BDO Capital Advisors Completes Capital Raise for Leader Distribution Systems

Boston, MA – June 6, 2011 - BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is pleased to announce the closing of a capital raise of senior and subordinated debt for Leader Distribution Systems, Inc. (“Leader” or the “Company”). As the exclusive financial advisor to Leader, BDO Capital prepared a private placement memorandum, identified and contacted a targeted group of potential financing sources and assisted management in structuring and negotiating the transaction.

Leader, a family-owned business, is the exclusive distributor of Pepsi, Schweppes and other beverage products for territories in Vermont and Massachusetts. The Company also produces and sells its own line of water products under the proprietary Vermont Natural Spring Water brand.

Senior debt for the transaction was provided by Merchants Bank and subordinated debt was provided by a private investment group. If you would like more information on this transaction or have any clients that are considering a recapitalization or capital raise, please contact Bob Snape at BDO Capital Advisors.

BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a leading middle market investment bank that focuses on mergers and acquisitions advisory, capital raising, and board advisory with offices located throughout the United States. The firm has deep industry knowledge, extensive cross-border transaction experience, and superior execution capabilities. BDO Capital Advisors, LLC provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, ESOP advisory, private placements, fairness opinions, and capital markets advisory. The firm has broad industry expertise and contacts having closed transactions within the Manufacturing & Distribution, Consumer, Food & Retail, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Business Services, Energy & Natural Resources, and Technology, Media & Telecom sectors. Our seasoned investment bankers have collectively advised on hundreds of transactions for a variety of clients including family-owned businesses, entrepreneur-led companies, public corporations, and leading private equity firms.

The firm has worldwide access to buyers, sellers, and offshore investors via the Corporate Finance practices of BDO International’s network of independent member firms which have been ranked collectively as a Top 5 global M&A midmarket advisor based on total deal volume announced in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters SDC. BDO International Corporate Finance firms operate in approximately 60 countries with over 2,000 professionals who are able to meet the investment banking needs of clients across the globe.