Two member firms of M&A International close transactions with three energy services firms on the same day

DALLAS and TORONTO, Sep. 3, 2014 – Capital Alliance, Dallas, (, a global mid-market investment banking firm, and Veracap M&A International ( of Toronto, Canada, with offices in Calgary and Halifax, two M&A International firms, worked together to complete transactions with three privately-held energy services companies. The outcome of this complex transaction, which took more than a year to complete, was that the newly formed U.S. Shale Solutions of Houston acquired WPW of Leslieville, Alberta, Canada; Culberson Construction, Inc. of Granbury, TX, and J4 Fluid Services, Inc. of Victoria, TX.

U.S. Shale Solutions raised over $200 million, primarily through a 144A debt offering, to complete the transaction.

“Getting a single merger or acquisition deal closed for the shareholders of one privately-held company on a given day is usually considered difficult,” said Ed Dawson, Chairman of Capital Alliance. “But closing three deals with three different sets of selling shareholders on the same day is extremely rare. By the time the deal was completed, hundreds of people were involved.”

“This deal demonstrates how M&A International seamlessly deployed its expertise on a cross-border basis in the energy sector,” said Howard E. Johnson, President of M&A International and Managing Director of Veracap M&A International.

The combined company of U.S. Shale Solutions is a full service provider of infrastructure, fluids and completion services with a focus on unconventional resource plays. U.S. Shale’s primary service offerings are well site construction, wellhead hookups, surface equipment, pipeline and facility construction and maintenance.

About Capital Alliance

Capital Alliance is a global mid-market investment banking firm providing consulting services for mergers and acquisitions. The company represents client companies in a variety of markets, including energy, technology, construction and engineering, manufacturing and business services. Since its founding in 1976, the privately-held firm has completed more than 200 transactions, with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $3 billion.

About Veracap M&A International Inc.

Veracap M&A International Inc. is a leading mid-market investment bank specializing in acquisitions, divestitures, financing and shareholder value advisory services with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Halifax.

About M&A International

Established in 1985, M&A International Inc. (MAI) offers the unparalleled, global resources of over 600 M&A professionals operating in every major financial center of the world. MAI is closely linked to advise clients on acquisitions, divestitures and financing. MAI has closed 1,300 transactions totaling more than US$75 billion in transaction value in the past five years. For more information about MAI, see

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