Investment Summary

Exits Kiddie Kandids

On January 11, 2010, invested in consumer services company Kiddie Kandids from Sorenson Capital

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in Utah.

Investment Summary

Date 2010-01-11
Target Kiddie Kandids
Sector Consumer Services
Sellers(s) Sorenson Capital
Deal Type Shut Down

Target

Kiddie Kandids

Sandy, Utah, United States
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Kiddie Kandids is one of America's most successful children's portrait studios, with more than 180 locations across America. The company currently operates independent mall-based locations, as well as stores within a major national specialty retailer. Employees are well-trained, and have a unique ability to work with children. The company is known for its excellent customer service, as it offers a quick turnaround time and provides high quality, digital photographs.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Sorenson Capital

Lehi, Utah, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2003
PE ASSETS 1.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Sorenson Capital is a private equity firm that seeks to support buyout and growth capital financings of lower middle-market companies. Sorenson invests across a broad range of industries and generally pursues companies with significant market share, high barriers to entry, fragmented industry competition, motivated managment, and sustainable pricing and profit margins. Target businesses typically have sales of $30 to $300 million with earnings of $3 to $25 million. Sorenson's geographic preference is for opportunities in the Mountain West and West Coast regions of the US. Sorenson raised its inaugural fund in 2004 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 28
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 1
Type (Shut Down) 1 of 1
State (Utah) 3 of 13
Country (United States) 3 of 27
Year (2010) 1 of 2
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