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Situation

The company founder had previously sold the business but held on to the real estate and leased it back to the company. The individual wanted to monetize the real estate in connection with estate planning objectives.

AIC Ventures Solution

AIC Ventures and the company agreed to do a sale-leaseback transaction for the property being acquired as part of the strategic acquisition. The sale-leaseback proceeds were used to help fund the strategic add-on acquisition, and as a result also reduced the overall in-going multiple paid for the business.