Acquisition of an unprofitable division of a corporate parent
Seadrift Coke produces electrode grade and pin stock grade petroleum needle coke, a key ingredient for the production of steel through the electric arc furnace method.
The business had been operated as a non-core division of major oil company and was not profitable at the time. Falcon supported an industry insider who overlooked the company’s lack of profitability by understanding the intrinsic value of the company’s assets as well as the industry’s developing supply/demand dynamics. Falcon invested in subordinated secured notes with warrants and membership units in its role as sole institutional investor and significant minority equity holder.