CriticalPoint Partners (“CPP”) is pleased to announce that Overland, Pacific & Cutler, Inc. (“OPC” or the “Company”), a leading provider of right of way and real estate services for public infrastructure projects, has been recapitalized in a transaction led by Bison Capital Partners V, LP (“Bison Capital”) and supported by Comerica Bank (“Comerica”). Bison Capital provided a structured, growth capital investment while Comerica provided a Senior Term Loan and a revolving line of credit. CriticalPoint Partners represented OPC and its shareholders as their exclusive financial advisor.
Founded in 1980, OPC delivers right of way services to some of the nation’s most important infrastructure projects. In conjunction with delivering right of way, the Company provides relocation assistance, appraisal support, utility coordination, program management, and cost analysis for ROW acquisition. OPC plays a critical role in facilitating freeway expansion, high-speed rail development, airport modernization, and regional transportation corridor advancement. Major infrastructure projects have prompted the Company to expand its presence throughout the Southwest with offices in Long Beach, Irvine, Riverside, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Oakland, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Scottsdale.
Brian Everett, President and CEO, stated that this transaction will enable the Company to streamline decision-making and position OPC to more readily capture a significant and growing backlog of infrastructure projects in California, Texas and other surrounding states. “I look forward to a partnership with Bison Capital and Comerica that will allow OPC to achieve significant growth over the next three to five years.” Mr. Everett added “Given the challenges and complexities of this transaction, I relied heavily on the advice of CPP’s senior team to successfully navigate the OPC shareholders through the process. My fellow shareholders and I could not have successfully concluded this transaction without the guidance and deal support from CriticalPoint.”