Bahrain’s Investcorp to acquire Totes Isotoner Corp – Reuters

Bahrain-based alternative investment fund Investcorp said it had agreed to acquire U.S.-based accessories brand Totes Isotoner Corp in partnership with private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co, writes Reuters. No terms were disclosed for the purchase from MidOcean Partners and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.

Freeman Spogli invests in Arhaus

Freeman Spogli & Co has made a minority investment in Arhaus, a lifestyle retailer of home furnishings. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bettinelli Becomes Affiliated Exec of Freeman Spogli

Freeman Spogli & Co. said Wednesday that Greg Bettinelli has become an Affiliated Executive of the firm. Bettinelli will help facilitate investments in the eCommerce sector for Freeman Spogli and work with existing portfolio companies to enhance their online businesses.

L.I. Shop Invests In Dental Practice: CORRECTED

Topspin Partners LBO, a lower mid-market buyout shop, has made a substantial investment in Brighter Dental Care, a chain of dental practices in New Jersey, Buyouts reported earlier, citing firm Managing Director Leigh Randall . The company’s seven practices perform general dental, periodontic, orthodontic, endodontic and oral surgery procedures, and employs a business model in which […]

Golub Capital Provides Debt for First Watch Deal

Golub Capital said Wednesday that it was providing debt financing to support the acquisition of Bradenton, Fla.-based First Watch Restaurants Inc. by Freeman Spogli & Co. Terms of the deal were not released. First Watch owns 82 restaurants spanning nine states. Freeman Spogli is a private equity firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

Boot Barn Sold in Secondary Buyout

Irvine, California-based Boot Barn, a western and work wear specialty retailer, has been acquired by private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co and Management. Boot Barn was previously a portfolio company of investment firm Marwit Capital. PRESS RELEASE Boot Barn, Inc., the nation’s largest western and work wear specialty retailer, announced today that it has […]

Freeman Spogli Finally Closes Fund VI, $265M Short Of Target

Freeman Spogli & Co. has finally closed its sixth fund with $735 million in commitments, Partner Bill Wardlaw told sister magazine Buyouts.

The fund fell well short of its $1 billion target. But, said Wardlaw, “given the fundraising environment, we were pleased with what we got.”

There must be some relief and exhaustion on the part of Wardlaw and his colleagues too.

Ares Management, Freeman Spogli Buy Flooring Company

Ares Management and Freeman Spogli & Co. have acquired specialty flooring retailer Floor and Decor Outlets of America for an undisclosed amount. Los Angeles-based firms Ares and Freeman Spogli bought the Atlanta-based flooring company from an investor group including Najeti Ventures, Saugatuck Capital Company, and TWJ Capital. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

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Freeman Spogli & Co. Chipping Away at Fund Six

LA-Based buyout firm Freeman & Spogli has raised $419.2 million toward its sixth buyout fund, according to an SEC filing. The firm entered the market with FS Equity Partners VI LP last year, targeting $1.75 billion. But in the past 12 months, Freeman & Spogli has yet to hit its halfway point. In March of […]

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