ONCAP, the mid-market investment platform of Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp, has acquired Chatters Canada Ltd, a retailer of professional hair care products in Canada. The transaction, the financial terms of which were not released, was completed by ONCAP in partnership with Chatters management, which is led by Principal and CEO Jason Volk. Based in Red Deer, Alberta, the company operates 101 full-service hair salons in eight provinces. Last month, ONCAP bought shares of Ingersoll Tillage Group Inc, a maker of components for agricultural soil preparation and seeding equipment implements.
ONCAP Completes Acquisition of Chatters Canada
Toronto, July 13, 2015 – ONCAP is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of Chatters Canada (“Chatters”), in partnership with the existing management team. The investment is being made by ONCAP III, an $800 million fund. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Based in Red Deer, Alberta, Chatters is the largest retailer of professional hair care products in Canada and one of the largest hair salon operators in the country with 101 stores across eight provinces. The company offers a broad selection of over 5,500 SKUs of professional hair products, hair tools, skin/body products, nail products and hair accessories. As part of its services business, Chatters offers both men’s and women’s haircuts, hair colouring, hair styling and some esthetics services.
ONCAP is the mid-market private equity platform of Onex. ONCAP, in partnership with operating company management teams, invests in and builds shareholder value in North American small and mid-size companies that are leaders in their defined market niche and possess meaningful growth potential. For more information on ONCAP, visit its website at www.oncap.com.
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms with offices in Toronto, New York and London. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex’ credit platform manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. The Company has approximately US$21 billion of assets under management, including US$5.9 billion of Onex capital, in private equity and credit securities. Onex invests its capital through its two investing platforms and is the largest limited partner in each of its private equity funds. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com.
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