise-wide portfolios of buildings with automated HVAC energy efficiency and fault detection for predictive asset maintenance, significant energy cost savings, and decarbonization.

About Encycle
Encycle is a data-driven technology company that is transforming energy management for multi-site commercial and industrial companies. The company leverages the power of artificial intelligence in its patented cloud-based technology to lower its clients’ electric costs, maximize energy efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. Companies using Swarm Logic® routinely reduce HVAC electric costs and consumption by 10%-30% with little or no capital investment. For more information about Encycle, visit www.encycle.com.

About Instone Capital Partners:
Instone Capital Partners is a family-owned and operated investment company focused on working with cutting-edge solutions providers and industry-leading businesses committed to sustainability and decarbonization through innovation and energy efficiency.