Investment Summary

Exits Viking Office Products

On August 27, 1998, invested in retailer Viking Office Products from Saratoga Partners

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in California.

Investment Summary

Date 1998-08-27
Target Viking Office Products
Sector Retail
Sellers(s) Saratoga Partners
Deal Type Trade Sale

Target

Viking Office Products

Los Angeles, California, United States
website
Viking Office Products, Inc., is a leading mail order seller of office supplies to small- and medium-sized businesses. The company relies on sophisticated computerized mailing systems to send customized catalogs to its potential buyers, and then provides them with a high level of customer service in order to keep their business. Founded as a small California stationery store, Viking began to expand dramatically in the mid-1980s and has attained high levels of revenue and income growth ever since.

Search 177,782 Deals Now

SEARCH BY

  • Buyer Type (PE or Strategic)
  • Deal Size ($10M to $10B+)
  • Sector (60 Sectors)
  • Deal Type
  • Geography
  • & More

Try For Free 7-Day Free Trial

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Saratoga Partners

New York, New York, United States

Investor

website


Category Merchant Bank
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 750M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Saratoga Partners is an independent private equity firm focused on investments in partnership with management in the manufacturing, business services and media and telecommunications industries. Saratoga pursues businesses valued from $50 to $400 million and generally acts as the lead investor. Target companies typically have leading market positions and operate in defensible niches with provide proprietary products. Prospective transaction situations include corporate buyouts, consolidations, and divestitures. Saratoga Partners dates back to 1984 and became independent in 1998. The Firm is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 15
Sector (Retail) 1 of 1
Type (Trade Sale) 3 of 7
State (California) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 4 of 15
Year (1998) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1998-01-30 Hi-Lo Automotive

Houston, Texas, United States

Hi-Lo Automotive, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket retailer in Houston, Texas and other metropolitan areas in South Texas and Louisiana, which is rapidly expanding its presence throughout other parts of Texas and the Southwest. Hi-Lo operates more than 125 company-owned stores that offer a wide range of automotive parts and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
1999-05-01 STC Netcom

Fontana, California, United States

STC Netcom is a provider for the engineering and technical support service wireless industry. STC's offers include manufacturers of wireless equipment, paging carriers, cellular, PCS, and satellite companies, regional Bell companies, interconnect companies and wireless internet service providers. STC Netcom is based in Fontana, California.

Buy -