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Brentwood Associates acquires Marshall Retail Group

Brentwood Associates has acquired Marshall Retail Group, a specialty retailer for marketplaces in major casino-hotels and airports in the U.S. Golub Capital was the lead arranger for the debt financing supporting the acquisition.

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ICV Partners sells Marshall Retail Group

ICV Partners said late Monday that it has sold Marshall Retail Group to Brentwood Associates. Financial terms weren’t announced. Las Vegas-based Marshall Retail Group is an operator of specialty retail stores in the casino resort marketplace. News of the sale was reported by peHUB last week.

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Top 10 posts: private equity

Trending in private equity news this week: Chicago Growth alums round up $350 million for new effort, TA is hungry for SkinnyPop, and Dyal Capital is looking for a PE senior associate.

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Trending on peHUB this week: Jobs for college seniors at PE-backed companies, Munder Capital and Victory Capital merging, TIAA-CREF buying Nuveen, Pomona Capital fundraising, and more.

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Zoe’s Kitchen starts proposed IPO

Zoe’s Kitchen has commenced the underwritten initial public offering of 5,833,333 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Brentwood Associates is a backer.

The Great Courses Appoints Executive Chairman

The Great Courses, a developer and marketer of video and audio courses for lifelong learners, has appointed Charles Davis executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. The Great Courses is the premier brand of The Teaching Company, a portfolio investment of private equity firm Brentwood Associates.

Brentwood Takes Minority Stake in Veggie Grill

Veggie Grill said Monday it has secured $20 million in funding from current and new investors. Brentwood Associates provided a substantial part of the capital raise and has a “substantial minority” position in the company. Santa Monica-based Veggie Grill is a West Coast restaurant concept that provides plant-based food.

Brentwood Exits Pacific Island Restaurants

Brentwood Associates has sold Pacific Island Restaurants to Nimes Capital. Financial terms weren’t announced. Honolulu-based Pacific Island is the sole franchisee of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.  Harris Williams provided financial advice to PIR.

Brentwood Associates Invests in Soft Surroundings

Soft Surroundings has sold a majority stake to Brentwood Associates. Financial terms weren’t announced. The company will continue to be managed by CEO Tom Wilcher and President Robin Sheldon. St. Louis-based Sof Surroundings is a direct marketer and specialty retailer of apparel, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings. PRESS RELEASE Soft Surroundings, a leading direct […]

Brentwood Associates Acquires Majority Stake in Sundance

Brentwood Associates, a consumer-focused private equity investment firm based in Los Angeles, has acquired a majority stake in Sundance Holdings Group. Sundance Catalog, founded by Robert Redford in 1989 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a multi-channel direct marketer and specialty retailer of women’s accessories, jewelry and home furnishings. Selling shareholders, including ACI […]

Brentwood Closes Second Dividend Recap of The Teaching Co.

Brentwood Associates said Tuesday that it has completed its second dividend recap of The Teaching Company Holdings. The deal was financed through a $170 million credit facility. Brentwood, a consumer focused PE firm, said it has realized a return in capital in excess of its original investment. Ares Capital Corp. provided the incremental financing for […]

Brentwood Associates Backs Veggie Grill

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Veggie Grill has raised $11 million in new equity funding. As part of the deal private equity firm Brentwood Associates also agreed to provide additional funding over the next year-and-a-half. Veggie Grill is a restaurant chain focused on American comfort food.

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