By Eleanor Snite, contributing editor
Alpina Capital LLC is a financial services firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions and raising capital with a focus on the telecommunications and energy sectors. The company has helped clients raise capital, restructure debt, monetize non-core assets and sell fiber, wireless, spectrum and tower infrastructure assets. “When we first started investing in the telecom industry in 1990, we knew that towers were going to be extremely important,” said Managing Director Kevin Brynestad, who joined Alpina in 2005 with Scott Soden and Ed Moise, the managing partners.
When a client is ready to sell tower assets, the team does its due diligence checking on all aspects of the portfolio including tenant and land leases, revenue and expense detail, compliance and structural detail as well as site inventory. When they put everything together, a book is made about the opportunity and presentations are done for equity sources to find the best deal for Alpina’s client wether they are selling or buying. “We take every assignment seriously and are selective about our clients,” Brynestad said. “Repeat clients are extremely important to us and we treat every deal with the upmost importance. Alpina is also involved with restructuring balance sheets in order to help maximize flexibility and better position for long-term value creation. The company assists clients in raising private debt and equity to help augment a company’s growth goals, both organically and through mergers or acquisitions.