Category Archives: Retail & Consumer

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John Howard Provides Insights at Cohn Reznick’s 2014 Retail Outlook Dinner

In October 2013, CohnReznick’s Retail and Consumer Products Industry Practice hosted a dinner for more than 100 executives to address the economy, the consumer, business trends and outlook, as well as topics of the day, omni-channel integration, the Amazon effect, and M&A activity. Moderated by Richard Schurig, CohnReznick’s Retail and Consumer Products Industry Practice Leader, […]

IPC Announces Investment in Rag & Bone

Irving Place Capital (“IPC”) announced today that it has taken a minority stake in rag & bone. In under a decade, British CFDA-winning duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have established rag & bone as a critical and commercial success.  Combining their English heritage with modern design, rag & bone has become synonymous with innately […]

Michelle Pearlman Joins IPC as Senior Advisor

Irving Place Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has appointed Michelle Pearlman as Senior Advisor. Ms. Pearlman has more than 20 years of experience in senior operational and management consulting roles for leading retail and consumer companies. Prior to joining Irving Place Capital, Ms. Pearlman was with Sears Holding Corporation, where she […]

IPC’s Investment in Vitamin Shoppe Wins Buyouts’ “Deal of the Year”

Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), a middle-market private equity firm, announced that its investment in Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (“Vitamin Shoppe”) won Buyouts Magazine’s 2010 “Deal of the Year” award in the middle-market category. In addition to its selection as winner by an editorial committee at Buyouts, IPC’s Vitamin Shoppe investment received the highest scores from readers […]

Irving Place Capital Acquires Fashion Retailer Dots

Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today that it acquired Dots, LLC (“Dots”), a fast fashion women’s apparel and accessory retail company.  The transaction closed on January 3, 2011.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Dots is a specialty retail company offering women the newest fashion trends at affordable […]

Irving Place Capital Agrees to Acquire Pet Supplies “Plus”

Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today an agreement to acquire Pet Supplies “Plus” (“PSP”), the third largest pet specialty retailer in the United States.  Irving Place Capital will be investing in partnership with PSP’s CEO Harvey Solway, COO Dominic Buccellato and CFO Richard Valade.  The transaction is expected to close […]

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) today announced that the public offering of 9,096,077 shares of its common stock has priced at $17.00 per share. The shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today, October 28, 2009, under the ticker symbol “VSI.” Vitamin Shoppe is offering 7,666,667 shares of common stock and selling […]

Irving Place Capital Partners with Retail & Apparel Executive

Irving Place Capital, a leading middle market institutional private equity firm, today announced that it has appointed Peter Boneparth as a Senior Advisor with a focus on the retail and apparel sectors. Mr. Boneparth will support Irving Place Capital’s work to identify and opportunistically pursue new investments. His experience will help drive growth and enhance […]

VF Completes Acquisition of Seven For All Mankind Premium Denim Lifestyle Brand

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seven For All Mankind, LLC. The 7 For All Mankind(R) brand, along with VF’s recently completed acquisition of the lucy(R) women’s active lifestyle brand, will together form the foundation of a new coalition, […]

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Accounces Agreement to Sell Seven For All Mankind

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (“BSMB”), a leading private equity firm focused on middle-market investments, together with founder Peter Koral and company management, has reached an agreement to sell Seven For All Mankind, LLC (“Seven For All Mankind”) to VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) for $775 million in cash at closing. Seven For All Mankind is a […]

Transamerican Auto Parts Acquires Four Wheel Drive Hardware

Transamerican Auto Parts Company, LLC and its affiliated entities (collectively, “Transamerican Auto Parts”) are pleased to announce the acquisition of Four Wheel Drive Hardware, LLC (“Four Wheel Drive Hardware” or the “Company”). Founded in 1977, the Columbiana, Ohio based Four Wheel Drive Hardware is a leading catalog and internet retailer of Jeep aftermarket parts and […]

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Announces the Acquisition of Transamerican Auto Parts

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (“BSMB”) today announced the acquisition of Transamerican Auto Parts Company, Inc. and its affiliated entities (collectively, “Transamerican Auto Parts”). Transamerican Auto Parts is a leading retailer, distributor and manufacturer of specialty aftermarket parts and accessories for light trucks, Jeeps, sport utility vehicles and other four-wheel drive vehicles. Terms of the transaction […]

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking Announces Acquisition of CamelBak Products

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking announced today that it has acquired CamelBak Products, Inc., the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad line of portable hands-free hydration system backpacks. First introduced in 1989, CamelBak’s products have experienced rapid consumer acceptance across a number of markets resulting in CamelBak becoming one of the […]