Acacia Partners exits Perennials & Sutherland

Acacia Partners said Feb. 6 that it sold its investment in Perennials & Sutherland LLC. Bertram Capital is investing in the company. Financial terms weren’t announced. Perennials, of Dallas, designs and makes 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic performance fabric and rugs for indoor and outdoor use and luxury outdoor furniture. Piper Jaffray advised Perennials & Sutherland while McGuire Woods served as legal counsel.


February 6th, 2019 – Acacia Partners is proud to announce the successful exit of its investment in Perennials & Sutherland, LLC, a Dallas, TX based designer and manufacturer of 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic performance fabric and rugs for indoor and outdoor use and luxury outdoor furniture.

During Acacia’s ownership, Perennials & Sutherlands experienced rapid growth while Acacia worked in close partnership with the founders to continue to invest in its brands, operational infrastructure, and management team to position the company for continued growth.  Importantly, this growth was achieved while maintaining Acacia’s promise to the founders, David and Ann Sutherland, that company culture, product quality and brand integrity would never be sacrificed.

David Sutherland, founder and Chairman of the Board stated, “We could not have asked for a better partner than Acacia.  They were instrumental in the growth we achieved in recent years. In addition to being great collaborators in business, I consider them great friends.”

“Our partnership has been an incredible journey,” stated Ann Sutherland, CEO of the Company.  “Acacia brought an important, new perspective to our company, but I’m most impressed with the enthusiasm, passion and commitment they had for our brand and culture.”

“We feel very fortunate that David and Ann selected us to be their partners” added Brad Johl, founder of Acacia.  “We are honored to have played a small part in building such a great brand.  Perennials and Sutherland Furniture are truly unique brands that we are privileged to be associated with.  We are truly grateful to David, Ann and their entire team for the hard work they put in to make this a great investment.”

Piper Jaffray served as Perennials & Sutherland financial advisor on the transaction and McGuire Woods served as legal counsel.

About Acacia Partners

Acacia Partners is a private investment firm based in Austin, Texas that invests only in family-owned and owner-operated companies with enterprise values between $30-$250 million. Acacia offers a unique alternative to traditional private equity for business owners that prioritize our differentiated approach of deploying indefinite capital and utilizing minimal leverage.  Acacia’s approach is best suited for entrepreneurs that are interested in maintaining a meaningful equity stake alongside our investment.

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