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Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) is a large private equity firm that targets buyouts of private or publicly held companies, divestitures of larger companies, recapitalizations of family-owned or closely-held companies, acquisition-oriented financings, and financings to fund internal growth. MDP's target investment size is $100 to $600 million in buyout oriented transactions and $100 to $400 million in growth capital commitments. Areas of interest include basic industries (natural resources, chemicals, energy and power, automotive, building products, food, metals and mining, refining, paper, packaging and forest products, and general manufacturing), as well as communications, consumer products/services, financial services, and healthcare. Madison Dearborn Partners was formed in 1992 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
|Overall||51 of 96|
|Sector (Consumer Products)||2 of 2|
|Type (Secondary Buyout)||5 of 19|
|State (Ohio)||3 of 3|
|Country (United States)||47 of 82|
|Year (2012)||2 of 6|
|Size (of disclosed)||21 of 23|
Englewood, Colorado, United States
Schrader is a manufacturer and only vertically integrated supplier of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (“TPMS”) and the leader in fluid control components for a diverse range of automotive and industrial end markets.
WM. Bolthouse Farms
Bakersfield, California, United States
Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. is a vertically integrated carrot and premium beverage manufacturer and distributor serving a broad customer base, including traditional retail grocery stores, mass merchants, club stores, and the natural foods channel. WM. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is based in Bakersfield, California.
Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS) is a New York based private equity investment firm that specializes in management buyouts and recapitalizations of middle market companies with strong market positions and growth potential. Broad sectors of interest include consumer goods and services which includes restaurants, packaged food, specialty retailing, leisure activities, home furnishing, textiles and apparel; commercial and industrial goods and services which includes equipment manufacturing, industrial and construction equipment rental, and production of basic industrial materials and components; and healthcare which includes pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, hospital and alternate care services and equipment rental. BRS looks for opportunities based in the US valued between $50 and $250 million. BRS was formed in 1995 and is based in New York City.
|Overall||26 of 34|
|Sector (Consumer Products)||2 of 4|
|Type (Secondary Buyout)||11 of 13|
|State (Ohio)||3 of 4|
|Country (United States)||25 of 33|
|Year (2012)||2 of 3|
|Size (of disclosed)||5 of 8|
Ruth s Hospitality Group
Winter Park, Florida, United States
Ruth's Hospitality Group is a restaurant company primary provides a upscale dining segment. Ruth's Hospitality Group was founded in 1965 and is based in Winter Park, Florida.
AMF Bowling Worldwide
Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. is a bowling company. AMF Bowling operates approximately 370 bowling centers worldwide and is a bowling products manufacturer and distributor. AMF's product line consists of bowling pins, automatic pin-spotters, synthetic lanes, other bowling products and billiards tables.
GB Merchant Partners (GB) is the private investment arm of the Gordon Brothers Group. GB looks to make traditional private equity investments as well as provide structured loans and acquire secondary debt instruments. Within private equity, GB seeks investments in all segments of the consumer products and services sectors, including retail, distribution, wholesale, licensing and manufacturing. Target companies 'usually have meaningful brand equity, or a product or service that is capable of creating a leading and defensible market position'. Prospective transactions include management buyouts, growth capital financings, as well as restructurings or turnarounds. GB is based in Boston with an additional office in New York City.
|Overall||8 of 10|
|Sector (Consumer Products)||1 of 1|
|Type (Secondary Buyout)||3 of 3|
|State (Ohio)||1 of 1|
|Country (United States)||5 of 7|
|Year (2012)||1 of 1|
|Size (of disclosed)||1 of 1|
Buffalo Wild Wings - Wing Business
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. - Wing Business is a 16 restaurants in central Indiana to Consolidated Wings.
Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
Ashley Stewart is a global lifestyle brand for plus size women’s fashion. Ashley Stewart offers on-trend clothing and accessories through 89 retail stores across the country, a leading social media platform and a rapidly growing e-commerce platform. Ashley Stewart was founded in 1991 and is based in Secaucus, New Jersey.