Jordan buys Gladson from Wicks

The Jordan Company has acquired Chicago-based Gladson LLC, a platform for the creation, hosting and syndication of product content, digital assets and rich content for brands, retailers and food distributors. The seller was Wicks Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Lincoln International provided financial advice to Wicks and Gladson on the deal.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK, NY – Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Gladson LLC (“Gladson” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Wicks Capital Partners (“Wicks”) has been acquired by The Jordan Company (“Jordan”). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Gladson is the leading platform for the creation, hosting and syndication of product content, digital assets and rich content for brands, retailers and food distributors. Gladson’s digital asset management and product information management solutions provide the most complete end-to-end content management experience. Featuring the largest network and the most expansive content in the industry, Gladson enables the efficient transfer of product information and digital assets from manufacturers to retailers and food service distributors in an end-to-end platform.

Thomas Kearney, Principal at Wicks, commented, “Lincoln’s extensive industry knowledge and relationships, combined with its thoughtful advice, were critical throughout the sale process.”

Scott Twibell, Managing Director and Co-Head of Lincoln International’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group, added, “We are excited to have worked with the Wicks and Gladson teams on this successful transaction. The Jordan Company is an excellent home for Gladson and we look forward to watching the company’s continued growth in the coming years.”

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wicks and Gladson, working closely with the management team and shareholders throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.

About Gladson LLC
Gladson LLC is the parent company of Gladson, Webcollage, FSEnet+ and Nutritionix, providing end-to-end content creation, enhancement and syndication for retailers and distributors, and their vendor suppliers. Gladson’s digital asset management and product information management solutions provide the most complete end-to-end content management experience for brands, retailers and food distributors. Featuring the largest network and the most expansive content in the industry, Gladson is the trusted partner for creating, enriching, managing and publishing digital product content. Clients increase in-store and online conversion rates, sales, improve operational efficiencies, provide product transparency, maintain compliance and meet government regulations with Gladson enterprise-ready digital content. For more information, visit www.gladson.com