Preston Hollow is an independent specialty finance company focused on directly originated and negotiated municipal project finance transactions.
INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE & NETWORK
Based upon Stone Point’s experience in the broader credit markets, the firm identified Preston Hollow’s focus on the specialty municipal finance market as a growth opportunity that was not efficiently funded by traditional commercial bank or capital markets participants. Furthermore, Stone Point’s experience with “restarts” of proven, successful financial services management teams was valued by the executives of Preston Hollow.
BUSINESS & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Stone Point advised Preston Hollow management as the team’s proven municipal finance business plan, which had previously been pursued within a larger financial conglomerate, was refined to be efficiently executed as a specialty independent finance company.
CAPITAL RAISING & STRUCTURING
Stone Point partnered with local family office investors to provide the initial round of institutional equity capital for Preston Hollow. Over the subsequent two years, Stone Point has assisted management with raising over $500 million of additional equity capital commitments from Stone Point limited partners. Additionally, Stone Point has assisted management with introductions to banks, rating agencies and potential co-investors that can provide debt capital funding to Preston Hollow originated transactions.
OPERATIONAL ASSISTANCE & GOVERNANCE
Stone Point worked with the founders of Preston Hollow to establish long term employee equity incentive plans. Management and Stone Point developed governance structures appropriate for a privately financed firm with substantial institutional capital shareholders.
Stone Point has been a valuable partner providing advice, capital and networking support during the establishment of Preston Hollow in the specialty municipal finance marketplace.