M&A Deal Summary

Herff Jones Acquires BSN Sports

On June 1, 2013, Herff Jones, Inc. acquired consumer products company BSN Sports, Inc. from ONCAP Management Partners

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Herff Jones’ 2nd transaction in the Consumer Products sector.
  • This is Herff Jones’ 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Herff Jones’ 1st transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-06-01
Target BSN Sports, Inc.
Sector Consumer Products
Buyer(s) Herff Jones, Inc.
Sellers(s) ONCAP Management Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

BSN Sports, Inc.

Dallas, Texas, United States
website
BSN SPORTS, Inc. (“BSN”), formerly, Sports Supply Group, Inc. is the leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods and team uniforms in the U.S. and markets via three million direct catalogs, a 50-person telesales team, more than 200 direct sales professionals, over 50 Platinum resellers and a family of company-controlled websites to 100,000 institutional customers, including schools, churches, camps, colleges, and youth sports programs.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Herff Jones, Inc.

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1920
SectorManufacturing
DESCRIPTION

Herff Jones, Inc. manufactures and markets recognition, awards, and championship products. It offers graduation products, including announcements, college class rings, links and resources, diplomas, diploma frames, and college products, as well as caps, gowns, and accessories; and class rings and jewelry products, such as college class rings, championship rings, prestigious awards, sports fan jewelry, nursing pins, recognition pins, lamps, and accessory jewelry.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Consumer Products) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 2
State (Texas) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2013) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-29 Varsity Brands, Inc.

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Varsity Brands is a provider of goods and services to the school spirit industry. Varsity designs, markets and manufactures cheerleading and dance team uniforms and accessories. With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: BSN SPORTS; Varsity Spirit; and Herff Jones. Together, these businesses promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-12-16 Varsity Brands, Inc.

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Varsity Brands is a provider of goods and services to the school spirit industry. Varsity designs, markets and manufactures cheerleading and dance team uniforms and accessories. With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: BSN SPORTS; Varsity Spirit; and Herff Jones. Together, these businesses promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

ONCAP Management Partners

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 1.8B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

ONCAP is the mid-market private equity business of Onex Corporation. ONCAP looks to invest in small and mid-sized North American businesses where it can commit $50 to $200 million of equity capital. ONCAP considers investment opportunities in a wide range of industry sectors. Situations of interest include, complete or partial sales of a closely held private companies, divestitures, companies seeking equity capital to pursue key strategic initiatives, and take privates. ONCAP was established in 1999 and is based in Toronto.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 15
Sector (Consumer Products) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 5
State (Texas) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 1 of 7
Year (2013) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-12-31 Bradshaw Home, Inc.

Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States

Bradshaw is a designer, marketer, and category manager of high-quality kitchen tools and gadgets, bakeware, cookware, food storage, and home cleaning products to retailers across North America. The Company sells over 7,000 products under nationally recognized brands including: Good Cook, Casabella, Evercare, Mr. Clean, Clorox, and Dawn, in addition to supporting retailers’ private label programs. Bradshaw was formed in 1969 and is based in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-11-20 Caliber Collision Centers

Lewisville, Texas, United States

Caliber Collision Centers is a collision repair company in America with 600+ I-CAR Gold Class Professional certified collision repair centers. Caliber currently owns and operates 1,166 collision repair centers across 32 states. Caliber Collision Centers was founded in 1997 and is based in Lewisville, Texas.

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