B. Riley Financial
Apr 15, 2015

B. Riley & Co. Acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to NATEL Engineering Company, Inc. in Connection with its Merger with OnCore Manufacturing, LLC

LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley), a leading investment bank providing a full array of advisory, research, sales and trading services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: RILY), announced that it has served as exclusive financial advisor to NATEL Engineering Company, Inc. (NATEL) in its merger with OnCore Manufacturing, LLC (OnCore).

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OnCore marks the largest in a series of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) throughout NATEL's history and stands to enhance NATEL's market position as a leading provider of high-mix, low-to-mid volume assembly services in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry with strategic market focus on the aerospace and defense, industrial, and medical sectors. The new organization will have 13 manufacturing locations, approximately 3,750 employees, and annual sales of approximately $770 million.

B. Riley initiated, structured and acted as exclusive financial advisor to privately-held NATEL, one of North America's largest, most experienced private manufacturers of microelectronics for mission-critical high-reliability applications. B. Riley also advised NATEL on its debt financing in connection with the merger transaction. The transaction team was led by B. Riley's Head of Investment Banking and Senior Managing Director, Ryan Bernath, who was supported by Vice President, Chobun Hieblinger, and Analyst, Garret Orbach.

"B. Riley's relationships in the EMS sector and deep expertise in M&A and financing proved instrumental in executing this compelling strategic combination that creates a market-focused leader in the high-reliability mid-tier EMS space. The B. Riley team guided us through both the M&A and financing processes with the perfect merger partner whose complementary platform positions us for enhanced scale and new growth opportunities," said Laura Siegal, Chief Financial Officer of NATEL.

Ryan Bernath added: "This transaction demonstrates B. Riley's commitment to providing dedicated M&A and financing expertise alongside a proven track record of creating value-added opportunities for our clients such as NATEL.  The EMS sector is an important industry of focus for B. Riley, and we are delighted to have advised on this transaction which creates a truly differentiated company with industry-leading fundamentals.  We look forward to continuing to partner with, and support, the combined company as it further executes its growth plans."

About NATEL Engineering Company, Inc.
NATEL is a major independent manufacturer of a wide variety of electronic products, providing high mix, low-to-mid volume production for its customers. As one of the largest and oldest privately held EMS companies in the U.S., NATEL is known for solving tough engineering problems that result in high-reliability, high-quality electronics for customers in the aerospace and defense, industrial, and medical markets. NATEL is headquartered in Chatsworth, CA with manufacturing locations in California, Nevada, Ohio and Mexico.

About OnCore Manufacturing, LLC
OnCore is a leading provider of product commercialization services for low-medium volume, high-complexity products to international blue-chip aerospace and defense, industrial, and medical companies. OnCore is headquartered in Fremont, CA with manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, Colorado, California, China and Mexico.

About B. Riley & Co., LLC
B. Riley & Co., LLC is a leading investment bank providing advisory, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include M&A advisory and debt and equity offerings. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. B. Riley & Co. is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com.

B. Riley & Co, LLC is part of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: RILY) which provides collaborative financial services and solutions through several subsidiaries, including: Great American Group, LLC, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Asset Management, LLC, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and MK Capital Advisors, LLC a multi-family office practice and wealth management firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families. B. Riley Financial is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices in major financial markets throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.brileyfin.com.

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