Raymond James Capital, Inc., the merchant banking subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc., and Friend Skoler & Co., LLC, a private equity firm that invests in leading companies in the smaller end of the middle market, announced today the sale of Iconic Group and its related entities (the “Company”) to Fenway Partners and affiliated investors.
Spectrum Brands Holdings Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire PetMatrix, Leading and Fast Growing Rawhide-Free Dog Chews Company
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB), a global consumer product company offering an expanding portfolio of leading brands providing superior value to consumers and customers every day, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately owned PetMatrix, LLC, a leading and rapidly growing manufacturer and marketer of rawhide-free dog chews.
Event Photography Group Completes Key Acquisitions in 2012
Friend Skoler & Co., Inc. announced today that its portfolio company, Event Photography Group, Inc. ("EPG"), closed five key acquisitions in 2012, establishing in the process two new business segments.
Friend Skoler Announces Investment in Petmatrix LLC
Friend Skoler & Co., Inc. announced today that it has completed a minority investment in Petmatrix LLC. Petmatrix manufactures and markets patented non-rawhide pet chews under the Dreambone® and Smartbones® brand names.
Friend Skoler Announces Investment in Salon Lofts Group
Friend Skoler & Co., Inc. announced today that it has completed an investment in Salon Lofts Group. Salon Lofts develops and leases individual salon suites with upscale finishes and appeal to individual stylists who in turn operate their own businesses.
Friend Skoler & Co. Announces Acquisition of Jasco by AllHeart
Friend Skoler & Co. today announced the acquisition of Jasco Uniform by its portfolio company, AllHeart. The acquisition makes AllHeart the largest direct marketer of medical uniform apparel and supplies to healthcare professionals in the U.S.
Friend Skoler and Raymond James Capital Announce Formation of Event Photography Group
Raymond James Capital, Inc. and Friend Skoler & Co. announced today that they have partnered to form Event Photography Group, Inc. ("EPG") and financed EPG's investments in Chappell Studio, Inc. and Bob Knight Photomarketing, Inc.
Friend Skoler & Co. announced today that it has completed an investment in Box Studios. Box is the preeminent provider of high-end digital imaging services for professional photographers, publishers and corporate advertisers.
Friend Skoler Announces Investment in Accessories Marketing
Friend Skoler & Co., Inc. announced today that it has completed an investment in Accessories Marketing, Inc. Accessories Marketing, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of flat tire prevention and repair products and tire care accessories sold under the Slime™ brand name.
Friend Skoler & Co., Inc. announced today that it has completed an investment in AllHeart. Operating the top ranked AllHeart.com website, AllHeart is the leading e-commerce retailer of medical uniform apparel, medical diagnostic instruments, footwear and accessories to healthcare professionals.
Hopkins and Carrand Join Forces to Create Leading Automotive Cleaning Products Company
Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced today that it has acquired privately owned Carrand Companies, Inc. Based in Rancho Dominguez, CA, Carrand is a leading designer and marketer of specialty cleaning tools and accessories for the automotive aftermarket.
Friend Skoler Announces Acquisition of Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
Friend Skoler & Co. announced today that it has acquired Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation in partnership with management. Hopkins, headquartered in Emporia, Kansas, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialized towing products and functional accessories for the automotive and recreational vehicle aftermarkets.
United Industries Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire United Pet Group
United Industries Corporation, which goes to market as Spectrum Brands, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United Pet Group, Inc. ("UPG"), a privately owned leading manufacturer and marketer of premium branded pet supplies, for $360 million.