IMPLAN Group has acquired MIG, Inc.
7 Mile Advisors Acted As The Buy-Side Advisor To IMPLAN Group In Their Acquisition Of MIG, Inc.
7 Mile Advisors acted as financial advisor to IMPLAN Group LLC (“IMPLAN Group” or “Company”) in its acquisition of MIG, Inc. (“MIG”).
MIG is the market leading provider of economic data for use in economic impact studies including those used for public policy and corporate decision making. MIG’s flagship product, IMPLAN, was created from a model developed over thirty years ago and spun out to MIG, Inc. in 1999. IMPLAN provides detailed economic activity data to hundreds of entities each year, for use in regional, state and federal government economic incentive decisions, government agency policy making, investment decisions, corporate relocation analysis and raising consumer and citizen awareness.
IMPLAN Group was formed by members of MIG’s senior management, along with new management and investors, in order acquire MIG from its founders in a management-led leveraged buyout (MBO). IMPLAN Group has relocated the company headquarters to Davidson, North Carolina, where it plans to add new key employees. IMPLAN Group also plans to accelerate the deployment of new SaaS and Business Intelligence technology solutions and roll out new sales and marketing approaches to increase IMPLAN’s market penetration and further their position as the leading source of economic activity data to private and public entities.
7 Mile Advisors advised the Company on structuring the acquisition of MIG, as well as sourcing outside capital to fund a significant portion of the acquisition proceeds.
Charlie Rice, CEO of IMPLAN Group, said “From the original meeting with the 7 Mile team, we knew we had aligned with a group that would ultimately connect us with the right investment partner. They clearly understood our expectations, and quickly knew IMPLAN’s current business, and opportunities for future growth. Timing was critical, so the 7 Mile team’s ability to find and introduce us to Bill Dyer at Boathouse was another credit to the 7 Mile strength of putting the right people together. As we work hard to build our business alongside Boathouse, we look forward to continuing our relationship with the trusted team at 7 Mile”.
About MIG, Inc.
MIG, Inc. is the sole-source provider of the IMPLAN® (IMpact analysis for PLANning) economic impact modeling system. IMPLAN is used to create complete, extremely detailed multi-regional Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs) and Multiplier Models of economies ranging from national to state, county or ZIP-Code levels. MIG, Inc. provides software tools, region-specific data, and outstanding technical support to enable users to make in-depth examinations of state, multi-county, county, sub-county, and metropolitan regional economies. MIG, Inc. has been developing complex localized databases, conducting IMPLAN training workshops and distributing IMPLAN software to public and private organizations since 1999. For more information, visit www.implan.com.
About 7 Mile Advisors
7 Mile Advisors is a boutique investment bank which enables clients to increase and unlock enterprise value. 7 Mile serves clients worldwide by addressing the transactional and strategic opportunities faced by middle-market companies, boards, and financial sponsors. The firm provides customized mergers & acquisitions, private placement and restructuring services. All securities transactions are executed by 7M Securities, LLC, member FINRA / SIPC.
For more information, including research on the M&A markets, visit www.7mileadvisors.com