Ashton Stewart Capital Completes Debt And Equity Offerings For The Acquisition Of Bayou Wood Pellets, LLC

HOUSTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ashton Stewart Capital, LLC ("ASC") has announced the closing of the private offering of a combination of debt and equity for Gulf Coast Renewable Energy, LLC, a newly formed entity, for the acquisition of Bayou Wood Pellets, LLC ("BWP"), a manufacturer of white wood pellets located in West Monroe, LA. The debt facility and the preferred equity units were purchased by a U.S. based private institutional investor. The funds will be used to purchase new equipment and expand the existing plant. ASC Managing Director, Jay Tchamanzar said his firm was pleased to help an established client build a stronger foundation for continued growth. "The management team at BWP has built a tremendous business that is positioned for long-term success," he said. "We were thrilled to be able to assist in structuring the acquisition, and financing the expansion of their facility to support BWP's competitive plans for the future." Barry Petersen, ASC Sr. Managing Director added: "This transaction highlights Ashton Stewart Capital's growing presence in the sector. We have a deep understanding of domestic and international strategic initiatives, matched with institutional investor capital sources seeking long term opportunities in the industry."


About Bayou Wood Pellets, LLC

Bayou Wood Pellets owns and operates a state of the art wood pellet production facility in West Monroe, LA.  This state of the art facility concentrates on the highly efficient production of wood pellet fuel.  Our raw materials come from sustainable woodlands that are owned and managed by certified Master Loggers as well as clean wood chips and sawdust from a network of sawmills.  After the expansion the plant will have a 120,000 MT capacity.  We are setup to efficiently handle high volume bulk shipments/exports to European customers.

About Ashton Stewart Capital, LLC

Ashton Stewart Capital is a premier independent middle market investment banking and securities firm with a focus on providing financial advice for mergers, acquisitions, financial restructuring, equity and debt financing to corporations, partnerships and institutions. Securities offered through Aldwych Securities, LLC, member FINRA, SIPC.  For more information please visit us at

Media Contact: Jay Tchamanzar, Ashton Stewart Capital, 832-677-2161,

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