M&A Deal Summary

The Sportsman s Guide Acquires The Golf Warehouse

On June 29, 2004, The Sportsman s Guide acquired e-commerce company The Golf Warehouse from Falconhead Capital and Evolution Capital for 30M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The Sportsman s Guide’s 1st transaction in the E-Commerce sector.
  • This is The Sportsman s Guide’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is The Sportsman s Guide’s 1st transaction in the United States.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2004-06-29
Target The Golf Warehouse
Sector E-Commerce
Buyer(s) The Sportsman s Guide
Sellers(s) Falconhead Capital
Evolution Capital
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 30M USD

Target

The Golf Warehouse

Wichita, United States
website
The Golf Warehouse, Inc. is an online and catalog retailer of golf equipment, apparel and accessories.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

The Sportsman s Guide

South St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 19970
Sector Retail
Employees692
DESCRIPTION

The Sportsman’s Guide, a publicly traded catalog and e-commerce business.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (E-Commerce) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2004) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Falconhead Capital

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 500M USD
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Falconhead Capital is a private equity firm focused on making control investments in lower middle-market companies in the consumer, leisure/lifestyle and media sectors that benefit from the growing number of consumers with a higher standard of living. Falconhead seeks to invest $10 to $100 million per transaction and in conjunction with co-investors can invest up to $100 million. Prospective businesses should have revenues of $20 to $150 million and $5 to $30 million of EBITDA. Falconhead Capital was formed in 1998 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 11
Sector (E-Commerce) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 1 of 9
Year (2004) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-06-21 Premier Salons

Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States

Premier Salons, Inc.offers beauty services in the areas of hair and color, nail care, skincare, blowouts, manicures, pedicures, waxing, brow shaping, lash extensions, make-up application, trend services, and more.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-04-07 MTN Satellite Communications

Miramar, Florida, United States

MTN Satellite Communications, Inc. is a provider of communications and content services for remote locations around the world.

Sell $110M
SELLER

Evolution Capital

Santa Monica, California, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Evolution Capital is a private equity firm that targets management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity investments in profitable middle-market companies across a range of industries. Sectors of interest include service providers to the post-secondary education industry, healthcare services, pharmaceutical services, cosmetic pharmaceuticals, consumer products, business process outsourcing, contract packaging, entertainment related products and services, targeted marketing services, and disease management. Evolution looks to invest between $5 and $20 million of per transaction. Evolution Capital is based in Santa Monica, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (E-Commerce) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2004) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2003-11-01 Goldhil Home Media International

Camarillo, California, United States

Goldhil Home Media International, Inc. is a producer, licenser and distributor special interest home media entertainment (i.e., videos and DVDs) such as children’s educational content and fitness related programming.

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