IPC has completed its acquisition of Bendon, Inc., a leading provider of non-licensed and licensed children’s coloring and activity products, from The Wicks Group.
In 2014, the 26-year-old pet retailer with more than 300 stores in 24 states opened a total of 10 franchise and 20 corporate stores.
Steve Siegel has been named to the IFA Hall of Fame
Pet Supplies Plus (“PSP”) announced today that Chris Rowland was promoted to Chief Executive Officer, effective October 13, 2014.
Pet Supplies Plus Poised for Major Growth to Keep up With Increasing Demand for Pet Products
The city of Dallas played host to over 3,500 women, who descended upon the city for CAbi’s semi-annual The Scoop event.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 (“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 (“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. (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, 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 […]
Vitamin Shoppe announced today they will acquire five Nutrition Depot retail locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Florida, and convert them to Vitamin Shoppe stores. “We are always looking for new opportunities and locations for The Vitamin Shoppe and the acquisition of these five stores fits perfectly with our overall growth strategy,” said […]
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 (“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 […]
Bear Stearns Merchant Banking (“BSMB”), a leading private equity firm, today announced that it has added a new operating partner, Richard L. Markee, an experienced executive in the retail industry. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Markee most recently served as Vice Chairman of Toys “R” Us, Inc., where he was responsible for the […]
Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: FRZ) announced today the pricing on May 23, 2006 of the secondary offering of 4,590,258 shares of its common stock at $21.55 per share. Certain of the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 688,539 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, […]
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 […]
New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) announced today that it has priced an offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $18.50 per share. 130,000 shares of common stock will be sold by the company and 6,870,000 shares of common stock will be sold by selling stockholders, […]
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 […]
Reddy Ice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: FRZ) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,200,000 shares of common stock at $18.50 per share. Of the shares offered, 6,911,765 are being offered by the Reddy Ice and 3,288,235 are being offered by stockholders of Reddy Ice. Certain of the selling stockholders have granted to […]
New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) today announced its initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock has been priced at $17.00 per share. New York & Company is offering 6,666,667 shares of common stock and selling stockholders offered the remaining 3,333,333 shares. In addition, the selling stockholders have granted the underwriters an […]
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 […]
An investor group led by Bear Stearns Merchant Banking and Richard P. Crystal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lerner New York/New York & Company completed the purchase of Lerner New York/New York & Company from Limited Brands. Under the terms of the agreement, Limited Brands received $78.5 million in cash, a $75 million subordinated […]