Varsity Brands, Inc.

6745 Lenox Center Court, Suite 300,
Memphis, Tennessee 38115
United States,
www.varsity.com

Varsity Brands, Inc. is a provider of goods and services to the school spirit industry. Varsity designs, markets and manufactures cheerleading and dance team uniforms and accessories. With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: BSN SPORTS; Varsity Spirit; and Herff Jones. Together, these businesses promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations.

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Varsity Brands was acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity on June 19, 2018.

Varsity Brands has acquired 1 company of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years.

Varsity Brands has acquired in 1 US state. The Company’s most targeted sectors include apparel/textiles (100%).

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 295 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 18 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 8 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton with 8 platform acquisitions.

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