ERF Wireless Inc. Announces Investment Banking Agreements for Debt Consolidation, for $20 Million in Acquisition Financing, and $30 Million in a Firm-Commitment Public Offering
April 30, 2014 --
LEAGUE CITY, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- ERF Wireless (OTCQB: ERFB), the operator of the nation's largest terrestrial wireless broadband network servicing the domestic oil and gas sector, announced today that it has signed three investment banking agreements with a leading New York-based investment banking firm to assist in sourcing capital. The investment banking firm was founded in 1925, is one of the oldest in the United States, a member of the New York Stock Exchange and a full-service broker-dealer employing over 500 people. The firm manages two Morningstar-rated funds with over $2.8 billion of retail accounts, nearly 100 registered representatives and 20 investment advisors in six offices.
Under the first agreement, ERF Wireless has retained the investment banking firm as its exclusive financial advisor in connection with debt consolidation financing of up to $5 million of existing debt. Under the second agreement, ERF Wireless has retained the investment banking firm as its exclusive financial advisor in connection with providing the cash portion of acquisition financing of up to $20 million. The planned acquisitions specifically target several organizations that offer accretive revenue and strategic value to the continued development and marketing of the wireless broadband products and services of ERF Wireless. Specific terms and conditions, which the company belives to be reasonable and attainable, must be met for these acquisitions.
The third agreement anticipates an up-listing to a national market and a public offering of $30 million on a firm-commitment basis. The planned public offering is subject to the company's successful acquisition(s) of one or more companies meeting the requirements of the investment banking firm.
ERFWireless' CEO, Dr. H. Dean Cubley, said, "We are exceedingly pleased to establish this relationship with such a prestigious New York Stock Exchange member firm, which validates our business plan and the value of our existing business that we have built over the past few years. We expect the assistance of this well established investment banker will continue to accelerate our growth. An aggressive acquisition program is already under way, and we are beginning due diligence on several highly qualified acquisition targets. Our management team believes we can satisfy the conditions in all three investment banking agreements and add significant value for our shareholders."
About ERF Wireless
ERF Wireless Inc. is a fully reporting public corporation located in League City, Texas, and is the parent company of Energy Broadband Inc., ERF Enterprise Network Services, ERF Wireless Bundled Services, ERF Wireless Messaging Services and ERF Network Operations. The company specializes in providing wireless and broadband product and service solutions to enterprise, commercial and residential clients on a regional, national and international basis. Its principals have been in the wireless broadband, network integration, triple-play FTTH, IPTV and content delivery business for more than 40 years. For more information, please visit our websites at http://www.erfwireless.com and http://www.energybroadband.com or call 281-538-2101. (ERFBG)
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