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CHILDS Advises Counsel On Call in its Recapitalization with Gridiron Capital

Atlanta, GA, April 22, 2014 – CHILDS Advisory Partners (“CHILDS”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Counsel On Call (the “Company”), in its recent recapitalization with Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron”). Gridiron’s investment will support Counsel On Call's growth and commitment to leading the value-driven delivery of legal services to corporate in-house legal departments and top law firms.

Counsel On Call has been a true innovator in the legal services sector for 14 years. Working closely with its clients, the Company has developed an extensive array of “managed services” (voluminous work that needs process, effective project management, attorney teams, metrics, and accurate budgeting), provides one experienced attorney at a time for discreet matters, and consults and collaborates with clients on the best ways to handle legal work.

The partnership with Gridiron is a perfect fit, according to Counsel On Call CEO Jane Allen.

“We have built a successful company that approaches the delivery of legal services in a unique manner that prioritizes both legal and business results,” Allen remarked. “We are excited about our partnership with Gridiron – it is an exciting step in helping us achieve our business goals, continuing to improve upon the delivery of legal services for our clients and our employees. Gridiron’s experience and success in the business services sector, as well as its operational expertise, will be indispensable as we continue to grow.” Allen further notes, “We are appreciative of the CHILDS team and their dedication to bring about this successful outcome.”

Jim Childs, Managing Director at CHILDS Advisory Partners, said “Counsel On Call has a terrific story with great people and offers tremendous value to its clients. The opportunity to work with a premier brand, combined with our sector focus, led to a competitive process and identification of the right partner for Counsel On Call. The management team and Gridiron share the same vision for the Company’s growth and continued dedication to its clients.”

Counsel On Call’s recapitalization with Gridiron was effective April 4, 2014. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Counsel On Call
Inspired to change the legal profession for the better, Counsel On Call is driving revolution in the delivery of legal services. The company’s attorneys work with in-house legal departments and law firms in Managed Services, or teams of attorneys on voluminous work that needs process and expert management; one attorney at a time for specific assignments or durations; and in a consultative role, collaborating with clients to determine how best to handle and execute legal work.

Everything Counsel On Call does is focused on process, cost and ROI, and its attorneys work at a fraction of traditional rates. The result is substantial cost savings and Counsel On Call provides its clients with data and information that they need to show the value provided by getting work done in a different way.

Counsel On Call has eight locations, three standalone managed services centers, and approximately 1,000 attorneys working domestically and internationally. More information:

About Gridiron Capital
Gridiron Capital, LLC, headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut, is an investment firm focused on creating value by acquiring and building middle-market services, manufacturing, and specialty consumer companies in the United States and Canada. Gridiron’s principals work closely with management teams to develop strategies for portfolio companies, as well as providing resources to execute business plans and build industry-leading companies. Additional information is available on the firm’s website at


About CHILDS Advisory Partners

CHILDS Advisory Partners provides exceptional investment banking services to high‐performing business services and technology companies. Our unique combination of global sector focus, process excellence and strength of team allow us to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. Collectively, our senior bankers have executed over 450 M&A and financing transactions. CHILDS is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is a registered broker‐dealer.

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