Opus Bank is pleased to announce it provided:

Title: DecisionQuest, Inc.
Amount: $14,500,000
Month: June
Year: 2016

DecisionQuest, Inc.

Opus Bank’s Corporate Finance division provides senior debt financing to support the recapitalization of DecisionQuest, Inc.

Overview of Transaction

  • DecisionQuest, Inc. (“DecisionQuest”) was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Torrance, California. The company has 10 offices nationwide and is a leading litigation consulting firm that provides clients with an array of pre and post-trial consulting services.
  • DecisionQuest trial consulting services include venue evaluation research, bench study or arbitration panel study, damages analysis and control research, initial case assessment, jury profiling research, opening statement study, post-trial analysis, post-trial jury interviews, shadow jury, solution generating research, strategy development, strategy development research, and witness evaluation research.

Significance of Transaction

  • DecisionQuest engaged in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) of the company in 2010. Opus Bank (“Opus”) was able to refinance the high-priced mezzanine debt with a lower cost of capital, which ultimately helped support stronger cash flow for the business.
  • The transaction also allowed the company to start paying down their debt, which in turn creates value in the ESOP plan for all of their employees.

Opus Bank's Role

  • Opus was able to provide a senior secured term loan and a line of credit to support the recapitalization and continued growth of the business.

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