Wahackme Group has a long and deep experience advising companies in the consumer and retail sector dating back to the 1970's when our principals raised capital for Marshall Fields and then participated in the defense of the company in a hostile takeover attempt by Carter Hawley Hale. Through the years, we have been involved with numerous consumer products companies ranging in size from Rubbermaid to smaller companies like International Vitamin and NuVim.This tradition continues today with the recent completion of a private placement for an etailer, Portero, the IPO of Bare Escentuals and a PIPE for the international scooter manufacturer, Vmoto.

In the restaurant and food industries, we have worked with large companies like A & P, medium cap businesses like Ponderosa Steakhouse and smaller private businesses like Specialty Coffee Holdings in raising growth capital in various public and private transactions.  


Examples of Wahackme Group transactional experience in the consumer/retail sector follows:

Bare Escentuals $404,000,000 Common Stock - IPO 
Vmoto, Ltd.$5,700,000 PIPE 
Portero$5,000,000 Secured Notes 
Ponderosa Inc.$31,000,000 Common Stock 
ChemLawn Corporation$15,000,000 Convertible Subordinated Debentures 
Carolina Freight Corporation$50,000,000 6.25% Convertible Subordinated Debentures
Culp Inc.$14,000,000 Common Stock - IPO 
SmarTel Communications, Inc.Advised on the sale of the company to SmarTalk Teleservices, Inc. 
International Vitamin Corporation Advised on the acquisition of Hall Laboratories 
North Central Airlines, Inc.Advised on the acquisition of Southern Airways, Inc.
Specialty Coffee Holdings, Inc.Advised on the acquisition of Nicholas Coffee Co. 
Culp Inc.Advised on successful takeover defense  
Air Atlanta Inc.Advised on the financial restructuring of the company
Rubbermaid Inc.Advised on the acquisition of The Little Tikes Company 
Robbins & Myers, Inc.Advised on the sale of the Hunter Fan Company 
CloseCall America, Inc.$8,000,000 Convertible Preferred Stock 
NuVim, Inc.$4,900,000 Convertible Preferred Stock 
Robbins & Myers, Inc.$20,000,000 Adjustable Rate Notes 
Southern Airways, Inc.$21,000,000 9.25% Secured Notes 
Marshall Fields Company$50,000,000 Notes 
A & P$11,000,000 Secured Notes 
North Central Airlines, Inc.$45,000,000 9% Equipment Trust Certificates 

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