Hilco Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Hilco Corporate Finance’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (43%) and apparel/textiles (36%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (29%) and special situations/distressed (29%). In total, Hilco Corporate Finance has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Hilco Corporate Finance has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (88%). Hilco Corporate Finance’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold The Sharper Image for $66M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Hilco Corporate Finance

5 Revere Drive, Suite 300,
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
United States
(847) 504-3270
www.hilcocc.com
info@hilcocc.com

Hilco Consumer Capital is a private equity firm that makes investments in North American consumer product retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and intellectual property. Hilco specifically targets businesses with strong consumer brands. The Firm prefers control investments and typically commits $25 to $100 million of equity per transaction. Hilco Consumer Capital was formed in 2006 and has offices in Toronto and Northbrook, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Furniture, Media, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase, Joint Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 25 100
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
vol $66M $66M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PLR IP Holdings LLC 2017-05-12 - Unknown
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.polaroid.com
Linens ‘N’ Things 2013-12-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Sacramento, California · www.lnt.com
The Portico Brand 2013-06-14 - Divestiture
, United States
Under the Canopy, Inc. 2013-06-14 - Divestiture
Boca Raton, Florida
Ellen Tracy, Inc. 2013-03-29 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.ellentracy.com
Caribbean Joe Island Supply Co. 2013-03-29 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.caribbean-joe.com
The Sharper Image 2011-10-27 66M USD Add-on Acquisition
Walnut Creek, California · www.sharperimage.com
Bombay Brands LLC 2011-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Worth, Texas · www.bombaycompany.com
Miss America Properties 2011-01-01 - Joint Venture
, United States · www.missamericaproperties.com
Frederick's of Hollywood, Inc. 2010-08-03 - Stake Purchase
Los Angeles, California · ww.fredericks.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 6 (43%) -
Apparel/Textiles 3 (75%) - 5 (36%) -
Furniture - - 1 (7%) -
Media 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Retail - - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (100%) - 13 (93%) -
  California 1 (25%) - 4 (29%) -
  New York - - 2 (14%) -
  Florida 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
  Texas - - 1 (7%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (7%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (7%) -
Jamaica - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 4 (100%) - 13 (93%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 2 (50%) - 4 (29%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (25%) - 4 (29%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 3 (21%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (14%) -
Joint Venture 1 (25%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 4 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (63%) 66M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (25%) -
Unknown 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $66M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $66M
TOTAL $66M
Largest The Sharper Image
$66M (2011-10-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
4 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
7 100%

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