A typical Zapalac & Hudgins leverage recapitalization transaction works as follows:

- Engagement of Z&H by the selling shareholders,
- Business is located in Texas or Louisiana,
- Business is generally in the industrial sector,
- Business has $20 to $100 million in sales,
- Z&H markets to 250+ private equity groups,  
- Z&H markets to 30-60 strategic buyer groups,
- Upfront cash payment to selling shareholders,

- Rollover stock to selling shareholders,

- Second bite of the apple for selling shareholders 3-7 -     years after the transaction Closes.

In addition, Zapalac and Hudgins will invest along-side the “rollover” stock investors in these leverage recapitalization transactions.

A Leverage Recapitalization will have the following characteristics


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The two bites of the apple, give a business owner and his family the best of all worlds.  First, you receive a large, one-time, dividend in the recapitalization.  There are no personal guarantees on the debt going forward.  Second, the "rollover" stock will be in partnership with a private equity group that you choose and whom that you see eye to eye with. 

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The Principals of Zapalac & Hudgins Acquisition Capital have over 50 years of combined corporate finance and entrepreneurial operations experience related to facilitating and financing transactions, making private equity investments, as well as operating and growing businesses. 

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The typical target Company's characteristics for a leverage recapitalization are as follows:

- Strong market position,

- Management team in place, 

- Strong profit margins,

- Minimal debt on balance sheet,

- Low maintenance Capex,

- Strong recurring cash flows